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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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5,909Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 493 out of 1870 providers in this state and specialty

$281K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 704 out of 1870 providers in this state and specialty

483 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

23% 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

14% of this provider’s 483 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

14% of this provider’s 483 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

12 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

$256K

2014

$272K

2015

$281K

2016

Number of Claims

5,212

2014

5,450

2015

5,909

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
LISINOPRIL 355

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

96

patients, 20% of all patients

1 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 318

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

69

patients, 14% of all patients

2 1
SIMVASTATIN 223

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

63

patients, 13% of all patients

3 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 220

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

64

patients, 13% of all patients

4 2
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 218

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

70

patients, 14% of all patients

5 11
OMEPRAZOLE 187

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

60

patients, 12% of all patients

6 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 186

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

56

patients, 12% of all patients

7 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 166

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

8 16
FUROSEMIDE 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

9 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

10 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

11 13
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

12 14
METFORMIN HCL 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

13 9
ALPRAZOLAM 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

14 24
ATENOLOL 93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

15 17
GABAPENTIN 91

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

16 12
LORAZEPAM 90

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

17 25
TRAMADOL HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

O 18 20
WARFARIN SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

19 8
FLUOXETINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

20 38
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

21 36
GLIMEPIRIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

22 43
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

O 23 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

24 27
SERTRALINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

25 18
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

O 26 114
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

27 53
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

28 19
LIDODERM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

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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 Dec. 12, 2012.
  • 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.