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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,596Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 63 out of 351

$306K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 107 out of 351

322 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
47% Patients 65 Years and Older
67% 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

4% of this provider’s 322 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Brand Name Drugs*

13% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$66 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $96 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 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 310 77 51 B 1 5
CLONAZEPAM 232 69 42 B 2 4
TRAZODONE HCL 227 74 36 3 1
RISPERIDONE 223 111 36 A 4 3
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 216 46 37 A 5 2
LORAZEPAM 207 118 37 B 6 21
SERTRALINE HCL 203 74 31 7 7
FLUOXETINE HCL 197 88 23 8 9
MIRTAZAPINE 188 128 38 9 13
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 186 65 38 10 18
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 181 81 26 11 29
DONEPEZIL HCL 143 129 27 12 35
CITALOPRAM HBR 140 25 28 13 8
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 134 43 32 14 11
ABILIFY 106 23 15 A 15 16
OLANZAPINE 91 50 14 A 16 10
CYMBALTA 90 38 14 17 15
BUPROPION HCL SR 84 26 13 18 24
NAMENDA 78 73* 13 19 33
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 65 19 13 20 17
LAMOTRIGINE 63 25 13 21 12
TEMAZEPAM 61 15 18 B 22 40
BUPROPION XL 60 <11 <11 23 19
BUSPIRONE HCL 58 16 14 24 25
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 57 <11 <11 R 25 6
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 56 <11 <11 A 26 20
BUPROPION HCL 53 <11 <11 27 53
DIAZEPAM 53 <11 <11 B 27 30
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 17, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.