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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Infectious Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,547Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 37 providers in this state and specialty

$1.08M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 37 providers in this state and specialty

830 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

20% 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

44% of this provider’s 830 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 57%.

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Opioids

Comparisons are not shown because we do not have exact prescribing data for enough providers in this specialty and state.

126 of this provider’s 830 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 35%.

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $658 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 11.


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

$1.04M

2014

$1.15M

2015

$1.08M

2016

Number of Claims

17,007

2014

17,906

2015

18,547

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 664

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

600

prescriptions.

120

patients, 14% of all patients

1 2
FUROSEMIDE 625

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

567

prescriptions.

105

patients, 13% of all patients

2 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 601

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

542

prescriptions.

124

patients, 15% of all patients

3 9
LISINOPRIL 589

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

549

prescriptions.

113

patients, 14% of all patients

4 5
SIMVASTATIN 507

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

502

prescriptions.

94

patients, 11% of all patients

5 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 493

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

461

prescriptions.

97

patients, 12% of all patients

6 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 479

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

457

prescriptions.

99

patients, 12% of all patients

7 4
OMEPRAZOLE 429

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

81

patients, 10% of all patients

8 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 401

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

9 13
ALPRAZOLAM 369

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

10 21
ATENOLOL 359

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

11 16
ALLOPURINOL 304

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

12 29
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

13 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 293

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

14 12
PREDNISONE 293

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

150

patients, 18% of all patients

14 26
GABAPENTIN 288

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

16 14
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 283

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

O 17 22
METFORMIN HCL 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

18 20
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

19 18
SERTRALINE HCL 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

20 34
CEFADROXIL 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

79

patients, 10% of all patients

A 21 28
HYDRALAZINE HCL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

22 38
MELOXICAM 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

23 40
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

23 40
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

25 42
CARVEDILOL 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

26 44
TAMSULOSIN HCL 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

26 44
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

28 48
FLUOXETINE HCL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

29 49
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

30 25
CLOPIDOGREL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

30 33
CITALOPRAM HBR 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

32 36
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

33 31
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

34 58
BUPROPION XL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

35 59
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

77

patients, 9% of all patients

A 36 46
AZITHROMYCIN 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

A 36 39
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

38 34
METFORMIN HCL ER 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

39 65
TRAMADOL HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

O 40 67
ADVAIR DISKUS 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

41 68
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

41 68
SYNTHROID 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

43 70
TRAZODONE HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

43 37
RIFAMPIN 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

10 45 71
DONEPEZIL HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

46 72
FINASTERIDE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

46 72
TERAZOSIN HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

48 74
LYRICA 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 49 55
DOXYCYCLINE MONOHYDRATE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

A 50 75
NITROFURANTOIN* 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

A 51 76
LOVASTATIN 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

51 54
KLOR-CON M20 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

51 76
MIRTAZAPINE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 54 63
FENOFIBRATE* 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

55 78
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

56 51
SPIRONOLACTONE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

57 79
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

A 57 79
CLONIDINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 59 83
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

A 60 30
GEMFIBROZIL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

60 84
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

62 86
GLIPIZIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

63 56
DICYCLOMINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

64 89
SUCRALFATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 65 91
LORAZEPAM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 66 47
PAROXETINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 66 92
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

O 68 93
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

68 93
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

70 97
BACLOFEN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 70 97
LEVOFLOXACIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

A 70 97
PROAIR HFA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

70 43
TIZANIDINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

74 103
FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 74 103
VALSARTAN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

74 65
FLUCONAZOLE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

77 105
ZETIA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 78 106
DIAZEPAM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

79 107
SYMBICORT 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

80 110
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 80 110
NEXIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 80 110
MEMANTINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 80 110
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 June 18, 2018.
  • 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.