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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,188Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 18 out of 351

$511K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 51 out of 351

364 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
38% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $96 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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 967 361 136 B 1 5
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 666 191 107 A 2 2
CLONAZEPAM 501 166 69 B 3 4
RISPERIDONE 452 114 76 A 4 3
TRAZODONE HCL 428 82 77 5 1
FLUOXETINE HCL 342 98 54 6 9
GABAPENTIN 340 99 54 7 23
SERTRALINE HCL 330 79 59 8 7
CITALOPRAM HBR 316 139 47 9 8
CYMBALTA 296 106 42 10 15
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 272 104 47 11 11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 195 95 32 12 17
LAMOTRIGINE 173 35 22 13 12
TOPIRAMATE 171 21 32 14 32
DONEPEZIL HCL 162 131 24 15 35
OLANZAPINE 152 85 31 A 16 10
OXCARBAZEPINE 147 14 28 17 39
LORAZEPAM 145 53 30 B 18 21
BUSPIRONE HCL 141 28 28 19 25
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 140 12 20 A 20 20
NAMENDA 137 119 22 21 33
LITHIUM CARBONATE 133 18 19 22 28
BUPROPION HCL 127 62 26 23 53
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 112 32 31 24 14
MIRTAZAPINE 108 76 19 25 13
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 95 12 26 R 26 26
ABILIFY 90 29 16 A 27 16
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 88 44 26 28 29
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 83 27 16 29 59
HALOPERIDOL 82 17 14 A 30 27
PAROXETINE HCL 78 <11 <11 31 22
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 77 25 17 32 18
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 76 <11 14 R 33 52
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 70 39 11 R 34 37
CARBAMAZEPINE 70 <11 <11 34 43
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 69 <11 15 R 36 6
ROPINIROLE HCL 68 <11 <11 37 97
DIAZEPAM 63 <11 <11 B 38 30
CLONIDINE HCL 58 15 17 39 65
PRISTIQ ER 57 <11 <11 40 46
BUPROPION XL 56 <11 <11 41 19
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.