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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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23,004Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 900 providers in this state and specialty

$1.04M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 45 out of 900 providers in this state and specialty

834 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

40% 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 774 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 834 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

23% of this provider’s 834 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

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $72 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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

$1.11M

2014

$1.04M

2015

$1.04M

2016

Number of Claims

22,877

2014

22,676

2015

23,004

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 883

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

820

prescriptions.

169

patients, 20% of all patients

1 7
LISINOPRIL 874

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

841

prescriptions.

156

patients, 19% of all patients

2 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 815

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

750

prescriptions.

131

patients, 16% of all patients

3 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 810

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

772

prescriptions.

122

patients, 15% of all patients

4 8
SIMVASTATIN 704

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

655

prescriptions.

128

patients, 15% of all patients

5 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 612

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

592

prescriptions.

117

patients, 14% of all patients

6 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 596

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

567

prescriptions.

129

patients, 15% of all patients

7 15
OMEPRAZOLE 523

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

469

prescriptions.

108

patients, 13% of all patients

8 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 517

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

506

prescriptions.

99

patients, 12% of all patients

9 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 489

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

464

prescriptions.

100

patients, 12% of all patients

10 1
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 477

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

92

patients, 11% of all patients

11 16
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 448

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

12 12
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 437

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

85

patients, 10% of all patients

13 19
TAMSULOSIN HCL 388

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

14 22
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 374

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

94

patients, 11% of all patients

O 15 18
METFORMIN HCL 336

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

16 13
DONEPEZIL HCL 320

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

17 29
LORAZEPAM 306

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

18 25
GABAPENTIN 300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

19 11
CARVEDILOL 298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

20 27
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 295

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

21 14
MIRTAZAPINE 281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

22 35
CITALOPRAM HBR 272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

23 30
ATENOLOL 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

24 17
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

25 9
CLOPIDOGREL 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

26 24
TRAMADOL HCL 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

O 27 21
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

28 31
SERTRALINE HCL 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

29 20
ALLOPURINOL 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

30 23
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

31 67
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

32 58
LOVASTATIN 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

33 40
PREDNISONE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

34 33
GLIPIZIDE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

35 47
FINASTERIDE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

36 59
TRAZODONE HCL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

37 32
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

38 61
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

39 46
PAROXETINE HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

40 62
FAMOTIDINE* 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

41 80
FLUOXETINE HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

42 49
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

43 66
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

44 26
HYDRALAZINE HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

45 65
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

46 83
ROPINIROLE HCL 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

47 89
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

47 38
MEMANTINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

49 68
LANTUS 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

50 77
NAMENDA XR 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

<11 51 63
SPIRONOLACTONE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

52 43
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

53 93
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

54 36
PROAIR HFA 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

55 50
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

P 56 56
AMIODARONE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

57 150
CLONIDINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

58 71
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

58 48
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

60 94
ALPRAZOLAM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

61 28
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

A 62 106
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

63 54
GEMFIBROZIL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

64 122
ZETIA 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

64 82
OXYCODONE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

O 66 42
CLONAZEPAM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

66 52
JANTOVEN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

68 117
ADVAIR DISKUS 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

68 45
AZITHROMYCIN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

A 68 74
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

71 51
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

72 92
LYRICA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 73 76
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

73 159
HUMALOG 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 75 135
VALSARTAN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

76 64
CRESTOR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

77 60
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

78 99
TIZANIDINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

78 85
LEVETIRACETAM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 78 81
METFORMIN HCL ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

78 34
LATANOPROST 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

82 128
DIGOXIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

83 79
LEVOFLOXACIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

A 84 132
K-TAB ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 85 260
DIGOX 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

86 211
MELOXICAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

86 53
NYSTOP 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

86 138
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 Aug. 19, 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.