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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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17,190Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 38 out of 900 providers in this state and specialty

$915K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 74 out of 900 providers in this state and specialty

1,010 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

38% 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 920 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

11% of this provider’s 1,010 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

14% of this provider’s 1,010 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 17%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $72 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 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

$218K

2014

$646K

2015

$915K

2016

Number of Claims

3,642

2014

10,638

2015

17,190

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 829

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

765

prescriptions.

207

patients, 20% of all patients

1 2
SIMVASTATIN 678

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

628

prescriptions.

191

patients, 19% of all patients

2 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 668

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

645

prescriptions.

177

patients, 18% of all patients

3 4
OMEPRAZOLE 613

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

558

prescriptions.

178

patients, 18% of all patients

4 5
LISINOPRIL 612

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

585

prescriptions.

179

patients, 18% of all patients

5 3
FUROSEMIDE 526

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

494

prescriptions.

151

patients, 15% of all patients

6 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 520

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

492

prescriptions.

153

patients, 15% of all patients

7 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 474

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

439

prescriptions.

121

patients, 12% of all patients

8 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 441

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

111

patients, 11% of all patients

9 12
WARFARIN SODIUM 367

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

89

patients, 9% of all patients

10 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 348

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

91

patients, 9% of all patients

11 9
GABAPENTIN 337

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

88

patients, 9% of all patients

12 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 324

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

84

patients, 8% of all patients

13 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

73

patients, 7% of all patients

14 30
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

15 19
MIRTAZAPINE 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

16 35
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

73

patients, 7% of all patients

17 14
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

18 31
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

103

patients, 10% of all patients

19 26
ATENOLOL 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

20 17
METFORMIN HCL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

21 13
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

O 22 18
LORAZEPAM 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

23 25
TRAMADOL HCL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

O 24 21
DONEPEZIL HCL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

24 29
SERTRALINE HCL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

26 20
CLOPIDOGREL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

27 24
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

28 46
ALLOPURINOL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

29 23
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

30 61
TAMSULOSIN HCL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

30 22
ADVAIR DISKUS 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

32 45
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

P 33 56
LOVASTATIN 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

34 40
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

35 16
TRAZODONE HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

36 32
VENTOLIN HFA 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

37 78
CARVEDILOL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

38 27
MEMANTINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

39 68
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

39 54
FINASTERIDE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

39 59
SPIRIVA 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

42 69
ROPINIROLE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

42 89
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

44 58
GLIMEPIRIDE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

45 41
PAROXETINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

45 62
DIGOXIN 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

47 79
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

48 37
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

49 51
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

50 36
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

50 67
PREDNISONE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

52 33
FLUOXETINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

52 49
DULOXETINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

54 55
GLIPIZIDE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

54 47
RANITIDINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

56 39
SPIRONOLACTONE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

57 43
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

58 48
NYSTOP 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

59 138
NAMENDA XR 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

60 63
FENTANYL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 O 60 73
JANUVIA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

62 70
LANTUS 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 63 77
CLONAZEPAM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

63 52
OXYCODONE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

O 63 42
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

66 66
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

67 92
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

67 38
VALSARTAN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

69 64
PROAIR HFA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

70 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 July 11, 2013.
  • 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.