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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,331Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 14 out of 764

$1.1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 31 out of 764

930 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
10% Patients 65 Years and Older
94% 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 Texas
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Brand Name Drugs*

12% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$97 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $121 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

12 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 Texas
RISPERIDONE 780 80 200 A 1 5
TRAZODONE HCL 709 100 220 2 2
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 688 32 170 R 3 7
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 613 69 139 A 4 3
CLONAZEPAM 592 44 164 B 5 1
CITALOPRAM HBR 526 46 144 6 13
SERTRALINE HCL 429 91 115 7 8
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 370 17 100 8 27
OLANZAPINE 348 69 73 A 9 11
LITHIUM CARBONATE 334 25 92 10 21
ABILIFY 299 26 85 A 11 10
BUPROPION HCL SR 292 24 91 12 26
MIRTAZAPINE 288 32 79 13 18
LAMOTRIGINE 271 <11 74 14 17
FLUOXETINE HCL 268 43 67 15 15
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 254 22 71 16 6
LORAZEPAM 246 58 74 B 17 12
BUSPIRONE HCL 234 34 58 18 22
CLOZAPINE 211 0 21 A 19 38
INVEGA SUSTENNA 199 <11 55 A 20 40
HALOPERIDOL 190 <11 49 A 21 31
GABAPENTIN 174 <11 57 22 29
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 160 <11 38 23 19
AMANTADINE 149 44 37 24 75
PAROXETINE HCL 147 <11 34 25 30
CYMBALTA 146 <11 30 26 9
CARBAMAZEPINE 144 32 39 27 42
DOXEPIN HCL 134 0 50 28 45
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 128 <11 48 R 29 37
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 122 <11 23 A 30 23
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 104 25 19 A 31 55
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 101 <11 30 32 14
PROPRANOLOL HCL 91 0 25 33 51
SEROQUEL XR 89 <11 17 A 34 25
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 86 <11 25 R 35 58
DIAZEPAM 84 11 23 B 36 32
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 82 <11 20 R 37 44
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 73 <11 21 38 16
INVEGA 67 0 21 A 39 46
OXCARBAZEPINE 67 14 15 39 28
PERPHENAZINE 61 0 15 A 41 53
LOXAPINE 58 <11 17 A 42 62
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 56 <11 12 A 43 57
TOPIRAMATE 54 <11 15 44 36
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 52 <11 <11 A 45 63
THIOTHIXENE 51 <11 <11 A 46 70
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 100 50 0 13 A 47 81
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.