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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,727Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 18 out of 457

$1.11M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 15 out of 457

261 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
14%Patients 65 Years and Older
94% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 959 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 3%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$165 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

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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
CLOZAPINE 509 81 1 11
RISPERIDONE 382 61 2 1
LITHIUM CARBONATE 368 73 3 17
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 300 38 R 4 3
OLANZAPINE 298 48 5 7
ABILIFY 271 24 6 5
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 215 26 7 10
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 211 30 8 21
TRAZODONE HCL 199 0 9 2
LAMOTRIGINE 187 11 10 8
CYMBALTA 174 35 11 13
CITALOPRAM HBR 160 32 12 9
FLUOXETINE HCL 152 0 13 12
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 150 22 14 4
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 149 0 15 18
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 144 38 16 22
HALOPERIDOL 139 23 17 19
SERTRALINE HCL 135 29 18 6
RISPERDAL CONSTA 131 43 19 32
PAROXETINE HCL 124 22 20 16
BUSPIRONE HCL 122 12 21 25
BUPROPION XL 119 21 22 20
INVEGA 108 0 23 36
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 95 0 24 28
MIRTAZAPINE 89 20 25 23
GABAPENTIN 83 11 26 26
OXCARBAZEPINE 81 0 27 29
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 78 0 28 30
INVEGA SUSTENNA 75 0 29 45
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 74 0 R 30 34
PROPRANOLOL HCL 72 12 31 43
BUPROPION HCL SR 70 12 32 27
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 67 12 33 47
SEROQUEL 58 0 34 24
LEXAPRO 57 0 35 58
SEROQUEL XR 57 0 35 14
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 56 0 R 37 37
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 10, 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.