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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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17,859Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 33 out of 900 providers in this state and specialty

$837K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 91 out of 900 providers in this state and specialty

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

34% 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 715 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

28% of this provider’s 788 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

17% of this provider’s 788 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

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $72 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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

$849K

2014

$817K

2015

$837K

2016

Number of Claims

15,923

2014

17,347

2015

17,859

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 1,044

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,020

prescriptions.

166

patients, 21% of all patients

1 7
OMEPRAZOLE 765

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

743

prescriptions.

150

patients, 19% of all patients

2 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 580

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

547

prescriptions.

97

patients, 12% of all patients

3 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 564

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

538

prescriptions.

82

patients, 10% of all patients

4 15
WARFARIN SODIUM 527

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

515

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

5 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 481

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

470

prescriptions.

89

patients, 11% of all patients

6 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 451

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

106

patients, 13% of all patients

7 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 439

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

427

prescriptions.

92

patients, 12% of all patients

8 4
SIMVASTATIN 430

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

430

prescriptions.

87

patients, 11% of all patients

9 6
LISINOPRIL 396

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

10 3
CITALOPRAM HBR 355

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

11 30
GABAPENTIN 311

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

12 11
LORAZEPAM 295

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

13 25
TAMSULOSIN HCL 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

14 22
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

15 14
ALLOPURINOL 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

16 23
DONEPEZIL HCL 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

17 29
SERTRALINE HCL 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

18 20
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

19 12
MIRTAZAPINE 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

20 35
TRAZODONE HCL 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

21 32
RANITIDINE HCL 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

22 39
ATENOLOL 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

23 17
NAMENDA XR 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

24 63
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

O 25 18
PREDNISONE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

26 33
OXYCODONE HCL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

O 27 42
METFORMIN HCL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

27 13
CLOPIDOGREL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

29 24
CARVEDILOL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

30 27
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

31 93
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

32 58
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

33 9
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

34 19
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

35 31
LEVETIRACETAM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

36 81
LOVASTATIN 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

37 40
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

38 38
METFORMIN HCL ER 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

39 34
IBUPROFEN 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

40 118
DIGOXIN 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

41 79
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

42 37
MEMANTINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

43 68
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

<11 43 223
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

45 26
SPIRONOLACTONE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

45 43
ALPRAZOLAM 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

47 28
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

48 36
VENTOLIN HFA 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

48 78
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

50 61
CLONAZEPAM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

51 52
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 51 99
FENTANYL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

O 53 73
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

P 54 56
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

55 46
PAROXETINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 56 62
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 57 187
CEPHALEXIN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

A 57 139
TEMAZEPAM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 59 157
HYDRALAZINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

60 65
ADVAIR DISKUS 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

60 45
GLIMEPIRIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

62 41
TRAMADOL HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O 62 21
VALSARTAN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

64 64
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 65 66
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

66 92
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

67 54
BENAZEPRIL HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

68 72
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

68 103
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

68 16
DULOXETINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 71 55
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

72 48
CEFUROXIME 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

A 72 152
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

74 115
FINASTERIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

74 59
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 74 88
FLUOXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

77 49
TEGRETOL XR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 78 301
SYMBICORT 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

78 95
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

78 67
NITROSTAT 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

81 198
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 Oct. 4, 2016.
  • 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.