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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,656Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 26 out of 313

$721K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 26 out of 313

328 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
38%Patients 65 Years and Older
66% 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
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in Georgia
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 328 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

13% of this provider’s 328 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 2,243 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 3%.

Brand Name Drugs

29% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$127 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $116 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 14.


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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 Georgia
RISPERIDONE 269 148 1 2
LAMOTRIGINE 227 103 2 9
CYMBALTA 196 70 3 10
SUBOXONE 192 46 4 41
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 189 35 5 4
NAMENDA 187 166 6 29
TRAZODONE HCL 186 89 7 1
BUPROPION HCL SR 164 56 8 19
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 146 89 9 21
ABILIFY 139 44 10 12
DONEPEZIL HCL 129 122 11 32
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 127 38 12 8
BUSPIRONE HCL 124 31 13 27
FLUOXETINE HCL 123 32 14 7
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 115 26 R 15 3
OLANZAPINE 107 35 16 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 105 44 17 5
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 104 12 18 13
PAROXETINE HCL 102 21 19 16
TOPIRAMATE 87 17 20 30
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 82 29 21 20
SERTRALINE HCL 82 21 21 6
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 79 39 23 26
OMEPRAZOLE 79 0 23 69
SEROQUEL 75 13 25 18
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 74 69 26 85
AMPHETAMINE SALT COMBO 68 11 S2 27 33
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 64 26 28 55
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 63 36 S3 29 45
LITHIUM CARBONATE 58 0 30 24
GABAPENTIN 53 37 31 22
SIMVASTATIN 53 47 31 70
PROPRANOLOL HCL 53 0 31 51
LEXAPRO 52 31 34 57
LISINOPRIL 52 23 34 65
MIRTAZAPINE 51 15 36 15
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 Nov. 2, 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.