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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,773Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 17 out of 1802

$602K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 47 out of 1802

626 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90%Patients 65 Years and Older
24% 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

5% of this provider’s 626 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 626 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 13,726 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$41 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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 723 657 1 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 591 561 2 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 568 505 3 9
SIMVASTATIN 528 502 4 1
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 527 504 5 8
FUROSEMIDE 512 493 6 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 476 455 7 14
ATENOLOL 430 408 8 12
OMEPRAZOLE 424 398 9 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 416 403 10 6
METFORMIN HCL 375 332 11 11
LOVASTATIN 352 332 12 25
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 309 297 13 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 294 285 14 13
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 277 238 15 2
ALLOPURINOL 257 255 16 24
FLUOXETINE HCL 233 200 17 35
CRESTOR 199 183 18 31
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 187 166 S3 19 10
SERTRALINE HCL 174 144 20 20
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 166 166 21 21
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 165 146 22 37
RANITIDINE HCL 158 139 23 30
GLIPIZIDE XL 149 136 24 98
QUINAPRIL HCL 139 137 25 122
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 127 115 26 27
TAMSULOSIN HCL 120 120 27 28
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 118 115 28 29
PREDNISONE 112 112 29 33
GABAPENTIN 110 96 30 16
DIOVAN 106 106 31 57
DONEPEZIL HCL 98 98 32 26
TERAZOSIN HCL 96 93 33 90
CLOPIDOGREL 93 85 34 48
MIRTAZAPINE 92 92 35 38
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 87 78 36 19
COMBIVENT 77 77 37 108
GLIPIZIDE ER 77 77 37 82
DIGOXIN 75 63 39 45
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 74 74 40 18
NIASPAN 74 72 40 78
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 71 70 42 70
CARVEDILOL 64 51 43 36
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 63 63 44 62
AZITHROMYCIN 62 59 45 65
ZETIA 61 61 46 79
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 60 60 47 131
FENTANYL 60 59 S2 47 43
IBUPROFEN 59 49 49 101
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 58 58 50 149
ACTOS 58 43 50 103
GLYBURIDE 58 58 R 50 68
PLAVIX 58 53 50 81
NAMENDA 56 56 54 34
CLONIDINE HCL 56 56 54 77
PROPRANOLOL HCL 55 53 56 115
FINASTERIDE 55 55 56 88
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 54 50 58 63
HUMULIN 70-30 51 20 59 195
CITALOPRAM HBR 50 40 60 17
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 Aug. 24, 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.