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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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14,400Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 71 out of 900 providers in this state and specialty

$672K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 178 out of 900 providers in this state and specialty

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

29% 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

24% of this provider’s 621 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

16% of this provider’s 621 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

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $72 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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

$689K

2014

$697K

2015

$672K

2016

Number of Claims

14,879

2014

15,380

2015

14,400

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 575

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

556

prescriptions.

94

patients, 15% of all patients

1 7
SIMVASTATIN 540

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

520

prescriptions.

111

patients, 18% of all patients

2 6
OMEPRAZOLE 537

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

510

prescriptions.

117

patients, 19% of all patients

3 5
LISINOPRIL 447

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

96

patients, 15% of all patients

4 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 416

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

81

patients, 13% of all patients

5 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 384

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

6 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 378

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

88

patients, 14% of all patients

7 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 347

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

75

patients, 12% of all patients

8 4
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 321

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

9 12
ATENOLOL 313

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

10 17
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

11 16
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

12 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

13 15
ALLOPURINOL 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

14 23
SERTRALINE HCL 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

15 20
METFORMIN HCL 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

16 13
METFORMIN HCL ER 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

16 34
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

18 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

O 19 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

20 14
TAMSULOSIN HCL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

21 22
GABAPENTIN 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

22 11
ALPRAZOLAM 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

23 28
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

24 37
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

25 36
CARVEDILOL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

26 27
TRAMADOL HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

O 27 21
BENAZEPRIL HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

28 72
GLIMEPIRIDE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

29 41
LORAZEPAM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

30 25
ROPINIROLE HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

31 89
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

32 168
DONEPEZIL HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

32 29
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

34 88
MELOXICAM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

35 53
CITALOPRAM HBR 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

36 30
GLIPIZIDE ER 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

36 91
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

38 19
RANITIDINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

39 39
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

40 26
CLOPIDOGREL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

40 24
DIGOXIN 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

42 79
MIRTAZAPINE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

43 35
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

44 44
FLUOXETINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

45 49
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

46 58
PREDNISONE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

47 33
GLIPIZIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

48 47
ADVAIR DISKUS 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

49 45
SPIRONOLACTONE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

50 43
XARELTO 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 51 96
LANTUS 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 52 77
FINASTERIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

53 59
CLONIDINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

53 71
NYSTATIN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

55 120
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

55 162
FENTANYL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O 57 73
TRAZODONE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

57 32
LOVASTATIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

59 40
SYMBICORT 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

60 95
SPIRIVA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 61 69
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

61 67
LYRICA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 63 76
DULOXETINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 64 55
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

65 158
AZITHROMYCIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

A 66 74
PROAIR HFA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

66 50
LEVEMIR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 66 164
ONDANSETRON HCL* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 69 163
VALSARTAN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 70 64
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 71 94
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 71 61
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 Feb. 2, 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.