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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,768Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 13 out of 588

$1.24M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 14 out of 588

246 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
9% 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 Ohio
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

20% of this provider’s 246 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*

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$127 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $119 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

40 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 Ohio
CLONAZEPAM 739 21 91 B 1 1
TOPIRAMATE 692 32 73 10 2 33
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 503 19 47 A 3 3
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 464 20 61 4 17
ALPRAZOLAM 383 25 45 B 5 5
ABILIFY 380 <11 52 A 6 6
SERTRALINE HCL 375 <11 42 7 8
RISPERIDONE 367 20 46 A 8 4
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 329 16 32 9 18
OLANZAPINE 313 31 38 A 10 12
TRAZODONE HCL 312 21 41 11 2
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 293 <11 31 A 12 24
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 283 12 32 R 13 7
BUPROPION XL 282 <11 32 14 19
LORAZEPAM 278 25 33 B 15 9
GABAPENTIN 242 0 23 16 28
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 228 0 30 17 15
OXCARBAZEPINE 216 0 28 18 34
DIAZEPAM 199 0 28 B 19 26
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 192 <11 25 S2 20 50
CYMBALTA 190 <11 24 21 14
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 188 33 23 22 16
AMPHETAMINE SALT COMBO 184 0 22 S2 23 38
PERPHENAZINE 177 <11 32 A 24 42
CITALOPRAM HBR 146 13 21 25 10
INVEGA 139 0 19 A 26 39
FLUOXETINE HCL 137 11 16 27 13
DOXEPIN HCL 127 0 16 28 44
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 123 0 14 A 29 58
MIRTAZAPINE 116 20 14 30 20
LITHIUM CARBONATE 83 <11 <11 31 21
PERPHENAZINE-AMITRIPTYLINE 82 0 15 A R 32 83
SEROQUEL XR 76 <11 <11 A 33 29
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 68 <11 <11 34 57
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 61 <11 <11 A 35 56
RISPERDAL CONSTA 60 <11 <11 A 36 35
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 56 <11 <11 S2 37 65
BUPROPION HCL SR 50 <11 <11 38 30
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 April 30, 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.