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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,744Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 296 out of 900 providers in this state and specialty

$428K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 401 out of 900 providers in this state and specialty

437 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

34% 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

19% of this provider’s 437 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

20% of this provider’s 437 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

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $72 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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

$478K

2014

$436K

2015

$428K

2016

Number of Claims

8,343

2014

9,044

2015

8,744

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
SIMVASTATIN 386

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

68

patients, 16% of all patients

1 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 370

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

78

patients, 18% of all patients

2 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 337

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

81

patients, 19% of all patients

3 1
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 335

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

68

patients, 16% of all patients

4 9
LISINOPRIL 294

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

70

patients, 16% of all patients

5 3
METFORMIN HCL 265

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

53

patients, 12% of all patients

6 13
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 249

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

7 2
FUROSEMIDE 243

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

53

patients, 12% of all patients

8 7
GLIMEPIRIDE 227

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

9 41
WARFARIN SODIUM 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

10 8
OMEPRAZOLE 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

11 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

12 15
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

13 14
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

14 16
GABAPENTIN 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

15 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

16 12
CLOPIDOGREL 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

17 24
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

O 17 18
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

17 10
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

20 31
ALLOPURINOL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

21 23
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

22 44
LORAZEPAM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

23 25
CARVEDILOL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

24 27
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

25 19
TAMSULOSIN HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

26 22
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

27 37
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

28 38
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 29 61
CLONIDINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 30 71
ALPRAZOLAM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

30 28
HYDRALAZINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

32 65
VALSARTAN 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 33 64
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 33 116
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

35 26
TRAMADOL HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

O 35 21
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

37 67
DONEPEZIL HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 38 29
IBUPROFEN 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

38 118
ATENOLOL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

40 17
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 41 51
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

41 36
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 April 1, 2013.
  • 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.