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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,746Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 27 out of 154

$866K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 21 out of 154

454 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 Alabama
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

16% of this provider’s 889 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

$128 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $130 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 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
TRAZODONE HCL 753 92 1 1
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 577 59 R 2 3
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 439 0 10 3 35
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 325 30 R 4 28
FLUPHENAZINE DECANOATE 292 43 10 5 38
RISPERIDONE 251 87 6 2
HALOPERIDOL 231 16 7 21
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 227 55 8 15
MIRTAZAPINE 195 39 9 11
FLUOXETINE HCL 195 27 9 6
ABILIFY 193 29 11 7
RISPERDAL CONSTA 162 41 12 29
BUPROPION HCL SR 151 11 13 31
INVEGA 141 0 14 43
CITALOPRAM HBR 138 0 15 4
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 137 21 16 23
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 133 40 R 17 39
SEROQUEL XR 114 0 18 26
INVEGA SUSTENNA 99 16 19 27
LATUDA 98 0 20 53
OLANZAPINE 94 11 21 14
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 84 0 22 5
LITHIUM CARBONATE 84 0 22 16
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 78 11 24 18
THIOTHIXENE 76 0 25 68
LAMOTRIGINE 75 0 26 9
SERTRALINE HCL 75 0 26 10
PAROXETINE HCL 73 0 28 22
LEXAPRO 72 17 29 50
VENLAFAXINE HCL 68 13 30 54
GABAPENTIN 66 22 31 20
BUSPIRONE HCL 66 0 31 24
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 60 0 33 37
DONEPEZIL HCL 59 45 34 36
CARBAMAZEPINE 58 13 35 45
SEROQUEL 58 0 35 25
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 57 0 37 13
GEODON 55 0 38 51
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 March 7, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.