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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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36,362Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 1802

$2.15M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 1802

703 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87%Patients 65 Years and Older
75% 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

12% of this provider’s 703 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

23% of this provider’s 703 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 32,941 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

52 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,408 1,312 1 2
FUROSEMIDE 1,342 1,264 2 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 981 952 3 7
DONEPEZIL HCL 935 914 4 26
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 898 754 S3 5 10
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 832 732 6 19
NAMENDA 736 714 7 34
SIMVASTATIN 716 670 8 1
GABAPENTIN 677 617 9 16
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 664 604 10 18
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 652 618 11 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 623 541 12 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 603 563 13 9
LISINOPRIL 541 497 14 3
LIDODERM 538 535 15 92
OMEPRAZOLE 522 468 16 4
PREDNISONE 457 437 17 33
MIRTAZAPINE 445 443 18 38
CLOPIDOGREL 393 368 19 48
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 391 366 20 13
LANTUS 384 327 21 47
RANITIDINE HCL 370 339 22 30
DIOVAN 366 349 23 57
CITALOPRAM HBR 366 333 23 17
METFORMIN HCL 346 288 25 11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 330 316 26 44
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 323 303 27 14
ALLOPURINOL 320 295 28 24
TAMSULOSIN HCL 299 289 29 28
SERTRALINE HCL 298 282 30 20
TRAZODONE HCL 284 246 31 39
ROPINIROLE HCL 277 264 32 89
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 273 243 33 74
FAMOTIDINE 265 246 34 84
CARVEDILOL 261 248 35 36
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 256 236 36 21
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 251 225 37 8
CRESTOR 251 214 37 31
SINGULAIR 246 203 39 131
PLAVIX 243 228 40 81
KLOR-CON M20 233 230 41 86
LEVETIRACETAM 225 194 42 105
TRAMADOL HCL 225 220 42 22
GLIMEPIRIDE 217 178 44 42
GLIPIZIDE 210 195 45 51
JANUVIA 200 164 46 76
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 191 165 S2 47 67
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 189 189 48 70
ATENOLOL 186 168 49 12
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 182 147 50 212
GENERLAC 182 175 50 205
NOVOLOG 182 154 50 100
BUSPIRONE HCL 181 165 53 126
PAROXETINE HCL 178 132 54 60
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 178 177 54 97
CYMBALTA 176 158 56 75
LOVASTATIN 172 147 57 25
LIDOCAINE 171 164 58 213
SPIRONOLACTONE 169 149 59 53
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 167 156 60 66
NYSTATIN 164 152 61 169
ADVAIR DISKUS 157 139 62 32
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 157 129 62 27
METFORMIN HCL ER 141 123 64 46
ONGLYZA 141 111 64 167
FENTANYL 140 140 S2 66 43
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 140 117 66 37
CLONIDINE HCL 138 137 68 77
NEXIUM 133 120 69 50
TRILIPIX 130 107 70 202
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 129 87 71 73
LYRICA 128 73 72 107
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 127 122 73 104
LEVOFLOXACIN 125 119 74 154
MECLIZINE HCL 125 113 74 266
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 122 115 76 52
BUMETANIDE 120 120 77 102
ABILIFY 118 85 78 143
SPIRIVA 117 117 79 72
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 115 90 80 23
DIGOXIN 113 113 81 45
MELOXICAM 112 102 82 59
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 109 98 83 109
DILTIAZEM HCL 103 103 84 210
SUCRALFATE 101 80 85 192
PROAIR HFA 98 70 86 58
AGGRENOX 97 83 87 200
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 97 94 87 49
AMIODARONE HCL 94 86 89 197
TIZANIDINE HCL 94 61 89 160
LOVAZA 93 66 91 138
HYDRALAZINE HCL 93 88 91 119
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 92 85 93 91
SANTYL 91 91 94 242
FINASTERIDE 90 90 95 88
NOVOLIN R 88 82 96 207
CLONIDINE 84 84 97 254
LAMOTRIGINE 82 64 98 114
NYSTOP 81 78 99 148
BACLOFEN 77 59 100 106
COMBIVENT 75 75 101 108
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 74 67 102 134
METOLAZONE 74 65 102 175
BYSTOLIC 73 73 104 120
GLYBURIDE 72 51 R 105 68
HUMALOG 71 68 106 129
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 71 50 R 106 69
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 71 67 106 301
METHIMAZOLE 70 70 109 302
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 69 62 110 29
AZITHROMYCIN 68 58 111 65
BUPROPION HCL SR 67 63 112 139
RISPERIDONE 66 33 113 64
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 63 58 114 244
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 61 44 115 63
NATEGLINIDE 61 61 115 258
NIASPAN 60 56 117 78
INSULIN SYRINGE 60 56 117 157
BUPROPION HCL 60 60 117 277
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 60 53 117 54
TRANSDERM-SCOP 59 56 121 250
LATANOPROST 58 58 122 215
VENLAFAXINE HCL 58 31 122 201
FORTICAL 57 57 124 280
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 57 56 124 131
CELEBREX 56 51 126 130
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 56 38 126 144
GEMFIBROZIL 56 53 126 83
OXYCONTIN 55 29 S2 129 95
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 54 54 130 146
METRONIDAZOLE 54 53 130 263
VITAMIN D2 53 47 132 342
COLCRYS 53 51 132 244
DILTIAZEM ER 51 48 134 110
TRICOR 51 43 134 137
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 51 33 134 202
SPS 51 51 134 248
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 50 50 138 40
OXYCODONE HCL 50 43 S2 138 41
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 50 48 138 154
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 Sept. 28, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.