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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,298Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 15 out of 203

$735K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 15 out of 203

911 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
29% Patients 65 Years and Older
5% 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 Puerto Rico
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Brand Name Drugs

10% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 14%.

Prescription Price

$36 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $37 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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 Puerto Rico
CLONAZEPAM 3,334 749 487 B 1 1
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 1,927 448 300 R 10 2 15
FLUOXETINE HCL 1,887 596 280 10 3 3
ESTAZOLAM 1,808 577 325 10 B 4 18
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 1,476 274 296 5 2
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 965 264 137 A 6 10
BUPROPION XL 847 127 163 7 13
SERTRALINE HCL 811 287 119 8 5
CITALOPRAM HBR 647 133 94 9 11
CYMBALTA 627 120 100 10 14
DOXEPIN HCL 562 99 76 11 17
PAROXETINE HCL 467 131 59 12 7
TEMAZEPAM 422 113 74 B 13 9
OLANZAPINE 397 58 59 A 14 25
LORAZEPAM 368 154 58 B 15 6
TRAZODONE HCL 299 73 43 16 12
RISPERIDONE 298 67 47 A 17 8
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 294 54 44 B 18 26
ABILIFY 293 70 45 A 19 24
BUSPIRONE HCL 219 49 38 20 19
ZALEPLON 200 48 61 10 21 49
PRISTIQ ER 180 46 27 22 36
LITHIUM CARBONATE 163 0 22 23 32
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 161 55 19 24 16
LAMOTRIGINE 147 23 22 25 30
DONEPEZIL HCL 131 117 24 26 34
BUPROPION HCL SR 115 53 17 27 21
HALOPERIDOL 108 <11 <11 A 28 29
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 106 <11 24 29 20
FLURAZEPAM HCL 82 20 16 B 30 22
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 80 22 13 R 31 23
DIAZEPAM 64 <11 <11 B 32 38
MIRTAZAPINE 57 <11 <11 33 27
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 Feb. 20, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.