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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,149Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 313

$1.21M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 313

519 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
11%Patients 65 Years and Older
85% 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
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this specialty
in Georgia
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

4% of this provider’s 519 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 943 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 3%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$132 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $116 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 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
RISPERIDONE 566 99 1 2
TRAZODONE HCL 491 29 2 1
FLUOXETINE HCL 411 55 3 7
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 359 73 4 4
ABILIFY 354 21 5 12
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 348 16 R 6 3
OLANZAPINE 338 38 7 11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 324 37 8 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 314 42 9 5
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 306 55 10 14
SERTRALINE HCL 286 12 11 6
LAMOTRIGINE 239 16 12 9
BUPROPION XL 225 44 13 17
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 220 0 14 26
PAROXETINE HCL 215 43 15 16
CLOZAPINE 193 0 16 28
LITHIUM CARBONATE 190 15 17 24
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 187 15 R 18 25
SEROQUEL 181 29 19 18
HALOPERIDOL 168 0 20 23
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 162 0 21 20
GABAPENTIN 159 35 22 22
BUPROPION HCL SR 159 12 22 19
CYMBALTA 149 16 24 10
DOXEPIN HCL 148 0 25 40
BUSPIRONE HCL 114 20 26 27
MIRTAZAPINE 114 26 26 15
CARBAMAZEPINE 104 0 28 47
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 95 0 29 13
INVEGA 90 13 30 43
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 78 0 31 21
BUPROPION HCL 74 0 32 54
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 72 11 R 33 35
ZYPREXA 72 0 33 44
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 68 0 R 35 53
LUNESTA 67 21 36 66
TOPIRAMATE 63 0 37 30
INVEGA SUSTENNA 62 0 38 37
SEROQUEL XR 60 0 39 31
GEODON 57 0 40 46
TRAMADOL HCL 52 14 41 71
CLONAZEPAM 52 12 41 50
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 July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.