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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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28,064Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 900 providers in this state and specialty

$1.91M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 900 providers in this state and specialty

1,044 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68% Patients 65 Years and Older

91% 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

11% of this provider’s 708 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Antibiotics

23% of this provider’s 1,044 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

25% of this provider’s 1,044 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$68 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $72 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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

$1.66M

2014

$1.64M

2015

$1.91M

2016

Number of Claims

25,784

2014

24,822

2015

28,064

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 1,327

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,111

prescriptions.

219

patients, 21% of all patients

1 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,058

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

914

prescriptions.

76

patients, 7% of all patients

2 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 930

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

722

prescriptions.

191

patients, 18% of all patients

3 4
GABAPENTIN 816

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

524

prescriptions.

153

patients, 15% of all patients

4 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 815

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

693

prescriptions.

188

patients, 18% of all patients

5 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 700

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

512

prescriptions.

132

patients, 13% of all patients

6 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 634

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

517

prescriptions.

114

patients, 11% of all patients

7 2
OMEPRAZOLE 613

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

132

patients, 13% of all patients

8 5
SERTRALINE HCL 522

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

451

prescriptions.

78

patients, 7% of all patients

9 20
MIRTAZAPINE 492

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

96

patients, 9% of all patients

10 35
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 471

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

142

patients, 14% of all patients

11 19
LISINOPRIL 381

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

115

patients, 11% of all patients

12 3
LEVETIRACETAM 380

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

13 81
CARVEDILOL 380

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

78

patients, 7% of all patients

13 27
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 335

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

86

patients, 8% of all patients

15 15
CLOPIDOGREL 306

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

73

patients, 7% of all patients

16 24
ALLOPURINOL 305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

17 23
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

18 16
TAMSULOSIN HCL 286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

19 22
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

83

patients, 8% of all patients

O 20 18
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

21 12
LANTUS 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

22 77
HYDRALAZINE HCL 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

23 65
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

88

patients, 8% of all patients

24 26
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

25 83
METFORMIN HCL 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

26 13
NAMENDA XR 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

27 63
TRADJENTA 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

28 154
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

P 29 56
TRAMADOL HCL 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

O 30 21
RISPERIDONE 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

P 31 104
DONEPEZIL HCL 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

32 29
HUMALOG 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

33 135
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

34 158
PREDNISONE 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

35 33
LYRICA 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

36 76
OXYCODONE HCL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

O 37 42
BACLOFEN 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

38 84
SIMVASTATIN 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

39 6
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

40 9
TRAZODONE HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

41 32
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

O 42 57
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

43 48
ROPINIROLE HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

44 89
NUEDEXTA 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

<11 45 151
ELIQUIS 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

46 110
PROAIR HFA 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

47 50
MIDODRINE HCL 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

47 182
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

49 93
CLONAZEPAM 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

49 52
FAMOTIDINE* 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

49 80
CLONIDINE HCL 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

52 71
MELOXICAM 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

52 53
OLANZAPINE 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

P 54 131
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

55 88
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

56 99
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

56 61
ADVAIR DISKUS 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

56 45
TIZANIDINE HCL 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

59 85
RENVELA 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

60 203
CITALOPRAM HBR 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

60 30
SPIRONOLACTONE 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

62 43
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

63 46
ALPRAZOLAM 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

64 28
NEXIUM 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

65 126
BUMETANIDE 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

<11 66 112
LIDOCAINE 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

67 97
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

67 38
GLIPIZIDE 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

67 47
NOVOLOG 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

70 136
ONDANSETRON HCL* 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

71 163
DULOXETINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

72 55
NYSTOP 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

73 138
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

74 66
BUSPIRONE HCL 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

75 107
NYSTATIN 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

76 120
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

77 31
LATANOPROST 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

78 128
PRIMIDONE 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

<11 78 174
ATENOLOL 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

78 17
LEVEMIR 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

81 164
AMIODARONE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

82 150
GENERLAC 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

83 205
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 84 179
KLOR-CON M20 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

84 140
VENTOLIN HFA 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

84 78
HYDROCORTISONE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

84 177
FLUOXETINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

88 49
ARIPIPRAZOLE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

P 89 175
SUCRALFATE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 90 170
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

91 98
BUPROPION HCL SR 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

91 142
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

91 223
SPIRIVA 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

94 69
LORAZEPAM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

95 25
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

96 14
PAROXETINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

97 62
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

98 111
LINZESS 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

98 186
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

O 100 87
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

101 54
RANITIDINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

101 39
VOLTAREN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

103 161
GLIMEPIRIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

103 41
VESICARE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 105 137
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

106 92
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 107 119
TRANSDERM-SCOP 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

107 219
VANCOMYCIN HCL* 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

A 109 262
VALSARTAN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

109 64
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 109 183
DILTIAZEM HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

112 239
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

A 113 106
DEXILANT 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 113 204
TOPIRAMATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

113 166
SYMBICORT 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

116 95
DIAZEPAM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 117 86
LOVASTATIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

118 40
SENSIPAR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 119 238
LACTULOSE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 120 244
FENTANYL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

O 120 73
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

120 36
FINASTERIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

120 59
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

120 146
LABETALOL HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 120 180
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. 15, 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.