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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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15,009Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 18 out of 1870 providers in this state and specialty

$1.02M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 13 out of 1870 providers in this state and specialty

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

54% 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 405 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Antibiotics

43% of this provider’s 580 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

36% of this provider’s 580 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$68 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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

$913K

2014

$989K

2015

$1.02M

2016

Number of Claims

13,820

2014

14,613

2015

15,009

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 440

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

86

patients, 15% of all patients

1 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 388

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

78

patients, 13% of all patients

O 2 15
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 358

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

71

patients, 12% of all patients

3 1
OMEPRAZOLE 349

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

87

patients, 15% of all patients

4 4
ALPRAZOLAM 342

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

5 24
FUROSEMIDE 323

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

73

patients, 13% of all patients

6 7
METFORMIN HCL 295

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

70

patients, 12% of all patients

7 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 291

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

8 16
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 290

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

O 9 49
LISINOPRIL 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

73

patients, 13% of all patients

10 3
SIMVASTATIN 285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

11 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

74

patients, 13% of all patients

12 2
OXYCODONE HCL 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

O 13 37
GABAPENTIN 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

77

patients, 13% of all patients

14 12
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

15 13
TAMSULOSIN HCL 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

16 21
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

17 51
ALLOPURINOL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

18 23
WARFARIN SODIUM 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

19 8
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

20 22
TRAMADOL HCL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

O 21 20
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

22 10
CLOPIDOGREL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

22 28
SERTRALINE HCL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

24 18
AZITHROMYCIN 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

100

patients, 17% of all patients

A 25 61
CLONAZEPAM 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

26 44
PREDNISONE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

76

patients, 13% of all patients

27 31
TEMAZEPAM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

28 158
DONEPEZIL HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

29 34
CLONIDINE HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

30 93
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

97

patients, 17% of all patients

31 126
FLUOXETINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

32 38
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

33 14
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

34 58
TRAZODONE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

35 30
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

36 26
CITALOPRAM HBR 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

37 27
CARVEDILOL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

38 32
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

39 41
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

39 155
PROAIR HFA 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

41 50
VESICARE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

42 120
ADVAIR DISKUS 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

43 52
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P 43 57
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

45 54
MELOXICAM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

46 46
GLIMEPIRIDE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

46 43
DIAZEPAM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

48 87
DULOXETINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

49 56
MIRTAZAPINE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

49 42
ROPINIROLE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

51 73
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

52 19
LEVOFLOXACIN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

A 53 128
CARTIA XT 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

54 150
RANITIDINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

55 33
ZETIA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

56 111
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

57 40
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 58 47
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

58 163
LEVETIRACETAM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 60 95
JANUVIA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

61 79
VENTOLIN HFA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

61 67
TOPIRAMATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 63 130
SPIRIVA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

64 86
LINZESS 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

64 201
AMIODARONE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 64 170
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

A 67 115
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 2% of all patients

67 105
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

69 11
SPIRONOLACTONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 2% of all patients

70 55
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 O 70 65
LORAZEPAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

72 25
BUPROPION XL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 73 102
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 Sept. 12, 2016.
  • 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.