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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,498Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 308

$1.21M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 14 out of 308

605 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
17%Patients 65 Years and Older
88% 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

9% of this provider’s 605 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 1,726 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

$97 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $135 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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 987 151 1 3
FLUOXETINE HCL 688 87 2 8
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 680 60 3 2
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 601 102 4 12
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 595 45 5 13
SERTRALINE HCL 591 141 6 5
RISPERIDONE 550 109 7 1
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 497 77 8 16
ABILIFY 471 21 9 4
CITALOPRAM HBR 462 73 10 9
BUPROPION HCL SR 428 71 11 21
CYMBALTA 366 43 12 14
OLANZAPINE 340 28 13 10
SEROQUEL 318 29 14 20
BUSPIRONE HCL 317 51 15 22
MIRTAZAPINE 282 49 16 17
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 281 29 R 17 7
LAMOTRIGINE 267 58 18 6
HALOPERIDOL 241 17 19 25
PAROXETINE HCL 225 49 20 19
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 221 31 21 23
LITHIUM CARBONATE 210 29 22 15
BUPROPION XL 179 19 23 18
CARBAMAZEPINE 160 11 24 37
THIORIDAZINE HCL 129 11 R 25 70
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 114 0 R 26 89
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 110 0 27 24
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 102 0 28 27
GABAPENTIN 100 0 29 28
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 96 0 S2 30 46
VENLAFAXINE HCL 81 29 31 78
DOXEPIN HCL 80 19 32 60
CLOZAPINE 80 12 32 11
PRISTIQ ER 78 0 34 52
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 74 0 35 56
TOPIRAMATE 71 0 36 31
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 70 19 37 64
PROPRANOLOL HCL 67 0 38 32
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 66 28 R 39 47
ZYPREXA 63 0 40 42
LUNESTA 61 14 41 59
OXCARBAZEPINE 59 0 42 53
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 58 17 43 38
HYDROXYZINE HCL 52 0 R 44 57
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.