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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,881Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 13 out of 313

$631K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 35 out of 313

392 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
35%Patients 65 Years and Older
71% 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
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 2,482 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 3%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$80 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $116 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 14.


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This Prescriber's Drugs

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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 502 129 1 2
TRAZODONE HCL 464 89 2 1
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 444 121 3 4
SERTRALINE HCL 363 110 4 6
CITALOPRAM HBR 343 106 5 5
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 343 131 5 8
GABAPENTIN 340 100 7 22
FLUOXETINE HCL 331 62 8 7
CYMBALTA 287 114 9 10
TOPIRAMATE 174 20 10 30
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 172 81 11 14
SEROQUEL 167 38 12 18
LAMOTRIGINE 163 36 13 9
ALPRAZOLAM 155 104 14 42
OXCARBAZEPINE 151 24 15 36
DONEPEZIL HCL 148 113 16 32
NAMENDA 147 129 17 29
BUSPIRONE HCL 143 21 18 27
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 137 0 R 19 25
MIRTAZAPINE 134 75 20 15
LITHIUM CARBONATE 127 25 21 24
BUPROPION HCL 122 57 22 54
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 121 14 23 20
ABILIFY 108 25 24 12
OLANZAPINE 105 74 25 11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 94 56 26 26
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 91 0 R 27 3
PAROXETINE HCL 84 14 28 16
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 83 28 29 63
ROPINIROLE HCL 80 26 30 74
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 78 43 R 31 35
HALOPERIDOL 68 0 32 23
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 66 13 R 33 53
BUPROPION XL 55 30 34 17
CARBAMAZEPINE 55 0 34 47
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 54 27 36 62
PRISTIQ ER 52 0 37 48
THIORIDAZINE HCL 51 0 R 38 94
CLONIDINE HCL 51 17 38 72
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 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.