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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,607Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 13 out of 319 providers in this state and specialty

$339K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 30 out of 319 providers in this state and specialty

365 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% 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

13% of this provider’s 365 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

18% of this provider’s 365 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

13% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$74 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $100 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

13 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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

$214K

2014

$297K

2015

$339K

2016

Number of Claims

3,635

2014

4,080

2015

4,607

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
LISINOPRIL 225

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

65

patients, 18% of all patients

1 2
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 162

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

44

patients, 12% of all patients

2 16
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 155

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

3 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 153

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

44

patients, 12% of all patients

4 4
METFORMIN HCL 150

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

48

patients, 13% of all patients

5 13
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 136

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

O 6 5
SIMVASTATIN 134

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

44

patients, 12% of all patients

7 7
OMEPRAZOLE 124

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

8 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

9 1
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

10 19
WARFARIN SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

11 14
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 89

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

12 52
TRAMADOL HCL 88

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

O 13 12
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 82

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

14 17
LOVASTATIN 80

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

15 56
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 76

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

16 15
GLIMEPIRIDE 70

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

17 87
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

17 30
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

19 89
LORAZEPAM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

20 22
GABAPENTIN 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

21 6
FUROSEMIDE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

22 8
ALPRAZOLAM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

23 24
SERTRALINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

23 18
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 25 76
ATENOLOL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

25 23
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 Nov. 18, 2008.
  • 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.