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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,176Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 27 out of 351

$511K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 50 out of 351

342 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
28% Patients 65 Years and Older
70% 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

6% of this provider’s 342 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

$71 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $96 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 739 216 122 1 11
ALPRAZOLAM 576 81 112 B 2 5
LAMOTRIGINE 406 59 77 3 12
SERTRALINE HCL 296 79 47 4 7
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 294 68 45 A 5 2
TRAZODONE HCL 294 40 52 5 1
CLONAZEPAM 272 62 46 B 7 4
MIRTAZAPINE 245 88 46 8 13
RISPERIDONE 220 60 30 A 9 3
FLUOXETINE HCL 192 60 30 10 9
OLANZAPINE 187 84 28 A 11 10
ABILIFY 145 21 24 A 12 16
CITALOPRAM HBR 139 36 21 13 8
PAROXETINE HCL 138 38 22 14 22
TEMAZEPAM 138 16 28 B 14 40
LITHIUM CARBONATE 137 22 22 16 28
BUPROPION XL 136 38 24 17 19
DIAZEPAM 135 38 27 B 18 30
CYMBALTA 131 30 24 19 15
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 125 18 23 20 14
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 111 <11 18 R 21 26
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 106 12 21 A 22 20
LORAZEPAM 104 71 20 B 23 21
AMPHETAMINE SALT COMBO 104 0 15 S2 23 34
VENLAFAXINE HCL 99 35 15 25 51
BUPROPION HCL SR 98 29 18 26 24
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 96 19 15 27 29
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 94 32 16 28 18
OXCARBAZEPINE 84 22 13 29 39
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 75 36 12 R 30 6
TOPIRAMATE 74 11 12 31 32
TRIAZOLAM 69 28 12 B 32 84
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 60 <11 11 33 17
OLANZAPINE-FLUOXETINE HCL 59 <11 <11 A 34 150
GABAPENTIN 55 <11 14 35 23
HALOPERIDOL 50 <11 <11 A 36 27
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 Oct. 1, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.