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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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31,373Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 900 providers in this state and specialty

$1.76M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

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

621 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70% Patients 65 Years and Older

94% 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

18% of this provider’s 432 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

25% of this provider’s 621 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

24% of this provider’s 621 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

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $72 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

51 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

$2.03M

2014

$2.01M

2015

$1.76M

2016

Number of Claims

35,534

2014

33,966

2015

31,373

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 1,527

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,279

prescriptions.

146

patients, 24% of all patients

1 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,229

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

917

prescriptions.

186

patients, 30% of all patients

2 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,015

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

714

prescriptions.

168

patients, 27% of all patients

3 4
OMEPRAZOLE 993

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

738

prescriptions.

171

patients, 28% of all patients

4 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 880

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

689

prescriptions.

95

patients, 15% of all patients

5 2
SERTRALINE HCL 780

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

631

prescriptions.

114

patients, 18% of all patients

6 20
LISINOPRIL 768

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

531

prescriptions.

145

patients, 23% of all patients

7 3
GABAPENTIN 759

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

546

prescriptions.

119

patients, 19% of all patients

8 11
MIRTAZAPINE 678

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

602

prescriptions.

114

patients, 18% of all patients

9 35
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 646

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

456

prescriptions.

120

patients, 19% of all patients

10 16
DONEPEZIL HCL 614

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

581

prescriptions.

76

patients, 12% of all patients

11 29
WARFARIN SODIUM 595

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

510

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

12 8
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 545

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

P 13 56
TAMSULOSIN HCL 537

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

436

prescriptions.

77

patients, 12% of all patients

14 22
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 535

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

90

patients, 14% of all patients

15 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 533

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

443

prescriptions.

83

patients, 13% of all patients

16 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 508

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

89

patients, 14% of all patients

17 12
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 398

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

18 83
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 375

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

74

patients, 12% of all patients

19 14
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 357

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

20 19
CLOPIDOGREL 350

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

21 24
NAMENDA XR 346

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

22 63
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 329

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

O 23 18
METFORMIN HCL ER 325

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

24 34
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 310

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

25 9
LEVETIRACETAM 302

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

26 81
CARVEDILOL 293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

27 27
TRAZODONE HCL 273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

28 32
SIMVASTATIN 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

29 6
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

30 38
PROAIR HFA 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

82

patients, 13% of all patients

31 50
DULOXETINE HCL 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

32 55
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

77

patients, 12% of all patients

33 26
MEMANTINE HCL 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

34 68
ALLOPURINOL 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

35 23
METFORMIN HCL 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

36 13
SPIRIVA 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

37 69
BUSPIRONE HCL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

38 107
OLANZAPINE 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

P 39 131
NOVOLOG 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

40 136
LANTUS 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

41 77
SPIRONOLACTONE 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

42 43
TRAMADOL HCL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

O 43 21
LORAZEPAM 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

43 25
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

45 66
ADVAIR DISKUS 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

46 45
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

47 103
LACTULOSE 156

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

48 244
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 155

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

49 37
MELOXICAM 151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

50 53
BACLOFEN 149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

51 84
LAMOTRIGINE 148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

52 148
GENERLAC 147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

53 205
GLIMEPIRIDE 144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

54 41
CITALOPRAM HBR 144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

54 30
RANITIDINE HCL 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

56 39
HYDRALAZINE HCL 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

56 65
FINASTERIDE 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

58 59
OXYCODONE HCL 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

O 58 42
ROPINIROLE HCL 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

60 89
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

61 31
PAROXETINE HCL 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

62 62
JANUVIA 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

63 70
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

64 99
TIZANIDINE HCL 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

64 85
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

66 183
RISPERIDONE 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

P 67 104
CLONIDINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

68 71
HYDROCORTISONE 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

69 177
FENTANYL 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O 70 73
IBUPROFEN 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

70 118
LOVASTATIN 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

72 40
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O 73 57
CLONAZEPAM 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

74 52
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

75 245
HUMALOG 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

75 135
ATENOLOL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

75 17
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

78 46
LATANOPROST 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

79 128
LEVEMIR 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 80 164
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

81 111
LIDOCAINE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

82 97
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

82 93
KLOR-CON M20 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

84 140
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

84 88
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

86 115
DIGOXIN 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 86 79
HALOPERIDOL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 P 88 318
NYSTATIN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

89 120
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

90 61
TOPIRAMATE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 90 166
TRADJENTA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

92 154
CALCITONIN-SALMON 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

93 271
MIDODRINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

93 182
VENLAFAXINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 95 196
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

95 48
LYRICA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

97 76
VALPROIC ACID* 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 98 331
ARIPIPRAZOLE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P 98 175
FLUCONAZOLE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

100 286
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 100 178
PHENOBARBITAL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 102 272
CARBAMAZEPINE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 102 172
CILOSTAZOL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 104 287
VENTOLIN HFA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

104 78
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

A 106 141
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

O 107 100
NEXIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 107 126
DUTASTERIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 109 347
FLUOXETINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 109 49
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

109 44
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

112 90
NYSTOP 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

113 138
QVAR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

114 359
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

115 158
DIAZEPAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 115 86
NAPROXEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

115 121
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 July 10, 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.