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Prescriber Checkup

MICHELLE WOINAROWICZ FNP

109 S MINNESOTA ST NORTH VALLEY HEALTH CENTER CLINIC

Warren | Minnesota | 56762

(218) 745-4211

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Nephrology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,469Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 85

$505K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 85

354 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89%Patients 65 Years and Older
51% 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 Minnesota
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 354 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 354 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 12,646 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 20%.

Prescription Price

$37 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $76 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 11.


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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 Minnesota
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 802 721 1 14
SIMVASTATIN 557 503 2 7
OMEPRAZOLE 516 457 3 9
FUROSEMIDE 483 477 4 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 449 436 5 23
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 421 416 6 1
SERTRALINE HCL 399 396 7 29
LISINOPRIL 296 272 8 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 294 282 9 27
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 289 283 10 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 283 269 11 5
METFORMIN HCL 277 253 12 28
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 246 246 13 8
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 233 233 14 32
TRAMADOL HCL 217 201 15 37
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 198 185 16 16
DONEPEZIL HCL 195 195 17 46
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 195 195 17 46
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 191 191 19 48
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 189 174 20 36
ATENOLOL 174 174 21 19
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 170 160 22 20
BUMETANIDE 155 155 23 45
NAMENDA 149 149 24 53
GLIPIZIDE ER 139 119 25 55
CARVEDILOL 138 138 26 13
DIGOXIN 136 136 27 56
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 132 132 28 37
CLOPIDOGREL 130 130 29 58
DIOVAN 127 127 30 50
GABAPENTIN 113 99 31 31
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 99 94 S3 32 34
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 98 92 33 52
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 97 82 34 64
FENTANYL 95 83 S2 35 65
MIRTAZAPINE 92 92 36 49
DILTIAZEM ER 91 91 37 22
CRESTOR 87 67 38 67
PLAVIX 84 84 39 68
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 81 81 40 70
TRAZODONE HCL 81 81 40 57
RAMIPRIL 80 73 42 71
BYSTOLIC 77 77 43 73
CELEBREX 75 64 44 74
VERAPAMIL ER 75 75 44 74
LANTUS 73 73 46 76
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 68 68 47 80
CITALOPRAM HBR 66 64 48 44
PREDNISONE 65 64 49 18
ALLOPURINOL 64 64 50 15
RISPERIDONE 61 61 51 54
TAMSULOSIN HCL 60 48 52 41
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58 53 53 40
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 56 56 54 89
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 56 52 54 89
DIOVAN HCT 55 50 56 92
MAPAP 54 54 57 94
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 54 52 57 26
NEXIUM 54 52 57 94
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.