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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,043Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 154

$2.09M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 154

863 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
15%Patients 65 Years and Older
92% 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

14% of this provider’s 1,499 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 3%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$189 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $130 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

13 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
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 1,052 148 R 1 3
RISPERIDONE 861 101 2 2
TRAZODONE HCL 792 89 3 1
INVEGA SUSTENNA 433 29 4 27
CLOZAPINE 433 17 4 30
ABILIFY 420 41 6 7
SERTRALINE HCL 417 42 7 10
OLANZAPINE 413 117 8 14
FLUOXETINE HCL 346 18 9 6
MIRTAZAPINE 308 85 10 11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 300 58 11 13
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 290 29 12 5
HALOPERIDOL 265 49 13 21
CITALOPRAM HBR 261 46 14 4
LITHIUM CARBONATE 256 0 15 16
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 242 20 R 16 28
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 217 20 17 18
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 214 47 18 15
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 212 37 R 19 39
BUSPIRONE HCL 212 15 19 24
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 199 42 21 17
PAROXETINE HCL 185 33 22 22
RISPERDAL CONSTA 181 24 23 29
INVEGA 177 36 24 43
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 133 0 25 23
SEROQUEL 132 0 26 25
BUPROPION XL 131 0 27 19
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 124 20 28 37
PROPRANOLOL HCL 120 0 29 42
FLUPHENAZINE DECANOATE 103 29 30 38
LAMOTRIGINE 93 12 31 9
GEODON 92 0 32 51
RISPERIDONE M-TAB 87 19 10 33 101
SEROQUEL XR 83 19 34 26
OLANZAPINE ODT 79 0 35 55
CYMBALTA 79 0 35 12
LATUDA 69 0 37 53
BUPROPION HCL SR 67 0 38 31
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 66 12 39 35
THIOTHIXENE 54 16 40 68
LEXAPRO 53 0 41 50
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 9, 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.