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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,175Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 23 out of 457

$1.04M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 20 out of 457

409 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
25%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 Average for
this specialty
in Michigan
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

4% of this provider’s 409 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

7% of this provider’s 1,581 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

$168 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $140 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 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
TRAZODONE HCL 332 27 1 2
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 317 84 2 4
OLANZAPINE 288 95 3 7
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 267 84 R 4 3
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 257 50 5 10
RISPERIDONE 250 99 6 1
ABILIFY 234 73 7 5
LAMOTRIGINE 231 34 8 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 230 58 9 9
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 203 29 10 28
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 184 81 11 15
SERTRALINE HCL 178 45 12 6
HALOPERIDOL 168 55 13 19
LITHIUM CARBONATE 150 27 14 17
SEROQUEL 120 36 15 24
CLOZAPINE 113 15 16 11
GABAPENTIN 107 0 17 26
SEROQUEL XR 99 15 18 14
CYMBALTA 93 0 19 13
OLANZAPINE ODT 93 46 19 40
RISPERDAL CONSTA 93 15 19 32
FLUOXETINE HCL 88 33 22 12
FLUPHENAZINE DECANOATE 87 16 23 57
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 84 42 24 30
CARBAMAZEPINE 75 18 25 39
GEODON 74 0 26 62
OXCARBAZEPINE 68 0 27 29
MIRTAZAPINE 67 25 28 23
PAROXETINE HCL 64 0 29 16
BUPROPION XL 64 0 29 20
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 62 0 31 21
BUPROPION HCL SR 62 0 31 27
PRAZOSIN HCL 56 0 33 83
INVEGA SUSTENNA 54 0 34 45
INVEGA 53 0 35 36
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 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.