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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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4,790Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 565 out of 900 providers in this state and specialty

$340K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 505 out of 900 providers in this state and specialty

348 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

15% 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

12% of this provider’s 348 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

6% of this provider’s 348 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 17%.

Prescription Price

$71 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $72 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 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

$277K

2014

$310K

2015

$340K

2016

Number of Claims

4,477

2014

4,385

2015

4,790

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 255

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

71

patients, 20% of all patients

1 1
LISINOPRIL 246

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

63

patients, 18% of all patients

2 3
SIMVASTATIN 201

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

58

patients, 17% of all patients

3 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 156

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

4 4
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 149

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

39

patients, 11% of all patients

5 16
OMEPRAZOLE 139

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

37

patients, 11% of all patients

6 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 133

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

7 2
TAMSULOSIN HCL 121

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

8 22
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

39

patients, 11% of all patients

9 26
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 91

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

10 9
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

11 31
CARVEDILOL 89

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

11 27
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 85

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

13 37
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 84

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

14 14
FINASTERIDE 72

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

15 59
RANITIDINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

16 39
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

17 12
ALLOPURINOL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

18 23
WARFARIN SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

19 8
ATENOLOL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

19 17
CHLORTHALIDONE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

21 105
SERTRALINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

22 20
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

23 44
FUROSEMIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 24 7
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

24 51
NIFEDIPINE ER 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

24 127
GABAPENTIN 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

24 11
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 Oct. 26, 2011.
  • 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.