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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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8,794Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 18 out of 315 providers in this state and specialty

$486K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 73 out of 315 providers in this state and specialty

517 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
60% Patients 65 Years and Older

62% 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

36% of this provider’s 312 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

6% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 10%.

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $94 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 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

$534K

2014

$485K

2015

$486K

2016

Number of Claims

7,941

2014

8,595

2015

8,794

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
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 793

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

457

prescriptions.

123

patients, 24% of all patients

1 12
MIRTAZAPINE 695

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

575

prescriptions.

127

patients, 25% of all patients

2 17
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 688

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

109

patients, 21% of all patients

P 3 2
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 514

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

85

patients, 16% of all patients

4 20
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 468

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

86

patients, 17% of all patients

5 18
TRAZODONE HCL 424

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

89

patients, 17% of all patients

6 4
SERTRALINE HCL 380

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

64

patients, 12% of all patients

7 5
LAMOTRIGINE 378

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

82

patients, 16% of all patients

8 7
CLONAZEPAM 300

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

66

patients, 13% of all patients

9 1
BUPROPION XL 250

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

64

patients, 12% of all patients

10 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 242

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

11 22
DONEPEZIL HCL 239

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

12 40
RISPERIDONE 228

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

P 13 6
FLUOXETINE HCL 221

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

14 10
GABAPENTIN 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

15 23
BUPROPION HCL SR 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

16 27
OLANZAPINE 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

P 17 8
DULOXETINE HCL 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

18 13
BUSPIRONE HCL 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

19 19
LORAZEPAM 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

20 3
ARIPIPRAZOLE 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

P 21 11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

22 28
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

23 21
LITHIUM CARBONATE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

24 32
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

P 25 24
TEMAZEPAM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

26 39
PAROXETINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

27 25
LITHIUM CARBONATE ER 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

28 31
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

29 14
NAMENDA XR 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

30 48
TOPIRAMATE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

31 35
HALOPERIDOL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 P 32 29
ALPRAZOLAM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

33 9
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 Oct. 1, 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.