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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,479Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 317

$1.19M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 13 out of 317

654 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
35% Patients 65 Years and Older

79% 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 Wisconsin
lower than average

Antipsychotics

33% of this provider’s 232 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 42%.

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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 232 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 18%.

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Opioids

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

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Brand Name Drugs

9% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 13%.

Prescription Price

$72 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $106 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 19.


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

$1.24M

2012

$1.32M

2013

$1.39M

2014

$1.19M

2015

Number of Claims

12,269

2012

16,112

2013

16,537

2014

16,479

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
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

1,043

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

82

patients, 13% of all patients

P 1 2
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

1,041

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

135

patients, 21% of all patients

2 4
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

903

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

112

patients, 17% of all patients

3 1
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

669

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

P 4 5
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

645

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

109

patients, 17% of all patients

5 3
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

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

640

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

R 6 12
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

617

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

80

patients, 12% of all patients

7 6
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

605

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

84

patients, 13% of all patients

8 9
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

601

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

P 9 8
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

572

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

10 18
CLOZAPINE

Treats schizophrenia. Also ... +

Treats schizophrenia. Source: National Library of Medicine

562

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

P 11 15
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

465

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

12 27
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

435

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

13 7
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

432

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

14 22
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

431

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

15 10
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

411

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

16 11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

402

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

17 21
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

316

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

18 25
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

19 16
HALOPERIDOL*

Treats symptoms of mental a... +

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

291

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

P 20 30
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

290

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

21 14
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

286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

22 20
BUPROPION HCL SR

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

23 26
DULOXETINE HCL

Duloxetine is used to treat... +

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

231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

24 13
RISPERDAL CONSTA

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

P 25 35
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

182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

26 33
CARBAMAZEPINE

Treats different types of s... +

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

171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

27 51
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

163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

R 28 19
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

P 29 17
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL

Trihexyphenidyl is used to ... +

Trihexyphenidyl is used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease and tremors caused by other medical problems or drugs. Source: National Library of Medicine

144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

R 30 39
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

31 24
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

32 28
PERPHENAZINE

Treats the symptoms of cert... +

Treats the symptoms of certain mental disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P 33 95
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHET ER

Used as part of a treatment... +

Used as part of a treatment program to control symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD; more difficulty focusing, controlling actions, and remaining still or quiet than other people who are the same age) in adults and children. Source: National Library of Medicine

124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

34 40
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 P 35 53
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

110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

36 61
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

R 37 54
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

95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

38 63
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

39 37
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

91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

40 29
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

88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 41 44
HYDROXYZINE HCL

Hydroxyzine is used to reli... +

Hydroxyzine is used to relieve the itching caused by allergies and to control the nausea and vomiting caused by various conditions, including motion sickness. Source: National Library of Medicine

87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

R 42 59
LITHIUM CARBONATE ER

Lithium is used to treat th... +

Lithium is used to treat the manic episodes of bipolar disorder. Source: National Library of Medicine

85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 43 32
PRAZOSIN HCL

Prazosin is used alone or i... +

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 44 45
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL

Nortriptyline is used to tr... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 45 70
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL

Methylphenidate is used as ... +

Methylphenidate is used as part of a treatment program to control symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD; more difficulty focusing, controlling actions, and remaining still or quiet than other people who are the same age) in adults and children. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

46 47
ARIPIPRAZOLE

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P 47 31
PRISTIQ ER

Used to treat depression. D... +

Used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 47 57
SEROQUEL XR

Treats schizophrenia and sy... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 P 49 49
VENLAFAXINE HCL

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 50 92
FLUPHENAZINE HCL

Fluphenazine is an antipsyc... +

Fluphenazine is an antipsychotic medication used to treat schizophrenia and psychotic symptoms such as hallucinations, delusions, and hostility. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 P 51 42
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 April 17, 2009.
  • 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.