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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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12,889Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 39 out of 1870 providers in this state and specialty

$678K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 78 out of 1870 providers in this state and specialty

705 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% 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

26% of this provider’s 705 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

20% of this provider’s 705 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 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

$641K

2014

$685K

2015

$678K

2016

Number of Claims

11,432

2014

12,223

2015

12,889

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 610

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

542

prescriptions.

148

patients, 21% of all patients

1 5
OMEPRAZOLE 497

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

111

patients, 16% of all patients

2 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 456

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

85

patients, 12% of all patients

O 3 15
LISINOPRIL 447

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

392

prescriptions.

107

patients, 15% of all patients

4 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 417

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

99

patients, 14% of all patients

5 1
METFORMIN HCL 344

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

79

patients, 11% of all patients

6 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 333

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

90

patients, 13% of all patients

7 6
CITALOPRAM HBR 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

8 27
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

9 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

10 10
TRAMADOL HCL 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

O 11 20
FUROSEMIDE 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

12 7
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

13 19
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

14 2
ALPRAZOLAM 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

15 24
LOVASTATIN 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

16 39
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

17 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

18 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

19 8
GABAPENTIN 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

19 12
TRAZODONE HCL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

21 30
ALLOPURINOL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

22 23
ATENOLOL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

23 17
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

24 13
METFORMIN HCL ER 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

25 35
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

26 26
SERTRALINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

27 18
TAMSULOSIN HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

28 21
ADVAIR DISKUS 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

29 52
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

30 22
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

31 40
CLONAZEPAM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

32 44
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

33 88
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

34 36
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

35 96
AZITHROMYCIN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

A 36 61
GLIPIZIDE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

37 45
PROAIR HFA 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

38 50
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

39 53
GEMFIBROZIL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

40 116
GLIPIZIDE ER 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

40 69
VENTOLIN HFA 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

42 67
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

43 51
RANITIDINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

44 33
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

44 60
CARVEDILOL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

46 32
BENAZEPRIL HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

46 71
ROPINIROLE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

46 73
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

49 126
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

49 76
PAROXETINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 51 64
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

52 104
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

53 41
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

54 139
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 2% of all patients

55 105
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

A 55 113
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 O 57 49
CLOPIDOGREL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

57 28
RISPERIDONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 P 59 81
DULOXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 60 56
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 Sept. 9, 2008.
  • 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.