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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,113Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 36 out of 1802

$506K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 89 out of 1802

422 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86%Patients 65 Years and Older
28% 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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this specialty
in Wisconsin
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 422 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 422 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 10,842 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$42 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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
SIMVASTATIN 542 479 1 1
LISINOPRIL 523 491 2 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 498 489 3 7
OMEPRAZOLE 485 377 4 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 390 365 5 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 385 352 6 2
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 286 265 7 21
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 239 210 8 8
FUROSEMIDE 234 223 9 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 226 200 10 15
METFORMIN HCL ER 206 164 11 46
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 192 158 12 13
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 192 179 S3 12 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 191 170 14 17
ATENOLOL 179 179 15 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 163 131 16 14
GABAPENTIN 159 135 17 16
RANITIDINE HCL 158 145 18 30
LOVASTATIN 150 146 19 25
DONEPEZIL HCL 146 146 20 26
PREDNISONE 146 141 20 33
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 145 143 22 49
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 142 142 23 29
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 141 136 24 9
TAMSULOSIN HCL 140 140 25 28
FLUOXETINE HCL 137 124 26 35
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 131 107 27 27
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 130 109 28 18
TRAMADOL HCL 125 89 29 22
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 101 92 30 23
DIOVAN 94 94 31 57
CRESTOR 84 72 32 31
ALLOPURINOL 81 67 33 24
ADVAIR DISKUS 80 71 34 32
FENOFIBRATE 76 76 35 56
SERTRALINE HCL 76 70 35 20
GLIMEPIRIDE 74 62 37 42
MIRTAZAPINE 72 68 38 38
NAMENDA 71 71 39 34
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71 71 39 52
FINASTERIDE 70 70 41 88
CLOPIDOGREL 68 53 42 48
VENTOLIN HFA 67 61 43 125
CARVEDILOL 67 67 43 36
SPIRONOLACTONE 66 66 45 53
CHLORTHALIDONE 64 58 46 121
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 61 47 47 70
PROPRANOLOL HCL 61 24 47 115
GLIPIZIDE ER 60 51 49 82
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 56 50 50 97
SPIRIVA 56 56 50 72
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 55 38 52 54
DIGOXIN 52 47 53 45
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 9, 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.