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Prescriber Checkup

MOLLY SILAS M.D.

7945 STONE CREEK DR. SUITE 130 STONE CREEK PSYCHIATRY

Chanhassen | Minnesota | 55317

(952) 241-4050

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,279Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 15 out of 244

$1.08M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 244

253 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
25%Patients 65 Years and Older
79% 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 Minnesota
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 253 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 1,153 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

30% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$172 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $141 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


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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 Minnesota
TRAZODONE HCL 410 118 1 1
OLANZAPINE 356 94 2 8
CLOZAPINE 319 38 3 4
ABILIFY 305 23 4 5
SERTRALINE HCL 286 19 5 7
RISPERIDONE 273 46 6 2
CYMBALTA 207 45 7 10
MIRTAZAPINE 196 61 8 14
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 184 34 9 3
FLUOXETINE HCL 181 40 10 13
LAMOTRIGINE 172 11 11 12
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 161 12 12 9
PAROXETINE HCL 150 43 13 23
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 140 0 14 16
RISPERDAL CONSTA 136 0 15 28
BUPROPION XL 135 30 16 11
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 132 0 R 17 17
GABAPENTIN 119 34 18 21
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 117 31 19 20
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 117 0 19 26
FANAPT 109 0 21 60
BUSPIRONE HCL 104 0 22 18
BUPROPION HCL SR 97 39 23 24
SEROQUEL 96 11 24 19
SEROQUEL XR 93 12 25 31
CITALOPRAM HBR 87 31 26 6
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 87 30 26 15
PROPRANOLOL HCL 73 0 28 36
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 66 27 29 59
CLOMIPRAMINE HCL 63 25 R 30 83
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 62 0 R 31 32
OXCARBAZEPINE 58 13 32 33
LITHIUM CARBONATE 57 25 33 22
ROPINIROLE HCL 54 21 34 76
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 54 26 34 38
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 51 0 R 36 50
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 April 9, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.