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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,190Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 11 out of 1870 providers in this state and specialty

$977K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 15 out of 1870 providers in this state and specialty

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

36% 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 619 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

21% of this provider’s 692 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

19% of this provider’s 692 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

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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

$951K

2015

$977K

2016

Number of Claims

17,533

2014

16,231

2015

16,190

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 740

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

652

prescriptions.

157

patients, 23% of all patients

1 1
FUROSEMIDE 489

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

450

prescriptions.

100

patients, 14% of all patients

2 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 467

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

444

prescriptions.

103

patients, 15% of all patients

3 6
OMEPRAZOLE 464

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

108

patients, 16% of all patients

4 4
LISINOPRIL 451

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

114

patients, 16% of all patients

5 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 406

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

91

patients, 13% of all patients

6 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 382

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

92

patients, 13% of all patients

7 13
SIMVASTATIN 365

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

97

patients, 14% of all patients

8 5
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 342

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

85

patients, 12% of all patients

9 11
SERTRALINE HCL 313

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

10 18
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 305

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

O 11 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

89

patients, 13% of all patients

12 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 302

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

13 8
GABAPENTIN 286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

14 12
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

78

patients, 11% of all patients

15 19
ATENOLOL 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

16 17
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

17 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

18 16
METFORMIN HCL 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

19 9
DONEPEZIL HCL 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

20 34
ALPRAZOLAM 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

21 24
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

22 40
LORAZEPAM 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

23 25
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

24 22
MIRTAZAPINE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

25 42
TRAMADOL HCL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

O 26 20
CITALOPRAM HBR 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

27 27
GLIPIZIDE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

28 45
METFORMIN HCL ER 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

29 35
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

30 41
ALLOPURINOL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

31 23
LOVASTATIN 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

32 39
TRAZODONE HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

33 30
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

34 53
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

34 26
FAMOTIDINE* 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

34 89
JANUVIA 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

37 79
RANITIDINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

38 33
CLOPIDOGREL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

39 28
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

40 51
CLONAZEPAM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

41 44
PREDNISONE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

41 31
ROPINIROLE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

41 73
SPIRONOLACTONE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

44 55
CARVEDILOL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

45 32
CLONIDINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

46 93
GLIMEPIRIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

47 43
CHLORTHALIDONE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

48 112
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

49 96
VALSARTAN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

50 90
BUSPIRONE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

51 99
TIZANIDINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

52 68
DULOXETINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

53 56
TAMSULOSIN HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

54 21
PAROXETINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

55 64
RISPERIDONE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 P 56 81
BUPROPION HCL SR 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

57 135
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

58 108
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

59 137
FENOFIBRATE* 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

60 109
FENOFIBRATE* 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

60 134
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

A 62 113
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

63 47
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

64 72
NYSTATIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

64 117
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

66 36
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

67 54
SYNTHROID 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

68 94
MELOXICAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

68 46
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 70 60
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

O 71 114
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 Oct. 14, 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.