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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,522Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 20 out of 154

$1.08M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 17 out of 154

327 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
22%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 Alabama
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 1,037 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

$143 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $130 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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This Prescriber's Drugs

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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 626 0 R 1 3
RISPERIDONE 541 21 2 2
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 316 53 3 13
TRAZODONE HCL 315 67 4 1
RISPERDAL CONSTA 300 17 5 29
ABILIFY 231 18 6 7
LITHIUM CARBONATE 203 0 7 16
OLANZAPINE 196 16 8 14
CLOZAPINE 194 0 9 30
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 186 0 10 37
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 178 31 11 5
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 177 58 12 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 177 31 12 4
SERTRALINE HCL 166 12 14 10
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 157 52 15 8
HALOPERIDOL 152 11 16 21
FLUOXETINE HCL 149 26 17 6
CYMBALTA 131 18 18 12
LAMOTRIGINE 123 0 19 9
DONEPEZIL HCL 114 73 20 36
INVEGA SUSTENNA 112 0 21 27
FLUPHENAZINE DECANOATE 90 0 22 38
MIRTAZAPINE 87 14 23 11
SEROQUEL 83 22 24 25
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 79 0 25 18
LOXAPINE 73 0 26 57
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 68 0 R 27 39
CARBAMAZEPINE 68 0 27 45
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 67 0 29 35
GABAPENTIN 64 0 30 20
SAPHRIS 63 0 31 52
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 61 12 32 17
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 61 19 32 71
FAMOTIDINE 60 0 34 112
SEROQUEL XR 60 0 34 26
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 60 15 34 23
LISINOPRIL 59 15 37 66
LEXAPRO 57 0 38 50
PAROXETINE HCL 55 0 39 22
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 53 0 40 48
THIOTHIXENE 51 0 41 68
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 50 13 R 42 44
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 50 0 R 42 28
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 May 4, 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.