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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,409Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 52 out of 944

$761K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 46 out of 944

503 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73%Patients 65 Years and Older
44% 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 avg Average for
this specialty
in Wisconsin
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 503 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 503 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 9,346 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 20.


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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.

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S2

A schedule two drug. More » Schedule two drugs have a high potential for abuse and severe dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

S3

A schedule three drug. More » Schedule three drugs have potential for abuse and dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

A

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

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
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Wisconsin
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 686 489 1 2
SIMVASTATIN 613 437 2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 423 296 3 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 380 236 4 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 354 265 5 15
FUROSEMIDE 315 224 6 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 255 243 7 5
LISINOPRIL 250 169 8 3
ATENOLOL 229 174 9 11
GABAPENTIN 219 139 10 18
METFORMIN HCL 208 107 11 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 190 152 12 9
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 188 125 13 25
TRAMADOL HCL 182 120 14 21
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 164 146 15 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 164 113 15 19
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 162 132 17 20
DONEPEZIL HCL 157 123 18 24
MIRTAZAPINE 150 137 19 35
LOVASTATIN 143 129 20 26
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 138 108 21 41
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 130 105 22 13
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 116 81 23 40
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 107 105 24 14
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 107 78 S3 24 10
CARVEDILOL 99 70 26 30
ADVAIR DISKUS 98 47 27 31
FLUOXETINE HCL 96 24 28 48
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 95 24 29 34
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 94 85 S2 30 62
SERTRALINE HCL 93 54 31 23
PROPRANOLOL HCL 92 50 32 103
LANTUS 90 67 33 46
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 88 38 34 61
DIGOXIN 84 82 35 39
METFORMIN HCL ER 84 59 35 49
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 83 71 37 33
ALLOPURINOL 81 70 38 22
CRESTOR 81 51 38 28
TORSEMIDE 80 51 40 155
CLONIDINE HCL 78 30 41 67
NEXIUM 76 45 42 53
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73 53 43 29
LIDODERM 73 65 43 73
KLOR-CON 10 72 44 45 115
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 71 62 46 43
TAMSULOSIN HCL 66 41 47 27
PAROXETINE HCL 66 63 47 64
NAMENDA 65 62 49 37
GLYBURIDE 65 47 R 49 63
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 64 32 S3 51 95
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 63 38 52 106
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 61 56 53 105
RISPERIDONE 59 53 54 78
COMBIVENT 59 31 54 107
KLOR-CON M10 56 27 56 122
ROPINIROLE HCL 56 43 56 96
LYRICA 55 15 58 114
GLIPIZIDE ER 55 19 58 89
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 54 20 R 60 86
PROAIR HFA 54 38 60 56
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 54 45 60 94
CYMBALTA 54 27 60 75
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 53 44 64 16
MELOXICAM 52 37 65 68
CELEBREX 50 29 66 110
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if 10 or fewer prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • The list of top drugs includes only those for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions, but all prescriptions are counted in the summary totals at the top.
  • The calculation of “Risky Drugs to Seniors” does not include drugs for which a provider wrote 11 or fewer prescriptions because Medicare redacted the information to protect patient privacy.
  • 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. 27, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.