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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,139Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 17 out of 105

$669K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 12 out of 105

244 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
18% Patients 65 Years and Older
80% 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 West Virginia
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

18% of this provider’s 244 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$94 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $88 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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 West Virginia
ALPRAZOLAM 749 56 86 B 1 1
CLONAZEPAM 419 104 59 B 2 2
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 409 57 59 3 6
LAMOTRIGINE 378 40 46 4 10
DIAZEPAM 326 32 41 B 5 7
SERTRALINE HCL 281 39 37 6 11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 272 56 38 7 14
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 267 51 33 A 8 4
ABILIFY 221 21 35 A 9 16
GABAPENTIN 185 15 25 10 17
CYMBALTA 184 67 22 11 5
RISPERIDONE 173 20 24 A 12 9
AMPHETAMINE SALT COMBO 161 0 18 S2 13 27
CITALOPRAM HBR 157 26 13 14 12
LORAZEPAM 153 20 17 B 15 8
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 152 <11 22 R 16 19
OLANZAPINE 144 22 19 A 17 20
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 137 11 17 S2 18 37
TRAZODONE HCL 136 <11 18 19 3
TEMAZEPAM 126 29 22 B 20 32
MIRTAZAPINE 121 36 14 21 15
FLUOXETINE HCL 115 26 14 22 13
BUPROPION HCL SR 109 51 13 23 21
PAROXETINE HCL 101 23 11 24 26
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 86 <11 <11 25 58
OXCARBAZEPINE 72 <11 <11 26 36
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 72 <11 <11 26 34
BUPROPION XL 69 13 11 28 25
SEROQUEL XR 65 <11 <11 A 29 45
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 65 <11 <11 A 29 22
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 57 0 12 31 18
CLONIDINE HCL 55 <11 <11 32 49
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 Sept. 17, 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.