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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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9,836Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 231 out of 900 providers in this state and specialty

$667K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 186 out of 900 providers in this state and specialty

255 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68% Patients 65 Years and Older

93% 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

18% of this provider’s 174 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

18% of this provider’s 255 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

25% of this provider’s 255 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$68 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $72 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

39 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

$988K

2014

$992K

2015

$667K

2016

Number of Claims

14,805

2014

14,922

2015

9,836

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 500

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

61

patients, 24% of all patients

1 7
GABAPENTIN 318

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

56

patients, 22% of all patients

2 11
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 317

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

35

patients, 14% of all patients

3 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 300

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

43

patients, 17% of all patients

4 4
CLOPIDOGREL 277

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

40

patients, 16% of all patients

5 24
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 254

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

47

patients, 18% of all patients

6 1
OMEPRAZOLE 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

42

patients, 16% of all patients

7 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

34

patients, 13% of all patients

8 15
SERTRALINE HCL 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

33

patients, 13% of all patients

9 20
LISINOPRIL 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

38

patients, 15% of all patients

10 3
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

27

patients, 11% of all patients

P 11 56
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

12 83
CARVEDILOL 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

28

patients, 11% of all patients

13 27
DONEPEZIL HCL 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

26

patients, 10% of all patients

14 29
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

30

patients, 12% of all patients

15 10
LEVETIRACETAM 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

16 81
SIMVASTATIN 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

22

patients, 9% of all patients

17 6
TAMSULOSIN HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

18 22
VIMPAT 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 19 255
NAMENDA XR 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

<11 19 63
SPIRONOLACTONE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

26

patients, 10% of all patients

21 43
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

23

patients, 9% of all patients

O 22 57
LORAZEPAM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

26

patients, 10% of all patients

23 25
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

24 16
METFORMIN HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

25 13
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

O 26 18
MIRTAZAPINE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

27 35
TRAMADOL HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 O 28 21
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

29 19
OXYCODONE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

O 30 42
CLONIDINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

31 71
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

32 9
HYDRALAZINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

32 65
WARFARIN SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

32 8
LIDOCAINE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

35 97
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 36 12
PREDNISONE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

37 33
CITALOPRAM HBR 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 38 30
NUEDEXTA 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 39 151
ALLOPURINOL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

40 23
FAMOTIDINE* 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

41 80
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

42 93
OLANZAPINE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 P 43 131
XARELTO 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 43 96
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

43 44
LYRICA 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 46 76
MEMANTINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 46 68
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

48 46
FINASTERIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 49 59
DULOXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 50 55
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. 29, 2016.
  • 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.