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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,046Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 77 out of 516

$416K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 153 out of 516

236 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
19% Patients 65 Years and Older
91% 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 81928cdb0ebe162ff75cf405bfacadd396bf3ec84bc467b6f3e612dd63daa776 Average for
this specialty
in Michigan
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$82 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $118 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 16.


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.

B

A benzodiazepine, or tranquilizer. More » The American Geriatrics Society says these drugs increase the risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls and fractures in older adults.

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 with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Recieving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Michigan
RISPERIDONE 394 72 44 A 1 3
CLONAZEPAM 288 <11 43 B 2 1
OLANZAPINE 283 62 38 A 3 9
CYMBALTA 279 18 36 4 17
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 264 51 43 R 5 5
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 245 30 30 A 6 2
LAMOTRIGINE 222 19 33 7 11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 216 31 26 8 14
OXCARBAZEPINE 182 25 21 9 31
CITALOPRAM HBR 146 13 22 10 12
TRAZODONE HCL 134 22 30 11 4
FLUOXETINE HCL 132 30 17 12 13
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 131 14 23 R 13 42
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 120 11 21 14 16
ABILIFY 117 0 21 A 15 8
HALOPERIDOL 112 17 20 A 16 25
LORAZEPAM 102 14 18 B 17 7
SERTRALINE HCL 102 24 18 17 10
TOPIRAMATE 101 0 16 19 33
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 93 12 16 20 18
CLOZAPINE 90 <11 <11 A 21 15
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 89 <11 15 22 26
LITHIUM CARBONATE 89 <11 14 22 23
BUSPIRONE HCL 73 0 12 24 28
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 66 15 11 25 21
OLANZAPINE ODT 63 <11 11 A 26 47
SEROQUEL XR 57 <11 <11 A 27 20
MIRTAZAPINE 55 <11 <11 28 24
TEMAZEPAM 54 <11 <11 B 29 39
ALPRAZOLAM 52 <11 <11 B 30 6
DIAZEPAM 52 <11 <11 B 30 36
BUPROPION HCL SR 51 18 11 32 30
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths of these prescriptions 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.
  • 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 9, 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.