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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,572Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 36 out of 308

$776K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 39 out of 308

295 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
33%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

10% of this provider’s 295 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

2% of this provider’s 1,268 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 3%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$139 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $135 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 378 143 1 12
RISPERIDONE 307 69 2 1
ABILIFY 282 18 3 4
LAMOTRIGINE 269 44 4 6
SERTRALINE HCL 234 49 5 5
TRAZODONE HCL 197 55 6 3
CYMBALTA 188 0 7 14
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 180 50 8 2
LITHIUM CARBONATE 159 21 9 15
FLUOXETINE HCL 158 64 10 8
BUPROPION HCL SR 155 45 11 21
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 151 53 12 13
CITALOPRAM HBR 147 79 13 9
OLANZAPINE 146 44 14 10
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 131 0 R 15 7
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 124 28 16 27
PAROXETINE HCL 113 63 17 19
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 112 16 18 23
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 95 13 19 24
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 95 24 19 38
SEROQUEL 89 24 21 20
RISPERDAL CONSTA 87 0 22 26
BUSPIRONE HCL 75 39 23 22
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 67 12 24 34
MIRTAZAPINE 63 42 25 17
GABAPENTIN 60 0 26 28
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 60 13 26 16
AMPHETAMINE SALT COMBO 59 0 S2 28 29
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 56 0 29 40
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 55 15 R 30 47
CLOZAPINE 55 14 30 11
GEODON 50 0 32 45
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 Sept. 22, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.