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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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25,856Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 900 providers in this state and specialty

$1.25M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 19 out of 900 providers in this state and specialty

823 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

52% 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

7% of this provider’s 761 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

32% of this provider’s 823 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

18% of this provider’s 823 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $72 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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

$1.1M

2014

$1.12M

2015

$1.25M

2016

Number of Claims

23,358

2014

23,874

2015

25,856

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 1,471

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,398

prescriptions.

189

patients, 23% of all patients

1 7
SERTRALINE HCL 947

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

899

prescriptions.

106

patients, 13% of all patients

2 20
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 920

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

825

prescriptions.

153

patients, 19% of all patients

3 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 881

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

793

prescriptions.

154

patients, 19% of all patients

4 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 876

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

871

prescriptions.

126

patients, 15% of all patients

5 2
LISINOPRIL 659

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

610

prescriptions.

119

patients, 14% of all patients

6 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 653

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

601

prescriptions.

114

patients, 14% of all patients

7 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 639

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

582

prescriptions.

121

patients, 15% of all patients

8 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 626

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

599

prescriptions.

85

patients, 10% of all patients

9 8
OMEPRAZOLE 624

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

564

prescriptions.

115

patients, 14% of all patients

10 5
DONEPEZIL HCL 493

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

488

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

11 29
SIMVASTATIN 421

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

84

patients, 10% of all patients

12 6
NAMENDA XR 401

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

13 63
METFORMIN HCL 379

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

14 13
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 373

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

84

patients, 10% of all patients

15 19
GABAPENTIN 366

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

16 11
CARVEDILOL 357

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

17 27
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 338

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

18 9
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 336

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

19 12
TAMSULOSIN HCL 324

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

20 22
CLOPIDOGREL 292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

21 24
TRAMADOL HCL 289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

O 22 21
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

119

patients, 14% of all patients

23 26
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

P 24 56
MIRTAZAPINE 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

25 35
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

26 16
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

O 27 18
LEVETIRACETAM 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

28 81
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

29 48
BACLOFEN 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

30 84
MEMANTINE HCL 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

31 68
CITALOPRAM HBR 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

32 30
ALLOPURINOL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

33 23
LIDOCAINE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

33 97
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

33 83
LATANOPROST 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

36 128
DULOXETINE HCL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

37 55
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

38 116
HYDRALAZINE HCL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

39 65
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

40 46
BUSPIRONE HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

41 107
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

42 14
PREDNISONE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

43 33
VALSARTAN 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

44 64
ATENOLOL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

45 17
XARELTO 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

46 96
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

47 99
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

48 93
FAMOTIDINE* 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

49 80
FINASTERIDE 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

50 59
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

51 31
LANTUS 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

51 77
JANTOVEN 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

53 117
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

54 44
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

55 54
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

A 56 106
AMIODARONE HCL 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

57 150
LORAZEPAM 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

58 25
GLIPIZIDE 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

59 47
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

60 92
DIGOXIN 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

61 79
RANITIDINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

62 39
JANUVIA 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

63 70
SPIRONOLACTONE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

64 43
LEVOFLOXACIN 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

A 65 132
ADVAIR DISKUS 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

66 45
KLOR-CON M10 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

67 246
LYRICA 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 67 76
KLOR-CON M20 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

69 140
TRAZODONE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

69 32
CEPHALEXIN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

A 71 139
NYSTATIN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

72 120
AZITHROMYCIN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

A 72 74
VOLTAREN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

74 161
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 74 178
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 76 58
LEVEMIR 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 77 164
BREO ELLIPTA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

78 189
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

79 37
METOLAZONE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

80 144
PROAIR HFA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

81 50
LAMOTRIGINE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 82 148
RISPERIDONE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P 83 104
SEROQUEL XR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 P 84 258
ROPINIROLE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 84 89
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

A 84 222
PAROXETINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 87 62
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

88 88
OXYCODONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

O 89 42
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 90 103
VENTOLIN HFA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

90 78
SYNTHROID 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 90 75
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

93 66
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 94 36
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

94 38
ELIQUIS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 94 110
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. 23, 2010.
  • 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.