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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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12,486Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 118 out of 900 providers in this state and specialty

$1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 55 out of 900 providers in this state and specialty

823 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

19% 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

2% of this provider’s 747 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

17% of this provider’s 823 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

12% of this provider’s 823 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

$80 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $72 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 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

$859K

2014

$958K

2015

$1M

2016

Number of Claims

12,632

2014

12,358

2015

12,486

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 1,110

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

1,061

prescriptions.

310

patients, 38% of all patients

1 1
SIMVASTATIN 626

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

572

prescriptions.

155

patients, 19% of all patients

2 6
LISINOPRIL 590

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

533

prescriptions.

152

patients, 18% of all patients

3 3
OMEPRAZOLE 490

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

128

patients, 16% of all patients

4 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 463

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

428

prescriptions.

126

patients, 15% of all patients

5 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 459

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

428

prescriptions.

103

patients, 13% of all patients

6 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 365

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

7 8
METFORMIN HCL 288

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

77

patients, 9% of all patients

8 13
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

9 12
FUROSEMIDE 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

10 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

11 15
SERTRALINE HCL 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

12 20
GABAPENTIN 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

13 11
ZETIA 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

14 82
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

15 31
TAMSULOSIN HCL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

16 22
ATENOLOL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

17 17
DONEPEZIL HCL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

18 29
CLOPIDOGREL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

19 24
XARELTO 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

20 96
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

21 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

22 10
TRAMADOL HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

O 22 21
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

24 19
FINASTERIDE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

24 59
CARVEDILOL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

26 27
CRESTOR 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

27 60
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

28 48
PREDNISONE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

29 33
DULOXETINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

30 55
ALLOPURINOL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

31 23
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

32 38
ELIQUIS 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

33 110
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

34 26
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

35 90
GLIPIZIDE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

35 47
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

O 35 18
MIRTAZAPINE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

38 35
OXYCODONE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

O 39 42
CHLORTHALIDONE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

40 105
FLUOXETINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

41 49
ALPRAZOLAM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

42 28
BUMETANIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

43 112
INDAPAMIDE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

44 165
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

44 58
PROAIR HFA 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

46 50
VALSARTAN 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

47 64
CLONAZEPAM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

48 52
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

49 212
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

50 67
SPIRIVA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 51 69
TRAZODONE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

52 32
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

53 14
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

54 66
VENTOLIN HFA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

55 78
INVOKANA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

56 171
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 17, 2008.
  • 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.