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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,830Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 340

$1.73M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 340

593 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
21% 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 avg 81928cdb0ebe162ff75cf405bfacadd396bf3ec84bc467b6f3e612dd63daa776 Average for
this specialty
in Wisconsin
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 593 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Brand Name Drugs*

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$116 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $112 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 20.


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.

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S2

A schedule two drug. More » Schedule two drugs have a high potential for abuse and severe dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

S3

A schedule three drug. More » Schedule three drugs have potential for abuse and dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

A

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.

B

A benzodiazepine, or tranquilizer. More » The American Geriatrics Society says these drugs increase the risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls and fractures in older adults.

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 Recieving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Wisconsin
CLONAZEPAM 1,003 105 135 B 1 1
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 883 172 98 A 2 2
BUSPIRONE HCL 760 107 94 3 24
TRAZODONE HCL 738 100 101 4 5
RISPERIDONE 707 125 74 A 5 4
CITALOPRAM HBR 693 113 80 6 14
OLANZAPINE 688 151 65 A 7 9
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 568 107 59 8 20
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 450 50 53 R 9 11
LORAZEPAM 445 99 59 B 10 3
SERTRALINE HCL 427 100 58 11 6
LITHIUM CARBONATE 418 37 46 12 18
ABILIFY 404 18 49 A 13 7
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 398 75 45 14 27
FLUOXETINE HCL 368 39 52 15 10
MIRTAZAPINE 304 96 50 16 19
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 263 61 36 17 13
PAROXETINE HCL 258 60 34 18 25
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 253 0 22 A 19 22
LAMOTRIGINE 249 18 36 20 8
GABAPENTIN 231 39 37 21 31
ALPRAZOLAM 224 54 37 B 22 12
CYMBALTA 215 17 30 23 17
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 213 56 35 24 15
HALOPERIDOL 208 14 28 A 25 28
BUPROPION XL 180 52 27 26 21
BUPROPION HCL SR 179 26 24 27 26
CLOZAPINE 171 <11 <11 A 28 16
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 171 44 20 28 23
INVEGA SUSTENNA 164 0 15 A 30 37
CARBAMAZEPINE 159 33 17 31 41
RISPERDAL CONSTA 147 12 13 A 32 32
INVEGA 138 0 14 A 33 39
PROPRANOLOL HCL 123 <11 13 34 36
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 120 12 20 S2 35 42
THIOTHIXENE 112 <11 14 A 36 48
DIAZEPAM 110 16 19 B 37 29
HYDROXYZINE HCL 105 <11 21 R 38 50
TOPIRAMATE 104 0 16 39 33
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 99 <11 <11 A 40 47
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 88 <11 <11 41 55
DONEPEZIL HCL 77 <11 <11 42 46
OXCARBAZEPINE 66 <11 <11 43 51
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 65 <11 <11 R 44 35
IMIPRAMINE HCL 59 <11 <11 R 45 103
SEROQUEL XR 54 <11 <11 A 46 44
METHYLPHENIDATE ER 51 <11 <11 S2 47 88
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost 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 10 or fewer prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • The list of top drugs includes only those for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions, but all prescriptions are counted in the summary totals at the top.
  • 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.