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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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13,954Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 27 out of 1870 providers in this state and specialty

$756K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 50 out of 1870 providers in this state and specialty

534 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

29% 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

21% of this provider’s 534 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

17% of this provider’s 534 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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

$690K

2014

$708K

2015

$756K

2016

Number of Claims

12,572

2014

13,073

2015

13,954

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 678

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

652

prescriptions.

107

patients, 20% of all patients

1 7
OMEPRAZOLE 650

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

562

prescriptions.

136

patients, 25% of all patients

2 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 564

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

520

prescriptions.

121

patients, 23% of all patients

3 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 492

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

461

prescriptions.

80

patients, 15% of all patients

4 1
LISINOPRIL 466

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

432

prescriptions.

113

patients, 21% of all patients

5 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 389

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

73

patients, 14% of all patients

6 10
SIMVASTATIN 342

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

62

patients, 12% of all patients

7 5
SERTRALINE HCL 330

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

8 18
WARFARIN SODIUM 300

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

9 8
ATENOLOL 293

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

64

patients, 12% of all patients

10 17
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 267

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

11 41
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

12 13
TAMSULOSIN HCL 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

13 21
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

14 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

15 16
DONEPEZIL HCL 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

16 34
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

17 11
GABAPENTIN 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

18 12
CLOPIDOGREL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

19 28
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

20 14
METFORMIN HCL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

21 9
PREDNISONE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

22 31
SPIRONOLACTONE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

23 55
FINASTERIDE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

24 59
RANITIDINE HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

25 33
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

25 26
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

27 36
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

28 19
GLIPIZIDE ER 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

29 69
LOVASTATIN 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

30 39
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

31 72
ROPINIROLE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

32 73
NYSTATIN 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

33 117
LORAZEPAM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

34 25
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

35 80
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

O 35 15
TRAZODONE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

37 30
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

38 107
DIGOXIN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

39 98
ALLOPURINOL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

40 23
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

40 40
ADVAIR DISKUS 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

42 52
CLONAZEPAM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

43 44
FAMOTIDINE* 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

44 89
CARVEDILOL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

45 32
VESICARE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 46 120
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

47 22
FLUOXETINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

48 38
LEVETIRACETAM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 49 95
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

50 139
SPIRIVA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

51 86
BUDESONIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 52 197
PAROXETINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

53 64
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 53 254
LYRICA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 53 74
CRESTOR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

53 75
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

57 58
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 58 82
GLIPIZIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

58 45
CITALOPRAM HBR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

60 27
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 60 92
PROAIR HFA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

62 50
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 Jan. 22, 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.