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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,060Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 313

$1.71M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 313

722 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
20%Patients 65 Years and Older
89% 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

8% of this provider’s 722 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 722 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 2,186 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

$121 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $116 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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
CLOZAPINE 1,417 24 1 28
RISPERIDONE 1,049 240 2 2
OLANZAPINE 902 214 3 11
FLUOXETINE HCL 605 69 4 7
SERTRALINE HCL 469 103 5 6
LAMOTRIGINE 464 90 6 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 430 112 S3 7 45
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 428 71 8 4
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 417 92 9 8
TOPIRAMATE 373 0 10 30
CITALOPRAM HBR 333 73 11 5
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 329 0 R 12 3
TRAZODONE HCL 252 36 13 1
SEROQUEL 216 24 14 18
PAROXETINE HCL 209 54 15 16
CYMBALTA 202 43 16 10
BUPROPION HCL SR 201 54 17 19
SUBOXONE 191 0 18 41
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 189 11 19 20
HALOPERIDOL 181 31 20 23
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 162 0 21 34
MIRTAZAPINE 154 29 22 15
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 154 59 22 13
AMPHETAMINE SALT COMBO 152 21 S2 24 33
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 152 40 24 61
BUPROPION XL 135 24 26 17
CARISOPRODOL 134 0 R 27 73
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 133 0 28 63
ZYPREXA 127 16 29 44
PROPRANOLOL HCL 122 0 30 51
ALPRAZOLAM 116 46 31 42
ABILIFY 111 0 32 12
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 107 15 33 21
RISPERDAL CONSTA 99 0 34 39
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 96 17 35 14
LITHIUM CARBONATE 89 0 36 24
GABAPENTIN 84 20 37 22
DOXEPIN HCL 77 21 38 40
SEROQUEL XR 77 0 38 31
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76 0 40 84
CARBAMAZEPINE 75 0 41 47
OMEPRAZOLE 73 19 42 69
BUSPIRONE HCL 73 17 42 27
FLUPHENAZINE DECANOATE 71 0 44 59
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 68 15 45 56
THIOTHIXENE 65 0 46 67
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 62 0 R 47 35
GEODON 59 0 48 46
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 58 0 R 49 53
BUPROPION HCL 58 0 49 54
HALOPERIDOL LACTATE 57 0 51 147
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 55 0 52 58
LISINOPRIL 54 18 53 65
CLONIDINE HCL 54 0 53 72
NAMENDA 51 44 55 29
PROMETHAZINE HCL 51 0 R 55 101
TEMAZEPAM 50 16 57 114
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 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.