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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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13,620Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 88 out of 900 providers in this state and specialty

$849K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 89 out of 900 providers in this state and specialty

626 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
59% Patients 65 Years and Older

70% 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 626 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

26% of this provider’s 626 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$62 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $72 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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

$632K

2014

$681K

2015

$849K

2016

Number of Claims

12,352

2014

11,955

2015

13,620

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 717

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

492

prescriptions.

140

patients, 22% of all patients

1 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 642

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

444

prescriptions.

138

patients, 22% of all patients

2 1
FUROSEMIDE 461

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

92

patients, 15% of all patients

3 7
LISINOPRIL 376

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

89

patients, 14% of all patients

4 3
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 350

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

O 5 57
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

O 6 18
GABAPENTIN 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

7 11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

8 19
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

9 9
OMEPRAZOLE 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

10 5
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

11 14
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

12 16
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

13 2
METFORMIN HCL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

14 13
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

O 15 87
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

16 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

17 8
TRAMADOL HCL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

O 18 21
PROAIR HFA 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

19 50
CARVEDILOL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

20 27
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

20 38
ALLOPURINOL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

22 23
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

23 12
SIMVASTATIN 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

24 6
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

25 51
TAMSULOSIN HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

26 22
TIZANIDINE HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

27 85
ADVAIR DISKUS 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

28 45
LYRICA 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

29 76
METFORMIN HCL ER 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

30 34
CLOPIDOGREL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

31 24
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

31 15
SPIRONOLACTONE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

33 43
JANUVIA 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

34 70
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

35 31
GLIMEPIRIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

35 41
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

37 37
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

38 26
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

39 44
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

40 54
HYDRALAZINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

41 65
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

42 46
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

43 92
LORAZEPAM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

44 25
LIDOCAINE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

44 97
ALPRAZOLAM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

46 28
RANITIDINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

46 39
PREDNISONE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

48 33
IBUPROFEN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

49 118
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

50 90
DIAZEPAM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

51 86
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 20

patients, 3% of all patients

52 119
SYMBICORT 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

53 95
GLIPIZIDE ER 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

54 91
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

54 67
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

56 193
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

57 159
CLONAZEPAM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

58 52
DONEPEZIL HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 59 29
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 P 59 56
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

61 111
OXYCONTIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 O 62 114
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

63 36
ATENOLOL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

64 17
OXYCODONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 O 64 42
MORPHINE SULFATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 O 64 230
SERTRALINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

67 20
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.