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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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12,435Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 121 out of 900 providers in this state and specialty

$742K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 131 out of 900 providers in this state and specialty

533 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

52% 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 459 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

15% of this provider’s 533 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

20% of this provider’s 533 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $72 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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

$685K

2014

$725K

2015

$742K

2016

Number of Claims

11,392

2014

12,459

2015

12,435

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 584

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

545

prescriptions.

123

patients, 23% of all patients

1 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 489

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

475

prescriptions.

77

patients, 14% of all patients

2 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 472

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

427

prescriptions.

104

patients, 20% of all patients

3 1
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 420

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

85

patients, 16% of all patients

4 9
LISINOPRIL 419

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

93

patients, 17% of all patients

5 3
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 315

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

69

patients, 13% of all patients

6 14
FUROSEMIDE 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

65

patients, 12% of all patients

7 7
OMEPRAZOLE 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

71

patients, 13% of all patients

8 5
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

8 16
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

10 12
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

O 11 18
WARFARIN SODIUM 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

12 8
SIMVASTATIN 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

13 6
METFORMIN HCL 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

14 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

15 10
MIRTAZAPINE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

16 35
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

17 26
ALPRAZOLAM 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

18 28
TAMSULOSIN HCL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

19 22
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

20 46
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

21 15
GLIPIZIDE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

22 47
GABAPENTIN 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

22 11
LORAZEPAM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

24 25
ALLOPURINOL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

25 23
CARVEDILOL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

26 27
DULOXETINE HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

27 55
ADVAIR DISKUS 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

28 45
DONEPEZIL HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

29 29
TRAMADOL HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

O 30 21
PROAIR HFA 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

31 50
CLOPIDOGREL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

31 24
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

33 38
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

34 19
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

<11 34 83
TRAZODONE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

36 32
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

37 37
SERTRALINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

38 20
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

39 36
METFORMIN HCL ER 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

39 34
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

39 51
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

42 44
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

43 31
ATENOLOL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

44 17
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

45 90
LOVASTATIN 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

45 40
NAPROXEN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

47 121
LYRICA 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

47 76
DIGOXIN 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 49 79
CITALOPRAM HBR 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

50 30
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 P 51 56
OXYCODONE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O 52 42
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

53 111
KLOR-CON M20 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

53 140
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 55 99
PREDNISONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

56 33
VESICARE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 56 137
LANTUS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 58 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 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.