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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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15,375Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 56 out of 900 providers in this state and specialty

$948K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 67 out of 900 providers in this state and specialty

606 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

41% 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

3% of this provider’s 558 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Antibiotics

30% of this provider’s 606 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

17% of this provider’s 606 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 17%.

Prescription Price

$62 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $72 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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

$983K

2014

$952K

2015

$948K

2016

Number of Claims

17,121

2014

16,252

2015

15,375

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 685

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

644

prescriptions.

88

patients, 15% of all patients

1 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 647

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

614

prescriptions.

107

patients, 18% of all patients

2 2
SIMVASTATIN 631

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

615

prescriptions.

146

patients, 24% of all patients

3 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 555

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

484

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

4 8
LISINOPRIL 468

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

453

prescriptions.

86

patients, 14% of all patients

5 3
OMEPRAZOLE 436

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

82

patients, 14% of all patients

6 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 428

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

97

patients, 16% of all patients

7 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 400

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

75

patients, 12% of all patients

8 4
ALPRAZOLAM 368

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

90

patients, 15% of all patients

9 28
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 344

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

10 15
METFORMIN HCL 337

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

11 13
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

12 37
ALLOPURINOL 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

13 23
SERTRALINE HCL 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

14 20
GABAPENTIN 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

15 11
TRAMADOL HCL 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

O 16 21
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

17 36
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

O 18 18
CLOPIDOGREL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

18 24
JANUVIA 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

20 70
ATENOLOL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

21 17
CITALOPRAM HBR 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

22 30
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

23 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

24 10
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

25 48
CARVEDILOL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

26 27
TAMSULOSIN HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

27 22
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

28 16
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

29 12
SPIRONOLACTONE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

30 43
SYNTHROID 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

31 75
PAROXETINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

32 62
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

32 14
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

34 19
DONEPEZIL HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

35 29
TEMAZEPAM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

36 157
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P 37 56
NAMENDA XR 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

<11 38 63
ADVAIR DISKUS 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

39 45
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

40 179
LORAZEPAM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

41 25
SYMBICORT 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

42 95
GLIPIZIDE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

42 47
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

42 54
NATEGLINIDE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

45 276
FAMOTIDINE* 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 46 80
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

46 44
SPIRIVA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 48 69
BACLOFEN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 49 84
VYTORIN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

49 325
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

51 46
AMOXICILLIN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

A 51 125
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 O 53 57
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

54 31
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

A 54 222
MIRTAZAPINE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

56 35
VALSARTAN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 57 64
LOVASTATIN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

57 40
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

59 146
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

60 38
TRAZODONE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 60 32
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 O 62 100
PREDNISONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

63 33
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

64 61
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 64 83
LYRICA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 66 76
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 April 16, 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.