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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,932Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 34 out of 944

$920K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 21 out of 944

453 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72%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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 453 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 453 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 10,861 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$62 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 20.


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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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 579 337 S3 1 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 484 404 2 2
FUROSEMIDE 478 356 3 6
LISINOPRIL 465 359 4 3
OMEPRAZOLE 444 365 5 4
SIMVASTATIN 440 323 6 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 331 291 7 5
TRAMADOL HCL 319 163 8 21
WARFARIN SODIUM 253 242 9 7
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 237 138 10 25
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 232 163 11 41
DONEPEZIL HCL 229 216 12 24
NAMENDA 210 207 13 37
METFORMIN HCL 204 165 14 12
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 172 138 15 14
GABAPENTIN 169 88 16 18
SERTRALINE HCL 167 138 17 23
LANTUS 159 129 18 46
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 143 99 19 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 141 88 20 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 141 87 20 9
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 140 100 S2 22 62
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 136 121 23 17
JANUVIA 133 77 24 81
LIDODERM 132 131 25 73
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 130 115 26 20
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 127 109 27 118
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 120 83 28 141
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 117 113 29 16
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 117 100 29 34
TAMSULOSIN HCL 117 94 29 27
CLOPIDOGREL 112 92 32 36
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 110 70 33 15
KLOR-CON M20 108 75 34 71
CARVEDILOL 106 82 35 30
CITALOPRAM HBR 106 90 35 19
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 102 68 37 105
GLIMEPIRIDE 101 72 38 47
CRESTOR 100 29 39 28
ALLOPURINOL 97 55 40 22
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 97 91 40 155
MELOXICAM 97 50 40 68
METFORMIN HCL ER 95 86 43 49
DIGOXIN 93 81 44 39
ADVAIR DISKUS 91 49 45 31
DIOVAN 85 84 46 38
ACTOS 85 52 46 128
FENTANYL 83 69 S2 48 57
CYMBALTA 74 46 49 75
SPIRIVA 73 57 50 65
RISPERIDONE 72 59 51 78
LOVASTATIN 72 35 51 26
BENAZEPRIL HCL 71 49 53 66
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 70 56 54 90
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 69 17 55 40
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 69 48 S3 55 95
PLAVIX 67 45 57 55
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 66 50 58 69
MIRTAZAPINE 63 53 59 35
NEXIUM 63 11 59 53
HUMALOG 63 50 59 109
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 62 60 62 61
BACLOFEN 61 31 63 111
PAROXETINE HCL 60 55 64 64
GLYBURIDE 60 54 R 64 63
LYRICA 59 58 66 114
INSULIN SYRINGE 59 31 66 121
HYDRALAZINE HCL 58 35 68 87
PROAIR HFA 57 33 69 56
RANITIDINE HCL 57 37 69 42
ZETIA 56 48 71 59
ROPINIROLE HCL 55 13 72 96
NYSTATIN 55 46 72 134
FINASTERIDE 54 54 74 83
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 54 24 74 146
NYSTOP 53 48 76 126
KLOR-CON M10 52 31 77 122
CLONIDINE HCL 51 40 78 67
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 51 28 78 157
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 9, 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.