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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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8,247Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 23 out of 315 providers in this state and specialty

$760K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 34 out of 315 providers in this state and specialty

300 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
22% Patients 65 Years and Older

89% 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

Comparisons are not shown because this provider has fewer than 100 patients who are 65 and older.

30 of this provider’s 65 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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Antibiotics

0% of this provider’s 300 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 300 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 1%.

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Brand Name Drugs

9% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 10%.

Prescription Price

$92 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $94 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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

$266K

2014

$463K

2015

$760K

2016

Number of Claims

3,191

2014

5,238

2015

8,247

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 649

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

53

patients, 18% of all patients

P 1 2
CLONAZEPAM 422

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

43

patients, 14% of all patients

2 1
RISPERIDONE 412

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

35

patients, 12% of all patients

P 3 6
LORAZEPAM 347

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

37

patients, 12% of all patients

4 3
SERTRALINE HCL 330

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

33

patients, 11% of all patients

5 5
LAMOTRIGINE 313

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

34

patients, 11% of all patients

6 7
TRAZODONE HCL 303

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

43

patients, 14% of all patients

7 4
CITALOPRAM HBR 292

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

34

patients, 11% of all patients

8 22
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 281

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

9 14
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 277

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

10 20
FLUOXETINE HCL 251

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

11 10
OLANZAPINE 231

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

P 12 8
ARIPIPRAZOLE 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

P 13 11
BUSPIRONE HCL 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

14 19
CLOZAPINE 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

P 15 16
MIRTAZAPINE 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

16 17
BUPROPION XL 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

17 15
HALOPERIDOL 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 5% of all patients

P 18 29
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

19 12
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

20 18
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

P 21 24
ALPRAZOLAM 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

22 9
LITHIUM CARBONATE ER 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

23 31
BUPROPION HCL SR 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

24 27
GABAPENTIN 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 6% of all patients

25 23
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

26 28
LITHIUM CARBONATE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 4% of all patients

26 32
PAROXETINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

28 25
THIOTHIXENE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 P 29 80
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 30 21
RISPERDAL CONSTA 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 31 34
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 32 38
DULOXETINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 4% of all patients

33 13
PROPRANOLOL HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 34 45
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 P 35 44
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHET ER 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 36 37
NALTREXONE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 37 87
ABILIFY MAINTENA 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 38 66
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

39 26
CARBAMAZEPINE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 40 49
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 Aug. 19, 2015.
  • 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.