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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,607Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 225

$899K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 13 out of 225

784 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
15%Patients 65 Years and Older
82% 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

3% of this provider’s 784 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

5% of this provider’s 784 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

13% of this provider’s 1,251 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 3%.

Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$94 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $117 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

12 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 621 56 1 1
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 574 48 R 2 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 504 102 3 2
RISPERIDONE 407 80 4 3
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 364 47 R 5 28
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 320 31 6 5
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 313 52 7 4
HALOPERIDOL 295 13 8 24
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 268 47 9 23
LITHIUM CARBONATE 243 0 10 16
GABAPENTIN 219 33 11 17
ABILIFY 213 23 12 12
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 204 22 13 18
TOPIRAMATE 197 12 14 37
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 195 23 15 41
CYMBALTA 194 19 16 10
SEROQUEL 194 16 16 22
MIRTAZAPINE 191 53 18 11
FLUOXETINE HCL 191 13 18 7
PAROXETINE HCL 188 35 20 15
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 180 16 21 13
LOXAPINE 173 0 22 60
OLANZAPINE 166 52 23 14
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 165 0 24 27
LAMOTRIGINE 161 0 25 9
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 155 30 R 26 34
BUPROPION HCL SR 145 40 27 20
BUSPIRONE HCL 134 15 28 19
SERTRALINE HCL 129 43 29 6
CARBAMAZEPINE 127 0 30 39
PERPHENAZINE 111 0 31 40
DOXEPIN HCL 103 32 32 38
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 100 14 33 25
OXCARBAZEPINE 99 17 34 31
SUBOXONE 85 0 35 46
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 83 12 R 36 52
GEODON 81 0 37 48
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 71 16 38 51
PROPRANOLOL HCL 66 13 39 45
DIPHENHYDRAMINE HCL 65 0 R 40 77
BUPROPION XL 55 0 41 21
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 Jan. 31, 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.