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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,849Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 289 out of 900 providers in this state and specialty

$396K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 448 out of 900 providers in this state and specialty

185 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

73% 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

30% of this provider’s 185 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

23% of this provider’s 185 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $72 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

48 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

$464K

2014

$388K

2015

$396K

2016

Number of Claims

9,632

2014

8,696

2015

8,849

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
FUROSEMIDE 904

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

714

prescriptions.

58

patients, 31% of all patients

1 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 340

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

39

patients, 21% of all patients

2 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 304

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

39

patients, 21% of all patients

3 2
TRAMADOL HCL 296

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

18

patients, 10% of all patients

O 4 21
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 268

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

45

patients, 24% of all patients

5 4
OMEPRAZOLE 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

33

patients, 18% of all patients

6 5
NAMENDA XR 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

<11 7 63
SERTRALINE HCL 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

18

patients, 10% of all patients

8 20
DONEPEZIL HCL 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

18

patients, 10% of all patients

9 29
WARFARIN SODIUM 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

22

patients, 12% of all patients

10 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

22

patients, 12% of all patients

11 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

16

patients, 9% of all patients

12 10
LISINOPRIL 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

22

patients, 12% of all patients

13 3
METFORMIN HCL 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

17

patients, 9% of all patients

14 13
GABAPENTIN 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

16

patients, 9% of all patients

15 11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

16

patients, 9% of all patients

16 9
CLOPIDOGREL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

22

patients, 12% of all patients

17 24
HUMALOG 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

18 135
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

15

patients, 8% of all patients

O 19 18
ALPRAZOLAM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

17

patients, 9% of all patients

19 28
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 21 48
ALLOPURINOL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

13

patients, 7% of all patients

21 23
LANTUS 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 23 77
MIRTAZAPINE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

24 35
FAMOTIDINE* 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 25 80
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 26 12
SIMVASTATIN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

21

patients, 11% of all patients

27 6
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

28 88
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

29 83
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 7% of all patients

29 46
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 31 44
ATENOLOL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 32 17
PAROXETINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 33 62
NYSTOP 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 9% of all patients

34 138
DIGOXIN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 35 79
TAMSULOSIN HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 8% of all patients

35 22
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 37 14
TRAZODONE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 38 32
XARELTO 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 39 96
KLOR-CON M20 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 8% of all patients

39 140
CARVEDILOL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 41 27
BACLOFEN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 42 84
TIZANIDINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 43 85
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 P 43 56
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

45 19
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 March 19, 2012.
  • 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.