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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,573Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 457

$1.73M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 457

369 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
20%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 Average for
this specialty
in Michigan
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 369 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

8% of this provider’s 1,228 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 3%.

Brand Name Drugs

30% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$180 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $140 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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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.

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
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Michigan
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 502 57 1 4
TRAZODONE HCL 467 46 2 2
RISPERIDONE 453 70 3 1
ABILIFY 379 59 4 5
LAMOTRIGINE 350 30 5 8
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 318 62 R 6 3
SERTRALINE HCL 307 74 7 6
OLANZAPINE 287 53 8 7
LITHIUM CARBONATE 266 60 9 17
CLOZAPINE 246 12 10 11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 237 0 11 10
RISPERDAL CONSTA 237 14 11 32
SEROQUEL 223 29 13 24
SEROQUEL XR 221 18 14 14
CITALOPRAM HBR 218 66 15 9
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 213 18 16 21
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 203 27 17 22
OXCARBAZEPINE 199 0 18 29
GABAPENTIN 193 26 19 26
PAROXETINE HCL 173 29 20 16
CYMBALTA 165 0 21 13
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 156 0 22 28
SAPHRIS 153 14 23 55
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 150 0 24 47
BUSPIRONE HCL 136 20 25 25
FLUOXETINE HCL 136 25 25 12
BUPROPION HCL SR 135 0 27 27
BUPROPION XL 131 11 28 20
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 125 32 29 18
TOPIRAMATE 117 0 30 31
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 116 22 31 46
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 111 0 R 32 37
MIRTAZAPINE 110 23 33 23
PRISTIQ ER 103 0 34 44
AMPHETAMINE SALT COMBO 101 0 S2 35 33
HALOPERIDOL 99 26 36 19
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 88 0 37 42
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 75 13 R 38 61
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 75 0 38 15
LEXAPRO 72 0 40 58
OLANZAPINE ODT 72 0 40 40
INVEGA 69 13 42 36
GEODON 69 0 42 62
INVEGA SUSTENNA 64 0 44 45
ALPRAZOLAM 56 23 45 74
LOVAZA 53 0 46 63
CLONAZEPAM 52 0 47 52
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 100 51 0 48 97
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths 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.
  • The calculation of “Risky Drugs to Seniors” does not include drugs for which a provider wrote 11 or fewer prescriptions because Medicare redacted the information to protect patient privacy.
  • 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. 31, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.