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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,502Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 32 out of 351

$502K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 52 out of 351

245 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
19% Patients 65 Years and Older
77% 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 Georgia
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

19% of this provider’s 245 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 245 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$77 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $96 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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 Georgia
ALPRAZOLAM 764 92 99 B 1 5
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 531 56 81 2 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 319 84 50 3 8
TRAZODONE HCL 301 109 44 4 1
MIRTAZAPINE 279 20 35 5 13
SERTRALINE HCL 274 79 36 6 7
AMPHETAMINE SALT COMBO 242 0 32 S2 7 34
CLONAZEPAM 233 26 37 B 8 4
BUPROPION HCL SR 214 32 29 9 24
ZONISAMIDE 206 13 27 10 99
DIAZEPAM 197 21 32 B 11 30
SUBOXONE 192 26 18 S3 12 47
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 151 0 21 A 13 2
ZALEPLON 144 18 31 14 100
CYMBALTA 143 19 24 15 15
TEMAZEPAM 133 14 30 B 16 40
PAROXETINE HCL 123 0 15 17 22
RISPERIDONE 112 <11 14 A 18 3
BUSPIRONE HCL 104 13 15 19 25
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 103 18 18 S2 20 55
TOPIRAMATE 102 <11 18 21 32
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 101 <11 14 A 22 20
LAMOTRIGINE 99 31 16 23 12
PROPRANOLOL HCL 96 13 12 24 49
LORAZEPAM 96 13 16 B 24 21
LEVETIRACETAM 93 0 17 26 63
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 89 32 11 27 17
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 82 11 15 28 14
GABAPENTIN 77 12 11 29 23
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 68 <11 <11 30 18
ABILIFY 66 0 14 A 31 16
FLUOXETINE HCL 59 <11 11 32 9
LITHIUM CARBONATE 56 <11 <11 33 28
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 March 10, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.