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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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18,246Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 30 out of 900 providers in this state and specialty

$872K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 79 out of 900 providers in this state and specialty

648 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

27% 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

4% of this provider’s 622 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

18% of this provider’s 648 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

16% of this provider’s 648 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

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $72 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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

$880K

2014

$863K

2015

$872K

2016

Number of Claims

18,768

2014

18,605

2015

18,246

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 1,023

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,007

prescriptions.

140

patients, 22% of all patients

1 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 801

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

781

prescriptions.

149

patients, 23% of all patients

2 2
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 763

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

734

prescriptions.

158

patients, 24% of all patients

3 16
LISINOPRIL 714

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

688

prescriptions.

137

patients, 21% of all patients

4 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 710

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

705

prescriptions.

157

patients, 24% of all patients

5 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 674

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

661

prescriptions.

78

patients, 12% of all patients

6 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 656

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

642

prescriptions.

130

patients, 20% of all patients

7 4
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 503

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

476

prescriptions.

111

patients, 17% of all patients

8 14
OMEPRAZOLE 497

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

485

prescriptions.

106

patients, 16% of all patients

9 5
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 496

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

491

prescriptions.

87

patients, 13% of all patients

10 12
DONEPEZIL HCL 435

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

430

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

11 29
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 414

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

98

patients, 15% of all patients

12 15
SERTRALINE HCL 373

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

13 20
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 305

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

14 10
MIRTAZAPINE 285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

15 35
GABAPENTIN 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

16 11
CARVEDILOL 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

17 27
TAMSULOSIN HCL 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

18 22
ATENOLOL 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

19 17
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

20 9
LORAZEPAM 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

21 25
ALLOPURINOL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

22 23
HYDRALAZINE HCL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

22 65
METFORMIN HCL 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

24 13
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

25 19
CLOPIDOGREL 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

25 24
MEMANTINE HCL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

27 68
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

28 31
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

29 48
NAMENDA XR 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

30 63
VALSARTAN 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

30 64
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

P 32 56
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

33 26
KLOR-CON M20 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

34 140
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

35 38
TRAMADOL HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

O 36 21
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

O 37 57
PROAIR HFA 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

38 50
SPIRONOLACTONE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

39 43
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

40 99
FINASTERIDE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

41 59
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

42 46
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

43 83
TRAZODONE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

43 32
SIMVASTATIN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

45 6
DIGOXIN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

46 79
DULOXETINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

47 55
PREDNISONE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

47 33
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

49 61
FAMOTIDINE* 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

50 80
ADVAIR DISKUS 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

51 45
OXYCODONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

O 52 42
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

53 54
XARELTO 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 53 96
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

55 93
PAROXETINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 55 62
LATANOPROST 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

57 128
GLIPIZIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

58 47
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

58 98
LEVETIRACETAM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 60 81
BENAZEPRIL HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 60 72
FLUOXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

60 49
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 63 227
ALPRAZOLAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

64 28
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 12, 2012.
  • 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.