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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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11,048Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 76 out of 1870 providers in this state and specialty

$585K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 136 out of 1870 providers in this state and specialty

527 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% 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

26% of this provider’s 527 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

15% of this provider’s 527 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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

$679K

2014

$602K

2015

$585K

2016

Number of Claims

11,367

2014

10,734

2015

11,048

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
SIMVASTATIN 503

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

458

prescriptions.

120

patients, 23% of all patients

1 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 420

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

84

patients, 16% of all patients

2 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 354

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

71

patients, 13% of all patients

3 2
FUROSEMIDE 337

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

61

patients, 12% of all patients

4 7
LISINOPRIL 335

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

80

patients, 15% of all patients

5 3
OMEPRAZOLE 299

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

61

patients, 12% of all patients

6 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

7 1
METFORMIN HCL 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

8 9
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

9 13
MELOXICAM 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

10 46
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

11 22
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

12 10
CLOPIDOGREL 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

13 28
SERTRALINE HCL 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

14 18
TAMSULOSIN HCL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

15 21
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

16 11
ALPRAZOLAM 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

17 24
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

O 18 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

19 14
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

19 29
ATENOLOL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

21 17
WARFARIN SODIUM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

22 8
LORAZEPAM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

23 25
ALLOPURINOL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

23 23
TRAZODONE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

23 30
TRAMADOL HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

O 26 20
GABAPENTIN 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

27 12
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

28 47
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

28 51
CLONAZEPAM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

30 44
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

30 19
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

32 88
CITALOPRAM HBR 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

33 27
CARVEDILOL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

34 32
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

35 85
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

36 26
ADVAIR DISKUS 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

37 52
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

38 60
GLIMEPIRIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

38 43
PROAIR HFA 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

40 50
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

41 80
DULOXETINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

42 56
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

43 48
AZITHROMYCIN 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

A 44 61
DONEPEZIL HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

45 34
SPIRIVA 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

46 86
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

47 105
LYRICA 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 48 74
BUPROPION XL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 49 102
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

49 36
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

49 96
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

52 41
ROPINIROLE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 53 73
BENAZEPRIL HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

53 71
CELECOXIB 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 55 145
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 56 76
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 57 154
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. 15, 2018.
  • 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.