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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,821Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 39 out of 808

$1.06M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 25 out of 808

983 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older
17% 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 Florida
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

2% of this provider’s 983 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

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$98 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $87 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

11 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 14.


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 Florida
ALPRAZOLAM 812 674 167 B 1 2
CLONAZEPAM 743 579 137 B 2 1
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 683 639 174 3 11
SERTRALINE HCL 649 605 164 4 7
MIRTAZAPINE 537 532* 133 5 15
CYMBALTA 474 407 85 6 17
TRAZODONE HCL 416 291 104 7 3
LORAZEPAM 364 323 73 B 8 6
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 325 265 67 9 22
OLANZAPINE 293 229 67 A 10 21
ABILIFY 283 216 67 A 11 13
BUSPIRONE HCL 259 226 69 12 23
FLUOXETINE HCL 249 215 57 13 12
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 244 182 57 14 10
PAROXETINE HCL 238 193 64 15 20
TEMAZEPAM 228 217 50 B 16 9
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 218 187 51 A 17 5
LAMOTRIGINE 195 133 43 18 16
CITALOPRAM HBR 193 174 49 19 8
RISPERIDONE 178 126 36 A 20 4
DIAZEPAM 151 133 39 B 21 31
LITHIUM CARBONATE 144 111 38 22 28
BUPROPION HCL SR 134 129* 39 23 25
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 134 99 29 23 61
DONEPEZIL HCL 126 126 44 25 24
BUPROPION XL 116 104 33 26 18
NAMENDA 112 99 23 27 29
TOPIRAMATE 110 53 25 28 37
SEROQUEL XR 104 71 18 A 29 19
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 93 88* 18 30 72
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 84 67 18 R 31 45
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 66 21 11 R 32 14
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 65 45 14 33 27
MODAFINIL 57 52* 19 34 128
CLOZAPINE 50 <11 <11 A 35 33
GABAPENTIN 50 45* 17 35 34
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 March 20, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.