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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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21,570Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 13 out of 900 providers in this state and specialty

$1.21M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 26 out of 900 providers in this state and specialty

609 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

67% 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

10% of this provider’s 538 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

27% of this provider’s 609 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

25% of this provider’s 609 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

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $72 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 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

$1.09M

2014

$1.02M

2015

$1.21M

2016

Number of Claims

19,415

2014

17,804

2015

21,570

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 1,100

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,025

prescriptions.

118

patients, 19% of all patients

1 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 959

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

873

prescriptions.

148

patients, 24% of all patients

2 2
LISINOPRIL 761

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

710

prescriptions.

122

patients, 20% of all patients

3 3
SERTRALINE HCL 665

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

631

prescriptions.

81

patients, 13% of all patients

4 20
GABAPENTIN 613

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

498

prescriptions.

77

patients, 13% of all patients

5 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 588

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

574

prescriptions.

99

patients, 16% of all patients

6 4
OMEPRAZOLE 565

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

498

prescriptions.

103

patients, 17% of all patients

7 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 452

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

123

patients, 20% of all patients

8 1
DONEPEZIL HCL 452

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

452

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

8 29
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 429

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

87

patients, 14% of all patients

10 10
MIRTAZAPINE 367

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

11 35
WARFARIN SODIUM 351

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

12 8
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 323

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

P 13 56
NAMENDA XR 318

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

14 63
TRAMADOL HCL 307

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

O 15 21
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

O 16 18
LORAZEPAM 264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

17 25
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

18 83
SIMVASTATIN 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

19 6
CLOPIDOGREL 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

20 24
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

21 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

22 15
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

23 48
CARVEDILOL 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

24 27
OXYCODONE HCL 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

O 25 42
TAMSULOSIN HCL 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

26 22
ALLOPURINOL 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

27 23
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

27 19
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

29 12
LANTUS 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

30 77
METFORMIN HCL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

31 13
BUSPIRONE HCL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

32 107
LEVETIRACETAM 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

33 81
DULOXETINE HCL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

34 55
CITALOPRAM HBR 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

35 30
TRAZODONE HCL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

36 32
MEMANTINE HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

37 68
PREDNISONE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

38 33
FENTANYL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O 39 73
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

40 38
ATENOLOL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

41 17
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

O 42 57
LAMOTRIGINE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

43 148
HUMALOG 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

44 135
HYDRALAZINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

45 65
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

46 16
GEMFIBROZIL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

47 122
RISPERIDONE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P 47 104
NUEDEXTA 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 49 151
FINASTERIDE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

50 59
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

51 54
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

52 26
JANTOVEN 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

52 117
GLIPIZIDE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

52 47
BUMETANIDE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

55 112
BACLOFEN 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

55 84
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

<11 O 57 87
MELOXICAM 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

58 53
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

59 88
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

59 93
LATANOPROST 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

61 128
CARBAMAZEPINE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 62 172
FAMOTIDINE* 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

63 80
ARIPIPRAZOLE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 P 64 175
AZITHROMYCIN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

A 65 74
METOLAZONE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

66 144
SPIRONOLACTONE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

66 43
LYRICA 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 68 76
PAROXETINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

69 62
LIDOCAINE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

70 97
CLONIDINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

71 71
BUPROPION XL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 71 130
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

73 66
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

74 111
OLANZAPINE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 P 75 131
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 76 103
ONDANSETRON ODT 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 77 263
XARELTO 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 77 96
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 77 99
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

A 80 106
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

80 61
SENSIPAR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 82 238
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 82 44
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

84 14
RENVELA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 84 203
PROAIR HFA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

84 50
NYSTOP 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

87 138
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 8, 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.