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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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13,311Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 99 out of 900 providers in this state and specialty

$763K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 120 out of 900 providers in this state and specialty

691 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% 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 593 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

14% of this provider’s 691 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

14% of this provider’s 691 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 17%.

Prescription Price

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $72 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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

$555K

2014

$650K

2015

$763K

2016

Number of Claims

9,372

2014

11,855

2015

13,311

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 625

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

556

prescriptions.

147

patients, 21% of all patients

1 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 619

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

547

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

2 8
LISINOPRIL 592

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

553

prescriptions.

146

patients, 21% of all patients

3 3
OMEPRAZOLE 575

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

506

prescriptions.

127

patients, 18% of all patients

4 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 568

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

489

prescriptions.

126

patients, 18% of all patients

5 2
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 472

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

99

patients, 14% of all patients

6 12
FUROSEMIDE 466

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

454

prescriptions.

93

patients, 13% of all patients

7 7
SIMVASTATIN 406

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

102

patients, 15% of all patients

8 6
CITALOPRAM HBR 343

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

9 30
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 324

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

10 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 321

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

80

patients, 12% of all patients

11 4
GABAPENTIN 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

12 11
SERTRALINE HCL 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

13 20
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

14 14
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

15 9
METFORMIN HCL 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

16 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

17 15
ATENOLOL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

18 17
LORAZEPAM 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

19 25
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

O 20 18
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

21 16
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

22 38
TRAZODONE HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

23 32
DONEPEZIL HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

24 29
PREDNISONE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

25 33
MIRTAZAPINE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

26 35
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

27 26
ALPRAZOLAM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

27 28
DIGOXIN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

29 79
TRAMADOL HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

O 29 21
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

31 61
CLONAZEPAM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

32 52
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

33 51
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P 34 56
TAMSULOSIN HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

34 22
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

36 66
DULOXETINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

37 55
METFORMIN HCL ER 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

38 34
ADVAIR DISKUS 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

39 45
LOVASTATIN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

40 40
SPIRIVA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

40 69
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 42 115
ALLOPURINOL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

43 23
FLUOXETINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

43 49
GLIPIZIDE ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

45 91
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

46 58
GLIPIZIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

47 47
MEMANTINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 48 68
PROAIR HFA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

49 50
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 May 23, 2016.
  • 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.