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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,546Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 30 out of 1802

$459K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 120 out of 1802

406 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94%Patients 65 Years and Older
34% 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

7% of this provider’s 406 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 406 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 11,953 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$37 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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
SIMVASTATIN 745 735 1 1
FUROSEMIDE 495 481 2 5
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 483 464 3 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 461 451 4 7
LISINOPRIL 459 442 5 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 428 420 6 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 387 379 7 6
ATENOLOL 372 361 8 12
METFORMIN HCL 354 345 9 11
OMEPRAZOLE 333 311 10 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 278 272 11 2
SERTRALINE HCL 231 230 12 20
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 230 216 S3 13 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 207 207 14 15
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 196 190 15 18
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 179 174 16 14
GLIPIZIDE ER 163 163 17 82
DIOVAN 152 149 18 57
DONEPEZIL HCL 142 142 19 26
FENTANYL 140 139 S2 20 43
ALLOPURINOL 136 136 21 24
CITALOPRAM HBR 136 134 21 17
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 126 114 23 21
PREDNISONE 125 124 24 33
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 119 119 25 97
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 119 114 25 19
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 117 117 27 62
COMBIVENT 108 108 28 108
TAMSULOSIN HCL 107 98 29 28
RANITIDINE HCL 105 105 30 30
SPIRONOLACTONE 99 99 31 53
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 93 91 32 70
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 93 93 32 29
FAMOTIDINE 87 87 34 84
CRESTOR 82 69 35 31
LOVASTATIN 82 82 35 25
ADVAIR DISKUS 74 63 37 32
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 73 53 38 54
ZETIA 72 72 39 79
DIGOXIN 69 69 40 45
FENOFIBRATE 68 67 41 56
CALCITRIOL 68 68 41 307
VYTORIN 67 67 43 194
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 66 57 44 37
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 65 61 45 40
TRAMADOL HCL 61 45 46 22
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 60 47 47 44
AGGRENOX 59 59 48 200
GABAPENTIN 59 57 48 16
BACLOFEN 58 32 50 106
CLOPIDOGREL 58 58 50 48
FLOVENT HFA 58 52 50 198
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 57 57 53 131
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 57 56 53 87
PAROXETINE HCL 56 56 55 60
CLONIDINE HCL 55 55 56 77
TRAZODONE HCL 53 53 57 39
HUMULIN R 53 53 57 225
PROVENTIL HFA 51 47 59 349
PRILOSEC OTC 50 50 60 182
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 June 17, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.