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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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17,412Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 37 out of 900 providers in this state and specialty

$1.22M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 25 out of 900 providers in this state and specialty

687 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

42% 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

4% of this provider’s 642 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

16% of this provider’s 687 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

22% of this provider’s 687 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$70 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $72 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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

$992K

2014

$1.18M

2015

$1.22M

2016

Number of Claims

15,312

2014

17,055

2015

17,412

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 724

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

687

prescriptions.

165

patients, 24% of all patients

1 1
FUROSEMIDE 700

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

660

prescriptions.

112

patients, 16% of all patients

2 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 647

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

624

prescriptions.

138

patients, 20% of all patients

3 4
LISINOPRIL 594

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

564

prescriptions.

120

patients, 17% of all patients

4 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 561

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

528

prescriptions.

107

patients, 16% of all patients

5 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 474

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

90

patients, 13% of all patients

O 6 18
OMEPRAZOLE 388

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

86

patients, 13% of all patients

7 5
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 352

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

78

patients, 11% of all patients

8 16
METFORMIN HCL 327

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

80

patients, 12% of all patients

9 13
SERTRALINE HCL 315

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

10 20
WARFARIN SODIUM 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

11 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

12 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

13 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

14 10
LORAZEPAM 272

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

15 25
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 267

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

16 12
GABAPENTIN 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

17 11
SIMVASTATIN 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

18 6
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

19 14
TAMSULOSIN HCL 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

20 22
CLOPIDOGREL 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

21 24
DONEPEZIL HCL 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

22 29
CARVEDILOL 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

23 27
MIRTAZAPINE 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

24 35
TRAMADOL HCL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

O 25 21
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

26 19
BENAZEPRIL HCL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

27 72
ALLOPURINOL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

28 23
GLIMEPIRIDE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

29 41
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

30 51
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

31 48
NAMENDA XR 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

32 63
ELIQUIS 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

33 110
METFORMIN HCL ER 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

34 34
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

35 31
SPIRONOLACTONE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

36 43
FINASTERIDE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

36 59
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

38 26
JANUVIA 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

39 70
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

40 38
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

41 83
QUINAPRIL HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

42 185
PREDNISONE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

43 33
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 44 56
RISPERIDONE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

<11 P 45 104
ROPINIROLE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

46 89
CITALOPRAM HBR 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

46 30
BYSTOLIC 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

48 143
XARELTO 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

49 96
ATENOLOL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

50 17
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

51 37
PAROXETINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

52 62
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

52 88
ALPRAZOLAM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

52 28
CLONAZEPAM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

55 52
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 56 99
LYRICA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 57 76
FAMOTIDINE* 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 57 80
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

59 66
ZETIA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 60 82
FLUOXETINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

61 49
DULOXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 62 55
CELECOXIB 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

63 124
VALSARTAN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

64 64
LEVETIRACETAM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 64 81
VENLAFAXINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 64 196
HYDRALAZINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

67 65
ADVAIR DISKUS 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

68 45
TRAZODONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

69 32
FENTANYL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 O 69 73
LANTUS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

69 77
CRESTOR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

72 60
MYRBETRIQ 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

73 202
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 O 73 57
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 8, 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.