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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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11,289Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 70 out of 1870 providers in this state and specialty

$684K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 74 out of 1870 providers in this state and specialty

457 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older

59% 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

6% of this provider’s 363 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

36% of this provider’s 457 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

32% of this provider’s 457 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

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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

$725K

2014

$713K

2015

$684K

2016

Number of Claims

12,459

2014

12,469

2015

11,289

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 572

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

463

prescriptions.

111

patients, 24% of all patients

1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 384

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

91

patients, 20% of all patients

2 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 374

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

83

patients, 18% of all patients

3 10
TRAMADOL HCL 339

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

75

patients, 16% of all patients

O 4 20
GABAPENTIN 311

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

59

patients, 13% of all patients

5 12
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 289

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

74

patients, 16% of all patients

6 13
LISINOPRIL 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

60

patients, 13% of all patients

7 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

59

patients, 13% of all patients

O 8 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

65

patients, 14% of all patients

9 14
FUROSEMIDE 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

60

patients, 13% of all patients

10 7
SIMVASTATIN 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

56

patients, 12% of all patients

11 5
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

12 70
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

13 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

14 8
SPIRONOLACTONE 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

15 55
MELOXICAM 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

16 46
CITALOPRAM HBR 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

17 27
TIZANIDINE HCL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

58

patients, 13% of all patients

18 68
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

19 118
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

P 20 57
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

21 2
LYRICA 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

22 74
TRAZODONE HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

23 30
LORAZEPAM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

24 25
METFORMIN HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

24 9
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

26 22
ALPRAZOLAM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

27 24
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

28 54
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

29 40
CLOPIDOGREL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

30 28
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

31 127
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

32 88
DULOXETINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

33 56
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

34 163
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

35 19
ROPINIROLE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

36 73
AZITHROMYCIN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

56

patients, 12% of all patients

A 37 61
SPIRIVA 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

38 86
FINASTERIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

39 59
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O 40 49
EASY TOUCH PEN NEEDLE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 41 292
TORSEMIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

41 176
ATENOLOL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

41 17
CEFUROXIME 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

A 41 166
JANTOVEN 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 45 101
METFORMIN HCL ER 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

46 35
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

47 126
ALLOPURINOL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

48 23
VENTOLIN HFA 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

49 67
ADVAIR DISKUS 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

50 52
MIRTAZAPINE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

50 42
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

52 51
NYSTATIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

52 117
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 Dec. 14, 2012.
  • 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.