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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,236Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 1870 providers in this state and specialty

$1.09M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 10 out of 1870 providers in this state and specialty

717 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

58% 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

5% of this provider’s 654 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Antibiotics

26% of this provider’s 717 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

23% of this provider’s 717 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 15.


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

$1.01M

2014

$1.04M

2015

$1.09M

2016

Number of Claims

19,176

2014

18,685

2015

20,236

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
FUROSEMIDE 985

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

926

prescriptions.

112

patients, 16% of all patients

1 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 638

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

594

prescriptions.

88

patients, 12% of all patients

2 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 631

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

603

prescriptions.

83

patients, 12% of all patients

3 16
OMEPRAZOLE 617

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

544

prescriptions.

135

patients, 19% of all patients

4 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 563

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

527

prescriptions.

92

patients, 13% of all patients

5 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 562

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

548

prescriptions.

103

patients, 14% of all patients

6 6
LISINOPRIL 526

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

471

prescriptions.

98

patients, 14% of all patients

7 3
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 526

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

521

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

7 47
SIMVASTATIN 522

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

455

prescriptions.

114

patients, 16% of all patients

9 5
NAMENDA XR 475

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

450

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

10 63
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 448

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

79

patients, 11% of all patients

11 13
WARFARIN SODIUM 420

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

12 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 395

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

13 14
GABAPENTIN 387

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

14 12
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 377

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

O 15 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 342

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

16 2
LORAZEPAM 313

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

17 25
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 308

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

18 11
DONEPEZIL HCL 299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

19 34
MIRTAZAPINE 284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

20 42
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

21 19
TRAMADOL HCL 272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

O 22 20
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

23 40
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

24 36
ALLOPURINOL 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

25 23
PREDNISONE 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

26 31
ATENOLOL 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

27 17
GLIMEPIRIDE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

28 43
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

29 29
METFORMIN HCL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

30 9
CLOPIDOGREL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

30 28
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

32 53
SPIRONOLACTONE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

33 55
FENTANYL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

O 34 62
TAMSULOSIN HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

35 21
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

36 107
SERTRALINE HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

37 18
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P 38 57
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11 39 118
LATANOPROST 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

39 149
XARELTO 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

41 110
CITALOPRAM HBR 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

42 27
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

42 26
CARVEDILOL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

44 32
MEMANTINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

<11 44 78
LOVASTATIN 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

46 39
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

47 41
RANITIDINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

48 33
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

49 72
CEPHALEXIN 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

A 50 131
CLONAZEPAM 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

51 44
DEXILANT 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

<11 52 178
ADVAIR DISKUS 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

53 52
PAROXETINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

53 64
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

53 58
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

56 48
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

57 147
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

58 82
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

59 60
NUEDEXTA 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 60 192
ROPINIROLE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

60 73
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

62 54
VALSARTAN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

62 90
ALPRAZOLAM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

64 24
DIGOXIN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

64 98
LYRICA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 64 74
PROPRANOLOL HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 64 179
DULOXETINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 64 56
BUSPIRONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 69 99
JANTOVEN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 70 101
FAMOTIDINE* 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 71 89
AMIODARONE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 72 170
FINASTERIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

73 59
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 74 183
TRAZODONE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

75 30
FLUOXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 76 38
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

76 96
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

78 80
AMOXICILLIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

A 78 133
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 Sept. 17, 2009.
  • 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.