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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,392Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 32 out of 232

$478K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 20 out of 232

415 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69% Patients 65 Years and Older

33% 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

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

8% of this provider’s 415 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

4% of this provider’s 287 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 6%.

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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 *

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$89 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $79 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

13 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 8.


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

$504K

2012

$686K

2013

$518K

2014

$478K

2015

Number of Claims

6,280

2012

6,476

2013

5,747

2014

5,392

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
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and congestive heart failure (CHF). Source: National Library of Medicine

412

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

111

patients, 27% of all patients

1 5
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) and high blood pressure (hypertension). Source: National Library of Medicine

290

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

95

patients, 23% of all patients

2 3
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and heart failure. Source: National Library of Medicine

246

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

76

patients, 18% of all patients

3 4
MYCOPHENOLATE MOFETIL

Used with other medications... +

Used with other medications to help prevent transplant organ rejection (attack of the transplanted organ by the immune system of the person receiving the organ) in people who have received organ transplants. Source: National Library of Medicine

241

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

49

patients, 12% of all patients

4 60
TACROLIMUS 211

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

5 82
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Source: National Library of Medicine

209

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

57

patients, 14% of all patients

6 1
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM

Losartan is used alone or i... +

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

203

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

59

patients, 14% of all patients

7 10
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

203

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

49

patients, 12% of all patients

7 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

Potassium is needed to maintain good health. Source: National Library of Medicine

196

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

59

patients, 14% of all patients

9 12
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE

Metoprolol is used alone or... +

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

185

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

10 6
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM

Pravastatin is used with di... +

Pravastatin is used with diet, weight-loss, and exercise to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke and to decrease the chance that heart surgery will be needed in people who have heart disease or who are at risk of developing heart disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

180

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

53

patients, 13% of all patients

11 15
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE

Amlodipine is used alone or... +

Amlodipine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

155

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

12 9
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

Helps prevent stroke, heart attack, and other heart problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

145

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

13 8
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

Hydralazine is used to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

138

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

50

patients, 12% of all patients

14 27
WARFARIN SODIUM

Warfarin is used to prevent... +

Warfarin is used to prevent blood clots from forming or growing larger in your blood and blood vessels. Source: National Library of Medicine

106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

15 7
TORSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) caused by congestive heart failure, kidney disease, or liver disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

94

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

16 36
SPIRONOLACTONE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) in patients with congestive heart failure, liver cirrhosis, or nephrotic syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

17 14
CYCLOSPORINE MODIFIED 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

10 18 105
OMEPRAZOLE

Treats heartburn, stomach u... +

Treats heartburn, stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, endocrine tumors, and systemic mastocytosis. Source: National Library of Medicine

90

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

19 32
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

Treats gout and some kinds of kidney stones. Source: National Library of Medicine

88

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

20 42
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

21 39
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER

Isosorbide mononitrate is u... +

Isosorbide mononitrate is used to prevent angina (chest pain) caused by coronary artery disease (heart disease). Source: National Library of Medicine

77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

22 13
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM

Pantoprazole is used to tre... +

Pantoprazole is used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and possible injury of the esophagus (the tube between the throat and stomach). Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

23 28
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

Treats inflammation (swelling), severe allergies, complications of chronic illnesses, and other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

24 74
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM

Levothyroxine, a thyroid ho... +

Levothyroxine, a thyroid hormone, is used to treat hypothyroidism, a condition where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

25 25
SIROLIMUS 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

26 118
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 Feb. 11, 2016.
  • 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.