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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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10,066Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 220 out of 900 providers in this state and specialty

$513K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 315 out of 900 providers in this state and specialty

590 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

28% 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

3% of this provider’s 512 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

24% of this provider’s 590 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

13% of this provider’s 590 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $72 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 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

$503K

2014

$475K

2015

$513K

2016

Number of Claims

8,990

2014

9,071

2015

10,066

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 519

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

476

prescriptions.

106

patients, 18% of all patients

1 2
LISINOPRIL 417

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

104

patients, 18% of all patients

2 3
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 367

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

92

patients, 16% of all patients

3 16
FUROSEMIDE 360

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

77

patients, 13% of all patients

4 7
OMEPRAZOLE 354

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

84

patients, 14% of all patients

5 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 341

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

90

patients, 15% of all patients

6 4
METFORMIN HCL 283

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

7 13
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 283

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

7 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 266

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

71

patients, 12% of all patients

9 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

10 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

11 1
TRAMADOL HCL 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

O 12 21
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

13 10
SIMVASTATIN 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

14 6
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

15 36
GLIMEPIRIDE 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

16 41
ATENOLOL 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

17 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

18 14
GABAPENTIN 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

19 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

20 30
WARFARIN SODIUM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

21 8
LOVASTATIN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

22 40
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

23 67
LORAZEPAM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

24 25
CLOPIDOGREL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

25 24
DIGOXIN 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

26 79
MIRTAZAPINE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

27 35
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

28 38
GEMFIBROZIL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

29 122
SERTRALINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

30 20
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 30 61
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 32 56
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

33 37
ALLOPURINOL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

34 23
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

35 98
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

O 35 18
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

37 54
RANITIDINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

37 39
ALPRAZOLAM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

39 28
BENAZEPRIL HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

40 72
JANUVIA 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

41 70
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

41 46
CARVEDILOL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

43 27
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

44 31
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. 5, 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.