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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Child Adolescent Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,273Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 11

$839K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 11

307 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
10%Patients 65 Years and Older
94% 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

16% of this provider’s 364 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$159 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $131 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 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.

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
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 560 58 R 1 1
TRAZODONE HCL 285 16 2 4
ABILIFY 275 0 3 3
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 259 0 4 5
RISPERIDONE 231 0 5 2
OLANZAPINE 196 26 6 8
SERTRALINE HCL 186 14 7 7
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 183 0 8 10
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 157 0 9 17
FLUOXETINE HCL 156 0 10 6
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 145 0 11 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 129 0 12 11
HALOPERIDOL 126 0 13 15
MIRTAZAPINE 117 28 14 14
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 111 0 R 15 22
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 104 16 16 18
RISPERDAL CONSTA 99 13 17 25
BUPROPION XL 98 0 18 12
PAROXETINE HCL 96 0 19 26
INVEGA 95 0 20 27
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 93 0 21 28
INVEGA SUSTENNA 91 0 22 29
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 86 0 23 32
SEROQUEL 82 0 24 34
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 80 0 R 25 35
BUSPIRONE HCL 73 0 26 19
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 69 35 27 36
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 100 66 16 28 37
OXCARBAZEPINE 66 0 28 13
BUPROPION HCL SR 64 0 30 38
AMPHETAMINE SALT COMBO 61 0 S2 31 39
SEROQUEL XR 51 0 32 24
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 Sept. 23, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.