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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,834Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 10 out of 313

$1.27M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 313

606 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
13%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 Georgia
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

10% of this provider’s 963 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 22%.

Prescription Price

$143 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $116 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 14.


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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 Georgia
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 811 59 R 1 3
RISPERIDONE 747 126 2 2
TRAZODONE HCL 611 53 3 1
OLANZAPINE 432 75 4 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 375 32 5 5
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 371 44 6 4
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 351 16 7 14
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 268 15 8 34
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 268 15 8 20
SERTRALINE HCL 264 49 10 6
FLUOXETINE HCL 244 26 11 7
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 238 30 R 12 25
CLOZAPINE 203 0 13 28
HALOPERIDOL 193 30 14 23
ABILIFY 192 16 15 12
PAROXETINE HCL 174 26 16 16
SEROQUEL XR 173 17 17 31
TOPIRAMATE 168 0 18 30
MIRTAZAPINE 164 26 19 15
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 160 15 20 13
SEROQUEL 151 13 21 18
INVEGA SUSTENNA 150 17 22 37
LITHIUM CARBONATE 142 0 23 24
BUPROPION XL 128 31 24 17
ZYPREXA 117 22 25 44
GABAPENTIN 116 0 26 22
FLUPHENAZINE DECANOATE 98 0 27 59
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 96 15 28 26
GEODON 95 13 29 46
DONEPEZIL HCL 91 59 30 32
CYMBALTA 91 0 30 10
BUSPIRONE HCL 90 0 32 27
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 86 0 33 58
BUPROPION HCL SR 80 0 34 19
INVEGA 71 0 35 43
CARBAMAZEPINE 67 0 36 47
LAMOTRIGINE 66 0 37 9
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 63 0 38 21
RISPERDAL CONSTA 56 0 39 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 Sept. 14, 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.