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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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8,519Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 196 out of 1870 providers in this state and specialty

$549K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 159 out of 1870 providers in this state and specialty

451 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

47% 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

30% of this provider’s 451 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

18% of this provider’s 451 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 16%.

Prescription Price

$64 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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

$417K

2014

$497K

2015

$549K

2016

Number of Claims

5,926

2014

7,516

2015

8,519

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
SIMVASTATIN 374

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

80

patients, 18% of all patients

1 5
OMEPRAZOLE 359

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

79

patients, 18% of all patients

2 4
FUROSEMIDE 306

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

3 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 260

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

4 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 237

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

52

patients, 12% of all patients

5 2
METFORMIN HCL 231

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

6 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 224

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

7 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 217

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

8 16
LISINOPRIL 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

9 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

O 10 15
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

11 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

12 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

13 6
GABAPENTIN 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

14 12
SERTRALINE HCL 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

15 18
TAMSULOSIN HCL 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

16 21
ATENOLOL 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

17 17
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

18 13
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

19 41
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

20 26
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

21 14
ALLOPURINOL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

22 23
SPIRONOLACTONE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

22 55
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

24 48
RANITIDINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

25 33
CITALOPRAM HBR 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

26 27
LORAZEPAM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

27 25
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 P 27 57
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

29 29
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

29 22
METFORMIN HCL ER 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

29 35
BENAZEPRIL HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

32 71
GLIMEPIRIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

33 43
ADVAIR DISKUS 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

34 52
TRAZODONE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

34 30
ROPINIROLE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

36 73
TRAMADOL HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

O 36 20
CARVEDILOL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

36 32
SYMBICORT 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

39 91
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 39 60
AZITHROMYCIN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

A 39 61
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

42 96
GEMFIBROZIL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 42 116
PREDNISONE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

44 31
NIACIN ER 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 45 219
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.