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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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10,111Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 219 out of 900 providers in this state and specialty

$638K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 211 out of 900 providers in this state and specialty

712 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

20% 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 653 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

22% of this provider’s 712 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

16% of this provider’s 712 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$63 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $72 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 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

$550K

2014

$565K

2015

$638K

2016

Number of Claims

9,208

2014

9,932

2015

10,111

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 494

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

128

patients, 18% of all patients

1 2
SIMVASTATIN 384

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

107

patients, 15% of all patients

2 6
OMEPRAZOLE 337

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

99

patients, 14% of all patients

3 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 332

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

99

patients, 14% of all patients

4 1
FUROSEMIDE 313

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

5 7
ATENOLOL 287

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

6 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 269

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

7 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 260

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

8 4
GABAPENTIN 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

9 11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

O 10 18
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

11 10
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

12 26
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

13 9
LISINOPRIL 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

14 3
RANITIDINE HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

15 39
WARFARIN SODIUM 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

16 8
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

17 36
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

18 15
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

19 19
SERTRALINE HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

20 20
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

21 31
ALLOPURINOL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

22 23
TRAMADOL HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

O 22 21
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

24 103
DONEPEZIL HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

25 29
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

26 58
FLUOXETINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

27 49
LORAZEPAM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

28 25
METFORMIN HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

28 13
ALPRAZOLAM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

30 28
GLIPIZIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

31 47
TRAZODONE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

32 32
CLOPIDOGREL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

32 24
CLONAZEPAM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

32 52
ADVAIR DISKUS 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

35 45
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

36 51
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

37 12
PREDNISONE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

37 33
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 P 39 56
LOVASTATIN 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

40 40
OXYCODONE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O 41 42
TAMSULOSIN HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

41 22
FLOVENT HFA 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

43 190
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

44 54
CRESTOR 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

44 60
SPIRIVA 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 44 69
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

47 38
CARVEDILOL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

48 27
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

48 16
METFORMIN HCL ER 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

50 34
IRBESARTAN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

50 113
MIRTAZAPINE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

52 35
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 O 52 87
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 Aug. 11, 2011.
  • 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.