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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,459Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 225

$2.17M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 225

907 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
17%Patients 65 Years and Older
86% 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

2% of this provider’s 907 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

8% of this provider’s 1,681 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 3%.

Brand Name Drugs

32% 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 $117 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

13 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
TRAZODONE HCL 745 84 1 1
CITALOPRAM HBR 540 95 2 2
SEROQUEL XR 444 44 3 26
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 413 44 4 4
RISPERIDONE 405 57 5 3
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 403 94 R 6 8
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 397 23 7 13
ABILIFY 371 35 8 12
PAROXETINE HCL 364 64 9 15
CYMBALTA 357 40 10 10
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 354 65 11 5
MIRTAZAPINE 344 63 12 11
SERTRALINE HCL 331 76 13 6
OLANZAPINE 321 95 14 14
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 311 43 15 18
FLUOXETINE HCL 276 34 16 7
GABAPENTIN 268 19 17 17
LITHIUM CARBONATE 267 0 18 16
BUPROPION HCL SR 240 27 19 20
LAMOTRIGINE 220 25 20 9
BUPROPION XL 218 38 21 21
NAMENDA 212 94 22 35
PRISTIQ ER 210 18 23 36
INVEGA SUSTENNA 189 29 24 44
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 178 0 25 27
BUSPIRONE HCL 178 15 25 19
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 165 38 27 25
TOPIRAMATE 148 0 28 37
SEROQUEL 140 27 29 22
LATUDA 133 13 30 58
HYDROXYZINE HCL 129 0 R 31 33
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 106 0 R 32 28
CARBAMAZEPINE 98 0 33 39
CLOZAPINE 94 0 34 32
HALOPERIDOL 91 19 35 24
DONEPEZIL HCL 85 62 36 30
LEXAPRO 83 15 37 58
GEODON 82 0 38 48
LUNESTA 79 0 39 47
PROPRANOLOL HCL 74 0 40 45
OXCARBAZEPINE 71 0 41 31
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 63 22 R 42 34
ZALEPLON 52 0 43 64
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 Dec. 28, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.