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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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7,129Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 339 out of 1870 providers in this state and specialty

$275K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 729 out of 1870 providers in this state and specialty

338 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74% Patients 65 Years and Older

78% 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

6% of this provider’s 249 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

23% of this provider’s 338 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 338 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%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$39 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

2014

$215K

2015

$275K

2016

Number of Claims

2014

5,179

2015

7,129

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 328

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

44

patients, 13% of all patients

1 1
FUROSEMIDE 292

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

41

patients, 12% of all patients

2 7
LISINOPRIL 284

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

47

patients, 14% of all patients

3 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 267

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

37

patients, 11% of all patients

4 10
SIMVASTATIN 237

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

5 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 212

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

6 2
OMEPRAZOLE 210

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

40

patients, 12% of all patients

7 4
SERTRALINE HCL 199

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

8 18
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

9 6
MIRTAZAPINE 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

10 42
TRAMADOL HCL 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

O 11 20
DONEPEZIL HCL 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

12 34
TAMSULOSIN HCL 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

13 21
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

14 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

15 16
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

16 41
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

17 11
METFORMIN HCL 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

18 9
LORAZEPAM 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

19 25
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

20 13
GABAPENTIN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

21 12
WARFARIN SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

22 8
CLOPIDOGREL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11 23 28
RANITIDINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

24 33
LACTULOSE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 25 207
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

26 92
LEVETIRACETAM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 27 95
ALLOPURINOL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 28 23
MEMANTINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 29 78
CITALOPRAM HBR 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 30 27
FINASTERIDE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 31 59
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 32 19
GLIPIZIDE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

33 45
LOVASTATIN 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 34 39
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 35 107
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 Feb. 17, 2015.
  • 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.