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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,283Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 370

$1.42M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 370

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

53% 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 than average Average for
this specialty
in Georgia
lower than average

Antipsychotics

39% of this provider’s 394 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 43%.

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Antibiotics

This provider prescribed antibiotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

18% of this provider’s 394 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 21%.

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Opioids

This provider prescribed opioids to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Brand Name Drugs

13% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 12%.

Prescription Price

$107 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $93 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 15.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all patients.

This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$1.22M

2012

$1.25M

2013

$1.3M

2014

$1.42M

2015

Number of Claims

9,845

2012

11,120

2013

11,712

2014

13,283

2015

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. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

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.

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 Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

Trazodone is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

717

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

156

patients, 18% of all patients

1 2
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE

Quetiapine is used to treat... +

Quetiapine is used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions). Source: National Library of Medicine

713

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

141

patients, 17% of all patients

P 2 3
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

Treats seizures, panic disorder, and anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

520

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

98

patients, 12% of all patients

3 1
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures and mood disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

518

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

103

patients, 12% of all patients

4 11
FLUOXETINE HCL

Fluoxetine is used to treat... +

Fluoxetine is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), some eating disorders, and panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks). Source: National Library of Medicine

480

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

80

patients, 9% of all patients

5 7
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

Treats schizophrenia and certain problems caused by bipolar disorder. Source: National Library of Medicine

475

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

92

patients, 11% of all patients

P 6 5
SERTRALINE HCL

Sertraline is used to treat... +

Sertraline is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), posttraumatic stress disorder (disturbing psychological symptoms that develop after a frightening experience), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

471

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

99

patients, 12% of all patients

7 6
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

Treats psychotic mental disorders, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness). Source: National Library of Medicine

411

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

P 8 9
DULOXETINE HCL

Duloxetine is used to treat... +

Duloxetine is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD; excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

391

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

9 13
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

Citalopram is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

353

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

10 10
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL) is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

351

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

11 14
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

345

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

12 20
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE

Escitalopram is used to tre... +

Escitalopram is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

337

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

13 17
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

Treats anxiety, panic disorder, insomnia (trouble sleeping), and anxiety caused by depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

334

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

14 4
BUSPIRONE HCL

Buspirone is used to treat ... +

Buspirone is used to treat anxiety disorders or in the short-term treatment of symptoms of anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

305

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

15 22
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

Venlafaxine is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

16 12
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

Treats symptoms of Parkinson's disease or side effects of other drugs. Source: National Library of Medicine

286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

R 17 8
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

Treats seizures (epilepsy). Source: National Library of Medicine

275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

18 19
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

18 15
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE

Zolpidem is used to treat i... +

Zolpidem is used to treat insomnia (difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep). Source: National Library of Medicine

257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

R 20 16
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

Treats anxiety, anxiety with depression, and insomnia (trouble sleeping). Source: National Library of Medicine

256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

21 18
ZIPRASIDONE HCL

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

Used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions). Source: National Library of Medicine

245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

P 22 21
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

Treats schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

P 23 27
DONEPEZIL HCL

Donepezil is used to treat ... +

Donepezil is used to treat dementia (a brain disorder that affects the ability to remember, think clearly, communicate, and perform daily activities and may cause changes in mood and personality) associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD; a brain disease that slowly destroys the memory and the ability to think, learn, communicate and handle daily activities). Source: National Library of Medicine

189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

24 36
PAROXETINE HCL

Paroxetine tablets, suspens... +

Paroxetine tablets, suspension (liquid), and extended-release (long-acting) tablets are used to treat depression, panic disorder (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

25 23
ARIPIPRAZOLE

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

Treats schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

P 26 33
SEROQUEL XR

Treats schizophrenia and sy... +

Treats schizophrenia and symptoms of bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness). Source: National Library of Medicine

146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

P 27 43
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE

Treats anxiety, tension, ne... +

Treats anxiety, tension, nervousness, nausea, vomiting, allergies, skin rash, hives, and itching. Source: National Library of Medicine

143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

R 28 37
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

Amitriptyline is used to treat symptoms of depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

R 29 39
LITHIUM CARBONATE

Lithium is used to treat an... +

Lithium is used to treat and prevent episodes of mania (frenzied, abnormally excited mood) in people with bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder; a disease that causes episodes of depression, episodes of mania, and other abnormal moods). Source: National Library of Medicine

128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

30 34
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

Treats seizures (epilepsy). Source: National Library of Medicine

115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

31 25
DOXEPIN HCL

Doxepin is used to treat de... +

Doxepin is used to treat depression and anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

R 32 42
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

Helps control and prevent certain kinds of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

33 32
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

Used to treat the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

34 41
BUPROPION HCL SR

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL) is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

35 24
BUPROPION HCL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL) is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

36 59
CLOZAPINE

Treats schizophrenia. Also ... +

Treats schizophrenia. Source: National Library of Medicine

86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 37 31
NUEDEXTA

Used to treat pseudobulbar ... +

Used to treat pseudobulbar affect (PBA; a condition of sudden, frequent outbursts of crying or laughing that can not be controlled) in people with certain conditions such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, Lou Gehrig's disease; condition in which the nerves that control muscle movement slowly die, causing the muscles to shrink and weaken) or multiple sclerosis (a disease in which the nerves do not function properly and patients may experience weakness, numbness, loss of muscle coordination and problems with vision, speech, and bladder control). Source: National Library of Medicine

83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

38 138
SAPHRIS 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P 39 80
CLOMIPRAMINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 R 40 85
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE

The combination is used as ... +

The combination is used as part of a treatment program to control symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adults and children. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

41 26
VIIBRYD

Used to treat depression in... +

Used to treat depression in adults. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 42 72
LATUDA

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

Used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions). Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

P 42 40
PROPRANOLOL HCL

Propranolol is used to trea... +

Propranolol is used to treat high blood pressure, abnormal heart rhythms, heart disease, pheochromocytoma (tumor on a small gland near the kidneys), and certain types of tremor. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 44 50
HALOPERIDOL*

Treats symptoms of mental a... +

Treats symptoms of mental and emotional disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P 44 28
OXCARBAZEPINE

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat seizures caused by epilepsy in adults and children 2 years of age and older. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

44 38
VENLAFAXINE HCL

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

Venlafaxine is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

47 55
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL

Methylphenidate is used as ... +

Methylphenidate is used as part of a treatment program to control symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD; more difficulty focusing, controlling actions, and remaining still or quiet than other people who are the same age) in adults and children. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

48 48
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

Treats anxiety, muscle spasms, seizures, and other medical conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

49 29
PRISTIQ ER

Used to treat depression. D... +

Used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

50 51
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. The data for 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than 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 there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • 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.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.