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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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16,620Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 1870 providers in this state and specialty

$903K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 20 out of 1870 providers in this state and specialty

478 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

68% 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

8% of this provider’s 412 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

33% of this provider’s 478 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

31% of this provider’s 478 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% 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

35 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

$1.33M

2014

$1.21M

2015

$903K

2016

Number of Claims

24,060

2014

21,672

2015

16,620

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 718

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

582

prescriptions.

107

patients, 22% of all patients

1 7
LISINOPRIL 538

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

481

prescriptions.

93

patients, 19% of all patients

2 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 523

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

474

prescriptions.

84

patients, 18% of all patients

3 1
OMEPRAZOLE 479

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

88

patients, 18% of all patients

4 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 470

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

89

patients, 19% of all patients

5 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 427

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

6 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 348

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

73

patients, 15% of all patients

O 7 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 345

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

61

patients, 13% of all patients

8 16
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 341

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

64

patients, 13% of all patients

9 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 329

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

10 10
CLOPIDOGREL 310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

11 28
GABAPENTIN 299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

57

patients, 12% of all patients

12 12
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

64

patients, 13% of all patients

13 22
MIRTAZAPINE 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

14 42
DONEPEZIL HCL 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

15 34
LORAZEPAM 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

16 25
SIMVASTATIN 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

17 5
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

18 14
METFORMIN HCL 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

19 9
SERTRALINE HCL 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

20 18
TAMSULOSIN HCL 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

21 21
PREDNISONE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

55

patients, 12% of all patients

22 31
CITALOPRAM HBR 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

23 27
ALLOPURINOL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

24 23
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

25 41
TRAMADOL HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

O 26 20
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

27 13
ATENOLOL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

28 17
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

O 29 49
TRAZODONE HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

30 30
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

31 82
CARVEDILOL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

32 32
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

P 33 57
DULOXETINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

34 56
NAMENDA XR 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

35 63
PAROXETINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

36 64
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

37 19
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

37 36
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

39 54
MELOXICAM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

39 46
RANITIDINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

41 33
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

42 80
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

43 11
HYDROCORTISONE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

44 193
ROPINIROLE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

44 73
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

44 26
HYDRALAZINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

47 97
OXYCODONE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

O 48 37
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

49 40
KLOR-CON M20 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

50 151
ELIQUIS 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11 50 121
LYRICA 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

52 74
MEMANTINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

52 78
ALPRAZOLAM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

52 24
GLIMEPIRIDE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

52 43
DIGOXIN 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 56 98
LEVETIRACETAM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

57 95
NYSTOP 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

58 136
FLUOXETINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 59 38
LIDOCAINE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

59 125
CLONIDINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

61 93
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

62 107
CLONAZEPAM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

62 44
ARIPIPRAZOLE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 P 64 157
PROAIR HFA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

64 50
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 66 47
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

67 92
BACLOFEN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

67 83
SPIRIVA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

69 86
KLOR-CON M10 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

70 200
MIDODRINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

71 219
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

72 53
XARELTO 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 72 110
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 72 96
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 75 60
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 75 147
VENLAFAXINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 75 169
ADVAIR DISKUS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

78 52
GLIPIZIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

78 45
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

A 78 171
SYMBICORT 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

81 91
LEVOFLOXACIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

A 81 128
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

83 76
LOPERAMIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

83 214
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 June 13, 2017.
  • 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.