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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,753Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 295 out of 900 providers in this state and specialty

$426K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 404 out of 900 providers in this state and specialty

570 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

14% 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

16% of this provider’s 570 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

11% of this provider’s 570 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $72 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 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

$453K

2014

$408K

2015

$426K

2016

Number of Claims

9,427

2014

9,236

2015

8,753

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 571

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

566

prescriptions.

150

patients, 26% of all patients

1 1
LISINOPRIL 465

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

119

patients, 21% of all patients

2 3
SIMVASTATIN 427

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

104

patients, 18% of all patients

3 6
FUROSEMIDE 360

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

79

patients, 14% of all patients

4 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 359

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

96

patients, 17% of all patients

5 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 282

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

70

patients, 12% of all patients

6 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 276

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

74

patients, 13% of all patients

7 12
WARFARIN SODIUM 271

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

8 8
METFORMIN HCL 257

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

9 13
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 244

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

10 2
OMEPRAZOLE 227

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

11 5
ATENOLOL 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

12 17
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

13 15
ALLOPURINOL 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

14 23
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

15 37
GLIMEPIRIDE 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

16 41
TRAMADOL HCL 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

O 17 21
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

18 48
TAMSULOSIN HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

19 22
FINASTERIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

20 59
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

21 61
ELIQUIS 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

22 110
CITALOPRAM HBR 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

22 30
LORAZEPAM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

24 25
PREDNISONE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

24 33
DIGOXIN 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

26 79
SPIRIVA 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

27 69
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

27 9
LOVASTATIN 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

29 40
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

30 14
CLOPIDOGREL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

31 24
ADVAIR DISKUS 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

32 45
SERTRALINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

33 20
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

34 44
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

35 31
BENAZEPRIL HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

36 72
TRAZODONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

37 32
CARVEDILOL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

37 27
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

39 38
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 Dec. 14, 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.