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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,266Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 53 out of 244

$733K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 23 out of 244

472 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
10% Patients 65 Years and Older
99% 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 81928cdb0ebe162ff75cf405bfacadd396bf3ec84bc467b6f3e612dd63daa776 Average for
this specialty
in Tennessee
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$139 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $93 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

11 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 15.


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.

B

A benzodiazepine, or tranquilizer. More » The American Geriatrics Society says these drugs increase the risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls and fractures in older adults.

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 with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Recieving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Tennessee
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 655 64 134 R 1 12
TRAZODONE HCL 377 25 96 2 2
RISPERIDONE 363 34 69 A 3 6
CITALOPRAM HBR 284 21 76 4 5
OLANZAPINE 257 53 44 A 5 15
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 249 26 45 A 6 3
ABILIFY 205 <11 49 A 7 14
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 171 <11 41 8 26
MIRTAZAPINE 170 41 38 9 11
SERTRALINE HCL 160 18 47 10 7
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 132 <11 44 R 11 32
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 127 <11 45 A 12 47
RISPERDAL CONSTA 99 <11 13 A 13 48
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 98 <11 19 A 14 27
FLUOXETINE HCL 96 <11 17 15 9
BUSPIRONE HCL 93 25 23 16 21
PAROXETINE HCL 90 20 20 17 20
CLONAZEPAM 88 25 16 B 18 4
HYDROXYZINE HCL 84 19 20 R 19 37
CARBAMAZEPINE 79 13 13 20 43
INVEGA SUSTENNA 79 <11 15 A 20 51
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 75 0 19 22 16
FLUPHENAZINE DECANOATE 74 12 23 A 23 83
LITHIUM CARBONATE 70 13 13 24 23
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 69 17 16 A 25 45
CLOZAPINE 66 <11 <11 A 26 35
CYMBALTA 63 11 11 27 13
HALOPERIDOL 61 <11 15 A 28 29
SEROQUEL XR 58 0 20 A 29 33
LAMOTRIGINE 57 0 14 30 10
ALPRAZOLAM 53 0 12 B 31 1
BUPROPION HCL SR 51 <11 <11 32 25
OXCARBAZEPINE 51 <11 <11 32 31
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths of these prescriptions 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.
  • 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.