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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,854Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 31

$832K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 31

116 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
15%Patients 65 Years and Older
0% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

6% of this provider’s 1,252 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 4%.

Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$84 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

85 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 19.


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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
CLOZAPINE 555 14 1 13
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 482 65 2 1
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 406 64 3 12
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 388 41 R 4 25
OXCARBAZEPINE 322 0 5 31
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 320 36 6 26
OMEPRAZOLE 316 53 7 3
LITHIUM CARBONATE 292 24 8 28
HALOPERIDOL 289 17 9 34
LACTULOSE 274 0 10 37
METFORMIN HCL 271 26 11 11
SERTRALINE HCL 254 0 12 16
SIMVASTATIN 254 0 12 4
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 239 24 14 42
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 236 61 15 44
PROPRANOLOL HCL 207 0 16 38
LISINOPRIL 180 0 17 2
OLANZAPINE 168 0 18 35
WARFARIN SODIUM 150 44 19 6
SEROQUEL 141 25 20 62
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 134 24 21 63
RISPERIDONE 126 56 22 29
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 121 13 23 55
BUSPIRONE HCL 117 20 24 50
VALPROIC ACID 110 0 25 76
TOPIRAMATE 99 0 26 33
FLUPHENAZINE DECANOATE 95 56 27 83
INVEGA SUSTENNA 93 11 28 86
OLANZAPINE ODT 90 0 29 89
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 80 0 30 9
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 78 0 31 54
NAMENDA 75 29 32 53
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 71 15 R 33 96
CLOMIPRAMINE HCL 69 0 R 34 98
CHOLESTYRAMINE 65 0 35 101
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 100 62 0 36 106
GABAPENTIN 62 0 36 17
INNOPRAN XL 61 0 10 38 109
RISPERDAL CONSTA 59 33 39 114
NIASPAN 58 0 40 116
TRICOR 58 0 40 70
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 57 24 42 117
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56 0 43 10
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 52 0 44 125
TRAMADOL HCL 51 27 45 21
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.