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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,321Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 98 out of 900 providers in this state and specialty

$1.11M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 35 out of 900 providers in this state and specialty

576 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

44% 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

3% of this provider’s 513 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Antibiotics

29% of this provider’s 576 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

25% of this provider’s 576 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$84 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $72 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


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

$1.13M

2014

$1.07M

2015

$1.11M

2016

Number of Claims

16,012

2014

15,045

2015

13,321

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 492

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

435

prescriptions.

113

patients, 20% of all patients

1 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 476

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

91

patients, 16% of all patients

O 2 18
FUROSEMIDE 457

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

71

patients, 12% of all patients

3 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 397

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

104

patients, 18% of all patients

4 4
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 372

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

86

patients, 15% of all patients

5 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 340

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

6 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 321

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

85

patients, 15% of all patients

7 1
OMEPRAZOLE 319

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

78

patients, 14% of all patients

8 5
LISINOPRIL 312

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

73

patients, 13% of all patients

9 3
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

72

patients, 13% of all patients

10 14
METFORMIN HCL 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

11 13
ALPRAZOLAM 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

12 28
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

13 15
GABAPENTIN 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

14 11
SIMVASTATIN 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

15 6
TAMSULOSIN HCL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

16 22
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

17 16
CLOPIDOGREL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

18 24
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

19 58
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

20 19
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

21 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

22 30
SYNTHROID 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

23 75
CARVEDILOL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

24 27
LORAZEPAM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

24 25
GLIPIZIDE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

26 47
ALLOPURINOL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

27 23
TRAMADOL HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

O 28 21
MELOXICAM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

29 53
SERTRALINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

30 20
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

31 12
HYDRALAZINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

31 65
DULOXETINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

33 55
BENAZEPRIL HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

34 72
NUEDEXTA 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 35 151
MIRTAZAPINE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

36 35
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

37 38
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

A 38 106
LANTUS 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 39 77
LYRICA 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

39 76
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

41 36
AMIODARONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

42 150
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

42 51
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

44 119
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

45 159
DONEPEZIL HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

45 29
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 45 66
FENOFIBRATE* 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

45 133
BACLOFEN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

45 84
LEVETIRACETAM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 50 81
LEVOFLOXACIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

A 51 132
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 51 88
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

53 90
AZITHROMYCIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

A 54 74
FINASTERIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

55 59
KLOR-CON M20 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

55 140
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 Dec. 17, 2013.
  • 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.