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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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6,029Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 45 out of 315 providers in this state and specialty

$438K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 81 out of 315 providers in this state and specialty

523 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
57% Patients 65 Years and Older

46% 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

26% of this provider’s 296 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 523 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 1%.

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Opioids

0% of this provider’s 523 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 1%.

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Brand Name Drugs

5% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 10%.

Prescription Price

$73 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $94 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

12 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

$329K

2014

$336K

2015

$438K

2016

Number of Claims

4,429

2014

4,650

2015

6,029

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 433

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

70

patients, 13% of all patients

1 1
LORAZEPAM 405

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

78

patients, 15% of all patients

2 3
TRAZODONE HCL 391

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

94

patients, 18% of all patients

3 4
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 348

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

68

patients, 13% of all patients

P 4 2
CITALOPRAM HBR 282

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

64

patients, 12% of all patients

5 22
SERTRALINE HCL 261

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

6 5
GABAPENTIN 228

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

7 23
ALPRAZOLAM 226

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

8 9
LAMOTRIGINE 215

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

9 7
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 199

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

10 12
BUPROPION HCL SR 180

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

11 27
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 178

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

12 26
DULOXETINE HCL 171

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

13 13
FLUOXETINE HCL 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

14 10
OLANZAPINE 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

P 15 8
DIAZEPAM 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

16 30
RISPERIDONE 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

P 17 6
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 100

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

18 18
MIRTAZAPINE 100

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

18 17
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

20 43
PAROXETINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

20 25
DONEPEZIL HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

22 40
LITHIUM CARBONATE ER 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

23 31
ARIPIPRAZOLE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 3% of all patients

P 24 11
BUPROPION XL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

25 15
CLOZAPINE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 P 26 16
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

27 78
LITHIUM CARBONATE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

28 32
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

29 21
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

30 14
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 15, 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.