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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,194Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 10 out of 374 providers in this state and specialty

$498K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 39 out of 374 providers in this state and specialty

375 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
26% Patients 65 Years and Older

90% 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 than average Average for
this specialty
in Georgia
lower than average

Antipsychotics

Comparisons are not shown because this provider has fewer than 100 patients who are 65 and older.

49 of this provider’s 98 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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Antibiotics

This provider prescribed antibiotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Opioids

This provider prescribed opioids to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Brand Name Drugs *

6% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 9%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $81 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all patients.

This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$785K

2014

$615K

2015

$498K

2016

Number of Claims

11,112

2014

10,731

2015

10,194

2016

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. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

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 Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
CLONAZEPAM 692

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

80

patients, 21% of all patients

1 2
RISPERIDONE 607

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

63

patients, 17% of all patients

P 2 5
ALPRAZOLAM 600

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

61

patients, 16% of all patients

3 4
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 581

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

64

patients, 17% of all patients

P 4 3
TRAZODONE HCL 456

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

64

patients, 17% of all patients

5 1
GABAPENTIN 434

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

50

patients, 13% of all patients

6 22
FLUOXETINE HCL 432

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

51

patients, 14% of all patients

7 7
SERTRALINE HCL 359

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

46

patients, 12% of all patients

8 6
OLANZAPINE 343

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

P 9 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 331

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

10 13
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 287

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

11 9
BUPROPION HCL SR 267

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

12 25
LORAZEPAM 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

13 19
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

14 14
MIRTAZAPINE 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

15 16
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

15 27
PERPHENAZINE 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

P 17 51
ARIPIPRAZOLE 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

P 18 17
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

18 15
PAROXETINE HCL 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

20 24
CLOZAPINE 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

P 21 31
LITHIUM CARBONATE 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

22 33
DULOXETINE HCL 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

23 11
RISPERDAL CONSTA 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 P 24 52
HALOPERIDOL 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

P 24 28
DIAZEPAM 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

26 29
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

27 63
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

P 27 23
LAMOTRIGINE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

29 10
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

30 38
BUSPIRONE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

31 21
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

32 20
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

33 37
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

P 34 56
OXCARBAZEPINE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

35 34
BUPROPION XL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

36 12
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 P 37 43
PROPRANOLOL HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

38 48
VENLAFAXINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 39 54
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

40 18
THIOTHIXENE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 P 41 90
DOXEPIN HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 42 41
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 P 43 75
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 44 26
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. The data for 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than 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 there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • 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.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.