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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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7,242Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 324 out of 1870 providers in this state and specialty

$401K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 366 out of 1870 providers in this state and specialty

337 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73% Patients 65 Years and Older

53% 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

37% of this provider’s 337 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

23% of this provider’s 337 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

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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

$378K

2014

$430K

2015

$401K

2016

Number of Claims

6,602

2014

7,489

2015

7,242

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 314

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

58

patients, 17% of all patients

1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 260

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

62

patients, 18% of all patients

2 6
GABAPENTIN 212

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

42

patients, 12% of all patients

3 12
LISINOPRIL 211

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

49

patients, 15% of all patients

4 3
FUROSEMIDE 207

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

41

patients, 12% of all patients

5 7
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 204

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

41

patients, 12% of all patients

6 14
OMEPRAZOLE 192

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

50

patients, 15% of all patients

7 4
METFORMIN HCL 186

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

37

patients, 11% of all patients

8 9
SIMVASTATIN 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

45

patients, 13% of all patients

9 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

10 16
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

O 11 15
WARFARIN SODIUM 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

12 8
TRAMADOL HCL 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

O 13 20
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

14 10
ALPRAZOLAM 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

15 24
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

16 105
SERTRALINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

17 18
PREDNISONE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

45

patients, 13% of all patients

18 31
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

19 2
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

20 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

21 27
ROPINIROLE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

22 73
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

23 96
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

24 13
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 P 25 57
TAMSULOSIN HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

26 21
DIAZEPAM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

27 87
CLOPIDOGREL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

28 28
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

29 26
ATENOLOL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

30 17
GLIPIZIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

31 45
GEMFIBROZIL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 32 116
LORAZEPAM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

32 25
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

34 53
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 22, 2014.
  • 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.