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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,462Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 38 out of 308

$1.06M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 21 out of 308

230 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
23%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
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this specialty
in Wisconsin
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

13% of this provider’s 230 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

7% of this provider’s 732 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 3%.

Brand Name Drugs

30% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$194 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $135 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 18.


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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 Wisconsin
RISPERDAL CONSTA 302 30 1 26
LAMOTRIGINE 283 42 2 6
CLOZAPINE 280 0 3 11
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 251 37 R 4 7
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 224 71 5 2
RISPERIDONE 209 25 6 1
OLANZAPINE 192 35 7 10
ABILIFY 189 15 8 4
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 189 41 8 13
GABAPENTIN 178 19 10 28
LITHIUM CARBONATE 139 0 11 15
SERTRALINE HCL 133 19 12 5
BUSPIRONE HCL 131 20 13 22
CITALOPRAM HBR 124 20 14 9
MIRTAZAPINE 123 37 15 17
SEROQUEL XR 120 11 16 41
TRAZODONE HCL 116 33 17 3
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 109 15 18 16
VYVANSE 99 0 S2 19 69
BUPROPION HCL SR 93 21 20 21
TOPIRAMATE 90 0 21 31
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 86 0 22 12
AMPHETAMINE SALT COMBO 81 0 S2 23 29
SEROQUEL 77 20 24 20
PRAZOSIN HCL 66 0 25 63
FLUOXETINE HCL 61 0 26 8
BUPROPION XL 59 0 27 18
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 58 0 28 38
PAROXETINE HCL 58 14 28 19
CYMBALTA 54 0 30 14
PRISTIQ ER 51 0 31 52
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 50 0 32 56
INVEGA SUSTENNA 50 0 32 33
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 July 8, 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.