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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,231Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 11 out of 944

$1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 18 out of 944

768 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83%Patients 65 Years and Older
52% 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
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 768 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 768 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 18,032 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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
FUROSEMIDE 1,054 948 1 6
LOVASTATIN 970 778 2 26
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 860 707 3 2
LISINOPRIL 686 619 4 3
ATENOLOL 638 582 5 11
OMEPRAZOLE 545 447 6 4
DONEPEZIL HCL 528 509 7 24
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 475 427 8 15
SIMVASTATIN 463 376 9 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 436 426 10 5
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 376 324 11 20
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 370 347 12 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 365 356 13 9
METFORMIN HCL 316 267 14 12
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 285 223 15 41
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 248 228 16 29
LANTUS 244 177 17 46
NAMENDA 243 243 18 37
CITALOPRAM HBR 230 217 19 19
NOVOLOG 226 178 20 93
RANITIDINE HCL 223 178 21 42
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 219 197 S3 22 10
TRAMADOL HCL 212 185 23 21
GLIPIZIDE 206 192 24 51
KLOR-CON M20 195 176 25 71
NIASPAN 191 137 26 76
ALLOPURINOL 191 165 26 22
PREDNISONE 189 145 28 32
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 188 163 29 25
WARFARIN SODIUM 178 177 30 7
GABAPENTIN 177 121 31 18
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 173 148 32 34
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 171 167 33 16
DIGOXIN 171 163 33 39
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 166 134 35 13
PROPRANOLOL HCL 158 129 36 103
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 157 153 37 17
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 154 142 38 14
TAMSULOSIN HCL 145 123 39 27
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 144 120 40 33
RISPERIDONE 140 110 41 78
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 139 109 42 69
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 136 136 43 52
CLOPIDOGREL 123 107 44 36
DIOVAN 122 122 45 38
MIRTAZAPINE 116 116 46 35
ADVAIR DISKUS 115 86 47 31
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 111 95 S3 48 95
SERTRALINE HCL 106 83 49 23
VENLAFAXINE HCL 101 60 50 210
TERAZOSIN HCL 97 80 51 99
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 97 82 51 43
PLAVIX 96 80 53 55
SPIRONOLACTONE 93 80 54 44
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 92 66 S2 55 62
CARVEDILOL 90 72 56 30
METOLAZONE 85 83 57 133
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 85 85 57 143
EXELON 82 82 59 149
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 79 77 60 60
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 79 63 60 61
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 76 56 R 62 79
VERAPAMIL ER 76 71 62 120
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 74 73 64 147
PROAIR HFA 73 62 65 56
TRAZODONE HCL 73 45 65 45
NYSTOP 72 46 67 126
NEXIUM 72 47 67 53
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 69 54 R 69 198
FENOFIBRATE 69 38 69 58
HUMALOG 69 64 69 109
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 68 40 S2 72 80
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 66 46 73 77
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 66 54 73 137
NAPROXEN 63 46 75 113
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 63 41 75 90
AMIODARONE HCL 60 35 77 173
PAROXETINE HCL 59 58 78 64
FAMOTIDINE 57 28 79 74
HUMULIN 70-30 55 50 80 192
FLUOXETINE HCL 54 43 81 48
HALOPERIDOL 54 54 81 239
NOVOLIN 70-30 53 53 83 195
INSULIN SYRINGE 53 50 83 121
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 53 48 83 84
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 52 32 86 105
JANUVIA 52 51 86 81
OXYCONTIN 51 18 S2 88 92
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 50 45 89 85
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 July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.