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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,996Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 25 out of 315 providers in this state and specialty

$920K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 24 out of 315 providers in this state and specialty

376 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
43% Patients 65 Years and Older

52% 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

36% of this provider’s 163 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

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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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

11% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 10%.

Prescription Price

$115 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

$992K

2014

$935K

2015

$920K

2016

Number of Claims

8,398

2014

8,459

2015

7,996

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
CLONAZEPAM 746

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

102

patients, 27% of all patients

1 1
LAMOTRIGINE 466

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

68

patients, 18% of all patients

2 7
LORAZEPAM 368

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

61

patients, 16% of all patients

3 3
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 350

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

P 4 2
ALPRAZOLAM 290

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

46

patients, 12% of all patients

5 9
BUPROPION XL 252

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

6 15
TRAZODONE HCL 250

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

49

patients, 13% of all patients

7 4
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 233

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

8 21
RISPERIDONE 214

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

P 9 6
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

10 12
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

11 26
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

12 14
DULOXETINE HCL 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

13 13
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

14 18
MIRTAZAPINE 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

15 17
PAROXETINE HCL 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

16 25
TOPIRAMATE 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

17 35
BUSPIRONE HCL 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

18 19
DIAZEPAM 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

19 30
FLUOXETINE HCL 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

20 10
LATUDA 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 5% of all patients

P 21 33
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHET ER 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

22 37
LITHIUM CARBONATE ER 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

23 31
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

24 20
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 25 24
ARIPIPRAZOLE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

P 26 11
OXCARBAZEPINE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

27 42
SERTRALINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

28 5
CLOZAPINE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 29 16
BUPROPION HCL SR 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

30 27
CITALOPRAM HBR 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

31 22
OLANZAPINE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

P 31 8
TEMAZEPAM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 3% of all patients

33 39
GABAPENTIN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 34 23
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 35 43
DONEPEZIL HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

36 40
PRISTIQ 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

37 56
LITHIUM CARBONATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 38 32
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 38 28
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 38 100
PALIPERIDONE ER 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 P 41 73
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 March 5, 2014.
  • 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.