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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,901Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 94 out of 588

$537K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 109 out of 588

265 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
23% Patients 65 Years and Older
76% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
Higher avg 81928cdb0ebe162ff75cf405bfacadd396bf3ec84bc467b6f3e612dd63daa776 Average for
this specialty
in Ohio
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 265 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$110 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $119 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state.

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S2

A schedule two drug. More » Schedule two drugs have a high potential for abuse and severe dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

S3

A schedule three drug. More » Schedule three drugs have potential for abuse and dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

A

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

B

A benzodiazepine, or tranquilizer. More » The American Geriatrics Society says these drugs increase the risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls and fractures in older adults.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of
this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Recieving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Ohio
LAMOTRIGINE 332 22 41 1 11
TRAZODONE HCL 311 45 58 2 2
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 246 50 42 3 17
ALPRAZOLAM 226 18 33 B 4 5
RISPERIDONE 197 42 36 A 5 4
LORAZEPAM 195 57 36 B 6 9
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 156 29 22 A 7 3
ABILIFY 152 15 28 A 8 6
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 152 22 27 8 18
DIAZEPAM 136 24 20 B 10 26
TEMAZEPAM 132 17 29 B 11 45
MIRTAZAPINE 132 65 28 11 20
CLONAZEPAM 117 29 25 B 13 1
SERTRALINE HCL 116 30 24 14 8
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 114 27 13 A 15 24
LITHIUM CARBONATE 109 0 11 16 21
GABAPENTIN 107 <11 20 17 28
BUPROPION XL 101 18 15 18 19
PAROXETINE HCL 92 37 17 19 25
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 91 <11 <11 20 16
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 87 16 17 R 21 31
OLANZAPINE 82 27 12 A 22 12
CITALOPRAM HBR 78 <11 12 23 10
BUPROPION HCL SR 75 13 14 24 30
BUSPIRONE HCL 74 <11 13 25 22
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 72 <11 14 R 26 48
CYMBALTA 72 15 15 26 14
LUNESTA 69 <11 <11 28 74
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 66 <11 16 29 15
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 65 <11 <11 S2 30 65
SEROQUEL XR 63 <11 <11 A 31 29
FLUOXETINE HCL 58 <11 12 32 13
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE ER 57 <11 <11 33 78
CLOZAPINE 56 <11 <11 A 34 23
AMPHETAMINE SALT COMBO 54 <11 <11 S2 35 38
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if 10 or fewer prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • The list of top drugs includes only those for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions, but all prescriptions are counted in the summary totals at the top.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on Jan. 18, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.