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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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20,506Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 1870 providers in this state and specialty

$1.25M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 1870 providers in this state and specialty

848 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74% Patients 65 Years and Older

45% 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

33% of this provider’s 848 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 848 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$61 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

$1.2M

2014

$1.26M

2015

$1.25M

2016

Number of Claims

20,215

2014

19,907

2015

20,506

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 1,087

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

786

prescriptions.

223

patients, 26% of all patients

1 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 862

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

657

prescriptions.

154

patients, 18% of all patients

2 6
LISINOPRIL 825

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

627

prescriptions.

164

patients, 19% of all patients

3 3
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 769

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

643

prescriptions.

147

patients, 17% of all patients

4 19
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 747

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

593

prescriptions.

126

patients, 15% of all patients

5 1
OMEPRAZOLE 501

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

88

patients, 10% of all patients

6 4
FUROSEMIDE 471

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

95

patients, 11% of all patients

7 7
METFORMIN HCL 422

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

82

patients, 10% of all patients

8 9
SIMVASTATIN 411

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

9 5
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 403

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

94

patients, 11% of all patients

10 22
GLIPIZIDE 390

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

11 45
WARFARIN SODIUM 379

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

12 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 355

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

13 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 329

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

14 10
ALPRAZOLAM 319

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

15 24
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 316

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

16 14
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 315

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

17 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 312

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

18 11
CLOPIDOGREL 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

19 28
CITALOPRAM HBR 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

20 27
ZETIA 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

21 111
PROAIR HFA 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

22 50
CARVEDILOL 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

23 32
GABAPENTIN 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

24 12
ALLOPURINOL 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

25 23
LOVASTATIN 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

26 39
VALSARTAN 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

27 90
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

28 51
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

28 36
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

30 26
DULOXETINE HCL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

31 56
HYDRALAZINE HCL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

32 97
PREDNISONE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

100

patients, 12% of all patients

33 31
CRESTOR 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

34 75
ATENOLOL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

35 17
CALCITONIN-SALMON 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

36 223
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

37 40
SERTRALINE HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

38 18
TRAMADOL HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

O 39 20
XARELTO 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

40 110
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

41 54
RANITIDINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

42 33
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

43 72
SYNTHROID 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

44 94
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

45 41
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

45 127
GLIMEPIRIDE 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

47 43
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

O 48 15
CEFDINIR 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

81

patients, 10% of all patients

A 49 174
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

50 29
ADVAIR DISKUS 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

50 52
JANUVIA 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

52 79
RAMIPRIL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

53 188
DONEPEZIL HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

53 34
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

55 163
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

56 176
TAMSULOSIN HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

57 21
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

58 108
SYMBICORT 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

59 91
VENTOLIN HFA 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

60 67
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

61 58
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

61 48
LYRICA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

63 74
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

64 139
BACLOFEN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

64 83
LIVALO 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

66 295
SPIRIVA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

67 86
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

A 67 113
ROPINIROLE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 69 73
MELOXICAM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

69 46
MIRTAZAPINE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

69 42
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 72 162
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

73 126
LANTUS 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

74 77
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 74 76
IBUPROFEN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

76 100
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 77 47
SPIRONOLACTONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 77 55
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

79 53
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 79 137
CEFADROXIL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

A 81 342
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 June 9, 2011.
  • 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.