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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,038Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 315 providers in this state and specialty

$841K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

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

493 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
29% Patients 65 Years and Older

88% 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

38% of this provider’s 143 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 *

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

$70 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $94 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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

$1.26M

2014

$745K

2015

$841K

2016

Number of Claims

11,283

2014

7,404

2015

12,038

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 1,010

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

111

patients, 23% of all patients

1 1
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 694

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

73

patients, 15% of all patients

P 2 2
BUSPIRONE HCL 685

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

85

patients, 17% of all patients

3 19
TRAZODONE HCL 559

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

78

patients, 16% of all patients

4 4
RISPERIDONE 533

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

67

patients, 14% of all patients

P 5 6
OLANZAPINE 490

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

P 6 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 436

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

7 22
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 423

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

8 20
LORAZEPAM 406

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

9 3
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 388

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

10 14
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 383

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

11 28
SERTRALINE HCL 363

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

12 5
ARIPIPRAZOLE 357

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

P 13 11
FLUOXETINE HCL 329

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

14 10
GABAPENTIN 293

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

15 23
ALPRAZOLAM 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

16 9
MIRTAZAPINE 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

17 17
LAMOTRIGINE 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

18 7
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

19 12
LITHIUM CARBONATE 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 25

patients, 5% of all patients

20 32
DULOXETINE HCL 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

21 13
PAROXETINE HCL 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

22 25
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

P 22 24
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHET ER 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

24 37
BUPROPION HCL SR 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

25 27
BUPROPION XL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

26 15
DIAZEPAM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

27 30
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

27 18
HALOPERIDOL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

P 29 29
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

30 21
HYDROXYZINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

31 60
THIOTHIXENE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 P 32 80
PROPRANOLOL HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 32 45
TOPIRAMATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

34 35
CLOZAPINE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 P 35 16
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 36 38
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 37 61
RISPERDAL CONSTA 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 38 34
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 38 58
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

40 43
LITHIUM CARBONATE ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 41 31
STRATTERA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 42 159
OXCARBAZEPINE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 43 42
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.