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Prescriber Checkup

REGINALD ADAMS D.O.

2555 N. MARTIN LUTHER KING DR. MILWAUKEE HEALTH SERVICES, INC

Milwaukee | Wisconsin | 53212

(414) 372-8080

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,112Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 92 out of 1802

$393K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 199 out of 1802

362 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
36%Patients 65 Years and Older
92% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 362 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

30% of this provider’s 362 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 10%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 3,675 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$43 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 486 247 1 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 442 129 S3 2 10
SIMVASTATIN 372 160 3 1
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 315 154 4 23
METFORMIN HCL 285 113 5 11
FUROSEMIDE 272 132 6 5
LISINOPRIL 269 143 7 3
OMEPRAZOLE 222 67 8 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 195 93 9 9
CLONIDINE HCL 178 73 10 77
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 177 46 11 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 176 103 12 15
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 170 67 13 18
RANITIDINE HCL 149 46 14 30
PROAIR HFA 133 57 15 58
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 132 59 16 14
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 130 54 17 49
ALLOPURINOL 126 65 18 24
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 117 77 19 2
ATENOLOL 116 60 20 12
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 112 41 21 27
CARVEDILOL 108 52 22 36
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 106 25 23 13
ADVAIR DISKUS 100 47 24 32
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 90 21 R 25 133
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89 40 26 52
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 78 31 S3 27 85
ACTOS 76 29 28 103
TRAMADOL HCL 76 12 28 22
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 76 23 28 63
CLOPIDOGREL 75 51 31 48
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 74 11 R 32 69
LANTUS 73 13 33 47
PREDNISONE 72 27 34 33
WARFARIN SODIUM 71 33 35 7
GEMFIBROZIL 68 23 36 83
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 67 17 S2 37 67
INSULIN SYRINGE 65 24 38 157
PEN NEEDLE 64 28 39 124
NIASPAN 61 14 40 78
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 60 12 R 41 80
IBUPROFEN 57 0 42 101
GLYBURIDE 57 33 R 42 68
TAMSULOSIN HCL 56 33 44 28
GLIPIZIDE 54 23 45 51
DIOVAN HCT 53 16 46 163
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 Sept. 5, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.