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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,989Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 77

$1.04M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 77

317 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
14% Patients 65 Years and Older
92% 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 Nebraska
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Brand Name Drugs*

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$148 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $116 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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 Nebraska
CLOZAPINE 601 27 41 A 1 12
CLONAZEPAM 445 42 52 B 2 2
RISPERIDONE 428 65 52 A 3 3
FAZACLO 332 18 15 A 10 4 36
OLANZAPINE 311 37 36 A 5 10
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 309 66 46 R 6 11
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 304 46 35 A 7 1
ABILIFY 237 38 41 A 8 6
ALPRAZOLAM 222 66 28 B 9 9
LORAZEPAM 218 26 28 B 10 5
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 189 13 18 11 21
LITHIUM CARBONATE 172 14 26 12 19
LAMOTRIGINE 169 20 24 13 7
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 151 45 16 14 15
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 138 13 19 15 14
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 124 0 13 A 16 26
MIRTAZAPINE 119 35 15 17 17
BUSPIRONE HCL 111 0 16 18 24
SERTRALINE HCL 109 <11 13 19 8
FLUOXETINE HCL 107 12 15 20 18
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 100 <11 <11 R 21 48
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 98 <11 <11 22 37
TRAZODONE HCL 97 0 16 23 4
RISPERDAL CONSTA 95 0 15 A 24 29
CITALOPRAM HBR 83 <11 16 25 16
BUPROPION HCL SR 75 <11 <11 26 25
INVEGA SUSTENNA 69 22 11 A 27 47
PAROXETINE HCL 66 <11 11 28 31
BUPROPION XL 65 <11 <11 29 23
INVEGA 59 <11 <11 A 30 50
CYMBALTA 57 <11 11 31 22
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 56 <11 <11 32 28
SEROQUEL XR 55 <11 <11 A 33 33
TOPIRAMATE 52 0 12 34 27
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 Dec. 6, 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.