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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,186Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 154

$2.35M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 154

692 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
15%Patients 65 Years and Older
88% 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 Alabama
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 692 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 692 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 2,242 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 3%.

Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$122 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $130 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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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 Alabama
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 843 80 1 8
RISPERIDONE 745 141 2 2
SEROQUEL XR 657 29 3 26
TRAZODONE HCL 627 84 4 1
LAMOTRIGINE 586 34 5 9
FLUOXETINE HCL 558 45 6 6
ABILIFY 546 49 7 7
CITALOPRAM HBR 535 115 8 4
CYMBALTA 513 53 9 12
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 482 67 10 5
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 411 57 11 23
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 398 15 12 15
SERTRALINE HCL 369 62 13 10
MIRTAZAPINE 360 86 14 11
BUSPIRONE HCL 357 20 15 24
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 341 67 16 13
TOPIRAMATE 335 17 17 34
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 327 49 S3 18 49
OLANZAPINE 323 50 19 14
GABAPENTIN 312 53 20 20
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 312 34 R 20 3
BUPROPION XL 304 30 22 19
LITHIUM CARBONATE 282 0 23 16
BUPROPION HCL SR 279 0 24 31
PAROXETINE HCL 274 41 25 22
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 264 21 R 26 44
CARISOPRODOL 261 16 R 27 62
AMOXAPINE 255 58 10 28 82
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 235 0 29 18
SEROQUEL 225 42 30 25
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 225 39 30 17
DOXEPIN HCL 217 0 32 40
LUNESTA 208 22 33 80
VIIBRYD 204 0 34 63
PRISTIQ ER 187 0 35 47
AMPHETAMINE SALT COMBO 181 35 S2 36 32
LEXAPRO 172 0 37 50
CARBAMAZEPINE 161 45 38 45
PRAZOSIN HCL 158 0 39 75
HALOPERIDOL 157 28 40 21
TRAMADOL HCL 145 19 41 83
SAPHRIS 138 0 42 52
OXCARBAZEPINE 133 0 43 33
NAMENDA 130 63 44 41
VIMPAT 126 17 45 92
PROMETHAZINE HCL 120 11 R 46 94
VENLAFAXINE HCL 111 27 47 54
OLANZAPINE ODT 110 0 48 55
GEODON 108 0 49 51
VYVANSE 100 0 S2 50 88
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 98 12 51 48
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE ER 90 0 52 100
INVEGA SUSTENNA 89 0 53 27
ROPINIROLE HCL 86 17 54 73
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 84 0 R 55 28
NEXIUM 84 23 55 87
OMEPRAZOLE 80 0 57 69
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 75 0 58 59
STRATTERA 71 0 59 106
NUVIGIL 69 0 60 81
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 67 15 61 64
DONEPEZIL HCL 66 51 62 36
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 65 0 R 63 94
GUANFACINE HCL 63 0 R 64 111
LATUDA 63 0 64 53
SIMVASTATIN 56 13 66 70
RANITIDINE HCL 56 0 66 91
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 55 14 68 56
PROPRANOLOL HCL 54 0 69 42
LISINOPRIL 51 0 70 66
MELOXICAM 51 0 70 97
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 June 10, 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.