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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,450Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 26 out of 900 providers in this state and specialty

$1.08M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 40 out of 900 providers in this state and specialty

465 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

77% 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

20% of this provider’s 405 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Antibiotics

41% of this provider’s 465 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

23% of this provider’s 465 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

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $72 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

42 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

$938K

2014

$1.04M

2015

$1.08M

2016

Number of Claims

16,398

2014

18,708

2015

19,450

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
FUROSEMIDE 839

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

726

prescriptions.

104

patients, 22% of all patients

1 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 762

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

621

prescriptions.

99

patients, 21% of all patients

2 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 573

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

509

prescriptions.

72

patients, 15% of all patients

3 1
DONEPEZIL HCL 544

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

539

prescriptions.

68

patients, 15% of all patients

4 29
OMEPRAZOLE 533

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

497

prescriptions.

64

patients, 14% of all patients

5 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 512

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

442

prescriptions.

71

patients, 15% of all patients

6 4
LISINOPRIL 512

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

449

prescriptions.

70

patients, 15% of all patients

6 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 479

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

70

patients, 15% of all patients

8 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 418

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

9 12
MIRTAZAPINE 373

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

10 35
SIMVASTATIN 340

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

11 6
NAMENDA XR 323

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

12 63
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

13 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

14 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

15 30
SERTRALINE HCL 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

16 20
GABAPENTIN 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

17 11
LORAZEPAM 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

18 25
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

O 19 18
CLOPIDOGREL 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

20 24
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

P 21 56
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

55

patients, 12% of all patients

22 46
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

23 9
TAMSULOSIN HCL 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

23 22
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

25 19
METFORMIN HCL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

26 13
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

27 83
ALPRAZOLAM 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

28 28
RANITIDINE HCL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

29 39
CARVEDILOL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

30 27
RISPERIDONE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

P 31 104
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

32 48
GLIMEPIRIDE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

33 41
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

33 16
OXYCODONE HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

O 35 42
CLONIDINE HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

36 71
MEMANTINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

37 68
FAMOTIDINE* 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

38 80
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

39 31
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

40 99
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

41 38
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

42 14
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

42 193
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

<11 44 61
GLIPIZIDE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

45 47
NYSTATIN 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

46 120
FINASTERIDE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

47 59
LOPERAMIDE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

64

patients, 14% of all patients

48 188
SPIRONOLACTONE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

49 43
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

49 88
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

56

patients, 12% of all patients

A 51 106
PREDNISONE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

52 33
FENTANYL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

O 52 73
TRAZODONE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

54 32
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 54 66
LEVETIRACETAM 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

54 81
JANUVIA 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

57 70
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

57 103
DIAZEPAM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 59 86
VESICARE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 60 137
ADVAIR DISKUS 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

60 45
BUSPIRONE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

62 107
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 62 54
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

64 26
NYSTOP 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

64 138
VALSARTAN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 64 64
LIDOCAINE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

67 97
ALLOPURINOL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

67 23
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

69 92
OLANZAPINE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P 70 131
RIVASTIGMINE* 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

71 324
ARIPIPRAZOLE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 P 72 175
PAROXETINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 73 62
METFORMIN HCL ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 74 34
TORSEMIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 74 123
VENLAFAXINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 76 196
EXELON 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

77 339
VOLTAREN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

78 161
PROCTOZONE-HC 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 78 342
NEXIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 80 126
CLONAZEPAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

81 52
ATENOLOL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 82 17
BACLOFEN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 82 84
LOVASTATIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 82 40
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 82 145
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

82 93
HYDRALAZINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 87 65
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

88 252
DULOXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 88 55
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 90 58
LYRICA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 91 76
PROAIR HFA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

91 50
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 10, 2014.
  • 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.