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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Mental Health Counselor

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,883Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$313K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
770 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
13% Patients 65 Years and Older
1% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

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 .

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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.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Recieving this Drug Category
CLONAZEPAM 2,172 197 315 B
ALPRAZOLAM 1,401 258 168 B
TRAZODONE HCL 998 149 156
FLUOXETINE HCL 984 62 127
PAROXETINE HCL 975 67 152
ESTAZOLAM 933 46 182 10 B
SERTRALINE HCL 841 46 156
TEMAZEPAM 789 50 148 B
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 758 86 133
DIAZEPAM 684 16 119 B
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 664 47 72 A 10
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 388 41 53 B
LORAZEPAM 292 61 46 B
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 261 16 42
CITALOPRAM HBR 257 57 55
BUPROPION HCL SR 256 41 61
RISPERIDONE 206 <11 34 A
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 177 29 29 A
CYMBALTA 175 12 29
FLURAZEPAM HCL 158 14 32 B
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 115 <11 25
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 108 0 15 R
BUPROPION XL 84 <11 13
BUSPIRONE HCL 81 <11 19
LITHIUM CARBONATE 73 <11 <11
SEROQUEL XR 66 <11 <11 A
DOXEPIN HCL 61 0 15
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 60 0 11
HALOPERIDOL 56 <11 <11 A
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 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.