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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,626Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 370

$1.51M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 370

982 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
25% Patients 65 Years and Older

87% 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 than average Average for
this specialty
in Georgia
lower than average

Antipsychotics

60% of this provider’s 250 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 43%.

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Antibiotics

1% of this provider’s 982 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

17% of this provider’s 250 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 21%.

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Opioids

6% of this provider’s 982 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

9% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 12%.

Prescription Price

$64 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $93 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all patients.

This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$1.71M

2012

$1.53M

2013

$1.53M

2014

$1.51M

2015

Number of Claims

14,060

2012

19,766

2013

22,401

2014

23,626

2015

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. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

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 with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

Treats anxiety, panic disorder, insomnia (trouble sleeping), and anxiety caused by depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

2,762

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

638

prescriptions.

306

patients, 31% of all patients

1 4
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

Treats seizures, panic disorder, and anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,642

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

240

patients, 24% of all patients

2 1
CLOZAPINE

Treats schizophrenia. Also ... +

Treats schizophrenia. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,473

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

82

patients, 8% of all patients

P 10 3 31
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

Treats schizophrenia and certain problems caused by bipolar disorder. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,405

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

198

patients, 20% of all patients

P 4 5
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

Treats psychotic mental disorders, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness). Source: National Library of Medicine

1,261

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

154

patients, 16% of all patients

P 5 9
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE

Quetiapine is used to treat... +

Quetiapine is used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions). Source: National Library of Medicine

1,075

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

127

patients, 13% of all patients

P 6 3
FLUOXETINE HCL

Fluoxetine is used to treat... +

Fluoxetine is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), some eating disorders, and panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks). Source: National Library of Medicine

978

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

137

patients, 14% of all patients

7 7
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

Treats anxiety, anxiety with depression, and insomnia (trouble sleeping). Source: National Library of Medicine

812

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

118

patients, 12% of all patients

8 18
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

Trazodone is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

642

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

105

patients, 11% of all patients

9 2
SERTRALINE HCL

Sertraline is used to treat... +

Sertraline is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), posttraumatic stress disorder (disturbing psychological symptoms that develop after a frightening experience), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

568

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

86

patients, 9% of all patients

10 6
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE

Zolpidem is used to treat i... +

Zolpidem is used to treat insomnia (difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep). Source: National Library of Medicine

539

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

85

patients, 9% of all patients

R 11 16
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

Citalopram is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

530

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

86

patients, 9% of all patients

12 10
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures and mood disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

498

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

13 11
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

Helps control and prevent certain kinds of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

470

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

14 32
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

Treats anxiety, muscle spasms, seizures, and other medical conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

462

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

15 29
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

412

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

16 15
PAROXETINE HCL

Paroxetine tablets, suspens... +

Paroxetine tablets, suspension (liquid), and extended-release (long-acting) tablets are used to treat depression, panic disorder (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

408

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

17 23
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

Treats symptoms of Parkinson's disease or side effects of other drugs. Source: National Library of Medicine

378

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

R 18 8
BUPROPION HCL SR

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL) is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

19 24
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE

The combination is used as ... +

The combination is used as part of a treatment program to control symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adults and children. Source: National Library of Medicine

273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

20 26
ZIPRASIDONE HCL

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

Used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions). Source: National Library of Medicine

261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

P 21 21
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

Venlafaxine is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

22 12
DULOXETINE HCL

Duloxetine is used to treat... +

Duloxetine is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD; excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

23 13
HALOPERIDOL*

Treats symptoms of mental a... +

Treats symptoms of mental and emotional disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

P 24 28
SUBOXONE

Treats an addiction to or d... +

Treats an addiction to or dependence on narcotic medicine. Source: National Library of Medicine

213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

25 47
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE

Escitalopram is used to tre... +

Escitalopram is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

25 17
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE

Fluvoxamine is used to trea... +

Fluvoxamine is used to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over) and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

27 61
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL) is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

28 14
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

P 29 44
BUSPIRONE HCL

Buspirone is used to treat ... +

Buspirone is used to treat anxiety disorders or in the short-term treatment of symptoms of anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

30 22
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

Treats seizures (epilepsy). Source: National Library of Medicine

167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

30 19
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

Treats insomnia (trouble sleeping). Source: National Library of Medicine

156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

32 35
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL

Nortriptyline is used to tr... +

Nortriptyline is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

33 60
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

34 20
PROPRANOLOL HCL

Propranolol is used to trea... +

Propranolol is used to treat high blood pressure, abnormal heart rhythms, heart disease, pheochromocytoma (tumor on a small gland near the kidneys), and certain types of tremor. Source: National Library of Medicine

129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

35 50
LITHIUM CARBONATE

Lithium is used to treat an... +

Lithium is used to treat and prevent episodes of mania (frenzied, abnormally excited mood) in people with bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder; a disease that causes episodes of depression, episodes of mania, and other abnormal moods). Source: National Library of Medicine

128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

36 34
LOXAPINE 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

P 37 67
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure and fluid retention (edema). Source: National Library of Medicine

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

38 94
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

Treats schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

P 39 27
SEROQUEL XR

Treats schizophrenia and sy... +

Treats schizophrenia and symptoms of bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness). Source: National Library of Medicine

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

P 40 43
INVEGA SUSTENNA

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

Used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia. Source: National Library of Medicine

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

P 41 30
CLONIDINE HCL

Clonidine is used alone or ... +

Clonidine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

42 71
DOXEPIN HCL

Doxepin is used to treat de... +

Doxepin is used to treat depression and anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

R 43 42
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

Used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

O 43 66
BUPRENORPHINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

O 45 81
BUPROPION HCL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL) is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

46 59
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL

Methylphenidate is used as ... +

Methylphenidate is used as part of a treatment program to control symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD; more difficulty focusing, controlling actions, and remaining still or quiet than other people who are the same age) in adults and children. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

47 48
ARIPIPRAZOLE

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

Treats schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

P 48 33
HALOPERIDOL LACTATE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 P 49 145
INVEGA

Treats schizophrenia (a men... +

Treats schizophrenia (a mental disorder). Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 P 50 58
MODAFINIL

Treats narcolepsy, sleep ap... +

Treats narcolepsy, sleep apnea, and shift work sleep disorder. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

51 118
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

Amitriptyline is used to treat symptoms of depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

R 52 39
RISPERDAL CONSTA

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

Treats schizophrenia and certain problems caused by bipolar disorder. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 P 53 45
CARBAMAZEPINE

Treats different types of s... +

Treats different types of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 54 46
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

Treats seizures (epilepsy). Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

55 25
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 56 75
FLUPHENAZINE DECANOATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 P 57 97
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE

Amlodipine is used alone or... +

Amlodipine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

58 63
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • 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 May 4, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.