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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,622Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 84

$2.26M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 84

528 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
11%Patients 65 Years and Older
93% 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 Mississippi
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 839 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 3%.

Brand Name Drugs

32% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$262 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $133 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 13.


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This Prescriber's Drugs

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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 Mississippi
TRAZODONE HCL 544 78 1 1
INVEGA SUSTENNA 527 29 10 2 31
CITALOPRAM HBR 478 72 3 4
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 461 36 R 4 2
ABILIFY 382 32 5 5
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 328 21 6 17
PRISTIQ ER 291 28 7 21
RISPERIDONE 236 24 8 3
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 223 35 9 8
CLOZAPINE 220 20 10 32
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 220 28 10 12
OLANZAPINE 220 19 10 11
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 215 0 13 25
CYMBALTA 198 0 14 14
HALOPERIDOL 187 16 15 13
SERTRALINE HCL 185 28 16 6
MIRTAZAPINE 175 48 17 9
LAMOTRIGINE 174 0 18 15
FLUOXETINE HCL 171 14 19 10
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 157 0 20 41
GABAPENTIN 154 0 21 19
LITHIUM CARBONATE 149 0 22 18
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 148 0 R 23 26
INVEGA 143 29 24 40
SEROQUEL XR 141 0 25 24
BUPROPION XL 135 0 26 29
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 126 0 27 7
TOPIRAMATE 119 0 28 35
SEROQUEL 113 16 29 22
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 101 0 R 30 27
GEODON 90 0 31 47
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 89 17 32 32
SAPHRIS 87 0 33 48
FANAPT 79 0 34 76
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 76 22 35 42
BUPROPION HCL SR 75 17 36 20
LATUDA 66 0 37 45
SUBOXONE 54 0 38 43
PROPRANOLOL HCL 53 0 39 44
DOXEPIN HCL 50 0 40 30
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.