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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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6,298Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 456 out of 900 providers in this state and specialty

$401K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 438 out of 900 providers in this state and specialty

158 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77% Patients 65 Years and Older

91% 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

34% of this provider’s 158 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

20% of this provider’s 158 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$64 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $72 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

40 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

$102K

2014

$584K

2015

$401K

2016

Number of Claims

2,125

2014

8,871

2015

6,298

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 359

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

30

patients, 19% of all patients

1 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 249

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

36

patients, 23% of all patients

2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 225

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

30

patients, 19% of all patients

3 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 180

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

28

patients, 18% of all patients

4 2
LISINOPRIL 177

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

29

patients, 18% of all patients

5 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 176

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

26

patients, 16% of all patients

6 4
GABAPENTIN 174

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

26

patients, 16% of all patients

7 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 174

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

20

patients, 13% of all patients

7 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

13

patients, 8% of all patients

9 8
METFORMIN HCL 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 9% of all patients

10 13
CARVEDILOL 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

14

patients, 9% of all patients

11 27
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

20

patients, 13% of all patients

11 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11 13 12
JANUVIA 98

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 14 70
LEVETIRACETAM 96

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

14

patients, 9% of all patients

15 81
HYDRALAZINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 11% of all patients

16 65
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 8% of all patients

17 38
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 17 179
ALLOPURINOL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 9% of all patients

19 23
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11 20 16
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

22

patients, 14% of all patients

21 93
MIRTAZAPINE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 9% of all patients

22 35
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 23 9
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 8% of all patients

24 48
TAMSULOSIN HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 25 22
NYSTOP 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 11% of all patients

26 138
TRAZODONE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 7% of all patients

27 32
BACLOFEN 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 28 84
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 29 14
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 29 54
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 31 111
CLOPIDOGREL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 32 24
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 Feb. 6, 2009.
  • 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.