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Prescriber Checkup

WILLIAM COOPER MD

1185 CORPORATE CENTER DR STE 175 PROHEALTH CARE MEDICAL ASSOCIATES INC.

Oconomowoc | Wisconsin | 53066

(262) 928-8400

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,859Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 65 out of 944

$666K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 84 out of 944

539 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92%Patients 65 Years and Older
18% 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
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this specialty
in Wisconsin
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 539 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 539 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 11,729 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 483 443 1 17
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 472 461 2 2
LISINOPRIL 447 413 3 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 396 352 4 5
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 385 360 5 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 378 355 6 8
SIMVASTATIN 355 340 7 1
OMEPRAZOLE 349 316 8 4
FUROSEMIDE 345 339 9 6
GABAPENTIN 290 242 10 18
WARFARIN SODIUM 283 261 11 7
METFORMIN HCL 237 198 12 12
SERTRALINE HCL 218 218 13 23
ATENOLOL 217 212 14 11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 208 196 15 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 191 177 16 19
DONEPEZIL HCL 189 186 17 24
TRAMADOL HCL 176 162 18 21
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 167 160 19 14
NAMENDA 163 163 20 37
CARVEDILOL 161 148 21 30
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 160 127 S3 22 10
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 159 159 23 41
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 142 142 24 69
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 128 120 25 13
ALLOPURINOL 125 114 26 22
LOVASTATIN 121 121 27 26
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 110 109 28 15
TAMSULOSIN HCL 109 109 29 27
DIGOXIN 108 108 30 39
CLOPIDOGREL 103 91 31 36
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 103 101 31 25
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 102 81 33 40
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 102 91 33 33
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 96 70 35 29
SPIRONOLACTONE 93 93 36 44
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 90 90 37 124
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89 89 38 54
ADVAIR DISKUS 85 72 39 31
PLAVIX 82 76 40 55
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 76 71 41 20
KLOR-CON M20 75 75 42 71
MIRTAZAPINE 70 66 43 35
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 65 65 44 77
DILTIAZEM ER 63 63 45 88
PREDNISONE 62 58 46 32
ROPINIROLE HCL 60 56 47 96
PAROXETINE HCL 59 46 48 64
JANUVIA 58 58 49 81
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 58 57 49 34
SPIRIVA 56 56 51 65
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 56 53 51 94
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 55 54 53 43
ZETIA 55 42 53 59
FENTANYL 55 55 S2 53 57
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 55 49 53 61
SEROQUEL 55 55 53 142
GLIPIZIDE 54 52 58 51
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 53 53 59 84
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 51 50 60 85
PEN NEEDLE 50 32 61 100
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 April 16, 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.