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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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12,105Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 48 out of 1870 providers in this state and specialty

$611K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 109 out of 1870 providers in this state and specialty

686 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

43% 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 561 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Antibiotics

40% of this provider’s 686 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

16% of this provider’s 686 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

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 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

$649K

2014

$615K

2015

$611K

2016

Number of Claims

11,786

2014

10,438

2015

12,105

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
FUROSEMIDE 713

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

552

prescriptions.

121

patients, 18% of all patients

1 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 489

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

92

patients, 13% of all patients

2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 487

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

103

patients, 15% of all patients

3 4
LISINOPRIL 436

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

102

patients, 15% of all patients

4 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 382

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

5 8
SIMVASTATIN 333

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

91

patients, 13% of all patients

6 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 270

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

86

patients, 13% of all patients

7 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

8 10
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

9 41
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

10 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

11 16
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

12 6
ATENOLOL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

13 17
TRAMADOL HCL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

O 14 20
METFORMIN HCL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

15 9
CARVEDILOL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

16 32
MELOXICAM 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

17 46
CITALOPRAM HBR 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

18 27
GABAPENTIN 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

19 12
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

20 22
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

21 14
TAMSULOSIN HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

22 21
DONEPEZIL HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

23 34
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

24 53
AZITHROMYCIN 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

81

patients, 12% of all patients

A 25 61
NAPROXEN 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

26 106
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

O 27 15
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

28 54
CLOPIDOGREL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

28 28
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

28 36
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

31 58
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

32 11
GLIMEPIRIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

32 43
PREDNISONE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

34 31
ALLOPURINOL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

34 23
OXYCODONE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

O 36 37
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

A 37 113
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

37 80
ALPRAZOLAM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

39 24
RANITIDINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

39 33
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

A 41 155
SERTRALINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

41 18
VERAPAMIL ER 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 43 193
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

44 26
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

44 48
CLONIDINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

46 93
GLIPIZIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

47 45
FLUOXETINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

48 38
MIRTAZAPINE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

49 42
ROPINIROLE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

50 73
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 51 82
DULOXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

52 56
LORAZEPAM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

53 25
SPIRONOLACTONE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

54 55
IBUPROFEN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

54 100
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 56 96
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

A 57 115
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 57 92
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P 59 57
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

60 47
CEPHALEXIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

A 61 131
NEXIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 61 144
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 April 1, 2013.
  • 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.