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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,691Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 94

$1.05M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 94

463 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
14% Patients 65 Years and Older
93% 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 Mississippi
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$121 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $106 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 13.


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 Mississippi
RISPERIDONE 641 65 95 A 1 4
TRAZODONE HCL 615 102 101 2 2
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 606 53 96 R 3 29
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 575 89 66 R 4 3
CITALOPRAM HBR 447 68 74 5 7
PAROXETINE HCL 438 26 59 6 28
OLANZAPINE 437 56 49 A 7 10
ALPRAZOLAM 415 53 60 B 8 6
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 387 12 52 A 9 5
ABILIFY 283 28 53 A 10 9
HALOPERIDOL 266 43 34 A 11 16
CLONAZEPAM 237 22 46 B 12 1
RISPERDAL CONSTA 192 14 18 A 13 43
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 186 15 22 A 14 39
SERTRALINE HCL 184 54 26 15 8
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 183 27 27 16 17
LITHIUM CARBONATE 155 0 19 17 25
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 152 0 24 18 11
FLUOXETINE HCL 143 21 23 19 13
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 139 18 21 20 23
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 129 12 18 A 21 20
CYMBALTA 125 0 18 22 18
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 120 <11 16 23 14
PRISTIQ ER 117 0 15 24 24
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 113 15 20 25 15
MIRTAZAPINE 111 0 14 26 12
GABAPENTIN 95 24 14 27 21
LORAZEPAM 92 14 18 B 28 31
DIAZEPAM 82 <11 <11 B 29 22
BUPROPION XL 76 <11 <11 30 27
BUSPIRONE HCL 70 32 13 31 35
LAMOTRIGINE 54 <11 <11 32 19
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 50 <11 <11 R 33 30
INVEGA SUSTENNA 50 <11 <11 A 33 34
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. 28, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.