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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,470Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 16 out of 900 providers in this state and specialty

$1.23M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 21 out of 900 providers in this state and specialty

620 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

66% 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

5% of this provider’s 486 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

34% of this provider’s 620 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

30% of this provider’s 620 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $72 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 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

$1.32M

2014

$1.23M

2015

$1.23M

2016

Number of Claims

20,663

2014

19,549

2015

20,470

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 872

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

757

prescriptions.

92

patients, 15% of all patients

1 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 752

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

634

prescriptions.

107

patients, 17% of all patients

2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 567

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

408

prescriptions.

96

patients, 15% of all patients

3 5
LISINOPRIL 549

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

99

patients, 16% of all patients

4 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 504

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

71

patients, 11% of all patients

O 5 18
SIMVASTATIN 423

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

84

patients, 14% of all patients

6 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 416

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

76

patients, 12% of all patients

7 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 412

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

71

patients, 11% of all patients

8 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 398

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

9 8
DONEPEZIL HCL 397

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

392

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

10 29
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 371

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

11 15
TRAMADOL HCL 328

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

84

patients, 14% of all patients

O 12 21
FENTANYL 318

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

O 13 73
NAMENDA XR 309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

14 63
METFORMIN HCL 293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

15 13
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

16 9
ALPRAZOLAM 285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

17 28
GABAPENTIN 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

18 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

19 10
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

20 46
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

21 19
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

22 16
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

23 12
GLIMEPIRIDE 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

24 41
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

25 51
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

O 26 57
METFORMIN HCL ER 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

27 34
LORAZEPAM 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

28 25
CLONAZEPAM 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

28 52
CLOPIDOGREL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

30 24
MIRTAZAPINE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

31 35
TAMSULOSIN HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

31 22
DULOXETINE HCL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

33 55
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

33 83
SERTRALINE HCL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

33 20
ALLOPURINOL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

36 23
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

37 14
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P 38 56
JANUVIA 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

39 70
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

88

patients, 14% of all patients

A 40 141
CITALOPRAM HBR 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

41 30
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

41 26
XARELTO 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

<11 43 96
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

44 38
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

45 48
PROAIR HFA 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

46 50
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

47 93
LIDOCAINE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

48 97
FINASTERIDE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

49 59
PAROXETINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

50 62
NYSTOP 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

51 138
ROPINIROLE HCL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

52 89
SYNTHROID 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

52 75
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

54 145
LYRICA 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

54 76
DIGOXIN 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

<11 56 79
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

57 92
ADVAIR DISKUS 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

58 45
METOLAZONE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

59 144
ATENOLOL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

59 17
AMIODARONE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

61 150
MEMANTINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11 61 68
PHENOBARBITAL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 61 272
RANITIDINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

64 39
CARVEDILOL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

64 27
BENAZEPRIL HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

66 72
ZETIA 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 67 82
RISPERIDONE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 P 68 104
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

68 162
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

68 31
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

71 90
SPIRONOLACTONE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 72 43
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O 73 100
LOVASTATIN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

73 40
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

75 36
SPIRIVA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

76 69
HYDRALAZINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

76 65
LATANOPROST 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 76 128
TRAZODONE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

79 32
PREDNISONE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

80 33
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 81 98
BACLOFEN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 81 84
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

A 83 106
IBUPROFEN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

83 118
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

85 94
NYSTATIN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

86 120
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

86 54
FLUOXETINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 88 49
NUEDEXTA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 88 151
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 90 58
DIAZEPAM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

91 86
LANTUS 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 92 77
TIZANIDINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 93 85
MORPHINE SULFATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O 93 230
AZITHROMYCIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

A 95 74
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

95 146
SYMBICORT 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 97 95
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

97 44
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 99 101
AMOXICILLIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

A 99 125
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 99 193
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 July 9, 2007.
  • 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.