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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,780Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 15 out of 1870 providers in this state and specialty

$865K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 25 out of 1870 providers in this state and specialty

663 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70% Patients 65 Years and Older

60% 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

24% of this provider’s 663 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

25% of this provider’s 663 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 16%.

Prescription Price

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

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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

$884K

2014

$905K

2015

$865K

2016

Number of Claims

16,215

2014

16,199

2015

15,780

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 853

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

606

prescriptions.

189

patients, 29% of all patients

1 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 585

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

425

prescriptions.

108

patients, 16% of all patients

2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 549

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

113

patients, 17% of all patients

3 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 542

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

86

patients, 13% of all patients

O 4 15
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 514

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

107

patients, 16% of all patients

5 13
METFORMIN HCL 403

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

85

patients, 13% of all patients

6 9
FUROSEMIDE 369

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

79

patients, 12% of all patients

7 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 331

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

81

patients, 12% of all patients

8 2
GABAPENTIN 329

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

9 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 323

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

10 10
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

78

patients, 12% of all patients

11 19
SIMVASTATIN 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

12 5
LISINOPRIL 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

71

patients, 11% of all patients

13 3
GLIMEPIRIDE 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

14 43
SERTRALINE HCL 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

15 18
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

O 16 49
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

17 22
METFORMIN HCL ER 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

18 35
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

19 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

20 8
LORAZEPAM 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

21 25
ATENOLOL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

22 17
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

23 16
CLOPIDOGREL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

24 28
TRAMADOL HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

O 25 20
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

26 26
CLONIDINE HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

27 93
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

28 14
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

29 48
LOVASTATIN 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

30 39
TRAZODONE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

31 30
ALLOPURINOL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

32 23
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P 32 57
ADVAIR DISKUS 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

34 52
TIZANIDINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

35 68
CARVEDILOL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

35 32
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

35 51
CLONAZEPAM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

38 44
PROAIR HFA 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

39 50
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

40 53
GLIPIZIDE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

41 45
ALPRAZOLAM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

41 24
CITALOPRAM HBR 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

43 27
BENAZEPRIL HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

44 71
FLUOXETINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

45 38
RANITIDINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

46 33
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

47 41
VENTOLIN HFA 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

47 67
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

49 36
OXYCODONE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O 49 37
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

51 127
BUPROPION HCL SR 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

52 135
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

53 40
ROPINIROLE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

54 73
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 O 55 65
LYRICA 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

56 74
DONEPEZIL HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

56 34
FENTANYL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 O 58 62
LANTUS 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 59 77
DULOXETINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

59 56
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

61 54
HYDRALAZINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

62 97
DIAZEPAM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

63 87
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

63 96
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

65 29
CARTIA XT 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

66 150
JANUVIA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 66 79
CEPHALEXIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

A 66 131
PREDNISONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

69 31
NOVOLOG 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 69 172
PAROXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

71 64
AZITHROMYCIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

A 71 61
NYSTATIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

71 117
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

74 47
NYSTOP 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

75 136
BUMETANIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

75 119
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 Oct. 20, 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.