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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,553Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 15 out of 154

$833K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 23 out of 154

423 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
13%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 Average for
this specialty
in Alabama
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 970 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 3%.

Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$97 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $130 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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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.

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
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Alabama
SERTRALINE HCL 888 107 1 10
PERPHENAZINE 820 81 10 2 46
CITALOPRAM HBR 455 78 3 4
TRAZODONE HCL 417 59 4 1
LAMOTRIGINE 392 0 5 9
LOXAPINE 352 23 10 6 57
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 324 53 7 5
CLOZAPINE 322 25 8 30
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 319 34 9 13
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 315 28 10 8
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 255 43 R 11 3
MIRTAZAPINE 251 69 12 11
BUSPIRONE HCL 232 17 13 24
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 201 66 14 18
LATUDA 193 14 15 53
ABILIFY 187 33 16 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 154 33 17 56
PAROXETINE HCL 148 0 18 22
LITHIUM CARBONATE 141 0 19 16
SEROQUEL 140 12 20 25
OMEPRAZOLE 122 0 21 69
CYMBALTA 99 0 22 12
OLANZAPINE 97 21 23 14
PROPRANOLOL HCL 96 0 24 42
GABAPENTIN 88 0 25 20
GEODON 75 18 26 51
TOPIRAMATE 72 12 27 34
FANAPT 67 0 28 108
RISPERIDONE 62 23 29 2
SIMVASTATIN 56 0 30 70
SEROQUEL XR 53 17 31 26
HYDROXYZINE HCL 50 0 R 32 61
BUPROPION HCL SR 50 0 32 31
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 50 0 32 116
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths 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.
  • The calculation of “Risky Drugs to Seniors” does not include drugs for which a provider wrote 11 or fewer prescriptions because Medicare redacted the information to protect patient privacy.
  • 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 July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.