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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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7,095Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 342 out of 1870 providers in this state and specialty

$366K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 437 out of 1870 providers in this state and specialty

477 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

23% 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

0% of this provider’s 424 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

15% of this provider’s 477 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

9% of this provider’s 477 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 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

$309K

2014

$334K

2015

$366K

2016

Number of Claims

6,301

2014

6,710

2015

7,095

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
SIMVASTATIN 321

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

92

patients, 19% of all patients

1 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 309

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

79

patients, 17% of all patients

2 2
LISINOPRIL 295

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

79

patients, 17% of all patients

3 3
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 278

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

74

patients, 16% of all patients

4 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 276

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

77

patients, 16% of all patients

5 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 230

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

6 1
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 218

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

59

patients, 12% of all patients

7 19
OMEPRAZOLE 189

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

8 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 185

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

9 10
METFORMIN HCL 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

10 9
SERTRALINE HCL 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

11 18
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

12 14
ATENOLOL 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

13 17
GABAPENTIN 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

14 12
FUROSEMIDE 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

15 7
TRAMADOL HCL 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

O 16 20
WARFARIN SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

17 8
GLIMEPIRIDE 112

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

18 43
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

19 29
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

20 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

21 16
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

22 48
TRAZODONE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

23 30
METFORMIN HCL ER 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

23 35
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

25 72
TAMSULOSIN HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

26 21
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

27 40
ADVAIR DISKUS 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

27 52
RANITIDINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 29 33
CITALOPRAM HBR 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

30 27
ALLOPURINOL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

31 23
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

32 22
CLONIDINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

32 93
CLOPIDOGREL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

34 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 Dec. 10, 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.