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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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8,415Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 208 out of 1870 providers in this state and specialty

$605K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 115 out of 1870 providers in this state and specialty

358 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

30% 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

18% of this provider’s 358 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

20% of this provider’s 358 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

$72 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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

$458K

2014

$557K

2015

$605K

2016

Number of Claims

7,156

2014

7,639

2015

8,415

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 316

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

66

patients, 18% of all patients

1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 301

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

68

patients, 19% of all patients

2 4
LISINOPRIL 268

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

56

patients, 16% of all patients

3 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 246

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

44

patients, 12% of all patients

O 4 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 220

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

55

patients, 15% of all patients

5 2
SIMVASTATIN 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

45

patients, 13% of all patients

6 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

49

patients, 14% of all patients

7 6
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

47

patients, 13% of all patients

8 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

9 8
FUROSEMIDE 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

10 7
ATENOLOL 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

11 17
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

46

patients, 13% of all patients

12 19
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

13 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

14 13
ALLOPURINOL 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

15 23
GABAPENTIN 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

16 12
METFORMIN HCL ER 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

17 35
RANITIDINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

18 33
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

19 26
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

20 40
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

21 14
TAMSULOSIN HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

21 21
METFORMIN HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

23 9
MELOXICAM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

24 46
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

25 16
TIZANIDINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

26 68
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

27 53
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

27 47
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

29 36
GLIPIZIDE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

29 45
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

29 29
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

32 54
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

33 96
CLOPIDOGREL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

33 28
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

35 22
CARVEDILOL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 36 32
TRAZODONE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

37 30
SERTRALINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

38 18
LORAZEPAM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

38 25
GLIPIZIDE ER 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

38 69
GLIMEPIRIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

41 43
CITALOPRAM HBR 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 41 27
GEMFIBROZIL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 43 116
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

44 85
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 O 44 65
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 44 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 9, 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.