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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,803Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 84

$1.63M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 84

762 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
11%Patients 65 Years and Older
90% 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

3% of this provider’s 762 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 1,101 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 3%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$138 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $133 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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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 Mississippi
RISPERIDONE 703 40 1 3
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 584 40 2 12
TRAZODONE HCL 552 59 3 1
SERTRALINE HCL 536 102 4 6
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 515 14 R 5 2
ABILIFY 477 39 6 5
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 466 40 7 8
DOXEPIN HCL 436 63 8 30
MIRTAZAPINE 431 71 9 9
FLUOXETINE HCL 324 44 10 10
TOPIRAMATE 290 34 11 35
OLANZAPINE 288 57 12 11
BUPROPION XL 278 30 13 29
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 261 0 14 7
BUPROPION HCL SR 256 23 15 20
LITHIUM CARBONATE 255 30 16 18
CYMBALTA 247 0 17 14
SEROQUEL 245 25 18 22
CITALOPRAM HBR 223 41 19 4
LAMOTRIGINE 223 35 19 15
PRISTIQ ER 215 23 21 21
GABAPENTIN 208 0 22 19
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 190 15 R 23 27
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 184 0 24 16
ATENOLOL 163 0 25 63
BUSPIRONE HCL 145 12 26 28
PAROXETINE HCL 144 0 27 23
SEROQUEL XR 141 18 28 24
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 138 0 29 25
HALOPERIDOL 137 32 30 13
SAPHRIS 134 0 31 48
THIORIDAZINE HCL 127 19 R 32 69
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 106 0 33 37
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 105 12 34 17
DONEPEZIL HCL 100 55 35 34
OXCARBAZEPINE 84 0 36 36
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 100 77 0 37 52
LATUDA 77 0 37 45
PERPHENAZINE-AMITRIPTYLINE 75 0 R 39 56
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 71 11 40 32
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 68 12 41 78
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 67 0 R 42 26
CARBAMAZEPINE 67 0 42 49
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 62 0 44 42
NAMENDA 57 12 45 38
INVEGA SUSTENNA 56 0 46 31
PERPHENAZINE 55 0 47 53
RISPERDAL CONSTA 54 0 48 39
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 March 1, 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.