Wisconsin psychiatrist Michael Panzer reprimanded over prescribing

May 31, 2013

On April 24, 2013, the Wisconsin Medical Examining Board reprimanded psychiatrist Michael Panzer.

The Board’s documents states that between September 26, 2007 and February 19, 2009, Panzer treated a patient for anxiety, severe depression and constant suicidal ideation.

When the patient came into his care, she was already taking Adderall, alprazolam (a tranquilizer) and quetiapine (an antipsychotic drug), which had been prescribed by previous psychiatrists.

To this, Panzer added modafinil (a stimulant used in the treatment of daytime sleepiness) and duloxetine (an antidepressant) though his progress notes did not routinely document what medications the patient was on or at what dosages, nor did he consult any of her other physicians (she suffered with physical health problems as well) to verify what drugs she might also have been taking or what the interactions might have been with the ones he was prescribing.


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