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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,917Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 97 out of 764

$629K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 95 out of 764

261 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
31% Patients 65 Years and Older
76% 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

6% of this provider’s 261 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 20%.

Prescription Price

$128 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $121 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 422 129 53 1 19
CLONAZEPAM 366 109 66 B 2 1
TRAZODONE HCL 337 59 64 3 2
CLOZAPINE 287 13 21 A 4 38
ALPRAZOLAM 199 39 32 B 5 4
CYMBALTA 193 50 26 6 9
BUSPIRONE HCL 180 42 31 7 22
FAZACLO 163 <11 <11 A 8 87
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 162 25 29 A 9 3
SERTRALINE HCL 148 38 29 10 8
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 134 42 24 11 6
OLANZAPINE 115 23 19 A 12 11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 114 32 17 13 16
BUPROPION XL 110 49 18 14 20
LORAZEPAM 96 18 20 B 15 12
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 89 14 16 R 16 7
CITALOPRAM HBR 85 44 21 17 13
MIRTAZAPINE 80 40 19 18 18
TOPIRAMATE 80 <11 <11 18 36
RISPERDAL CONSTA 76 <11 <11 A 20 47
LITHIUM CARBONATE 74 <11 <11 21 21
LOXAPINE 73 <11 <11 A 22 62
DIAZEPAM 71 <11 <11 B 23 32
PRISTIQ ER 69 14 15 24 34
FLUOXETINE HCL 69 29 12 24 15
RISPERIDONE 66 15 19 A 26 5
ABILIFY 62 28 18 A 27 10
OXCARBAZEPINE 59 <11 <11 28 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 March 27, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.