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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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12,713Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 40 out of 1870 providers in this state and specialty

$867K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 24 out of 1870 providers in this state and specialty

449 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older

50% 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

31% of this provider’s 449 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

19% of this provider’s 449 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$68 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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

$768K

2014

$853K

2015

$867K

2016

Number of Claims

12,735

2014

13,529

2015

12,713

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 440

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

91

patients, 20% of all patients

1 2
LISINOPRIL 426

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

78

patients, 17% of all patients

2 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 394

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

59

patients, 13% of all patients

3 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 332

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

65

patients, 14% of all patients

4 6
FUROSEMIDE 331

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

5 7
SIMVASTATIN 324

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

67

patients, 15% of all patients

6 5
OMEPRAZOLE 306

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

52

patients, 12% of all patients

7 4
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 300

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

60

patients, 13% of all patients

8 13
GABAPENTIN 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

9 12
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

O 10 15
WARFARIN SODIUM 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

11 8
SERTRALINE HCL 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

12 18
METFORMIN HCL 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

13 9
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

14 22
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

15 10
ALPRAZOLAM 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

16 24
ATENOLOL 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

17 17
TAMSULOSIN HCL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

18 21
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

19 40
CLONAZEPAM 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

20 44
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

21 16
MELOXICAM 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

22 46
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

23 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

24 11
METFORMIN HCL ER 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

25 35
TRAMADOL HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

O 26 20
CARVEDILOL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

27 32
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 3% of all patients

28 155
CLOPIDOGREL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

29 28
DONEPEZIL HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

30 34
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

31 54
MIRTAZAPINE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

32 42
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

32 48
ALLOPURINOL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

34 23
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

35 60
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

35 36
CITALOPRAM HBR 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

37 27
LANTUS 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

37 77
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 39 107
PROAIR HFA 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

40 50
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 2% of all patients

O 41 49
FLUOXETINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

41 38
TIZANIDINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

41 68
LOVASTATIN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 44 39
AZITHROMYCIN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

58

patients, 13% of all patients

A 44 61
NAMENDA XR 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 44 63
GLIMEPIRIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

47 43
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 P 47 57
ADVAIR DISKUS 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

49 52
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

50 26
VENTOLIN HFA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

51 67
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 52 118
VALSARTAN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

53 90
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

53 41
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

55 19
RANITIDINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 56 33
GLIPIZIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

56 45
PREDNISONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

58 31
FENTANYL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 O 59 62
METHADONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 O 60 143
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 9, 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.