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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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6,235Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 448 out of 1870 providers in this state and specialty

$290K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 673 out of 1870 providers in this state and specialty

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

36% 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

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

15% of this provider’s 357 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 357 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 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

$182K

2014

$223K

2015

$290K

2016

Number of Claims

4,610

2014

5,595

2015

6,235

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 251

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

47

patients, 13% of all patients

1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 250

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

74

patients, 21% of all patients

2 2
SIMVASTATIN 245

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

58

patients, 16% of all patients

3 5
FUROSEMIDE 193

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

39

patients, 11% of all patients

4 7
LISINOPRIL 190

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

54

patients, 15% of all patients

5 3
OMEPRAZOLE 181

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

6 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 160

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

43

patients, 12% of all patients

7 6
TRAMADOL HCL 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

O 8 20
WARFARIN SODIUM 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

9 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

10 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

O 11 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

12 16
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

13 14
METFORMIN HCL 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

14 9
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

15 13
TAMSULOSIN HCL 95

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

16 21
ALPRAZOLAM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

17 24
GABAPENTIN 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

18 12
ALLOPURINOL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

19 23
MIRTAZAPINE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

20 42
LORAZEPAM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

21 25
CITALOPRAM HBR 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

22 27
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 23 40
SERTRALINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

24 18
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

25 29
MELOXICAM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 26 46
BUMETANIDE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 27 119
SPIRONOLACTONE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

28 55
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

29 51
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 8, 2007.
  • 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.