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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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11,936Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 50 out of 1870 providers in this state and specialty

$692K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 69 out of 1870 providers in this state and specialty

707 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

40% 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 601 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

14% of this provider’s 707 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

20% of this provider’s 707 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 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

$712K

2014

$690K

2015

$692K

2016

Number of Claims

12,870

2014

12,618

2015

11,936

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
OMEPRAZOLE 622

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

499

prescriptions.

129

patients, 18% of all patients

1 4
FUROSEMIDE 433

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

77

patients, 11% of all patients

2 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 410

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

89

patients, 13% of all patients

3 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 356

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

85

patients, 12% of all patients

4 2
METFORMIN HCL 332

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

90

patients, 13% of all patients

5 9
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 308

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

79

patients, 11% of all patients

6 13
LISINOPRIL 288

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

7 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

8 8
SIMVASTATIN 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

77

patients, 11% of all patients

9 5
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

10 19
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

O 11 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

12 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

13 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

14 14
TRAMADOL HCL 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

O 15 20
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

16 16
GABAPENTIN 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

17 12
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

18 22
CITALOPRAM HBR 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

19 27
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

20 6
ALLOPURINOL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

21 23
CLOPIDOGREL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

22 28
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

23 40
ALPRAZOLAM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

24 24
ATENOLOL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

25 17
TAMSULOSIN HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

26 21
LORAZEPAM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

26 25
MIRTAZAPINE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

28 42
GLIMEPIRIDE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

29 43
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

30 48
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

31 29
FLUOXETINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

32 38
DONEPEZIL HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

33 34
FENTANYL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

O 34 62
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

35 60
PREDNISONE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

36 31
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

37 96
PROAIR HFA 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

38 50
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

O 39 49
METFORMIN HCL ER 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

40 35
RISPERIDONE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P 41 81
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

41 160
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 43 161
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

43 53
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

45 207
ADVAIR DISKUS 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

45 52
BENAZEPRIL HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

47 71
SERTRALINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

47 18
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

47 41
DIAZEPAM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

47 87
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

47 54
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

52 51
NEXIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 53 144
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

54 26
TRAZODONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

54 30
ROPINIROLE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

56 73
SPIRIVA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 57 86
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

58 76
LANTUS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 58 77
PAROXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

58 64
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

61 47
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 June 11, 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.