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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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14,705Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 19 out of 1870 providers in this state and specialty

$726K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 59 out of 1870 providers in this state and specialty

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

34% 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

4% of this provider’s 490 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Antibiotics

37% of this provider’s 541 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

11% of this provider’s 541 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

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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

$785K

2014

$742K

2015

$726K

2016

Number of Claims

14,906

2014

14,682

2015

14,705

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 646

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

625

prescriptions.

94

patients, 17% of all patients

1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 561

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

521

prescriptions.

107

patients, 20% of all patients

2 2
SERTRALINE HCL 550

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

532

prescriptions.

74

patients, 14% of all patients

3 18
FUROSEMIDE 507

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

491

prescriptions.

88

patients, 16% of all patients

4 7
LISINOPRIL 433

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

74

patients, 14% of all patients

5 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 393

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

71

patients, 13% of all patients

6 6
OMEPRAZOLE 385

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

69

patients, 13% of all patients

7 4
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 359

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

8 14
MIRTAZAPINE 329

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

9 42
DONEPEZIL HCL 309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

10 34
SIMVASTATIN 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

11 5
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

12 22
WARFARIN SODIUM 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

13 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

14 13
METFORMIN HCL 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

14 9
PREDNISONE 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

77

patients, 14% of all patients

16 31
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

17 29
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

18 16
GABAPENTIN 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

19 12
LORAZEPAM 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

20 25
CLOPIDOGREL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

21 28
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

22 11
ATENOLOL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

23 17
TAMSULOSIN HCL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

24 21
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

25 10
MEMANTINE HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

26 78
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

27 19
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

28 41
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

O 29 15
ALLOPURINOL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

30 23
TRAZODONE HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

31 30
CARVEDILOL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

32 32
ALPRAZOLAM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

33 24
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

70

patients, 13% of all patients

A 34 113
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

35 47
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

P 35 57
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

37 26
NAMENDA XR 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11 38 63
PROAIR HFA 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

39 50
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

40 53
RANITIDINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

41 33
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

42 51
FINASTERIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

43 59
ADVAIR DISKUS 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

43 52
HYDRALAZINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

45 97
CITALOPRAM HBR 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 45 27
SUCRALFATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

47 212
NABUMETONE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

47 213
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 49 70
CLONIDINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

50 93
METFORMIN HCL ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

50 35
NAPROXEN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

52 106
LATANOPROST 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

53 149
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

54 36
SPIRONOLACTONE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 55 55
VALSARTAN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 56 90
LIDOCAINE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

56 125
GLIPIZIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 56 45
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 KWIKPEN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 59 329
NEXIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 60 144
BUPROPION XL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 60 102
FLUOXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

60 38
ONDANSETRON HCL* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

63 235
LOVASTATIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 63 39
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O 63 49
GLIPIZIDE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

66 69
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 June 12, 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.