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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,156Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 514 out of 1802

$430K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 149 out of 1802

162 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
26%Patients 65 Years and Older
93% 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

35% of this provider’s 162 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 162 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 10%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 1,145 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

29% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$83 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 223 11 S2 1 96
FUROSEMIDE 168 56 2 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 162 49 3 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 129 44 S3 4 10
SIMVASTATIN 113 36 5 1
OXYCODONE HCL 105 22 S2 6 41
OMEPRAZOLE 103 26 7 4
CARVEDILOL 97 28 8 36
PROAIR HFA 95 0 9 58
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83 20 10 8
METFORMIN HCL 80 13 11 11
LISINOPRIL 73 20 12 3
FLUCONAZOLE 72 0 13 249
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 71 28 14 63
GABAPENTIN 66 12 15 16
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 66 0 15 37
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61 14 17 23
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 59 14 18 27
METHADONE HCL 58 0 S2 19 113
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 58 26 19 19
CITALOPRAM HBR 57 0 21 17
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 57 16 21 15
ADVAIR DISKUS 52 0 23 32
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 51 0 R 24 69
RANITIDINE HCL 50 0 25 30
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 Dec. 15, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.