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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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8,789Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 182 out of 1870 providers in this state and specialty

$590K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 131 out of 1870 providers in this state and specialty

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

26% 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 471 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 529 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

16% of this provider’s 529 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 16%.

Prescription Price

$67 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

$395K

2014

$466K

2015

$590K

2016

Number of Claims

6,879

2014

7,491

2015

8,789

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 413

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

119

patients, 22% of all patients

1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 379

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

92

patients, 17% of all patients

2 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 312

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

84

patients, 16% of all patients

3 6
OMEPRAZOLE 295

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

83

patients, 16% of all patients

4 4
SIMVASTATIN 281

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

76

patients, 14% of all patients

5 5
LISINOPRIL 246

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

62

patients, 12% of all patients

6 3
METFORMIN HCL 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

7 9
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

8 14
TRAMADOL HCL 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

O 9 20
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

10 13
SERTRALINE HCL 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

11 18
FUROSEMIDE 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

12 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

13 8
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

14 48
ALLOPURINOL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

15 23
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

16 10
GABAPENTIN 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

17 12
TAMSULOSIN HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

18 21
ATENOLOL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

19 17
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

20 29
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

21 22
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

21 11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

23 19
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

24 26
LORAZEPAM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

25 25
ELIQUIS 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

26 121
LYRICA 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 27 74
DONEPEZIL HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

28 34
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

O 28 15
ADVAIR DISKUS 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

30 52
CRESTOR 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

31 75
RISPERIDONE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 P 32 81
PREDNISONE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

33 31
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

34 40
GLIPIZIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

35 45
ALPRAZOLAM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

35 24
CARVEDILOL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

37 32
CITALOPRAM HBR 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

38 27
CLOPIDOGREL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

39 28
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

40 16
MELOXICAM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

40 46
MIRTAZAPINE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

42 42
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

43 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 Sept. 13, 2013.
  • 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.