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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,660Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 317

$1.83M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 317

336 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
18% Patients 65 Years and Older

96% 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

Comparisons are not shown because this provider has fewer than 100 patients who are 65 and older.

45 of this provider’s 60 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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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

This provider prescribed potentially inappropriate drugs to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Opioids

0% of this provider’s 336 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$117 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $106 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

47 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

$1.29M

2012

$1.49M

2013

$1.84M

2014

$1.83M

2015

Number of Claims

13,154

2012

14,962

2013

15,440

2014

15,660

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

802

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

66

patients, 20% of all patients

P 1 2
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

707

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

49

patients, 15% of all patients

P 2 8
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

692

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

58

patients, 17% of all patients

3 27
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

680

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

61

patients, 18% of all patients

P 4 5
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

649

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

70

patients, 21% of all patients

5 1
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

630

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

68

patients, 20% of all patients

6 3
CLOZAPINE

Treats schizophrenia. Also ... +

Treats schizophrenia. Source: National Library of Medicine

614

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

P 7 15
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

504

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

45

patients, 13% of all patients

8 24
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

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

427

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

37

patients, 11% of all patients

R 9 12
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

423

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

58

patients, 17% of all patients

10 4
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

357

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

48

patients, 14% of all patients

P 11 17
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

337

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

12 21
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

318

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

13 6
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

313

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

14 22
LATUDA

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

P 15 34
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

293

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

16 11
CLOMIPRAMINE HCL 284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

R 10 17 62
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

282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

18 10
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

19 14
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

20 7
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

21 9
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

22 18
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

225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

P 23 42
CARBAMAZEPINE

Treats different types of s... +

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

219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

24 51
HALOPERIDOL*

Treats symptoms of mental a... +

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

212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

P 25 30
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

186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

26 13
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

27 37
OMEPRAZOLE

Treats heartburn, stomach u... +

Treats heartburn, stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, endocrine tumors, and systemic mastocytosis. Source: National Library of Medicine

154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

28 50
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

151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

R 29 19
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

144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

30 45
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

Helps control and prevent certain kinds of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

31 36
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

32 28
LOXAPINE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

P 32 58
INVEGA SUSTENNA

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

Used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia. Source: National Library of Medicine

123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

P 34 38
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

116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

35 20
ABILIFY MAINTENA 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

P 36 81
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

37 16
ARIPIPRAZOLE

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

P 38 31
FETZIMA 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

39 87
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 40 64
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

93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 41 32
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

91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

42 25
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM

Levothyroxine, a thyroid ho... +

Levothyroxine, a thyroid hormone, is used to treat hypothyroidism, a condition where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. Source: National Library of Medicine

88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 43 52
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and heart failure. Source: National Library of Medicine

87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 44 69
SUBOXONE

Treats an addiction to or d... +

Treats an addiction to or dependence on narcotic medicine. Source: National Library of Medicine

85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 45 55
BUPROPION HCL SR

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

45 26
PROTRIPTYLINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 10 47 135
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 R 48 54
OXCARBAZEPINE

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat seizures caused by epilepsy in adults and children 2 years of age and older. Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 49 48
PERPHENAZINE

Treats the symptoms of cert... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 50 95
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

Lowers high triglyceride and cholesterol levels. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 51 151
INVEGA

Treats schizophrenia (a men... +

Treats schizophrenia (a mental disorder). Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 P 52 43
THIOTHIXENE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 53 102
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 54 33
NALTREXONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 54 112
BRINTELLIX 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 56 90
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 July 10, 2008.
  • 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.