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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,003Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 10 out of 315 providers in this state and specialty

$890K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

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

551 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
33% Patients 65 Years and Older

73% 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

32% of this provider’s 181 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 551 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 *

9% 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

$81 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $94 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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

$981K

2014

$978K

2015

$890K

2016

Number of Claims

8,917

2014

10,007

2015

11,003

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
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 780

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

82

patients, 15% of all patients

P 1 2
ALPRAZOLAM 719

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

106

patients, 19% of all patients

2 9
TRAZODONE HCL 591

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

102

patients, 19% of all patients

3 4
CLONAZEPAM 499

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

75

patients, 14% of all patients

4 1
RISPERIDONE 469

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

P 5 6
LORAZEPAM 458

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

72

patients, 13% of all patients

6 3
DULOXETINE HCL 446

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

68

patients, 12% of all patients

7 13
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 379

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

8 18
OLANZAPINE 374

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

P 9 8
SERTRALINE HCL 344

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

10 5
LAMOTRIGINE 339

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

11 7
FLUOXETINE HCL 305

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

12 10
ARIPIPRAZOLE 296

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

P 13 11
BUPROPION XL 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

14 15
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

P 15 24
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

16 21
MIRTAZAPINE 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

17 17
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 28

patients, 5% of all patients

18 14
TOPIRAMATE 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

19 35
DIAZEPAM 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 29

patients, 5% of all patients

20 30
PAROXETINE HCL 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

21 25
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

22 26
GABAPENTIN 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

23 23
CITALOPRAM HBR 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

24 22
TEMAZEPAM 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

25 39
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

26 12
LITHIUM CARBONATE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

27 32
BUSPIRONE HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

28 19
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

28 28
CLOZAPINE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 30 16
BUPROPION HCL SR 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

31 27
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHET ER 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 3% of all patients

32 37
OXCARBAZEPINE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 3% of all patients

33 42
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

34 20
PRAZOSIN HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

35 41
PROPRANOLOL HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 36 45
LITHIUM CARBONATE ER 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 37 31
RISPERDAL CONSTA 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 P 38 34
HALOPERIDOL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 39 29
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 8, 2007.
  • 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.