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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,970Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 10 out of 1802

$797K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 16 out of 1802

374 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90%Patients 65 Years and Older
72% 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

12% of this provider’s 374 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

20% of this provider’s 374 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 14,457 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% 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

43 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
LISINOPRIL 561 512 1 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 560 521 2 2
DONEPEZIL HCL 517 509 3 26
FUROSEMIDE 516 492 4 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 428 331 S3 5 10
OMEPRAZOLE 427 381 6 4
SIMVASTATIN 416 378 7 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 415 414 8 7
NAMENDA 414 414 9 34
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 384 355 10 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 372 362 11 17
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 366 349 12 6
KLOR-CON M20 257 254 13 86
GABAPENTIN 226 163 14 16
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 205 157 15 19
METFORMIN HCL 202 138 16 11
LIDODERM 197 197 17 92
CLOPIDOGREL 181 151 18 48
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 178 178 19 54
MIRTAZAPINE 175 175 20 38
TRAMADOL HCL 169 156 21 22
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 163 133 22 74
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 161 143 23 44
ATENOLOL 158 145 24 12
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 151 150 25 13
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 144 119 26 29
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 135 129 27 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 130 130 28 14
TAMSULOSIN HCL 129 129 29 28
SERTRALINE HCL 122 115 30 20
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 117 113 31 18
FENTANYL 115 109 S2 32 43
PLAVIX 113 89 33 81
LANTUS 112 112 34 47
ADVAIR DISKUS 109 109 35 32
KLOR-CON M10 106 106 36 142
TRAZODONE HCL 105 74 37 39
GLIMEPIRIDE 101 85 38 42
DIGOXIN 101 101 38 45
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 100 66 40 27
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 99 99 41 97
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 98 81 42 21
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 96 95 43 8
CYMBALTA 93 88 44 75
CLONIDINE HCL 91 91 45 77
LEVOFLOXACIN 89 82 46 154
PREDNISONE 89 85 46 33
RANITIDINE HCL 86 67 48 30
NEXIUM 86 69 48 50
ALLOPURINOL 84 61 50 24
DIOVAN 81 81 51 57
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 78 78 52 73
HYDRALAZINE HCL 77 77 53 119
LYRICA 76 71 54 107
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 75 75 55 70
MELOXICAM 73 42 56 59
ROPINIROLE HCL 72 59 57 89
PROAIR HFA 71 46 58 58
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 67 67 59 131
NYSTATIN 66 63 60 169
RISPERIDONE 66 66 60 64
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 65 61 62 49
FINASTERIDE 65 52 62 88
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 64 64 64 66
LOPERAMIDE 62 62 65 214
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 60 56 S2 66 67
MIDODRINE HCL 60 60 66 241
FAMOTIDINE 59 58 68 84
METOLAZONE 58 56 69 175
OXYCODONE HCL 58 57 S2 69 41
GLIPIZIDE ER 56 53 71 82
TRAVATAN Z 56 56 71 188
PAROXETINE HCL 54 54 73 60
LOVASTATIN 53 53 74 25
SEROQUEL 53 53 74 128
SPIRIVA 52 52 76 72
FENOFIBRATE 50 50 77 56
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. 28, 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.