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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,578Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 23 out of 1802

$734K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 22 out of 1802

340 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90%Patients 65 Years and Older
67% 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
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 340 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 340 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 12,054 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

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

Prescriptions per Patient

40 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
FUROSEMIDE 589 531 1 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 561 526 2 2
SIMVASTATIN 485 455 3 1
NAMENDA 471 453 4 34
DONEPEZIL HCL 460 455 5 26
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 416 405 6 54
OMEPRAZOLE 399 309 7 4
LISINOPRIL 340 322 8 3
CITALOPRAM HBR 311 268 9 17
TRAMADOL HCL 306 286 10 22
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 293 274 11 15
WARFARIN SODIUM 289 232 12 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 247 229 13 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 186 165 14 6
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 177 144 15 29
TRAZODONE HCL 157 153 16 39
SERTRALINE HCL 152 150 17 20
PAROXETINE HCL 149 142 18 60
RISPERIDONE 139 130 19 64
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 139 122 19 74
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 137 123 21 104
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 133 113 22 13
GABAPENTIN 128 90 23 16
CARVEDILOL 124 116 24 36
SEROQUEL 122 122 25 128
FAMOTIDINE 120 110 26 84
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 118 108 27 99
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 118 103 S3 27 10
MIRTAZAPINE 117 110 29 38
RANITIDINE HCL 114 103 30 30
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 113 108 31 44
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 113 111 31 8
VESICARE 107 107 33 150
ATENOLOL 106 106 34 12
DIGOXIN 105 96 35 45
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 104 64 36 14
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 101 82 37 27
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 94 89 38 21
OLANZAPINE 94 74 38 112
DIOVAN 94 80 38 57
MELOXICAM 90 90 41 59
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 86 66 42 73
SPIRONOLACTONE 83 76 43 53
CLOPIDOGREL 83 71 43 48
LIDODERM 82 71 45 92
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 81 55 46 63
METFORMIN HCL 73 73 47 11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 71 57 48 28
EXELON 70 67 49 170
GLIPIZIDE 69 69 50 51
ADVAIR DISKUS 68 55 51 32
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 67 67 52 19
PREDNISONE 64 38 53 33
NYSTOP 64 54 53 148
MEGESTROL ACETATE 63 63 R 55 239
BACLOFEN 59 29 56 106
NITROFURANTOIN 58 40 57 273
SPIRIVA 58 58 57 72
LOVASTATIN 55 42 59 25
VENLAFAXINE HCL 55 46 59 201
BENAZEPRIL HCL 55 55 59 61
ROPINIROLE HCL 51 46 62 89
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 50 37 63 70
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 Oct. 13, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.