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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,651Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 34 out of 900 providers in this state and specialty

$1.16M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 29 out of 900 providers in this state and specialty

760 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

26% 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 737 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

28% of this provider’s 760 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

14% of this provider’s 760 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 17%.

Prescription Price

$66 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $72 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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

$951K

2014

$1.09M

2015

$1.16M

2016

Number of Claims

16,308

2014

17,226

2015

17,651

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 1,131

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,096

prescriptions.

213

patients, 28% of all patients

1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,085

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,051

prescriptions.

181

patients, 24% of all patients

2 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 702

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

697

prescriptions.

124

patients, 16% of all patients

3 4
FUROSEMIDE 547

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

522

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

4 7
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 545

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

531

prescriptions.

96

patients, 13% of all patients

5 9
LISINOPRIL 519

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

508

prescriptions.

107

patients, 14% of all patients

6 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 512

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

512

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

7 8
OMEPRAZOLE 437

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

432

prescriptions.

79

patients, 10% of all patients

8 5
LORAZEPAM 348

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

9 25
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 300

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

10 12
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 290

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

O 11 18
ALLOPURINOL 270

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

12 23
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

13 48
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

14 15
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

15 16
SIMVASTATIN 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

16 6
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

17 19
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

18 10
NAMENDA XR 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

19 63
CARVEDILOL 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

20 27
SERTRALINE HCL 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

21 20
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

22 51
CLOPIDOGREL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

23 24
DONEPEZIL HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

24 29
TAMSULOSIN HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

24 22
METFORMIN HCL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

26 13
PREDNISONE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

27 33
GABAPENTIN 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

28 11
GLIMEPIRIDE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

28 41
SYNTHROID 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

30 75
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

31 26
ALPRAZOLAM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

32 28
FINASTERIDE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

32 59
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

34 14
VALSARTAN 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

35 64
MIRTAZAPINE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

36 35
TRAZODONE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

37 32
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 O 38 87
ZETIA 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

39 82
CLONIDINE HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

40 71
LYRICA 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 41 76
ATENOLOL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

42 17
IRBESARTAN 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

43 113
CRESTOR 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

44 60
CLONAZEPAM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 45 52
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 46 179
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

A 47 141
BYSTOLIC 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

48 143
CITALOPRAM HBR 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

49 30
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

50 46
TRAMADOL HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

O 50 21
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

A 50 106
MORPHINE SULFATE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 O 50 230
METFORMIN HCL ER 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

54 34
BACLOFEN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 55 84
AZITHROMYCIN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

A 56 74
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

57 36
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

57 66
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

59 93
LEVETIRACETAM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 60 81
SPIRONOLACTONE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

60 43
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 62 88
PAROXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 63 62
LANTUS 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 63 77
RANITIDINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 65 39
HYDRALAZINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 66 65
ADVAIR DISKUS 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

66 45
JANUVIA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 68 70
DIGOXIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 69 79
FLUOXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 70 49
ONDANSETRON HCL* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

71 163
OXYCODONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O 72 42
NOVOLOG 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 73 136
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 74 37
KLOR-CON M20 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

74 140
SPIRIVA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 74 69
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

74 44
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 Nov. 9, 2016.
  • 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.