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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,614Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 20 out of 315 providers in this state and specialty

$657K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 47 out of 315 providers in this state and specialty

417 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
25% Patients 65 Years and Older

73% 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

51% of this provider’s 103 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 41%.

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Antibiotics

0% of this provider’s 417 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 1%.

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Opioids

This provider prescribed opioids to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Brand Name Drugs

10% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 10%.

Prescription Price

$76 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $94 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$796K

2014

$773K

2015

$657K

2016

Number of Claims

8,267

2014

8,526

2015

8,614

2016

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.

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
ALPRAZOLAM 463

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

70

patients, 17% of all patients

1 9
LAMOTRIGINE 461

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

75

patients, 18% of all patients

2 7
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 450

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

72

patients, 17% of all patients

P 3 2
CLONAZEPAM 373

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

60

patients, 14% of all patients

4 1
DULOXETINE HCL 281

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

5 13
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 254

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

6 12
LORAZEPAM 236

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

7 3
TRAZODONE HCL 229

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

55

patients, 13% of all patients

8 4
DIAZEPAM 220

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

9 30
SERTRALINE HCL 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

10 5
BUPROPION HCL SR 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

11 27
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

12 26
LITHIUM CARBONATE ER 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 26

patients, 6% of all patients

13 31
ARIPIPRAZOLE 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

P 14 11
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

P 15 24
GABAPENTIN 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

16 23
OXCARBAZEPINE 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

17 42
FLUOXETINE HCL 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

18 10
RISPERIDONE 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

P 19 6
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

19 18
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

21 21
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 4% of all patients

22 14
OLANZAPINE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

P 23 8
TOPIRAMATE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

24 35
HALOPERIDOL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 20

patients, 5% of all patients

P 25 29
PAROXETINE HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

25 25
LATUDA 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 24

patients, 6% of all patients

P 27 33
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

28 43
LITHIUM CARBONATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

29 32
TEMAZEPAM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 3% of all patients

29 39
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHET ER 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

31 37
VYVANSE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

32 52
ZALEPLON 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 5% of all patients

33 80
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 3% of all patients

P 34 44
CITALOPRAM HBR 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

35 22
MIRTAZAPINE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

36 17
PROPRANOLOL HCL ER 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 36 88
CYPROHEPTADINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 38 145
ALPRAZOLAM ER 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 38 84
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 38 20
LIOTHYRONINE SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 3% of all patients

41 117
MEMANTINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 42 55
PROPRANOLOL HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 4% of all patients

43 45
CLOZAPINE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 43 16
METHYLPHENIDATE ER 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

45 86
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 46 58
ROZEREM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 3% of all patients

46 97
BUPROPION XL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

48 15
HYDROXYZINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

49 60
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 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 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 Jan. 26, 2012.
  • 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.