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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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8,101Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 227 out of 1870 providers in this state and specialty

$956K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 17 out of 1870 providers in this state and specialty

289 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
34% Patients 65 Years and Older

60% 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

Comparisons are not shown because this provider has fewer than 100 patients who are 65 and older.

37 of this provider’s 98 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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Antibiotics

8% of this provider’s 289 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

4% of this provider’s 289 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 16%.

Prescription Price

$118 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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

$1.09M

2014

$1.03M

2015

$956K

2016

Number of Claims

7,041

2014

7,625

2015

8,101

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
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 616

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

85

patients, 29% of all patients

P 1 57
TRAZODONE HCL 362

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

62

patients, 21% of all patients

2 30
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 324

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

53

patients, 18% of all patients

3 2
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 288

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

P 4 189
QUINAPRIL HCL 259

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

39

patients, 13% of all patients

5 152
SERTRALINE HCL 242

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

40

patients, 14% of all patients

6 18
OLANZAPINE 236

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

P 7 129
SUBOXONE 217

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

8 148
BUPROPION XL 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

33

patients, 11% of all patients

9 102
ARIPIPRAZOLE 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

P 10 157
LAMOTRIGINE 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

11 122
RISPERIDONE 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

P 12 81
CLONAZEPAM 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

13 44
PAROXETINE HCL 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

14 64
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

14 60
FLUOXETINE HCL 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

16 38
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

17 153
CITALOPRAM HBR 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

18 27
GABAPENTIN 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 24

patients, 8% of all patients

19 12
DULOXETINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

20 56
BUSPIRONE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

21 99
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

22 47
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

23 14
MIRTAZAPINE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

24 42
CLONIDINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

25 93
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

26 1
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 26 53
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 4% of all patients

28 180
HALOPERIDOL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 P 29 209
LORAZEPAM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

30 25
IBUPROFEN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 31 100
ALPRAZOLAM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 32 24
VERAPAMIL ER 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

33 193
VERAPAMIL HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

34 324
OMEPRAZOLE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 35 4
TERAZOSIN HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 36 103
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 37 13
LYRICA 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 37 74
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 March 24, 2011.
  • 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.