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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,163Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 313

$1.37M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 313

695 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
25%Patients 65 Years and Older
69% 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
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this specialty
in Georgia
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

20% of this provider’s 695 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

16% of this provider’s 695 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 2,425 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 22%.

Prescription Price

$104 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
TRAZODONE HCL 474 68 1 1
PERPHENAZINE 468 61 10 2 52
SUBOXONE 466 28 3 41
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 464 90 4 13
LAMOTRIGINE 430 79 5 9
FLUOXETINE HCL 409 65 6 7
AMPHETAMINE SALT COMBO 392 34 S2 7 33
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 355 33 8 4
BUPROPION HCL SR 300 73 9 19
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 292 48 10 8
SERTRALINE HCL 283 58 11 6
ABILIFY 266 63 12 12
CYMBALTA 259 54 13 10
BUPROPION XL 247 44 14 17
BUPRENORPHINE HCL 246 16 S3 10 15 81
OLANZAPINE 236 87 16 11
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 203 30 R 17 35
PRISTIQ ER 200 63 18 48
DOXEPIN HCL 191 65 19 40
VENLAFAXINE HCL 191 43 19 49
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 190 56 21 55
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 182 40 22 14
GABAPENTIN 171 38 23 22
LITHIUM CARBONATE 169 35 24 24
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 156 33 25 61
RISPERIDONE 150 18 26 2
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 147 0 27 20
CITALOPRAM HBR 147 53 27 5
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 141 24 29 56
PAROXETINE HCL 140 40 30 16
ALPRAZOLAM 134 38 31 42
OMEPRAZOLE 134 16 31 69
PROMETHAZINE HCL 112 0 R 33 101
TOPIRAMATE 110 0 34 30
MIRTAZAPINE 108 43 35 15
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 105 13 R 36 3
SEROQUEL 105 0 36 18
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 103 0 R 38 53
AMOXAPINE 94 0 10 39 119
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 92 0 S3 40 45
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 84 44 41 62
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 83 44 42 21
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 82 0 S2 43 90
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 82 0 43 68
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 70 0 R 45 94
CLONAZEPAM 69 0 46 50
NAMENDA 69 47 46 29
LORAZEPAM 66 40 48 80
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 63 41 49 76
CLOZAPINE 63 0 49 28
PROPRANOLOL HCL 62 0 51 51
TIZANIDINE HCL 60 0 52 143
BUSPIRONE HCL 60 0 52 27
LISINOPRIL 59 0 54 65
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE SULFATE 58 21 S2 55 145
ATENOLOL 57 16 56 91
IBUPROFEN 56 15 57 79
SIMVASTATIN 54 18 58 70
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 54 0 58 58
CARBAMAZEPINE 53 0 60 47
METHADONE HCL 53 12 S2 60 82
ADDERALL XR 51 0 S2 10 62 159
VYVANSE 50 0 S2 63 162
FAZACLO 50 0 63 162
IMIPRAMINE HCL 50 0 R 63 102
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.