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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,478Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 37 out of 225

$713K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 28 out of 225

322 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
25%Patients 65 Years and Older
82% 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

7% of this provider’s 322 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 1,183 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 3%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$130 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $117 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 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
BUSPIRONE HCL 299 46 1 19
TRAZODONE HCL 283 53 2 1
MIRTAZAPINE 275 78 3 11
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 266 47 4 5
GABAPENTIN 252 21 5 17
FLUOXETINE HCL 250 67 6 7
CYMBALTA 227 37 7 10
BUPROPION HCL SR 191 30 8 20
BUPROPION XL 160 35 9 21
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 153 49 10 13
OLANZAPINE 151 69 11 14
LAMOTRIGINE 139 14 12 9
DOXEPIN HCL 132 29 13 38
SERTRALINE HCL 126 0 14 6
CITALOPRAM HBR 111 32 15 2
ABILIFY 107 14 16 12
PAROXETINE HCL 104 53 17 15
DONEPEZIL HCL 92 53 18 30
RISPERIDONE 91 31 19 3
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 91 20 19 4
SEROQUEL 86 17 21 22
AMPHETAMINE SALT COMBO 82 0 S2 22 29
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 82 24 R 22 8
HYDROXYZINE HCL 81 11 R 24 33
LITHIUM CARBONATE 71 0 25 16
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 69 19 26 25
NAMENDA 68 56 27 35
HALOPERIDOL 68 12 27 24
SEROQUEL XR 66 11 29 26
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 65 0 R 30 28
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 55 0 31 18
ROPINIROLE HCL 53 17 32 66
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 51 22 33 23
MAPROTILINE HCL 50 0 10 34 122
ROZEREM 50 0 34 122
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 April 22, 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.