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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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6,238Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 447 out of 1870 providers in this state and specialty

$391K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 391 out of 1870 providers in this state and specialty

443 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

40% 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

20% of this provider’s 443 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

25% of this provider’s 443 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$63 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 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

$327K

2014

$403K

2015

$391K

2016

Number of Claims

4,671

2014

5,948

2015

6,238

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 246

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

68

patients, 15% of all patients

1 2
LISINOPRIL 243

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

63

patients, 14% of all patients

2 3
OMEPRAZOLE 243

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

2 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 212

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

4 1
FUROSEMIDE 196

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

5 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 188

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

6 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 168

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

57

patients, 13% of all patients

O 7 15
SIMVASTATIN 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

8 5
METFORMIN HCL 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

9 9
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

65

patients, 15% of all patients

10 26
GABAPENTIN 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

11 12
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

12 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

13 10
TRAMADOL HCL 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

O 14 20
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

15 13
SERTRALINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

16 18
DULOXETINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

17 56
CARVEDILOL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

18 32
TAMSULOSIN HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

19 21
WARFARIN SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

20 8
ALPRAZOLAM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

21 24
DONEPEZIL HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

22 34
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

23 16
PREDNISONE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

24 31
FLUOXETINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 25 38
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

25 19
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

27 36
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

27 51
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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.