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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,657Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 14 out of 256

$918K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 19 out of 256

473 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
39% Patients 65 Years and Older
69% 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 Minnesota
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 473 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

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$106 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $122 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 19.


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 Minnesota
SERTRALINE HCL 491 153 73 1 8
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 473 78 52 2 10
CLONAZEPAM 445 83 64 B 3 2
TRAZODONE HCL 442 105 76 4 3
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 399 81 47 A 5 1
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 354 63 39 6 20
RISPERIDONE 345 66 41 A 7 4
LORAZEPAM 339 149 63 B 8 9
FLUOXETINE HCL 304 93 52 9 15
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 289 93 43 10 17
BUPROPION XL 288 100 48 11 13
OLANZAPINE 283 66 32 A 12 7
CYMBALTA 270 92 39 13 12
ABILIFY 262 61 42 A 14 6
ALPRAZOLAM 240 103 48 B 15 23
CITALOPRAM HBR 196 39 24 16 11
LITHIUM CARBONATE 191 45 27 17 24
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 189 32 23 A 18 25
BUSPIRONE HCL 174 58 25 19 21
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 165 36 25 R 20 19
MIRTAZAPINE 164 87 28 21 16
CLOZAPINE 128 <11 <11 A 22 5
TOPIRAMATE 123 <11 20 23 29
BUPROPION HCL SR 123 40 23 23 27
DIAZEPAM 106 12 21 B 25 33
HYDROXYZINE HCL 105 <11 19 R 26 47
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 95 <11 19 R 27 34
GABAPENTIN 95 17 18 27 22
LAMOTRIGINE 88 24 14 29 14
PAROXETINE HCL 87 19 13 30 26
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 81 63 20 S2 31 41
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 77 <11 16 32 18
HALOPERIDOL 65 <11 <11 A 33 31
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 63 <11 <11 34 55
TRIFLUOPERAZINE HCL 63 <11 <11 A 34 76
VENLAFAXINE HCL 63 <11 <11 34 57
TEMAZEPAM 52 18 14 B 37 37
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 51 24 11 38 28
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 Oct. 19, 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.