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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,777Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 28 out of 315 providers in this state and specialty

$657K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 46 out of 315 providers in this state and specialty

297 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
19% Patients 65 Years and Older

80% 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

This provider prescribed antipsychotics 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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Antibiotics

0% of this provider’s 297 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

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

Prescription Price

$84 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $94 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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

$745K

2014

$692K

2015

$657K

2016

Number of Claims

8,271

2014

8,280

2015

7,777

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 1,264

prescriptions, 16% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

138

patients, 46% of all patients

1 9
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 807

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

94

patients, 32% of all patients

10 2 26
TRAZODONE HCL 382

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

53

patients, 18% of all patients

3 4
CLONAZEPAM 334

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

45

patients, 15% of all patients

4 1
DIAZEPAM 264

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

38

patients, 13% of all patients

5 30
FLUOXETINE HCL 249

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

37

patients, 12% of all patients

6 10
LAMOTRIGINE 248

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

32

patients, 11% of all patients

7 7
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 243

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

P 8 2
LORAZEPAM 226

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

9 3
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHET ER 220

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

10 37
SERTRALINE HCL 205

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

32

patients, 11% of all patients

11 5
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

12 12
MIRTAZAPINE 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 24

patients, 8% of all patients

13 17
DOXEPIN HCL 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

14 62
BUPROPION HCL SR 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

15 27
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

16 21
DULOXETINE HCL 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

16 13
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

18 43
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 4% of all patients

19 14
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

20 58
BUPROPION XL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 25

patients, 8% of all patients

21 15
ARIPIPRAZOLE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

P 22 11
RISPERIDONE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

P 23 6
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE SULFATE ER 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 4% of all patients

10 24 112
TOPIRAMATE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 25 35
CLOZAPINE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 26 16
CITALOPRAM HBR 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 4% of all patients

27 22
REXULTI 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 4% of all patients

P 28 96
HYDROXYZINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

29 60
VIIBRYD 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 30 65
VYVANSE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 31 52
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 32 24
CLOMIPRAMINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 5% of all patients

33 54
FETZIMA 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 34 99
TRINTELLIX 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

35 109
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 36 20
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 May 22, 2018.
  • 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.