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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,529Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 196

$615K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 196

323 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
15% Patients 65 Years and Older
91% 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 Arizona
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 323 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 14%.

Prescription Price

$82 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $81 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 15.


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 Arizona
CLONAZEPAM 513 74 75 B 1 1
RISPERIDONE 446 56 55 A 2 3
LORAZEPAM 314 50 50 B 3 5
BUPROPION HCL SR 310 24 46 4 9
SERTRALINE HCL 306 49 46 5 7
TRAZODONE HCL 290 51 50 6 2
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 275 13 43 R 7 8
ALPRAZOLAM 275 30 40 B 7 12
CITALOPRAM HBR 237 35 34 9 13
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 236 21 35 A 10 4
LAMOTRIGINE 220 39 34 11 6
FLUOXETINE HCL 219 16 32 12 10
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 207 61 30 13 14
CYMBALTA 189 <11 26 14 16
DIAZEPAM 182 <11 23 B 15 30
OLANZAPINE 179 24 21 A 16 15
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 164 <11 24 17 11
ABILIFY 153 <11 22 A 18 18
PRAZOSIN HCL 139 11 22 19 47
TEMAZEPAM 124 24 22 B 20 32
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 123 <11 17 21 17
RISPERDAL CONSTA 107 <11 <11 A 22 23
SEROQUEL XR 102 0 14 A 23 50
PROPRANOLOL HCL 100 0 19 24 35
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 97 21 19 25 44
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 93 0 18 A 26 25
LITHIUM CARBONATE 90 0 16 27 19
AMPHETAMINE SALT COMBO 85 28 14 S2 28 41
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 78 11 11 29 26
PAROXETINE HCL 74 <11 17 30 24
CLOMIPRAMINE HCL 74 <11 <11 R 30 64
HALOPERIDOL 67 0 11 A 32 28
MIRTAZAPINE 62 17 12 33 20
SUBOXONE 61 <11 <11 S3 34 74
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 59 <11 14 R 35 49
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 51 <11 <11 S2 36 53
GABAPENTIN 50 <11 <11 37 31
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 3, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.