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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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14,174Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 73 out of 900 providers in this state and specialty

$1.02M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 51 out of 900 providers in this state and specialty

757 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

30% 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 757 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

17% of this provider’s 757 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

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

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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

$871K

2014

$927K

2015

$1.02M

2016

Number of Claims

13,428

2014

13,883

2015

14,174

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 499

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

452

prescriptions.

115

patients, 15% of all patients

1 2
OMEPRAZOLE 468

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

110

patients, 15% of all patients

2 5
LISINOPRIL 423

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

109

patients, 14% of all patients

3 3
SIMVASTATIN 374

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

108

patients, 14% of all patients

4 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 371

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

5 8
METFORMIN HCL 328

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

83

patients, 11% of all patients

6 13
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 328

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

86

patients, 11% of all patients

6 4
TRAMADOL HCL 305

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

O 8 21
GABAPENTIN 304

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

9 11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

83

patients, 11% of all patients

10 14
ATENOLOL 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

11 17
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

12 1
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

13 12
FUROSEMIDE 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

14 7
PREDNISONE 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

14 33
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

16 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

17 10
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

18 54
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

19 19
TAMSULOSIN HCL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

20 22
MIRTAZAPINE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

21 35
CITALOPRAM HBR 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

22 30
TRAZODONE HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

23 32
GLIPIZIDE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

24 47
ALPRAZOLAM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

25 28
AZITHROMYCIN 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

A 26 74
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

27 38
DONEPEZIL HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

27 29
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

29 16
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

O 30 18
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

31 9
LOVASTATIN 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

32 40
PAROXETINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

33 62
ALLOPURINOL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

33 23
ADVAIR DISKUS 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

35 45
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

36 26
LORAZEPAM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

37 25
MELOXICAM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

37 53
VENTOLIN HFA 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

39 78
FLUOXETINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

40 49
SERTRALINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

41 20
OXYCODONE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

O 42 42
CHLORTHALIDONE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

42 105
RANITIDINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

44 39
CLOPIDOGREL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

44 24
BUSPIRONE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

46 107
ROPINIROLE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

47 89
NEXIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

48 126
INVOKANA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

49 171
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O 50 100
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

50 36
PROAIR HFA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

52 50
TOPIRAMATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

53 166
SPIRIVA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 54 69
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

55 90
DIAZEPAM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

55 86
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

A 55 141
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

58 101
CARVEDILOL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

59 27
VOLTAREN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

60 161
LYRICA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 60 76
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

60 98
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

63 46
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

63 158
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

65 31
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

65 51
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 May 22, 2012.
  • 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.