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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,431Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 36 out of 315 providers in this state and specialty

$636K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 53 out of 315 providers in this state and specialty

176 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
37% Patients 65 Years and Older

72% 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.

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

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Antibiotics

0% of this provider’s 176 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 *

13% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 10%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$99 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $94 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 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

$675K

2014

$762K

2015

$636K

2016

Number of Claims

6,143

2014

6,499

2015

6,431

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
LAMOTRIGINE 422

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

41

patients, 23% of all patients

1 7
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 320

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

27

patients, 15% of all patients

P 2 2
OLANZAPINE 309

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

20

patients, 11% of all patients

P 3 8
SERTRALINE HCL 308

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

29

patients, 16% of all patients

4 5
ARIPIPRAZOLE 263

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

<11 27

patients, 15% of all patients

P 5 11
CLONAZEPAM 257

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

31

patients, 18% of all patients

6 1
LORAZEPAM 249

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

34

patients, 19% of all patients

7 3
FLUOXETINE HCL 248

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

24

patients, 14% of all patients

8 10
RISPERIDONE 227

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 11% of all patients

P 9 6
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 200

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

21

patients, 12% of all patients

10 18
BUPROPION HCL SR 200

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

28

patients, 16% of all patients

10 27
PROPRANOLOL HCL 182

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 10% of all patients

12 45
BUSPIRONE HCL 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

16

patients, 9% of all patients

13 19
DULOXETINE HCL 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 11% of all patients

14 13
GABAPENTIN 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

24

patients, 14% of all patients

15 23
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 8% of all patients

16 26
TRAZODONE HCL 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

19

patients, 11% of all patients

17 4
MEMANTINE HCL 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

16

patients, 9% of all patients

17 55
NAMENDA XR 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 7% of all patients

19 48
DONEPEZIL HCL 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 8% of all patients

20 40
TOPIRAMATE 98

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 21 35
CARBAMAZEPINE ER 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 22 82
LITHIUM CARBONATE ER 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 23 31
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

13

patients, 7% of all patients

24 51
DIAZEPAM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 9% of all patients

25 30
BUPROPION HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 26 106
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 27 12
CLOMIPRAMINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 28 54
CLONIDINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 29 57
MIRTAZAPINE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 29 17
CITALOPRAM HBR 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 31 22
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 31 61
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHET ER 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 33 37
ALPRAZOLAM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 34 9
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 35 78
GUANFACINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 35 116
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 37 43
SEROQUEL XR 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 38 47
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 July 14, 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.