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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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7,426Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 29 out of 315 providers in this state and specialty

$789K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 31 out of 315 providers in this state and specialty

395 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
64% Patients 65 Years and Older

75% 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

33% of this provider’s 252 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

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 10%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$106 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $94 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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

$759K

2014

$776K

2015

$789K

2016

Number of Claims

6,389

2014

6,832

2015

7,426

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
NAMENDA XR 595

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

436

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

1 48
CLONAZEPAM 456

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

74

patients, 19% of all patients

2 1
LORAZEPAM 449

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

115

patients, 29% of all patients

3 3
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 350

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

61

patients, 15% of all patients

4 18
LAMOTRIGINE 268

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

5 7
DONEPEZIL HCL 242

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

65

patients, 16% of all patients

6 40
DULOXETINE HCL 233

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

7 13
MIRTAZAPINE 222

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

8 17
TRAZODONE HCL 209

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

9 4
ALPRAZOLAM 209

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

9 9
SERTRALINE HCL 195

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

11 5
ARIPIPRAZOLE 192

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

P 12 11
NUEDEXTA 191

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

13 92
BUPROPION XL 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

14 15
GABAPENTIN 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

15 23
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

P 16 2
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

17 12
FLUOXETINE HCL 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

18 10
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

19 26
PRISTIQ 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

20 56
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 112

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

21 20
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

22 43
LATUDA 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 4% of all patients

P 23 33
RISPERIDONE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

P 24 6
SEROQUEL XR 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

P 25 47
TOPIRAMATE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 26 35
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

27 28
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

28 21
OLANZAPINE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

P 29 8
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 4% of all patients

30 14
MEMANTINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

31 55
PAROXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 32 25
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHET ER 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 33 37
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 Oct. 1, 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.