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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,339Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 10 out of 179

$2.21M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 179

492 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
12% Patients 65 Years and Older
96% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$179 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $108 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 1,509 157 187 R 10 1 6
OLANZAPINE 762 150 72 A 2 12
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 683 45 79 A 3 3
INVEGA SUSTENNA 595 <11 85 A 10 4 28
TRAZODONE HCL 576 85 75 5 2
RISPERIDONE 568 136 72 A 6 5
CLONAZEPAM 525 64 65 B 7 1
LORAZEPAM 490 123 57 B 8 14
ABILIFY 444 25 52 A 9 9
FLUOXETINE HCL 388 49 34 10 7
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 381 26 50 11 18
CITALOPRAM HBR 334 79 55 12 8
MIRTAZAPINE 296 50 37 13 16
CLOZAPINE 273 16 21 A 14 33
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 237 36 25 15 15
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 223 20 29 A 16 41
HALOPERIDOL 223 16 44 A 16 25
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 209 0 29 R 18 34
PERPHENAZINE 205 <11 31 A 19 51
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 198 20 51 A 20 42
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 186 12 20 A 21 22
PAROXETINE HCL 184 21 21 22 27
SERTRALINE HCL 159 26 18 23 11
FLUPHENAZINE DECANOATE 156 29 46 A 10 24 52
RISPERDAL CONSTA 155 <11 22 A 25 35
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 153 23 14 R 26 44
BUSPIRONE HCL 147 11 20 27 23
OLANZAPINE ODT 144 50 15 A 28 59
BUPROPION HCL SR 129 12 18 29 31
CYMBALTA 128 26 15 30 17
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 110 14 13 31 26
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 101 0 12 32 19
LITHIUM CARBONATE 99 0 13 33 21
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 94 <11 <11 34 13
GABAPENTIN 91 <11 <11 35 24
BUPROPION XL 78 <11 13 36 20
PROPRANOLOL HCL 68 12 11 37 47
ALPRAZOLAM 62 <11 <11 B 38 4
SEROQUEL XR 57 <11 <11 A 39 32
OXCARBAZEPINE 54 <11 <11 40 40
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 52 <11 <11 A 41 53
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.