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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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9,208Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 265 out of 900 providers in this state and specialty

$577K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 274 out of 900 providers in this state and specialty

412 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

28% 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

30% of this provider’s 412 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

22% of this provider’s 412 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$63 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

$597K

2014

$574K

2015

$577K

2016

Number of Claims

9,822

2014

9,244

2015

9,208

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
SIMVASTATIN 491

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

455

prescriptions.

119

patients, 29% of all patients

1 6
OMEPRAZOLE 447

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

99

patients, 24% of all patients

2 5
FUROSEMIDE 376

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

63

patients, 15% of all patients

3 7
LISINOPRIL 317

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

80

patients, 19% of all patients

4 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 265

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

58

patients, 14% of all patients

5 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 247

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

55

patients, 13% of all patients

6 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 236

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

61

patients, 15% of all patients

O 7 18
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

8 15
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

9 9
METFORMIN HCL 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

49

patients, 12% of all patients

10 13
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

11 37
ALPRAZOLAM 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

12 28
GABAPENTIN 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

13 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

14 1
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

15 14
FLUOXETINE HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

16 49
ALLOPURINOL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

17 23
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

18 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

18 8
GEMFIBROZIL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

20 122
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

21 16
FINASTERIDE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

22 59
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

22 98
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

24 19
JANUVIA 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 25 70
CITALOPRAM HBR 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

26 30
FENOFIBRATE* 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

27 109
AZITHROMYCIN 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

66

patients, 16% of all patients

A 28 74
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

29 31
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

29 12
RANITIDINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

31 39
VERAPAMIL ER 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

32 149
TERAZOSIN HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

33 108
CARVEDILOL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

34 27
ATENOLOL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

34 17
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

34 44
TRAZODONE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

37 32
TAMSULOSIN HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

38 22
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 39 83
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 40 158
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

40 102
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 P 42 56
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 O 42 57
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.