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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,558Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 244

$2.06M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 244

811 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
19% Patients 65 Years and Older
86% 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 Tennessee
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

2% of this provider’s 811 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$152 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $93 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 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 Tennessee
TRAZODONE HCL 802 135 148 1 2
ALPRAZOLAM 686 118 97 B 2 1
CITALOPRAM HBR 552 118 97 3 5
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 544 63 78 A 4 3
CLONAZEPAM 491 120 80 B 5 4
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 431 84 65 R 6 12
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 424 83 78 7 16
SERTRALINE HCL 414 88 65 8 7
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 412 77 63 9 8
RISPERIDONE 408 71 65 A 10 6
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 395 44 64 11 26
ABILIFY 392 34 79 A 12 14
OLANZAPINE 386 106 57 A 13 15
SEROQUEL XR 384 45 73 A 14 33
PAROXETINE HCL 374 38 59 15 20
FLUOXETINE HCL 369 44 62 16 9
CYMBALTA 368 36 71 17 13
MIRTAZAPINE 344 65 66 18 11
GABAPENTIN 330 14 57 19 18
LORAZEPAM 322 116 46 B 20 17
LITHIUM CARBONATE 290 15 46 21 23
LAMOTRIGINE 279 39 41 22 10
BUPROPION HCL SR 268 32 40 23 25
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 224 25 39 A 24 27
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 221 57 40 25 19
BUPROPION XL 194 28 34 26 24
INVEGA SUSTENNA 192 22 26 A 27 51
BUSPIRONE HCL 186 22 37 28 21
TOPIRAMATE 154 12 25 29 39
OXCARBAZEPINE 148 0 20 30 31
DIAZEPAM 146 50 26 B 31 22
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 145 15 35 R 32 32
PRISTIQ ER 135 19 23 33 40
NAMENDA 130 71 22 34 38
CLOZAPINE 120 0 11 A 35 35
LATUDA 120 18 31 A 35 58
HYDROXYZINE HCL 112 20 22 R 37 37
ABILIFY MAINTENA 95 <11 28 A 10 38 106
HALOPERIDOL 91 22 16 A 39 29
CARBAMAZEPINE 82 0 13 40 43
LUNESTA 80 19 17 41 52
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 61 <11 <11 R 42 36
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 52 15 13 A 43 47
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 Dec. 28, 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.