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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,269Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 308

$1.24M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 13 out of 308

617 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
32%Patients 65 Years and Older
81% 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

8% of this provider’s 617 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

5% of this provider’s 2,866 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 3%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$101 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $135 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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
TRAZODONE HCL 795 227 1 3
RISPERIDONE 736 140 2 1
CITALOPRAM HBR 633 193 3 9
SERTRALINE HCL 595 233 4 5
CLOZAPINE 573 112 5 11
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 563 104 R 6 7
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 552 114 7 2
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 535 79 8 23
FLUOXETINE HCL 507 145 9 8
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 415 177 10 12
OLANZAPINE 350 72 11 10
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 340 58 12 16
PAROXETINE HCL 319 83 13 19
LAMOTRIGINE 285 57 14 6
LITHIUM CARBONATE 272 69 15 15
BUSPIRONE HCL 270 49 16 22
ABILIFY 266 40 17 4
CYMBALTA 235 15 18 14
BUPROPION HCL SR 221 76 19 21
HALOPERIDOL 195 54 20 25
SEROQUEL 191 39 21 20
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 187 51 22 13
MIRTAZAPINE 186 97 23 17
BUPROPION XL 159 49 24 18
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 153 45 25 27
RISPERDAL CONSTA 135 0 26 26
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 122 15 R 27 30
CARBAMAZEPINE 119 26 28 37
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 103 0 S2 29 46
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 87 0 R 30 47
ZYPREXA 78 19 31 42
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 77 0 32 43
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 76 20 33 56
GABAPENTIN 75 12 34 28
SEROQUEL XR 73 0 35 41
LOXAPINE 70 0 36 50
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 69 22 37 34
THIOTHIXENE 66 23 38 44
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 63 0 39 38
PROPRANOLOL HCL 59 0 40 32
TOPIRAMATE 53 0 41 31
LEXAPRO 51 18 42 62
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 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.