ProPublica

Journalism in the Public Interest

Cancel

Prescriber Checkup

JACK-KY WANG MD

1905 E. HUEBBE PARKWAY BELOIT HEALTH SYSTEM, INC

Beloit | Wisconsin | 53511

(608) 364-2410

Incorrect Info?
Search this name in Dollars for Docs »
See this provider's services »

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

See Other Prescribers With This Specialty in This State »

11,120Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 49 out of 1802

$649K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 35 out of 1802

424 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80%Patients 65 Years and Older
42% 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

8% of this provider’s 424 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

17% of this provider’s 424 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 10%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 8,337 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 18.


Another View

This chart shows a different comparison of all providers in this specialty based on their mix of drugs and volume. Providers are grouped by similarity; those least like their peers are farthest to the right. Hover over the bars to see names of other prescribers.

← Prescribers more like their peers Prescribers less like their peers →
KEY: How to read this
chart

Fewer Prescribers
More Prescribers

This Prescriber
Hover to see more prescribers

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.

Click to Filter by Category

Clear Filter


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 412 311 1 2
SIMVASTATIN 333 244 2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 303 259 3 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 294 266 4 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 278 214 5 9
METFORMIN HCL 275 226 6 11
LOVASTATIN 259 199 7 25
LISINOPRIL 254 211 8 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 248 189 9 7
FUROSEMIDE 241 208 10 5
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 212 165 11 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 186 152 12 14
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 183 129 S3 13 10
GABAPENTIN 146 116 14 16
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 145 133 15 23
ATENOLOL 140 118 16 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 127 90 17 15
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 127 127 17 21
CLONIDINE HCL 126 108 19 77
SERTRALINE HCL 124 110 20 20
CLOPIDOGREL 123 97 21 48
CRESTOR 113 89 22 31
GLIMEPIRIDE 112 94 23 42
FENOFIBRATE 110 56 24 56
ZETIA 101 44 25 79
TAMSULOSIN HCL 100 86 26 28
ROPINIROLE HCL 92 72 27 89
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 92 77 27 54
TRAZODONE HCL 88 44 29 39
PLAVIX 86 67 30 81
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 84 74 31 19
CITALOPRAM HBR 84 58 31 17
PROAIR HFA 83 61 33 58
RANITIDINE HCL 79 50 34 30
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 79 73 34 18
ALLOPURINOL 79 55 34 24
DIGOXIN 78 72 37 45
SPIRONOLACTONE 78 53 37 53
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 76 73 39 40
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 75 37 40 44
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 72 63 41 27
BUMETANIDE 69 37 42 102
BUPROPION HCL SR 65 19 43 139
NIASPAN 64 50 44 78
ADVAIR DISKUS 63 42 45 32
DILTIAZEM ER 63 48 45 110
JANUVIA 63 59 45 76
TRAMADOL HCL 63 53 45 22
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 60 60 49 13
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 59 43 50 49
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 59 44 50 37
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 59 38 R 50 80
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 57 25 S2 53 71
FINASTERIDE 55 51 54 88
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 54 29 R 55 69
BYSTOLIC 53 36 56 120
COMBIVENT 52 39 57 108
CARVEDILOL 52 43 57 36
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 52 48 57 131
NAMENDA 51 51 60 34
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 51 32 60 66
FLUOXETINE HCL 50 21 62 35
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 50 30 62 63
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50 23 62 52
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 »

Incorrect Info?

If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to drugs@propublica.org and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to drugs@propublica.org.

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 Oct. 20, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.