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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,525Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 99 out of 1895

$718K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 97 out of 1895

503 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
25% Patients 65 Years and Older
77% 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 California
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

2% of this provider’s 503 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Brand Name Drugs*

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$130 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $121 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

11 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 15.


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 California
CLONAZEPAM 398 63 111 B 1 3
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 306 42 73 2 11
ABILIFY 296 83 64 A 3 8
RISPERIDONE 286 105 76 A 4 2
TRAZODONE HCL 236 12 63 5 4
ALPRAZOLAM 203 63 63 B 6 22
SERTRALINE HCL 199 52 42 7 9
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 199 29 60 A 7 1
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 180 20 40 R 9 6
CYMBALTA 179 48 36 10 15
BUPROPION XL 179 36 44 10 19
LORAZEPAM 171 41 44 B 12 5
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 158 47 38 13 14
TEMAZEPAM 154 52 46 B 14 31
FLUOXETINE HCL 148 31 49 15 10
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 144 <11 29 A 16 28
LITHIUM CARBONATE 134 <11 36 17 23
PAROXETINE HCL 123 32 31 18 24
CITALOPRAM HBR 113 43 37 19 12
OLANZAPINE 110 29 27 A 20 7
LAMOTRIGINE 107 <11 26 21 13
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 104 34 19 22 21
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 90 18 20 23 20
BUPROPION HCL SR 87 31 21 24 25
SEROQUEL XR 76 15 25 A 25 27
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 71 <11 33 26 17
INVEGA SUSTENNA 60 <11 12 A 27 35
DONEPEZIL HCL 60 60 13 27 33
GABAPENTIN 56 <11 16 29 30
OXCARBAZEPINE 54 <11 19 30 43
MIRTAZAPINE 51 12 21 31 18
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 July 6, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.