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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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37,478Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 900 providers in this state and specialty

$2.39M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 900 providers in this state and specialty

906 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

75% 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

11% of this provider’s 803 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

27% of this provider’s 906 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

19% of this provider’s 906 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$64 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $72 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

41 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

$2.41M

2014

$2.79M

2015

$2.39M

2016

Number of Claims

40,961

2014

39,948

2015

37,478

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 1,935

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,783

prescriptions.

207

patients, 23% of all patients

1 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,830

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,424

prescriptions.

111

patients, 12% of all patients

2 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,292

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,194

prescriptions.

176

patients, 19% of all patients

3 2
SERTRALINE HCL 1,218

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,026

prescriptions.

170

patients, 19% of all patients

4 20
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,184

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

984

prescriptions.

186

patients, 21% of all patients

5 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 974

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

920

prescriptions.

156

patients, 17% of all patients

6 4
DONEPEZIL HCL 889

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

868

prescriptions.

124

patients, 14% of all patients

7 29
LISINOPRIL 852

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

768

prescriptions.

140

patients, 15% of all patients

8 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 839

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

758

prescriptions.

143

patients, 16% of all patients

9 15
NAMENDA XR 799

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

794

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

10 63
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 784

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

692

prescriptions.

119

patients, 13% of all patients

11 10
GABAPENTIN 708

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

573

prescriptions.

108

patients, 12% of all patients

12 11
OMEPRAZOLE 679

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

583

prescriptions.

133

patients, 15% of all patients

13 5
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 573

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

487

prescriptions.

81

patients, 9% of all patients

14 83
MIRTAZAPINE 562

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

527

prescriptions.

105

patients, 12% of all patients

15 35
CARVEDILOL 535

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

507

prescriptions.

76

patients, 8% of all patients

16 27
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 510

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

480

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

17 12
CLOPIDOGREL 499

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

464

prescriptions.

83

patients, 9% of all patients

18 24
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 417

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

131

patients, 14% of all patients

19 93
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 414

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

P 20 56
BACLOFEN 403

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

21 84
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 394

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

81

patients, 9% of all patients

22 19
TAMSULOSIN HCL 387

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

23 22
LANTUS 349

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

24 77
METFORMIN HCL 341

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

25 13
DULOXETINE HCL 337

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

26 55
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 325

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

27 9
SIMVASTATIN 319

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

28 6
NUEDEXTA 317

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

29 151
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

30 99
HYDRALAZINE HCL 283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

31 65
ALLOPURINOL 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

32 23
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

33 48
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

34 46
DIGOXIN 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

35 79
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

36 66
JANUVIA 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

37 70
BUSPIRONE HCL 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

38 107
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

O 39 18
PREDNISONE 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

40 33
HUMALOG 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

41 135
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

42 88
LEVETIRACETAM 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

43 81
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

44 16
MEMANTINE HCL 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

45 68
XARELTO 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

46 96
LATANOPROST 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

47 128
NOVOLOG 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

48 136
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

49 61
GLIPIZIDE 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

50 47
LEVEMIR 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

51 164
SPIRONOLACTONE 184

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

52 43
CITALOPRAM HBR 162

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

53 30
OXYCODONE HCL 155

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

O 54 42
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

55 14
TRAMADOL HCL 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

O 56 21
SANTYL 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

57 209
LIDOCAINE 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

58 97
KLOR-CON M20 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

58 140
FAMOTIDINE* 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

58 80
RISPERIDONE 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P 58 104
METOLAZONE 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

62 144
NYSTOP 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

63 138
SPIRIVA 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

64 69
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

65 54
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

66 178
VALSARTAN 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

66 64
FINASTERIDE 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

68 59
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

69 179
BUMETANIDE 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

70 112
ADVAIR DISKUS 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

70 45
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

72 158
TRAZODONE HCL 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

73 32
LAMOTRIGINE 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

74 148
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

75 31
RANITIDINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

75 39
BREO ELLIPTA 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

75 189
ROPINIROLE HCL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

78 89
OLANZAPINE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P 79 131
FENTANYL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

O 79 73
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

79 92
CARTIA XT 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

<11 82 134
LOVASTATIN 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

82 40
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

82 67
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

85 26
LORAZEPAM 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

86 25
LEVOFLOXACIN 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

A 87 132
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

<11 88 227
ATENOLOL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

88 17
PAROXETINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

90 62
MIDODRINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

91 182
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

92 38
LYRICA 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

93 76
FLUOXETINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

94 49
TIZANIDINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 95 85
CARBAMAZEPINE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 96 172
CLONIDINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

97 71
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 O 97 87
NEXIUM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 97 126
VOLTAREN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

97 161
BUPROPION XL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

101 130
LABETALOL HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 101 180
NYSTATIN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

101 120
ARIPIPRAZOLE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P 104 175
RENVELA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

104 203
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

O 106 57
HYDROCORTISONE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

106 177
CEPHALEXIN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

A 106 139
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

109 146
AMIODARONE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

110 150
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

111 183
SENSIPAR 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 111 238
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 111 58
LINZESS 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 111 186
SEROQUEL XR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 P 115 258
MYRBETRIQ 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 116 202
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

A 116 156
PHENYTOIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 118 215
ONDANSETRON HCL* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

119 163
ZETIA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 119 82
NIFEDIPINE ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 119 127
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

119 111
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

A 123 141
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

124 187
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. 7, 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.