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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,726Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 1870 providers in this state and specialty

$1.13M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 1870 providers in this state and specialty

517 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75% Patients 65 Years and Older

92% 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 390 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

29% of this provider’s 517 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

36% of this provider’s 517 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

44 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

$1.02M

2014

$1.09M

2015

$1.13M

2016

Number of Claims

20,216

2014

21,829

2015

22,726

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 1,321

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,170

prescriptions.

139

patients, 27% of all patients

1 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 815

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

671

prescriptions.

143

patients, 28% of all patients

2 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 782

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

654

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

3 8
GABAPENTIN 751

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

607

prescriptions.

112

patients, 22% of all patients

4 12
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 580

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

450

prescriptions.

105

patients, 20% of all patients

5 1
OMEPRAZOLE 571

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

437

prescriptions.

117

patients, 23% of all patients

6 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 499

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

90

patients, 17% of all patients

7 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 470

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

106

patients, 21% of all patients

8 16
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 442

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

96

patients, 19% of all patients

9 6
LISINOPRIL 401

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

80

patients, 15% of all patients

10 3
CLOPIDOGREL 382

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

75

patients, 15% of all patients

11 28
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 377

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

70

patients, 14% of all patients

O 12 15
SERTRALINE HCL 375

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

13 18
MIRTAZAPINE 342

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

65

patients, 13% of all patients

14 42
ROPINIROLE HCL 310

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

15 73
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 306

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

80

patients, 15% of all patients

16 41
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

O 17 49
METFORMIN HCL 278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

18 9
DONEPEZIL HCL 276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

19 34
TAMSULOSIN HCL 276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

19 21
FAMOTIDINE* 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

21 89
ALLOPURINOL 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

22 23
SIMVASTATIN 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

23 5
CARVEDILOL 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

23 32
TRAMADOL HCL 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

O 25 20
ALPRAZOLAM 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

26 24
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

27 22
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

P 27 57
LEVETIRACETAM 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

29 95
LORAZEPAM 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

30 25
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

31 82
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

32 47
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

33 11
NAMENDA XR 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

34 63
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

35 14
KLOR-CON M20 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

35 151
PROAIR HFA 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

37 50
VALSARTAN 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

38 90
BACLOFEN 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

39 83
DULOXETINE HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

39 56
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

41 19
CITALOPRAM HBR 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

42 27
PREDNISONE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

43 31
LYRICA 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

44 74
HUMALOG 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

44 168
LANTUS 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

46 77
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

47 26
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

48 107
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

49 40
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

50 13
OXYCODONE HCL 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

O 51 37
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

52 76
HYDRALAZINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

53 97
CLONAZEPAM 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

54 44
MIDODRINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

54 219
METOLAZONE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

56 184
DIAZEPAM 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

<11 57 87
FINASTERIDE 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

58 59
RISPERIDONE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

P 59 81
JANUVIA 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11 60 79
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

61 118
RENVELA 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 62 271
CLONIDINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

62 93
HYDROCORTISONE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

64 193
IBUPROFEN 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

64 100
ATENOLOL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

66 17
ADVAIR DISKUS 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

67 52
NOVOLOG 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

67 172
NYSTATIN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

69 117
NYSTOP 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

69 136
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

69 72
DEXILANT 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11 72 178
GLIPIZIDE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

73 45
NUEDEXTA 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 74 192
JANTOVEN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 75 101
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 O 76 65
LIDOCAINE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

77 125
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

77 36
VENTOLIN HFA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

77 67
LATANOPROST 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

80 149
BUSPIRONE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 81 99
TIZANIDINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 81 68
SPIRONOLACTONE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

83 55
DIGOXIN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

83 98
VOLTAREN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

83 146
OXYCONTIN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 O 83 123
GENERLAC 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

87 181
TOPIRAMATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 87 130
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

89 51
MEMANTINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 89 78
KLOR-CON M10 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

89 200
DILTIAZEM HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 92 308
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 93 60
NITROSTAT 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

93 259
KETOCONAZOLE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

95 186
SEROQUEL XR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 P 96 315
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

96 80
LEVOFLOXACIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

A 96 128
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 99 163
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 100 161
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

A 101 155
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.