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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,853Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 1870 providers in this state and specialty

$1.11M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 1870 providers in this state and specialty

698 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

68% 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

7% of this provider’s 586 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Antibiotics

23% of this provider’s 698 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

22% of this provider’s 698 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 15.


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

$1.37M

2014

$1.34M

2015

$1.11M

2016

Number of Claims

24,823

2014

23,940

2015

21,853

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 1,131

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,102

prescriptions.

153

patients, 22% of all patients

1 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 919

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

914

prescriptions.

91

patients, 13% of all patients

2 8
OMEPRAZOLE 708

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

621

prescriptions.

146

patients, 21% of all patients

3 4
SPIRONOLACTONE 637

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

619

prescriptions.

108

patients, 15% of all patients

4 55
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 611

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

583

prescriptions.

98

patients, 14% of all patients

5 1
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 581

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

512

prescriptions.

117

patients, 17% of all patients

6 14
PREDNISONE 538

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

484

prescriptions.

159

patients, 23% of all patients

7 31
SERTRALINE HCL 525

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

464

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

8 18
LORAZEPAM 447

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

9 25
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 401

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

85

patients, 12% of all patients

10 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 385

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

86

patients, 12% of all patients

11 16
TRAMADOL HCL 378

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

O 12 20
TRAZODONE HCL 366

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

13 30
TAMSULOSIN HCL 291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

14 21
SIMVASTATIN 285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

87

patients, 12% of all patients

15 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

O 16 15
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

17 11
ALPRAZOLAM 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

18 24
NAMENDA XR 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

19 63
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

20 6
GABAPENTIN 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

21 12
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

22 13
FENTANYL 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

O 23 62
MIRTAZAPINE 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

24 42
DONEPEZIL HCL 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

25 34
METFORMIN HCL 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

26 9
LISINOPRIL 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

27 3
MELOXICAM 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

28 46
JANUVIA 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

29 79
ALLOPURINOL 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

30 23
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

31 22
FINASTERIDE 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

32 59
ATENOLOL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

33 17
BYSTOLIC 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

34 140
ROPINIROLE HCL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

35 73
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

36 26
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

37 2
LEVEMIR 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

<11 38 175
LANTUS 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

39 77
SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

40 242
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

41 41
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

P 42 57
CLOPIDOGREL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

43 28
CLONAZEPAM 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

44 44
NEXIUM 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

<11 45 144
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

46 92
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

47 19
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

88

patients, 13% of all patients

48 80
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

49 82
LYRICA 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

<11 50 74
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

51 47
CARVEDILOL 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

51 32
BUSPIRONE HCL 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

53 99
NYSTATIN 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

54 117
CITALOPRAM HBR 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

54 27
VESICARE 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

56 120
DIGOXIN 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

57 98
BUPROPION HCL SR 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

58 135
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

59 36
RANITIDINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

60 33
ARIPIPRAZOLE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 61 157
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

62 48
MEMANTINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

62 78
MUPIROCIN* 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

64 210
HALOPERIDOL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 65 209
ADVAIR DISKUS 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

66 52
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

67 167
RISPERIDONE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 P 68 81
LEVETIRACETAM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

69 95
BUPROPION XL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

69 102
BUMETANIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

71 119
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

71 40
AZITHROMYCIN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

A 73 61
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

A 73 113
NUEDEXTA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 75 192
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

76 163
ABILIFY 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 P 77 313
TIZANIDINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

78 68
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 79 107
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

80 88
FLUOXETINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 80 38
TRADJENTA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 80 228
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 O 83 49
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 83 161
DULOXETINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

83 56
SYMBICORT 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

86 91
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 Feb. 14, 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.