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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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11,266Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 72 out of 1870 providers in this state and specialty

$543K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 164 out of 1870 providers in this state and specialty

417 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

65% 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

5% of this provider’s 332 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

25% of this provider’s 417 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

12% of this provider’s 417 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$48 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

$447K

2014

$546K

2015

$543K

2016

Number of Claims

8,485

2014

10,079

2015

11,266

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
OMEPRAZOLE 494

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

392

prescriptions.

81

patients, 19% of all patients

1 4
LISINOPRIL 492

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

88

patients, 21% of all patients

2 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 465

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

460

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

3 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 391

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

4 27
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 383

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

60

patients, 14% of all patients

5 14
FUROSEMIDE 371

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

67

patients, 16% of all patients

6 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 309

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

57

patients, 14% of all patients

7 1
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 294

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

72

patients, 17% of all patients

8 11
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

P 9 57
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

62

patients, 15% of all patients

10 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

57

patients, 14% of all patients

11 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

12 6
SIMVASTATIN 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

55

patients, 13% of all patients

13 5
MIRTAZAPINE 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

14 42
METFORMIN HCL 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

15 9
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

16 13
RANITIDINE HCL 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

17 33
TAMSULOSIN HCL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

18 21
FLUOXETINE HCL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

19 38
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

20 16
LORAZEPAM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

21 25
SERTRALINE HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

22 18
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

<11 23 183
PREDNISONE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

24 31
TRAZODONE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

25 30
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

26 40
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

27 72
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

O 27 15
PAROXETINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

27 64
FAMOTIDINE* 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

<11 30 89
CLOPIDOGREL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

31 28
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11 32 19
GABAPENTIN 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

33 12
CLONAZEPAM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

34 44
ALLOPURINOL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

35 23
CARVEDILOL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

36 32
VENTOLIN HFA 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

37 67
TOPIRAMATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 37 130
DONEPEZIL HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

39 34
SPIRONOLACTONE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 40 55
PROAIR HFA 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

41 50
MELOXICAM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

41 46
TERAZOSIN HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

43 103
RISPERIDONE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 P 44 81
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

44 41
LOVASTATIN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

46 39
ROPINIROLE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

46 73
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 48 60
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 49 104
LEVETIRACETAM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 50 95
DULOXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 51 56
VOLTAREN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 52 146
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 May 23, 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.