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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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13,192Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 103 out of 900 providers in this state and specialty

$1.03M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 49 out of 900 providers in this state and specialty

527 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

60% 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

5% of this provider’s 448 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

24% of this provider’s 527 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

26% of this provider’s 527 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$78 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $72 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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

$694K

2014

$876K

2015

$1.03M

2016

Number of Claims

12,125

2014

12,232

2015

13,192

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 659

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

559

prescriptions.

119

patients, 23% of all patients

1 2
FUROSEMIDE 406

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

78

patients, 15% of all patients

2 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 378

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

88

patients, 17% of all patients

3 4
OMEPRAZOLE 363

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

90

patients, 17% of all patients

4 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 295

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

O 5 18
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

63

patients, 12% of all patients

6 15
LORAZEPAM 284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

7 25
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

8 9
SIMVASTATIN 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

63

patients, 12% of all patients

9 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

10 10
FENTANYL 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

O 11 73
GABAPENTIN 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

12 11
LISINOPRIL 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

13 3
SERTRALINE HCL 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

14 20
WARFARIN SODIUM 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

15 8
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

16 48
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

17 1
TRAMADOL HCL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

O 18 21
OXYCODONE HCL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

O 19 42
ALLOPURINOL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

20 23
RANITIDINE HCL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

21 39
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

21 31
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

23 12
DONEPEZIL HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

24 29
CITALOPRAM HBR 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

25 30
LYRICA 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

26 76
METFORMIN HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

27 13
GLIPIZIDE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

28 47
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

28 19
TRAZODONE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

30 32
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

31 26
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

31 38
ATENOLOL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

33 17
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

34 36
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

35 88
CLONAZEPAM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

35 52
TAMSULOSIN HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

37 22
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

38 14
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

39 51
CELECOXIB 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

40 124
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

O 40 87
RISPERIDONE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 42 104
ALPRAZOLAM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

43 28
MIRTAZAPINE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

44 35
METFORMIN HCL ER 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

45 34
BACLOFEN 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

46 84
FLUOXETINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

47 49
PREDNISONE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

48 33
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

49 103
IBUPROFEN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

50 118
DIAZEPAM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

51 86
LOVASTATIN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

52 40
DULOXETINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

53 55
MEMANTINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 53 68
NYSTATIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

55 120
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

A 56 106
SPIRONOLACTONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

57 43
VOLTAREN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

57 161
CARVEDILOL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

59 27
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

59 101
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 61 61
SODIUM CHLORIDE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 62 385
ELIQUIS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 62 110
LEVEMIR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 62 164
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 18, 2009.
  • 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.