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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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7,953Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 342 out of 900 providers in this state and specialty

$481K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 343 out of 900 providers in this state and specialty

494 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

37% 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

3% of this provider’s 420 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

11% of this provider’s 494 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

11% of this provider’s 494 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $72 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 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

$335K

2014

$373K

2015

$481K

2016

Number of Claims

7,001

2014

7,151

2015

7,953

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
OMEPRAZOLE 363

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

92

patients, 19% of all patients

1 5
FUROSEMIDE 310

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

2 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 280

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

3 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 261

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

4 8
LISINOPRIL 231

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

5 3
SIMVASTATIN 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

6 6
GABAPENTIN 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

7 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

8 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

9 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

10 14
ALLOPURINOL 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

11 23
ALPRAZOLAM 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

12 28
METFORMIN HCL 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

13 13
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

14 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

O 15 18
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

16 1
ATENOLOL 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

17 17
GLIPIZIDE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

18 47
TRAMADOL HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O 19 21
SERTRALINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

20 20
TAMSULOSIN HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

21 22
SPIRONOLACTONE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

22 43
LORAZEPAM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 22 25
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 O 24 57
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

25 12
DONEPEZIL HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

26 29
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

27 9
GAVILYTE-N 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

63

patients, 13% of all patients

27 250
SUPREP 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

64

patients, 13% of all patients

29 207
PREDNISONE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

30 33
LOVASTATIN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

31 40
OXYCODONE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 O 32 42
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

33 31
FINASTERIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 33 59
BENAZEPRIL HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

35 72
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

36 51
CELECOXIB 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 36 124
RISPERIDONE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 P 36 104
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. 4, 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.