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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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10,703Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 86 out of 1870 providers in this state and specialty

$777K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 43 out of 1870 providers in this state and specialty

516 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

49% 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 400 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

24% of this provider’s 516 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

22% of this provider’s 516 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 16%.

Prescription Price

$73 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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

$721K

2014

$760K

2015

$777K

2016

Number of Claims

9,951

2014

10,316

2015

10,703

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 376

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

92

patients, 18% of all patients

1 2
LISINOPRIL 357

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

86

patients, 17% of all patients

2 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 322

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

71

patients, 14% of all patients

3 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 312

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

61

patients, 12% of all patients

4 1
FUROSEMIDE 306

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

68

patients, 13% of all patients

5 7
SIMVASTATIN 304

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

71

patients, 14% of all patients

6 5
OMEPRAZOLE 294

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

64

patients, 12% of all patients

7 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

68

patients, 13% of all patients

O 8 15
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

9 11
METFORMIN HCL 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

10 9
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

11 14
GABAPENTIN 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

12 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

13 16
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

14 19
TAMSULOSIN HCL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

15 21
ALLOPURINOL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

16 23
MELOXICAM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

17 46
CARVEDILOL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

18 32
ATENOLOL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

19 17
PAROXETINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

20 64
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

21 13
CLOPIDOGREL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

22 28
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

23 36
WARFARIN SODIUM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

24 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

25 10
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

26 88
SERTRALINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

27 18
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

28 22
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

29 51
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

30 29
NAMENDA XR 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

<11 31 63
DONEPEZIL HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

31 34
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

P 33 57
JANUVIA 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

33 79
MIRTAZAPINE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

35 42
ALPRAZOLAM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

36 24
PROAIR HFA 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

37 50
VICTOZA 2-PAK 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

38 243
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

39 85
VENTOLIN HFA 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

40 67
FLUOXETINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

41 38
FINASTERIDE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

42 59
CRESTOR 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

43 75
METFORMIN HCL ER 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

44 35
LORAZEPAM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

44 25
OXYCODONE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

O 46 37
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

47 139
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

48 26
RANITIDINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

48 33
SYMBICORT 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

50 91
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 O 50 65
PREDNISONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

50 31
XARELTO 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

53 110
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

53 58
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 8, 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.