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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,820Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 56 out of 179

$414K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 66 out of 179

224 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
65% Patients 65 Years and Older
47% 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 Alabama
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 224 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

5% of this provider’s 224 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs*

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$86 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $108 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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 Alabama
TRAZODONE HCL 473 301 106 1 2
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 304 208 69 A 2 3
CYMBALTA 268 210 61 3 17
ALPRAZOLAM 190 45 33 B 4 4
NAMENDA 188 183* 50 5 38
CITALOPRAM HBR 171 78 35 6 8
MIRTAZAPINE 170 110 39 7 16
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 169 126 37 8 26
TEMAZEPAM 133 47 41 B 9 39
CLONAZEPAM 118 28 17 B 10 1
BUPROPION XL 115 16 23 11 20
OLANZAPINE 109 81 36 A 12 12
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 98 78 28 13 57
ABILIFY 92 71 19 A 14 9
LITHIUM CARBONATE 78 22 13 15 21
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 77 25 15 16 19
RISPERIDONE 76 16 19 A 17 5
DONEPEZIL HCL 74 69* 24 18 36
LORAZEPAM 67 34 19 B 19 14
EXELON 63 58* 20 20 74
BUPROPION HCL SR 55 24 11 21 31
SERTRALINE HCL 55 29 13 21 11
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 Jan. 16, 2015.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.