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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,553Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 42 out of 900 providers in this state and specialty

$1.23M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 22 out of 900 providers in this state and specialty

492 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
67% Patients 65 Years and Older

84% 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

8% of this provider’s 330 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

32% of this provider’s 492 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

33% of this provider’s 492 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$74 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $72 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 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

$805K

2014

$1.09M

2015

$1.23M

2016

Number of Claims

11,770

2014

14,104

2015

16,553

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 746

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

634

prescriptions.

118

patients, 24% of all patients

1 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 555

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

103

patients, 21% of all patients

2 1
GABAPENTIN 391

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

71

patients, 14% of all patients

3 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 380

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

68

patients, 14% of all patients

4 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 374

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

71

patients, 14% of all patients

5 15
OMEPRAZOLE 367

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

65

patients, 13% of all patients

6 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 335

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

65

patients, 13% of all patients

7 10
LISINOPRIL 332

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

68

patients, 14% of all patients

8 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 328

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

9 2
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

71

patients, 14% of all patients

10 19
TRAMADOL HCL 272

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

O 11 21
OXYCODONE HCL 267

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

O 12 42
WARFARIN SODIUM 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

13 8
SIMVASTATIN 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

14 6
CARVEDILOL 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

15 27
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

O 16 57
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

17 12
CLOPIDOGREL 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

18 24
DONEPEZIL HCL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

19 29
LYRICA 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

20 76
TAMSULOSIN HCL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

21 22
MIRTAZAPINE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

22 35
HYDRALAZINE HCL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

23 65
LORAZEPAM 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

23 25
CLONIDINE HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

25 71
SERTRALINE HCL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

26 20
ROPINIROLE HCL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

27 89
PREDNISONE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

28 33
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

O 29 18
ALLOPURINOL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

29 23
METFORMIN HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

31 13
DULOXETINE HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

32 55
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

P 33 56
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

34 98
ADVAIR DISKUS 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

35 45
LIDOCAINE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

36 97
LEVETIRACETAM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

36 81
ALPRAZOLAM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

38 28
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

39 54
CITALOPRAM HBR 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

40 30
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

41 51
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

42 14
CLONAZEPAM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

43 52
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

44 46
BUMETANIDE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

45 112
SPIRONOLACTONE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

46 43
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

46 92
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

48 48
PROAIR HFA 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

48 50
MIDODRINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

50 182
SPIRIVA 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

50 69
NAMENDA XR 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

<11 50 63
VALSARTAN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

53 64
EASY COMFORT PEN NEEDLES 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

53 310
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

55 9
ALCOHOL PADS 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

55 311
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

57 16
HYDROCORTISONE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

58 177
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 O 58 87
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

60 61
TRAZODONE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

61 32
TIZANIDINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

61 85
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

63 83
ELIQUIS 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

64 110
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

65 88
FENTANYL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O 65 73
GLIPIZIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

67 47
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

68 38
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

69 36
FLUOXETINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

70 49
RENVELA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

71 203
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

72 26
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

73 31
LAMOTRIGINE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 74 148
RANITIDINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

75 39
CELECOXIB 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 76 124
MECLIZINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 77 191
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

O 78 100
ONDANSETRON HCL* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

79 163
FAMOTIDINE* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

79 80
CARBAMAZEPINE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 79 172
ATENOLOL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 82 17
OXCARBAZEPINE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 82 376
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

82 158
DICYCLOMINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

82 236
XARELTO 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 82 96
ARIPIPRAZOLE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 P 87 175
VANCOMYCIN HCL* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 A 87 262
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 1, 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.