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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,044Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 317

$2.39M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 317

677 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
38% Patients 65 Years and Older

91% 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

44% of this provider’s 256 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 42%.

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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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Risky Drugs for Seniors

16% of this provider’s 256 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 18%.

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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

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 13%.

Prescription Price

$141 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $106 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$2.34M

2012

$2.24M

2013

$2.52M

2014

$2.39M

2015

Number of Claims

14,262

2012

17,258

2013

18,111

2014

17,044

2015

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.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

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

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

Treats anxiety, panic disorder, insomnia (trouble sleeping), and anxiety caused by depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

878

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

96

patients, 14% of all patients

1 9
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE

Quetiapine is used to treat... +

Quetiapine is used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions). Source: National Library of Medicine

850

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

94

patients, 14% of all patients

P 2 2
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

Treats seizures, panic disorder, and anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

664

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

81

patients, 12% of all patients

3 1
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

Treats schizophrenia and certain problems caused by bipolar disorder. Source: National Library of Medicine

651

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

79

patients, 12% of all patients

P 4 5
ZIPRASIDONE HCL

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

Used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions). Source: National Library of Medicine

651

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

78

patients, 12% of all patients

P 10 4 23
SERTRALINE HCL

Sertraline is used to treat... +

Sertraline is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), posttraumatic stress disorder (disturbing psychological symptoms that develop after a frightening experience), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

633

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

100

patients, 15% of all patients

6 6
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE

Zolpidem is used to treat i... +

Zolpidem is used to treat insomnia (difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep). Source: National Library of Medicine

587

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

91

patients, 13% of all patients

R 7 19
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

Trazodone is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

574

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

99

patients, 15% of all patients

8 4
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

545

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

83

patients, 12% of all patients

9 16
BUSPIRONE HCL

Buspirone is used to treat ... +

Buspirone is used to treat anxiety disorders or in the short-term treatment of symptoms of anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

511

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

96

patients, 14% of all patients

10 22
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

Treats anxiety, anxiety with depression, and insomnia (trouble sleeping). Source: National Library of Medicine

500

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

84

patients, 12% of all patients

11 3
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

Treats schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

492

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

P 12 17
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

Treats seizures (epilepsy). Source: National Library of Medicine

425

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

13 21
LATUDA

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

Used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions). Source: National Library of Medicine

409

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

P 14 34
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE

Escitalopram is used to tre... +

Escitalopram is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

376

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

15 20
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

Treats symptoms of Parkinson's disease or side effects of other drugs. Source: National Library of Medicine

374

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

R 16 12
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures and mood disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

360

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

17 7
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

352

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

18 24
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

Treats seizures (epilepsy). Source: National Library of Medicine

320

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

19 27
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

Venlafaxine is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

20 11
LYRICA

Treats nerve and muscle pai... +

Treats nerve and muscle pain caused by diabetes, shingles, fibromyalgia, or a spinal cord injury. Source: National Library of Medicine

300

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

21 67
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

Treats psychotic mental disorders, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness). Source: National Library of Medicine

293

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

P 22 8
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

Treats anxiety, muscle spasms, seizures, and other medical conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

23 28
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL) is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

266

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

24 14
PAROXETINE HCL

Paroxetine tablets, suspens... +

Paroxetine tablets, suspension (liquid), and extended-release (long-acting) tablets are used to treat depression, panic disorder (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

25 25
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

Treats insomnia (trouble sleeping). Source: National Library of Medicine

246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

26 37
ZONISAMIDE

Treats partial seizures in ... +

Treats partial seizures in adults with epilepsy. Source: National Library of Medicine

240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

27 96
FLUOXETINE HCL

Fluoxetine is used to treat... +

Fluoxetine is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), some eating disorders, and panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks). Source: National Library of Medicine

222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

28 10
ARIPIPRAZOLE

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

Treats schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

P 29 31
OXCARBAZEPINE

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat seizures caused by epilepsy in adults and children 2 years of age and older. Source: National Library of Medicine

204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

30 48
AMANTADINE

Treats or prevents the flu ... +

Treats or prevents the flu (influenza type A). Source: National Library of Medicine

183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

31 73
HALOPERIDOL*

Treats symptoms of mental a... +

Treats symptoms of mental and emotional disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P 32 30
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE

The combination is used as ... +

The combination is used as part of a treatment program to control symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adults and children. Source: National Library of Medicine

171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

33 29
DULOXETINE HCL

Duloxetine is used to treat... +

Duloxetine is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD; excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

34 13
PRISTIQ ER

Used to treat depression. D... +

Used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

35 57
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

Helps control and prevent certain kinds of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

36 36
SAPHRIS 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

P 37 71
SAVELLA 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

38 122
CARBAMAZEPINE

Treats different types of s... +

Treats different types of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

39 51
DOXEPIN HCL

Doxepin is used to treat de... +

Doxepin is used to treat depression and anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

R 40 60
CLOZAPINE

Treats schizophrenia. Also ... +

Treats schizophrenia. Source: National Library of Medicine

93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 P 41 15
BUPROPION HCL SR

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL) is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

42 26
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

Used to treat the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 43 46
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

Treats muscle spasms caused by multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injury or disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

44 118
ROPINIROLE HCL

Ropinirole is used alone or... +

Ropinirole is used alone or with other medications to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD; a disorder of the nervous system that causes difficulties with movement, muscle control, and balance), including shaking of parts of the body, stiffness, slowed movements, and problems with balance. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

45 139
THIOTHIXENE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 P 46 102
PRAZOSIN HCL

Prazosin is used alone or i... +

Prazosin is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

47 45
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE

Fluvoxamine is used to trea... +

Fluvoxamine is used to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over) and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 47 63
LITHIUM CARBONATE

Lithium is used to treat an... +

Lithium is used to treat and prevent episodes of mania (frenzied, abnormally excited mood) in people with bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder; a disease that causes episodes of depression, episodes of mania, and other abnormal moods). Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 49 33
DONEPEZIL HCL

Donepezil is used to treat ... +

Donepezil is used to treat dementia (a brain disorder that affects the ability to remember, think clearly, communicate, and perform daily activities and may cause changes in mood and personality) associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD; a brain disease that slowly destroys the memory and the ability to think, learn, communicate and handle daily activities). Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 50 41
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

Citalopram is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 51 18
VENLAFAXINE HCL

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

Venlafaxine is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 52 92
PRIMIDONE

Treats seizure disorders. B... +

Treats seizure disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 53 159
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

Used to help control certain types of seizures caused by epilepsy. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 54 115
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

Amitriptyline is used to treat symptoms of depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 R 54 54
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL

Cyclobenzaprine, a muscle r... +

Cyclobenzaprine, a muscle relaxant, is used with rest, physical therapy, and other measures to relax muscles and relieve pain and discomfort caused by strains, sprains, and other muscle injuries. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

R 54 161
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 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 June 18, 2012.
  • 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.