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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,158Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 26

$656K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 26

471 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93%Patients 65 Years and Older
57% 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

5% of this provider’s 471 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 471 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 12,966 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 25.


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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
FUROSEMIDE 697 661 1 1
SIMVASTATIN 649 596 2 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 597 549 3 7
DONEPEZIL HCL 538 538 4 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 530 480 5 2
LISINOPRIL 511 493 6 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 508 461 7 10
NAMENDA 428 405 8 8
ATENOLOL 379 363 9 20
TRAMADOL HCL 354 322 10 22
CITALOPRAM HBR 347 306 11 12
METFORMIN HCL 346 318 12 21
OMEPRAZOLE 325 298 13 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 280 237 14 9
GABAPENTIN 243 214 15 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 237 230 16 19
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 233 230 17 14
SERTRALINE HCL 205 168 18 16
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 203 188 19 18
ALLOPURINOL 191 183 20 30
LANTUS 177 134 21 32
MIRTAZAPINE 152 152 22 15
PREDNISONE 137 122 23 37
DIGOXIN 134 132 24 33
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 131 127 S3 25 11
KLOR-CON M20 119 115 26 57
GLIPIZIDE 116 109 27 42
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 105 105 28 17
CARVEDILOL 101 101 29 34
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 97 94 30 53
GLIPIZIDE XL 96 94 31 129
LEVETIRACETAM 96 59 31 49
NYSTOP 92 75 33 70
TAMSULOSIN HCL 92 92 33 29
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90 89 35 58
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 90 90 35 47
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 84 74 37 35
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 80 79 38 48
GLIPIZIDE ER 74 73 39 89
LOVASTATIN 72 66 40 59
DIOVAN 70 66 41 40
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 69 67 42 24
BUMETANIDE 68 65 43 143
CHLORTHALIDONE 67 51 44 118
EXELON 66 51 45 62
RISPERIDONE 65 57 46 30
ADVAIR DISKUS 64 57 47 44
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 63 60 48 27
VERAPAMIL ER 62 62 49 150
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 61 58 50 81
KLOR-CON M10 55 53 51 103
ROPINIROLE HCL 54 54 52 90
OXYCONTIN 53 45 S2 53 77
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 53 45 53 26
NOVOLOG 53 34 53 72
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 53 44 53 23
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 53 53 53 166
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 52 47 58 65
LATANOPROST 50 38 59 127
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 Feb. 20, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.