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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,052Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 17 out of 1870 providers in this state and specialty

$1.09M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 1870 providers in this state and specialty

685 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

42% 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 577 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Antibiotics

19% of this provider’s 685 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

18% of this provider’s 685 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$72 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 15.


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

$288K

2014

$942K

2015

$1.09M

2016

Number of Claims

4,269

2014

10,839

2015

15,052

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 501

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

438

prescriptions.

107

patients, 16% of all patients

1 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 454

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

84

patients, 12% of all patients

2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 436

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

99

patients, 14% of all patients

3 4
METFORMIN HCL 421

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

102

patients, 15% of all patients

4 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 414

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

110

patients, 16% of all patients

5 2
LISINOPRIL 407

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

109

patients, 16% of all patients

6 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 407

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

6 8
SIMVASTATIN 378

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

100

patients, 15% of all patients

8 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 361

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

O 9 15
GABAPENTIN 353

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

10 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

11 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

12 16
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

13 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

14 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

15 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

16 27
RANITIDINE HCL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

17 33
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

18 13
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

19 29
ALPRAZOLAM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

20 24
ATENOLOL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

20 17
OXYCODONE HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

O 22 37
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

23 26
TAMSULOSIN HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

24 21
PREDNISONE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

25 31
LORAZEPAM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

26 25
ALLOPURINOL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

27 23
MELOXICAM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

28 46
CLONAZEPAM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

28 44
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

28 22
FINASTERIDE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

31 59
FENTANYL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O 32 62
JANUVIA 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

33 79
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

34 40
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

34 19
ADVAIR DISKUS 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

34 52
CARVEDILOL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

37 32
OXYCONTIN 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 O 38 123
SERTRALINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

39 18
CLOPIDOGREL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

40 28
SPIRIVA 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

41 86
DULOXETINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

41 56
ROPINIROLE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

<11 41 73
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

44 41
TRAMADOL HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

O 45 20
VOLTAREN 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

46 146
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

47 85
ELIQUIS 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

47 121
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P 49 57
MIRTAZAPINE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

50 42
DONEPEZIL HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

50 34
SPIRONOLACTONE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

52 55
GLIPIZIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

52 45
VENTOLIN HFA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

54 67
CRESTOR 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

55 75
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

56 161
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

56 47
METFORMIN HCL ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 56 35
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 59 107
LYRICA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

60 74
XARELTO 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

61 110
TRAZODONE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

61 30
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

63 88
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

63 54
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 65 60
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

66 70
SYMBICORT 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

66 91
PROAIR HFA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

68 50
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHET ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 69 244
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

69 48
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 71 155
SYNTHROID 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 72 94
ZETIA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

73 111
PROPRANOLOL HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 74 179
LOVASTATIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

74 39
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 74 198
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 May 14, 2015.
  • 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.