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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,028Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 1802

$782K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 18 out of 1802

333 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
66%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

14% of this provider’s 333 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

22% of this provider’s 333 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 12,200 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

48 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
WARFARIN SODIUM 632 529 1 7
FUROSEMIDE 563 472 2 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 512 337 S3 3 10
SIMVASTATIN 487 311 4 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 431 353 5 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 413 304 6 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 365 290 7 9
LISINOPRIL 326 233 8 3
OMEPRAZOLE 321 207 9 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 286 213 10 15
GABAPENTIN 253 174 11 16
KLOR-CON M20 239 225 12 86
METFORMIN HCL 236 160 13 11
DONEPEZIL HCL 236 225 13 26
MIRTAZAPINE 233 221 15 38
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 206 170 16 29
SERTRALINE HCL 202 140 17 20
NAMENDA 199 193 18 34
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 192 113 19 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 183 156 20 17
NOVOLOG 182 151 21 100
CLOPIDOGREL 178 145 22 48
ALLOPURINOL 158 137 23 24
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 157 157 24 54
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 143 129 25 74
TAMSULOSIN HCL 135 124 26 28
FAMOTIDINE 131 99 27 84
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 119 91 28 44
TRAMADOL HCL 119 70 28 22
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 119 93 28 14
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 113 96 31 13
DIGOXIN 113 81 31 45
LANTUS 112 82 33 47
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 111 89 34 154
ROPINIROLE HCL 107 66 35 89
ADVAIR DISKUS 105 66 36 32
PLAVIX 103 82 37 81
CLONIDINE HCL 102 71 38 77
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 100 83 39 21
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 98 64 40 99
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 98 98 40 70
LEVETIRACETAM 96 86 42 105
GLIPIZIDE 96 94 42 51
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 95 43 S2 44 67
RISPERIDONE 93 88 45 64
TRAZODONE HCL 88 76 46 39
OLANZAPINE 88 86 46 112
IBUPROFEN 88 49 46 101
DIOVAN 87 75 49 57
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 87 63 49 134
JANUVIA 83 83 51 76
CARVEDILOL 82 57 52 36
DILTIAZEM HCL 81 79 53 210
OXYCODONE HCL 81 49 S2 53 41
PROAIR HFA 80 32 55 58
KLOR-CON M10 80 80 55 142
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 80 72 S2 55 71
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 79 66 58 19
LYRICA 78 60 59 107
LAMOTRIGINE 78 77 59 114
SPIRONOLACTONE 77 56 61 53
HYDRALAZINE HCL 76 58 62 119
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 76 38 62 18
RANITIDINE HCL 75 53 64 30
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 72 72 65 258
FLUOXETINE HCL 68 32 66 35
PREDNISONE 66 54 67 33
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 65 40 68 164
ZETIA 64 43 69 79
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 61 44 70 91
VALPROIC ACID 57 57 71 221
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 57 38 71 66
LIDODERM 56 36 73 92
HYDROCORTISONE 53 0 74 342
ROXICET 52 52 S2 10 75 346
HUMALOG 52 32 75 129
GLYBURIDE 50 18 R 77 68
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.