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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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16,704Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 1870 providers in this state and specialty

$1.03M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 12 out of 1870 providers in this state and specialty

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

91% 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

10% of this provider’s 342 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

27% of this provider’s 368 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

27% of this provider’s 368 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$62 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

45 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

$1.33M

2014

$1.34M

2015

$1.03M

2016

Number of Claims

22,208

2014

20,551

2015

16,704

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 780

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

762

prescriptions.

76

patients, 21% of all patients

1 7
SERTRALINE HCL 730

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

678

prescriptions.

95

patients, 26% of all patients

2 18
NAMENDA XR 578

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

578

prescriptions.

50

patients, 14% of all patients

3 63
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 572

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

567

prescriptions.

76

patients, 21% of all patients

4 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 558

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

536

prescriptions.

89

patients, 24% of all patients

5 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 415

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

61

patients, 17% of all patients

6 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 402

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

O 7 15
OMEPRAZOLE 396

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

73

patients, 20% of all patients

8 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 372

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

9 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 363

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

57

patients, 15% of all patients

10 6
DONEPEZIL HCL 306

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

46

patients, 13% of all patients

11 34
CLOPIDOGREL 299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

12 28
GABAPENTIN 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

13 12
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

14 82
LISINOPRIL 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

15 3
SIMVASTATIN 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

16 5
BUSPIRONE HCL 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

17 99
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

18 16
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

19 14
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

20 13
MIRTAZAPINE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

21 42
TRAMADOL HCL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

O 21 20
CARVEDILOL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

23 32
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

24 19
LYRICA 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

25 74
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

26 60
TAMSULOSIN HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

27 21
DULOXETINE HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

28 56
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

29 76
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

30 107
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

P 31 57
LEVETIRACETAM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

32 95
LORAZEPAM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

33 25
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

34 118
NYSTOP 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

35 136
KLOR-CON M20 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

36 151
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

<11 37 127
FENTANYL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

<11 O 38 62
LANTUS 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

39 77
PREDNISONE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

39

patients, 11% of all patients

40 31
HUMALOG 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

41 168
JANUVIA 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

<11 41 79
SPIRONOLACTONE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

43 55
GLIMEPIRIDE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

44 43
XARELTO 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

45 110
FAMOTIDINE* 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

46 89
OXYCODONE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

O 47 37
BREO ELLIPTA 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

48 245
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

48 147
METFORMIN HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

50 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

51 27
SPIRIVA 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

52 86
LATANOPROST 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

53 149
PHENOBARBITAL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 54 185
ROPINIROLE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

54 73
MELOXICAM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

56 46
NUEDEXTA 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 56 192
TRAZODONE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

56 30
DIGOXIN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 56 98
ATENOLOL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

60 17
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

60 40
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

62 92
ALLOPURINOL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

62 23
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 64 11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

65 47
FINASTERIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

66 59
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 O 67 65
PRADAXA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 68 315
ONDANSETRON HCL* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

69 235
AUTOSHIELD DUO PEN NEEDLE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

70 211
LAMOTRIGINE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 70 122
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 72 138
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

72 26
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

74 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 Sept. 18, 2008.
  • 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.