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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,319Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 17 out of 225

$829K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 19 out of 225

475 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
22%Patients 65 Years and Older
59% 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 Tennessee
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

21% of this provider’s 475 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

5% of this provider’s 1,299 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 3%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$113 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $117 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 Tennessee
AMPHETAMINE SALT COMBO 435 72 S2 1 29
BUPROPION HCL SR 362 94 2 20
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 347 65 3 4
CITALOPRAM HBR 298 73 4 2
GABAPENTIN 271 29 5 17
TRAZODONE HCL 261 59 6 1
SERTRALINE HCL 251 65 7 6
FLUOXETINE HCL 250 28 8 7
VENLAFAXINE HCL 217 43 9 49
BUSPIRONE HCL 208 28 10 19
CYMBALTA 204 68 11 10
LAMOTRIGINE 195 27 12 9
ABILIFY 181 45 13 12
PRISTIQ ER 159 24 14 36
OXCARBAZEPINE 155 0 15 31
TOPIRAMATE 152 14 16 37
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 149 17 17 27
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 148 48 18 25
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 144 0 19 54
RISPERIDONE 141 25 20 3
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 139 20 21 5
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 119 26 22 13
BUPROPION XL 110 41 23 21
CARBAMAZEPINE 108 0 24 39
PROPRANOLOL HCL 107 16 25 45
THIOTHIXENE 107 15 25 62
LITHIUM CARBONATE 97 12 27 16
CARISOPRODOL 90 22 R 28 71
SEROQUEL XR 89 0 29 26
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 77 17 30 23
MIRTAZAPINE 76 34 31 11
CLONAZEPAM 71 12 32 111
PROMETHAZINE HCL 68 0 R 33 86
ALPRAZOLAM 66 15 34 85
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 65 15 R 35 8
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 56 0 36 18
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE SULFATE 50 0 S2 37 101
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 Aug. 29, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.