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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,559Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 38 out of 516

$842K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 36 out of 516

271 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
20% 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 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

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$128 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $118 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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
TRAZODONE HCL 403 58 60 1 4
ABILIFY 361 79 41 A 2 8
CLOZAPINE 307 32 13 A 3 15
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 289 43 53 R 4 42
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 285 103 28 5 14
RISPERIDONE 273 64 35 A 6 3
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 272 31 35 7 16
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 271 15 43 A 8 2
TOPIRAMATE 252 0 30 9 33
MIRTAZAPINE 209 64 29 10 24
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 203 44 27 R 11 5
OLANZAPINE 202 109 20 A 12 9
SERTRALINE HCL 178 35 28 13 10
CLONAZEPAM 172 12 24 B 14 1
RISPERDAL CONSTA 172 <11 <11 A 14 35
SEROQUEL XR 170 11 31 A 16 20
FLUOXETINE HCL 170 22 17 16 13
HALOPERIDOL 131 25 23 A 18 25
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 127 42 14 19 18
CYMBALTA 115 0 18 20 17
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 115 16 26 20 26
PAROXETINE HCL 114 31 17 22 22
GABAPENTIN 110 13 15 23 29
CITALOPRAM HBR 105 12 15 24 12
THIOTHIXENE 103 25 13 A 25 79
LAMOTRIGINE 101 12 15 26 11
HYDROXYZINE HCL 100 21 15 R 27 82
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 82 0 11 A 28 27
OXCARBAZEPINE 73 12 13 29 31
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 65 <11 <11 A 30 34
BUSPIRONE HCL 58 <11 <11 31 28
LORAZEPAM 56 13 20 B 32 7
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 Sept. 28, 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.