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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,773Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 225

$834K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 18 out of 225

534 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
38%Patients 65 Years and Older
37% 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 Tennessee
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 2,993 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 3%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$95 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $117 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 13.


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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 Tennessee
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 553 145 1 4
TRAZODONE HCL 493 157 2 1
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 478 166 3 5
CITALOPRAM HBR 409 146 4 2
LITHIUM CARBONATE 405 87 5 16
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 367 180 6 13
LAMOTRIGINE 345 55 7 9
FLUOXETINE HCL 344 81 8 7
PAROXETINE HCL 309 121 9 15
PRISTIQ ER 290 89 10 36
CYMBALTA 289 74 11 10
BUSPIRONE HCL 289 111 11 19
SERTRALINE HCL 273 105 13 6
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 262 115 14 25
ZALEPLON 226 82 10 15 64
ABILIFY 217 68 16 12
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 214 62 17 18
MIRTAZAPINE 212 103 18 11
BUPROPION XL 180 44 19 21
SEROQUEL 166 75 20 22
GABAPENTIN 125 0 21 17
OXCARBAZEPINE 123 23 22 31
LEXAPRO 117 81 23 58
OLANZAPINE 112 14 24 14
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 111 36 25 27
RISPERIDONE 98 19 26 3
TOPIRAMATE 98 0 26 37
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 96 37 R 28 34
IMIPRAMINE HCL 88 47 R 29 81
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE ER 86 23 30 106
SEROQUEL XR 72 14 31 26
DONEPEZIL HCL 71 71 32 30
BUDEPRION XL 69 24 33 92
NAMENDA 62 62 34 35
EXELON 54 54 35 55
LUNESTA 52 34 36 47
GEODON 52 13 36 48
ROPINIROLE HCL 51 16 38 66
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 51 13 R 38 8
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 9, 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.