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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,143Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 1802

$899K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 1802

549 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90%Patients 65 Years and Older
67% 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 549 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 549 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 16,587 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

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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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
OMEPRAZOLE 905 831 1 4
SIMVASTATIN 844 748 2 1
FUROSEMIDE 709 656 3 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 686 630 4 2
LISINOPRIL 556 512 5 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 530 492 6 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 447 436 7 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 428 400 8 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 415 397 9 15
DONEPEZIL HCL 359 359 10 26
CITALOPRAM HBR 358 340 11 17
NAMENDA 346 346 12 34
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 314 310 13 13
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 304 298 14 18
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 299 295 15 21
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 299 275 S3 15 10
GABAPENTIN 293 239 17 16
MIRTAZAPINE 270 260 18 38
LANTUS 249 171 19 47
ATENOLOL 234 218 20 12
FENTANYL 233 183 S2 21 43
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 230 220 22 8
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 228 213 23 29
TRAMADOL HCL 217 199 24 22
GLIMEPIRIDE 172 169 25 42
PREDNISONE 166 156 26 33
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 156 156 27 70
CARVEDILOL 150 135 28 36
KLOR-CON 10 148 148 29 117
LOVASTATIN 145 142 30 25
ALLOPURINOL 145 137 30 24
SERTRALINE HCL 140 122 32 20
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 118 86 33 87
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 108 108 34 19
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 104 93 35 49
CLOPIDOGREL 104 102 35 48
RANITIDINE HCL 102 102 37 30
SPIRONOLACTONE 100 100 38 53
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 100 96 38 14
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 99 99 40 146
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 99 97 40 136
METFORMIN HCL 98 73 42 11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 96 95 43 23
FAMOTIDINE 94 92 44 84
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 94 89 44 37
FLUOXETINE HCL 87 76 46 35
CRESTOR 84 79 47 31
PREMARIN 84 81 R 47 231
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 83 83 49 176
NOVOLOG 82 76 50 100
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 82 47 50 97
PLAVIX 80 79 52 81
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 79 79 53 66
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 78 74 54 40
ADVAIR DISKUS 75 44 55 32
RISPERIDONE 72 72 56 64
DIOVAN 71 67 57 57
BENAZEPRIL HCL 69 69 58 61
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 69 63 58 109
AMOXICILLIN 67 62 60 156
LIPITOR 64 64 61 147
FENOFIBRATE 64 58 61 56
CEPHALEXIN 63 57 63 162
TAMSULOSIN HCL 62 62 64 28
PROPRANOLOL HCL 62 62 64 115
CYMBALTA 61 53 66 75
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 59 59 67 104
KLOR-CON M20 57 30 68 86
METOLAZONE 57 55 68 175
CLONIDINE HCL 57 57 68 77
EVISTA 57 57 68 179
ACTOS 54 42 72 103
LYRICA 54 51 72 107
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 52 52 74 27
FLOVENT HFA 52 40 74 198
DIGOXIN 52 52 74 45
ZOSTAVAX 50 49 77 55
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 Sept. 17, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.