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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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13,929Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 78 out of 900 providers in this state and specialty

$821K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 97 out of 900 providers in this state and specialty

788 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

15% 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

24% of this provider’s 788 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

11% of this provider’s 788 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $72 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 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

$763K

2014

$905K

2015

$821K

2016

Number of Claims

13,710

2014

14,900

2015

13,929

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
LISINOPRIL 620

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

591

prescriptions.

141

patients, 18% of all patients

1 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 619

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

586

prescriptions.

135

patients, 17% of all patients

2 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 598

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

569

prescriptions.

88

patients, 11% of all patients

3 8
SIMVASTATIN 538

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

533

prescriptions.

124

patients, 16% of all patients

4 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 489

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

108

patients, 14% of all patients

5 4
OMEPRAZOLE 487

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

440

prescriptions.

120

patients, 15% of all patients

6 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 482

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

454

prescriptions.

116

patients, 15% of all patients

7 1
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 327

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

8 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 321

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

9 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 308

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

10 12
FUROSEMIDE 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

11 7
METFORMIN HCL 283

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

12 13
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

13 9
ATENOLOL 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

14 17
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

15 15
ALLOPURINOL 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

16 23
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

17 16
SERTRALINE HCL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

18 20
CLOPIDOGREL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

19 24
METFORMIN HCL ER 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

20 34
GLIPIZIDE ER 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

20 91
GLIPIZIDE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

22 47
SPIRONOLACTONE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

23 43
GABAPENTIN 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

24 11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

O 25 18
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

26 67
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

27 19
LOVASTATIN 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

28 40
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

29 26
TRAMADOL HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

O 30 21
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

31 48
TAMSULOSIN HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

32 22
JANUVIA 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

33 70
CLONAZEPAM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

34 52
RANITIDINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

34 39
CARVEDILOL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

36 27
BENAZEPRIL HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

37 72
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

38 38
FLUOXETINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

39 49
DONEPEZIL HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

40 29
PROAIR HFA 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

41 50
CITALOPRAM HBR 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

42 30
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

43 94
ALPRAZOLAM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

44 28
PREDNISONE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

45 33
CLONIDINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

46 71
VERAPAMIL ER 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

47 149
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

48 37
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

49 58
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

49 102
MEMANTINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 51 68
QUINAPRIL HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

51 185
LORAZEPAM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

53 25
CRESTOR 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

54 60
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

55 36
ADVAIR DISKUS 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

55 45
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

A 57 141
DIAZEPAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

57 86
HYDRALAZINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 59 65
FINASTERIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

60 59
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 60 103
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

62 61
TRAZODONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

63 32
AZITHROMYCIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

A 63 74
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

65 44
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 Jan. 28, 2014.
  • 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.