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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Student in an Organized Health Care Education/Training Program

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,177Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 90 providers in this state and specialty

$562K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 90 providers in this state and specialty

358 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

46% 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

Comparisons are not shown because we do not have exact prescribing data for enough providers in this specialty and state.

57 of this provider’s 358 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug.

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Opioids

Comparisons are not shown because we do not have exact prescribing data for enough providers in this specialty and state.

57 of this provider’s 358 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 15%.

Prescription Price

$69 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $65 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 6.


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

$460K

2014

$515K

2015

$562K

2016

Number of Claims

7,404

2014

8,066

2015

8,177

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 426

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

71

patients, 20% of all patients

1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 349

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

64

patients, 18% of all patients

2 4
FUROSEMIDE 292

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

3 6
METFORMIN HCL 281

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

60

patients, 17% of all patients

4 5
SIMVASTATIN 273

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

65

patients, 18% of all patients

5 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 240

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

58

patients, 16% of all patients

6 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 231

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

7 8
LISINOPRIL 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

48

patients, 13% of all patients

8 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

46

patients, 13% of all patients

9 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

10 15
ATENOLOL 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

11 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

12 18
WARFARIN SODIUM 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

13 19
CITALOPRAM HBR 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

14 21
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

15 24
TERAZOSIN HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

16 25
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

O 17 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

18 14
ADVAIR DISKUS 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

19 27
LORAZEPAM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

20 29
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

21 30
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

22 31
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

23 32
DONEPEZIL HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

24 34
CLONAZEPAM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

24 34
ROPINIROLE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

26 37
GABAPENTIN 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

27 20
ALLOPURINOL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

28 39
TRAMADOL HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

O 29 40
VOLTAREN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

30 42
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

31 46
DIGOXIN 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 32 48
LOVASTATIN 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

33 51
LEVETIRACETAM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 33 51
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

35 53
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

36 54
TAMSULOSIN HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

37 3
SERTRALINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

37 57
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

39 60
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 P 40 62
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 Nov. 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.