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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,533Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 13 out of 457

$1.07M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 18 out of 457

335 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
17%Patients 65 Years and Older
96% 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

8% of this provider’s 335 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

3% of this provider’s 1,026 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 3%.

Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$142 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $140 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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
ABILIFY 434 51 1 5
CLOZAPINE 380 57 2 11
RISPERIDONE 330 40 3 1
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 324 64 4 4
SERTRALINE HCL 314 61 5 6
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 295 53 6 10
OLANZAPINE 288 12 7 7
CYMBALTA 276 18 8 13
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 243 26 R 9 3
CITALOPRAM HBR 240 39 10 9
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 232 53 11 15
LITHIUM CARBONATE 226 17 12 17
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 222 35 13 18
BUSPIRONE HCL 213 30 14 25
FLUOXETINE HCL 203 25 15 12
LAMOTRIGINE 157 33 16 8
SEROQUEL 149 23 17 24
PROPRANOLOL HCL 142 0 18 43
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 142 14 18 21
MIRTAZAPINE 131 0 20 23
TRAZODONE HCL 130 36 21 2
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 111 0 22 28
PAROXETINE HCL 109 37 23 16
DONEPEZIL HCL 107 84 24 41
STRATTERA 101 0 10 25 79
CLONIDINE HCL 96 0 26 60
NALTREXONE HCL 95 0 27 68
HALOPERIDOL 91 0 28 19
PERPHENAZINE 88 31 29 53
BUPROPION HCL SR 85 14 30 27
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 82 0 31 47
OXCARBAZEPINE 75 0 32 29
BUPROPION XL 74 0 33 20
FLUOXETINE DR 66 0 10 34 108
GABAPENTIN 65 0 35 26
TOPIRAMATE 62 0 36 31
SEROQUEL XR 58 0 37 14
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 57 0 R 38 37
METHYLPHENIDATE ER 53 0 39 88
PRAZOSIN HCL 53 0 39 83
RISPERDAL CONSTA 51 0 41 32
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 Jan. 26, 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.