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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,466Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 17 out of 313

$940K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 13 out of 313

437 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
10%Patients 65 Years and Older
91% 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 Georgia
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

3% of this provider’s 437 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

5% of this provider’s 743 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 3%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$126 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $116 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 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 731 119 1 2
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 471 49 2 4
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 462 39 R 3 3
TRAZODONE HCL 436 51 4 1
CITALOPRAM HBR 339 70 5 5
FLUOXETINE HCL 278 25 6 7
SEROQUEL 233 19 7 18
SERTRALINE HCL 222 0 8 6
OLANZAPINE 212 0 9 11
HALOPERIDOL 202 18 10 23
CYMBALTA 178 0 11 10
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 165 0 12 14
CLOZAPINE 163 0 13 28
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 154 0 R 14 35
GABAPENTIN 149 44 15 22
ABILIFY 146 0 16 12
PAROXETINE HCL 133 16 17 16
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 131 13 18 34
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 127 0 19 20
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 123 0 20 8
MIRTAZAPINE 118 31 21 15
RISPERDAL CONSTA 117 0 22 39
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 111 35 23 13
BUPROPION XL 107 0 24 17
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 101 0 25 26
LITHIUM CARBONATE 98 18 26 24
BUSPIRONE HCL 98 0 26 27
DOXEPIN HCL 91 0 28 40
LAMOTRIGINE 75 0 29 9
CARBAMAZEPINE 69 0 30 47
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 66 12 31 58
PROPRANOLOL HCL 62 12 32 51
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 61 0 33 21
SEROQUEL XR 60 0 34 31
BUPROPION HCL SR 58 0 35 19
TRIFLUOPERAZINE HCL 58 0 35 87
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 56 0 R 37 25
ZYPREXA 53 0 38 44
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 Oct. 8, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.