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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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30,555Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 457

$5.37M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 457

1,062 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
11%Patients 65 Years and Older
100% 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

1% of this provider’s 1,062 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

11% of this provider’s 2,835 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 3%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$176 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $140 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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
RISPERIDONE 2,273 211 10 1 1
SEROQUEL XR 1,927 189 10 2 14
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 1,693 176 R 10 3 3
OLANZAPINE 1,422 174 10 4 7
FLUOXETINE HCL 1,415 198 5 12
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 1,360 104 10 6 15
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 1,182 47 10 7 10
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 1,098 68 8 4
ABILIFY 993 102 9 5
PAROXETINE HCL 894 74 10 16
TRAZODONE HCL 865 118 11 2
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 836 40 10 12 28
PROPRANOLOL HCL 829 0 10 13 43
HALOPERIDOL 795 127 10 14 19
CLOZAPINE 706 0 15 11
LAMOTRIGINE 701 51 16 8
BUSPIRONE HCL 661 107 17 25
SERTRALINE HCL 620 63 18 6
CITALOPRAM HBR 568 38 19 9
FAZACLO 544 34 10 20 35
THIORIDAZINE HCL 542 79 R 10 21 54
CARBAMAZEPINE 509 60 10 22 39
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 477 52 23 21
NALTREXONE HCL 465 21 10 24 68
SEROQUEL 456 35 25 24
INVEGA 358 24 10 26 36
CLOMIPRAMINE HCL 298 32 R 10 27 66
OXCARBAZEPINE 289 27 28 29
CLONIDINE HCL 276 23 29 60
DONEPEZIL HCL 273 117 30 41
ZYPREXA 239 33 10 31 56
LITHIUM CARBONATE 226 0 32 17
MIRTAZAPINE 224 14 33 23
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 222 18 34 59
GEODON 219 0 10 35 62
TOPIRAMATE 217 0 36 31
NAMENDA 208 96 37 49
RISPERDAL CONSTA 204 0 38 32
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 188 12 39 47
LATUDA 182 0 40 38
LEXAPRO 166 14 41 58
GLYCOPYRROLATE 149 0 42 94
IMIPRAMINE HCL 127 0 R 43 97
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 124 0 44 18
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 118 0 R 45 34
VALPROIC ACID 113 0 46 84
STRATTERA 110 0 10 47 79
TRIFLUOPERAZINE HCL 109 24 48 90
GABAPENTIN 109 0 48 26
BUPROPION HCL SR 107 15 50 27
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 98 0 R 51 37
CYMBALTA 94 0 52 13
OLANZAPINE ODT 93 17 53 40
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 79 0 54 22
BUPROPION XL 74 24 55 20
FANAPT 72 0 56 73
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 68 0 57 30
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 66 13 R 58 61
LOXAPINE 59 0 59 69
CLOZARIL 50 0 60 93
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 Nov. 8, 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.