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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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9,103Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 158 out of 1870 providers in this state and specialty

$518K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 192 out of 1870 providers in this state and specialty

542 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% 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

20% of this provider’s 542 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

17% of this provider’s 542 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

$57 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

$457K

2014

$471K

2015

$518K

2016

Number of Claims

7,627

2014

7,466

2015

9,103

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 364

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

96

patients, 18% of all patients

1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 279

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

2 1
LISINOPRIL 263

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

76

patients, 14% of all patients

3 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 255

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

68

patients, 13% of all patients

4 6
FUROSEMIDE 232

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

5 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

6 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

7 16
SIMVASTATIN 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

8 5
OMEPRAZOLE 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

9 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

10 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

11 13
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

12 22
METFORMIN HCL 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

13 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

O 14 15
METFORMIN HCL ER 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

15 35
TRAMADOL HCL 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

O 16 20
FLUOXETINE HCL 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

17 38
GABAPENTIN 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

18 12
INDAPAMIDE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

19 223
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

20 19
ATENOLOL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

21 17
TAMSULOSIN HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

22 21
LORAZEPAM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

22 25
CLOPIDOGREL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

24 28
ALLOPURINOL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

24 23
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

26 26
NAPROXEN 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

27 106
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

28 47
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

29 70
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

30 14
TRAZODONE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

31 30
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

32 54
MELOXICAM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

33 46
DIAZEPAM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

34 87
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

35 29
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

35 48
PREDNISONE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

35 31
CARVEDILOL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

38 32
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

38 11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

40 40
CLONAZEPAM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

41 44
GLIMEPIRIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

42 43
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 43 51
FINASTERIDE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

44 59
GLIPIZIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

45 45
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

46 96
VENTOLIN HFA 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

47 67
TEMAZEPAM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 48 158
SERTRALINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

49 18
ALPRAZOLAM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

50 24
CITALOPRAM HBR 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

50 27
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 52 118
SYMBICORT 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 52 91
ULTICARE PEN NEEDLE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 52 235
OXYCODONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 O 55 37
LANTUS 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 55 77
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 Sept. 15, 2016.
  • 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.