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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

ANNABELLE TOLENTINO MD.

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,555Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 41 out of 900 providers in this state and specialty

$1.1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 37 out of 900 providers in this state and specialty

768 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

40% 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 640 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

25% of this provider’s 768 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

17% of this provider’s 768 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

$67 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $72 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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

$972K

2014

$935K

2015

$1.1M

2016

Number of Claims

15,884

2014

15,292

2015

16,555

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 759

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

673

prescriptions.

151

patients, 20% of all patients

1 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 669

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

573

prescriptions.

153

patients, 20% of all patients

2 1
LISINOPRIL 616

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

534

prescriptions.

135

patients, 18% of all patients

3 3
OMEPRAZOLE 603

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

540

prescriptions.

125

patients, 16% of all patients

4 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 568

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

541

prescriptions.

121

patients, 16% of all patients

5 4
FUROSEMIDE 470

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

89

patients, 12% of all patients

6 7
SIMVASTATIN 398

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

87

patients, 11% of all patients

7 6
GABAPENTIN 381

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

82

patients, 11% of all patients

8 11
METFORMIN HCL 374

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

80

patients, 10% of all patients

9 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 350

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

10 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 339

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

11 9
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 319

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

12 16
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 315

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

13 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

14 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

15 15
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

O 16 18
CITALOPRAM HBR 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

17 30
ATENOLOL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

18 17
SERTRALINE HCL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

19 20
WARFARIN SODIUM 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

20 8
TRAZODONE HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

21 32
CLOPIDOGREL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

22 24
VALSARTAN 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

23 64
DONEPEZIL HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

24 29
ROPINIROLE HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

25 89
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

26 37
ADVAIR DISKUS 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

27 45
GLIMEPIRIDE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

28 41
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

29 54
DULOXETINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

29 55
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

31 38
LOVASTATIN 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

32 40
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

33 48
CLONAZEPAM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

34 52
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

35 58
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

36 26
METFORMIN HCL ER 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

36 34
PREDNISONE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

38 33
RANITIDINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

38 39
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

40 31
PROAIR HFA 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

41 50
SYNTHROID 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

42 75
GLIPIZIDE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11 42 47
CARTIA XT 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

44 134
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

45 46
BUMETANIDE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

45 112
TIZANIDINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

47 85
TRAMADOL HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

O 48 21
OXYCODONE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

O 49 42
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

50 90
CLONIDINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

51 71
TAMSULOSIN HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

51 22
CRESTOR 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

51 60
CARVEDILOL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

54 27
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

55 19
FLUOXETINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

56 49
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

A 57 106
DIGOXIN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

58 79
SPIRONOLACTONE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

59 43
ALLOPURINOL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

59 23
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

61 36
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

O 62 57
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

63 103
SPIRIVA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 64 69
HYDRALAZINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

64 65
MELOXICAM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

66 53
FENTANYL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 O 67 73
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

67 61
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

69 111
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

70 146
IBUPROFEN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

70 118
INVOKANA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

72 171
BUPROPION XL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 73 130
BENAZEPRIL HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

73 72
INDAPAMIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

73 165
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 76 93
VERAPAMIL ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

77 149
JANUVIA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

78 70
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

79 102
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.