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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,611Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 26

$1.26M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 26

710 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89%Patients 65 Years and Older
69% 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

7% of this provider’s 710 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

21% of this provider’s 710 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 18,718 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$58 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 970 872 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 750 675 2 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 740 616 3 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 733 638 S3 4 11
LISINOPRIL 638 548 5 4
SIMVASTATIN 612 544 6 5
OMEPRAZOLE 591 461 7 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 556 500 8 9
DONEPEZIL HCL 543 536 9 6
NAMENDA 429 429 10 8
MIRTAZAPINE 374 340 11 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 353 311 12 14
GABAPENTIN 325 259 13 13
METFORMIN HCL 314 236 14 21
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 312 311 15 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 287 278 16 10
PREDNISONE 271 257 17 37
TRAMADOL HCL 255 242 18 22
CARVEDILOL 232 209 19 34
LANTUS 216 202 20 32
GLIMEPIRIDE 216 172 20 74
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 210 165 22 24
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 206 174 23 46
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 203 189 24 27
CLOPIDOGREL 194 183 25 38
SERTRALINE HCL 188 171 26 16
TAMSULOSIN HCL 183 152 27 29
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 173 151 28 43
RISPERIDONE 168 129 29 30
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 161 148 30 26
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 159 147 31 39
DIOVAN 158 119 32 40
METFORMIN HCL ER 158 119 32 105
CITALOPRAM HBR 151 146 34 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 146 137 35 19
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 140 83 36 75
ADVAIR DISKUS 139 122 37 44
PLAVIX 134 121 38 63
ALLOPURINOL 133 133 39 30
PAROXETINE HCL 128 123 40 98
LEVETIRACETAM 127 120 41 49
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 126 106 42 48
LIDODERM 125 110 43 41
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 121 114 44 35
SPIRIVA 118 107 45 99
VESICARE 116 102 46 100
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 113 96 47 23
OXYCONTIN 111 66 S2 48 77
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 110 101 49 53
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 109 95 50 61
RANITIDINE HCL 105 102 51 50
KLOR-CON M20 103 91 52 57
FENTANYL 97 87 S2 53 36
EXELON 95 95 54 62
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 93 81 55 108
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 93 53 S2 55 67
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 90 90 57 54
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 89 52 58 18
FLUOXETINE HCL 86 57 59 60
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 85 76 60 82
VOLTAREN 85 84 60 133
NYSTATIN 85 70 60 109
ATENOLOL 83 74 63 20
NEXIUM 83 75 63 94
FENOFIBRATE 81 54 65 135
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79 70 66 58
DIGOXIN 78 63 67 33
ABILIFY 78 38 67 80
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 74 74 69 47
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 74 67 69 85
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 74 74 S2 69 82
HYDRALAZINE HCL 73 66 72 78
LOVASTATIN 73 61 72 59
ROPINIROLE HCL 72 72 74 90
GLIPIZIDE 71 61 75 42
GLYBURIDE 69 54 R 76 142
TRAZODONE HCL 68 36 77 28
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 68 54 S3 77 143
TERAZOSIN HCL 67 67 79 93
FINASTERIDE 64 54 80 88
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 63 57 81 76
LIPITOR 63 45 81 148
HUMALOG 60 55 83 92
NAPROXEN 59 42 84 154
BACLOFEN 59 36 84 87
CYMBALTA 58 48 86 45
BYSTOLIC 57 57 87 159
PEN NEEDLE 56 48 88 106
LEVEMIR 54 47 89 164
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 54 47 89 116
SPIRONOLACTONE 54 36 89 52
LYRICA 53 44 92 107
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 53 16 R 92 69
KLOR-CON M10 53 52 92 103
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 8, 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.