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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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19,094Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 29 out of 900 providers in this state and specialty

$1.03M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 47 out of 900 providers in this state and specialty

787 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% 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

2% of this provider’s 691 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Antibiotics

17% of this provider’s 787 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

12% of this provider’s 787 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

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $72 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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

$886K

2014

$1.09M

2015

$1.03M

2016

Number of Claims

16,752

2014

20,319

2015

19,094

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 856

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

743

prescriptions.

152

patients, 19% of all patients

1 2
LISINOPRIL 808

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

680

prescriptions.

155

patients, 20% of all patients

2 3
FUROSEMIDE 742

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

694

prescriptions.

120

patients, 15% of all patients

3 7
OMEPRAZOLE 653

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

549

prescriptions.

138

patients, 18% of all patients

4 5
SIMVASTATIN 603

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

568

prescriptions.

146

patients, 19% of all patients

5 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 572

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

524

prescriptions.

127

patients, 16% of all patients

6 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 564

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

493

prescriptions.

131

patients, 17% of all patients

7 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 471

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

439

prescriptions.

100

patients, 13% of all patients

8 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 462

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

9 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 432

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

10 12
GLIMEPIRIDE 396

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

11 41
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 384

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

12 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 353

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

13 30
ATENOLOL 328

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

14 17
SPIRONOLACTONE 311

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

15 43
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 291

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

16 31
ALPRAZOLAM 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

17 28
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

18 16
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

19 14
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

20 19
MELOXICAM 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

21 53
METFORMIN HCL 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

22 13
SERTRALINE HCL 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

23 20
GABAPENTIN 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

24 11
ALLOPURINOL 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

25 23
DONEPEZIL HCL 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

26 29
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

26 15
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

28 38
CLOPIDOGREL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

29 24
CARVEDILOL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

29 27
ZETIA 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

31 82
TAMSULOSIN HCL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

32 22
LOVASTATIN 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

33 40
LORAZEPAM 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

34 25
TRAMADOL HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

O 35 21
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

36 37
METFORMIN HCL ER 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

37 34
RANITIDINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

38 39
ADVAIR DISKUS 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

39 45
SPIRIVA 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

40 69
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

O 41 18
CLONAZEPAM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

42 52
MEMANTINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

43 68
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

43 90
TRAZODONE HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

45 32
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

46 61
MIRTAZAPINE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

47 35
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

48 44
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

49 94
GLIPIZIDE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

50 47
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

50 51
FENOFIBRATE* 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

52 109
DIGOXIN 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

53 79
LANSOPRAZOLE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

54 208
INDAPAMIDE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

55 165
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

56 26
HYDRALAZINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

57 65
FLUOXETINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

58 49
BACLOFEN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 59 84
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

60 54
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

61 46
LAMOTRIGINE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 61 148
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

63 66
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 P 63 56
VALSARTAN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

63 64
VENTOLIN HFA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

66 78
BENAZEPRIL HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 66 72
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

68 36
ACARBOSE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 69 277
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 69 99
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O 71 100
SYMBICORT 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

71 95
DIAZEPAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

71 86
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

A 71 106
PROAIR HFA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

75 50
FINASTERIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 75 59
BUSPIRONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 77 107
LYRICA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 77 76
PREDNISONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

77 33
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 July 9, 2007.
  • 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.