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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,392Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 512

$3.03M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 512

948 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
15% Patients 65 Years and Older

99% 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 than average Average for
this specialty
in Michigan
lower than average

Antipsychotics

59% of this provider’s 142 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 49%.

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Antibiotics

This provider prescribed antibiotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

18% of this provider’s 142 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 17%.

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Opioids

0% of this provider’s 948 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 3%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 14%.

Prescription Price

$142 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $116 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all patients.

This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$5.37M

2012

$5.5M

2013

$3.18M

2014

$3.03M

2015

Number of Claims

30,555

2012

37,201

2013

22,295

2014

21,392

2015

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. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

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 with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

Treats anxiety, anxiety with depression, and insomnia (trouble sleeping). Source: National Library of Medicine

1,985

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

257

patients, 27% of all patients

1 6
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE

Quetiapine is used to treat... +

Quetiapine is used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions). Source: National Library of Medicine

1,338

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

146

patients, 15% of all patients

P 2 1
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

Treats schizophrenia and certain problems caused by bipolar disorder. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,316

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

170

patients, 18% of all patients

P 3 5
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

Treats seizures, panic disorder, and anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,306

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

162

patients, 17% of all patients

4 2
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

Treats symptoms of Parkinson's disease or side effects of other drugs. Source: National Library of Medicine

876

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

139

patients, 15% of all patients

R 5 7
SEROQUEL XR

Treats schizophrenia and sy... +

Treats schizophrenia and symptoms of bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness). Source: National Library of Medicine

845

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

128

patients, 14% of all patients

P 10 6 27
FLUOXETINE HCL

Fluoxetine is used to treat... +

Fluoxetine is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), some eating disorders, and panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks). Source: National Library of Medicine

817

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

106

patients, 11% of all patients

7 12
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

Treats psychotic mental disorders, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness). Source: National Library of Medicine

772

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

108

patients, 11% of all patients

P 8 8
ZIPRASIDONE HCL

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

Used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions). Source: National Library of Medicine

698

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

P 10 9 29
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

Treats seizures (epilepsy). Source: National Library of Medicine

656

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

101

patients, 11% of all patients

10 19
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

Treats anxiety, panic disorder, insomnia (trouble sleeping), and anxiety caused by depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

493

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

78

patients, 8% of all patients

11 4
CLOZAPINE

Treats schizophrenia. Also ... +

Treats schizophrenia. Source: National Library of Medicine

488

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

P 12 15
BUSPIRONE HCL

Buspirone is used to treat ... +

Buspirone is used to treat anxiety disorders or in the short-term treatment of symptoms of anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

483

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

13 21
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

Trazodone is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

477

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

90

patients, 9% of all patients

14 3
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

Treats seizures (epilepsy). Source: National Library of Medicine

467

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

78

patients, 8% of all patients

15 16
PAROXETINE HCL

Paroxetine tablets, suspens... +

Paroxetine tablets, suspension (liquid), and extended-release (long-acting) tablets are used to treat depression, panic disorder (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

457

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

16 26
PROPRANOLOL HCL

Propranolol is used to trea... +

Propranolol is used to treat high blood pressure, abnormal heart rhythms, heart disease, pheochromocytoma (tumor on a small gland near the kidneys), and certain types of tremor. Source: National Library of Medicine

440

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

75

patients, 8% of all patients

10 17 51
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures and mood disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

418

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

18 10
HALOPERIDOL*

Treats symptoms of mental a... +

Treats symptoms of mental and emotional disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

391

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

P 19 24
SERTRALINE HCL

Sertraline is used to treat... +

Sertraline is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), posttraumatic stress disorder (disturbing psychological symptoms that develop after a frightening experience), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

356

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

20 9
THIORIDAZINE HCL 328

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

P R 10 21 73
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

Citalopram is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

22 14
LATUDA

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

Used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions). Source: National Library of Medicine

290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

P 23 32
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

Treats schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

P 24 23
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

Helps control and prevent certain kinds of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

25 37
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE

Escitalopram is used to tre... +

Escitalopram is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

26 13
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE

Fluvoxamine is used to trea... +

Fluvoxamine is used to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over) and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

27 54
NALTREXONE HCL 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

10 28 86
ARIPIPRAZOLE

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

Treats schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

P 29 25
CARBAMAZEPINE

Treats different types of s... +

Treats different types of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

30 48
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

31 20
DONEPEZIL HCL

Donepezil is used to treat ... +

Donepezil is used to treat dementia (a brain disorder that affects the ability to remember, think clearly, communicate, and perform daily activities and may cause changes in mood and personality) associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD; a brain disease that slowly destroys the memory and the ability to think, learn, communicate and handle daily activities). Source: National Library of Medicine

188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

32 42
INVEGA

Treats schizophrenia (a men... +

Treats schizophrenia (a mental disorder). Source: National Library of Medicine

149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

P 33 45
FAZACLO 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

P 33 70
CLOZAPINE ODT 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

P 35 65
PROPRANOLOL HCL ER

Propranolol is used to trea... +

Propranolol is used to treat high blood pressure, irregular heart rhythms, pheochromocytoma (tumor on a small gland near the kidneys), certain types of tremor, and hypertrophic subaortic stenosis (a heart muscle disease). Source: National Library of Medicine

146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

36 112
OXCARBAZEPINE

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat seizures caused by epilepsy in adults and children 2 years of age and older. Source: National Library of Medicine

138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

37 33
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL

Chlorpromazine is used to t... +

Chlorpromazine is used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions) and other psychotic disorders (conditions that cause difficulty telling the difference between things or ideas that are real and things or ideas that are not real) and to treat the symptoms of mania (frenzied, abnormally excited mood) in people who have bipolar disorder (manic depressive disorder; a condition that causes episodes of mania, episodes of depression, and other abnormal moods). Source: National Library of Medicine

136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

P 38 59
CLOMIPRAMINE HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

R 38 84
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

Venlafaxine is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

40 17
CLONIDINE HCL

Clonidine is used alone or ... +

Clonidine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

41 64
LITHIUM CARBONATE

Lithium is used to treat an... +

Lithium is used to treat and prevent episodes of mania (frenzied, abnormally excited mood) in people with bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder; a disease that causes episodes of depression, episodes of mania, and other abnormal moods). Source: National Library of Medicine

118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

42 36
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

Treats insomnia (trouble sleeping). Source: National Library of Medicine

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

43 41
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

Treats anxiety, muscle spasms, seizures, and other medical conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

44 38
RISPERDAL CONSTA

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

Treats schizophrenia and certain problems caused by bipolar disorder. Source: National Library of Medicine

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

P 45 39
IMIPRAMINE HCL

Imipramine tablets and caps... +

Imipramine tablets and capsules are used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

R 46 115
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE

Zolpidem is used to treat i... +

Zolpidem is used to treat insomnia (difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep). Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

R 46 28
OLANZAPINE ODT 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

P 48 47
NUEDEXTA

Used to treat pseudobulbar ... +

Used to treat pseudobulbar affect (PBA; a condition of sudden, frequent outbursts of crying or laughing that can not be controlled) in people with certain conditions such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, Lou Gehrig's disease; condition in which the nerves that control muscle movement slowly die, causing the muscles to shrink and weaken) or multiple sclerosis (a disease in which the nerves do not function properly and patients may experience weakness, numbness, loss of muscle coordination and problems with vision, speech, and bladder control). Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

49 83
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

50 22
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE

The combination is used as ... +

The combination is used as part of a treatment program to control symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adults and children. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

51 31
NAMENDA

Treats dementia (memory los... +

Treats dementia (memory loss and mental changes) that is a sign of Alzheimer's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

51 84
BUPROPION HCL SR

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL) is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 53 30
TRIFLUOPERAZINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 P 54 105
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE

Treats anxiety, tension, ne... +

Treats anxiety, tension, nervousness, nausea, vomiting, allergies, skin rash, hives, and itching. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 R 54 44
CLOZARIL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 56 107
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. The data for 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than 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 there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • 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 Nov. 8, 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.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.