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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,289Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 12 out of 141

$709K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 15 out of 141

459 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
39% Patients 65 Years and Older
72% 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 Oklahoma
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

5% of this provider’s 459 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 459 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs*

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$86 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $113 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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 Oklahoma
CLONAZEPAM 576 159 112 B 1 5
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 461 220 112 A 2 3
ALPRAZOLAM 442 66 69 B 3 1
RISPERIDONE 395 180 85 A 4 4
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 351 126 90 5 11
CYMBALTA 304 104 48 6 12
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 289 63 69 7 7
LAMOTRIGINE 286 52 54 8 6
TEMAZEPAM 259 99 91 B 9 37
TRAZODONE HCL 258 76 59 10 2
DIAZEPAM 241 <11 36 B 11 27
BUPROPION HCL SR 228 66 43 12 31
CITALOPRAM HBR 210 85 41 13 9
SERTRALINE HCL 184 77 43 14 8
FLUOXETINE HCL 170 20 31 15 13
DOXEPIN HCL 166 55 35 16 42
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 164 50 33 17 28
BUSPIRONE HCL 159 39 38 18 22
SEROQUEL XR 154 34 24 A 19 34
OXCARBAZEPINE 150 15 31 20 33
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 139 39 28 21 18
DONEPEZIL HCL 134 134 31 22 40
OLANZAPINE 125 44 25 A 23 14
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 123 20 23 R 24 16
PAROXETINE HCL 122 25 21 25 25
LORAZEPAM 118 33 29 B 26 23
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 116 36 20 R 27 32
ABILIFY 115 21 22 A 28 10
GABAPENTIN 98 18 27 29 21
NAMENDA 95 90* 26 30 17
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 67 <11 <11 A 31 46
NEXIUM 60 38 29 32 80
CARBAMAZEPINE 57 <11 <11 33 48
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 57 <11 13 R 33 19
LITHIUM CARBONATE 56 <11 <11 35 26
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 53 <11 16 36 29
MIRTAZAPINE 50 <11 <11 37 15
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 May 21, 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.