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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,849Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 31 out of 244

$509K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 39 out of 244

473 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
15% Patients 65 Years and Older
88% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$74 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $93 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 Tennessee
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 507 42 74 A 1 3
TRAZODONE HCL 500 98 97 2 2
RISPERIDONE 411 94 57 A 3 6
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 378 20 58 4 16
SERTRALINE HCL 366 57 59 5 7
CITALOPRAM HBR 344 94 68 6 5
FLUOXETINE HCL 282 35 56 7 9
BUSPIRONE HCL 243 41 62 8 21
GABAPENTIN 200 11 33 9 18
ABILIFY 189 38 28 A 10 14
CLONAZEPAM 186 72 37 B 11 4
PAROXETINE HCL 179 41 24 12 20
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 164 11 29 R 13 12
OLANZAPINE 160 36 25 A 14 15
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 144 <11 32 R 15 32
MIRTAZAPINE 143 26 32 16 11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 136 30 25 17 19
BUPROPION XL 136 0 32 17 24
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 130 <11 18 A 19 27
PERPHENAZINE 123 11 17 A 20 46
ALPRAZOLAM 108 41 14 B 21 1
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 100 <11 35 22 8
HYDROXYZINE HCL 97 13 24 R 23 37
SEROQUEL XR 97 12 16 A 23 33
LITHIUM CARBONATE 96 <11 16 25 23
DOXEPIN HCL 90 <11 29 26 42
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 90 33 12 R 26 36
HALOPERIDOL 85 13 17 A 28 29
LORAZEPAM 82 23 12 B 29 17
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 82 13 15 29 26
CYMBALTA 81 <11 21 31 13
OXCARBAZEPINE 72 0 14 32 31
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 70 35 18 33 28
LAMOTRIGINE 69 <11 16 34 10
BUPROPION HCL SR 65 <11 15 35 25
PROPRANOLOL HCL 54 18 12 36 49
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.