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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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12,458Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 119 out of 900 providers in this state and specialty

$640K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 207 out of 900 providers in this state and specialty

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

13% 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

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

21% of this provider’s 527 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

17% of this provider’s 527 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% 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

24 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

$604K

2014

$616K

2015

$640K

2016

Number of Claims

12,189

2014

11,521

2015

12,458

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
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 608

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

590

prescriptions.

123

patients, 23% of all patients

1 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 550

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

545

prescriptions.

117

patients, 22% of all patients

2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 546

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

530

prescriptions.

103

patients, 20% of all patients

3 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 537

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

463

prescriptions.

84

patients, 16% of all patients

4 2
SIMVASTATIN 415

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

83

patients, 16% of all patients

5 6
LISINOPRIL 363

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

76

patients, 14% of all patients

6 3
CITALOPRAM HBR 359

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

70

patients, 13% of all patients

7 30
WARFARIN SODIUM 347

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

8 8
GABAPENTIN 297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

9 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

10 4
FUROSEMIDE 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

11 7
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

12 36
PREDNISONE 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

110

patients, 21% of all patients

13 33
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

14 10
SPIRONOLACTONE 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

15 43
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

16 101
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

O 17 18
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

18 58
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

19 14
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

20 16
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

21 19
LORAZEPAM 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

21 25
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

23 15
METFORMIN HCL ER 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

24 34
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

25 12
CLOPIDOGREL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

25 24
TAMSULOSIN HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

25 22
TRAMADOL HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

O 28 21
CARVEDILOL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

29 27
TRAZODONE HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

30 32
ATENOLOL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

30 17
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

32 54
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

33 38
DONEPEZIL HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

34 29
SERTRALINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

35 20
ALLOPURINOL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

36 23
ROPINIROLE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

37 89
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

38 48
PAROXETINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

39 62
MELOXICAM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

40 53
RANITIDINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

41 39
MIRTAZAPINE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

42 35
CLONAZEPAM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

43 52
GLIPIZIDE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

44 47
DIGOX 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 45 211
FINASTERIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 45 59
ADVAIR DISKUS 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

45 45
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 48 115
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

48 67
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

50 90
GLIMEPIRIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

51 41
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 9, 2007.
  • 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.