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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,651Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 308

$1.67M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 308

573 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
23%Patients 65 Years and Older
92% 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 Average for
this specialty
in Wisconsin
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 573 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

6% of this provider’s 2,037 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 3%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$132 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $135 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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
BUSPIRONE HCL 713 82 10 1 22
RISPERIDONE 701 103 2 1
TRAZODONE HCL 675 106 3 3
CITALOPRAM HBR 639 127 4 9
OLANZAPINE 605 154 5 10
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 553 87 6 16
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 531 117 7 2
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 455 46 R 8 7
ABILIFY 405 25 9 4
FLUOXETINE HCL 384 22 10 8
LITHIUM CARBONATE 365 20 11 15
SERTRALINE HCL 365 112 11 5
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 363 78 13 23
LAMOTRIGINE 309 0 14 6
PAROXETINE HCL 299 57 15 19
MIRTAZAPINE 295 77 16 17
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 280 51 17 12
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 229 72 18 13
SEROQUEL 214 47 19 20
GABAPENTIN 209 31 20 28
HALOPERIDOL 206 22 21 25
BUPROPION HCL SR 203 40 22 21
CYMBALTA 195 24 23 14
RISPERDAL CONSTA 175 0 24 26
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 169 0 25 24
CARBAMAZEPINE 164 37 26 37
BUPROPION XL 155 24 27 18
CLOZAPINE 144 0 28 11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 138 18 29 27
INVEGA SUSTENNA 129 0 30 33
PROPRANOLOL HCL 120 0 31 32
TOPIRAMATE 120 0 31 31
INVEGA 108 0 33 35
ZYPREXA 107 22 34 42
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 96 0 S2 35 46
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 95 0 36 43
THIOTHIXENE 90 12 37 44
HYDROXYZINE HCL 89 13 R 38 57
DONEPEZIL HCL 78 37 39 39
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 71 0 40 56
GEODON 71 0 40 45
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 63 13 R 42 30
IMIPRAMINE HCL 61 12 R 43 87
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.