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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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14,296Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 24 out of 1870 providers in this state and specialty

$651K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 94 out of 1870 providers in this state and specialty

512 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

24% 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

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

20% of this provider’s 512 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

17% of this provider’s 512 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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

$639K

2014

$664K

2015

$651K

2016

Number of Claims

13,938

2014

14,332

2015

14,296

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 761

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

732

prescriptions.

162

patients, 32% of all patients

1 2
LISINOPRIL 586

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

551

prescriptions.

109

patients, 21% of all patients

2 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 500

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

480

prescriptions.

75

patients, 15% of all patients

3 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 466

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

430

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

4 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 438

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

79

patients, 15% of all patients

5 6
SIMVASTATIN 396

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

83

patients, 16% of all patients

6 5
FUROSEMIDE 388

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

7 7
OMEPRAZOLE 369

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

76

patients, 15% of all patients

8 4
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 349

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

70

patients, 14% of all patients

9 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 308

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

64

patients, 13% of all patients

10 11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

11 36
METFORMIN HCL ER 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

12 35
SERTRALINE HCL 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

13 18
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

14 22
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

15 14
GABAPENTIN 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

16 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

17 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

18 10
GLIMEPIRIDE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

19 43
CLOPIDOGREL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

20 28
DONEPEZIL HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

21 34
LORAZEPAM 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

21 25
TRAMADOL HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

O 23 20
TAMSULOSIN HCL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

24 21
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

25 53
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

26 41
RANITIDINE HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

27 33
ATENOLOL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

28 17
CARVEDILOL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

29 32
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

O 30 15
ALLOPURINOL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

31 23
SPIRONOLACTONE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

32 55
FINASTERIDE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

33 59
MIRTAZAPINE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

34 42
ALPRAZOLAM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

35 24
FENTANYL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

<11 O 36 62
LOVASTATIN 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

37 39
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

O 38 49
METFORMIN HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

39 9
FLUOXETINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

40 38
ELIQUIS 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

41 121
CHLORTHALIDONE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

42 112
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

43 51
DIAZEPAM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

44 87
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

45 47
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

45 29
PREDNISONE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

47 31
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 48 104
FAMOTIDINE* 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 49 89
TRAZODONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

50 30
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

51 80
VALSARTAN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 52 90
DULOXETINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 53 56
ADVAIR DISKUS 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

54 52
BENAZEPRIL HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 54 71
CARTIA XT 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 56 150
CITALOPRAM HBR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

56 27
LEVETIRACETAM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 58 95
GLIPIZIDE ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 58 69
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

60 54
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

61 48
DILANTIN* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 62 342
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.