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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,430Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 20 out of 1802

$695K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 25 out of 1802

591 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
67%Patients 65 Years and Older
53% 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

7% of this provider’s 591 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 591 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 10%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 9,622 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

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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 700 437 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 664 443 2 2
LISINOPRIL 597 371 3 3
OMEPRAZOLE 589 325 4 4
FUROSEMIDE 447 348 5 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 379 180 S3 6 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 361 231 7 17
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 316 226 8 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 280 199 9 7
METFORMIN HCL 278 192 10 11
LOVASTATIN 263 201 11 25
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 246 190 12 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 244 153 13 8
ATENOLOL 222 154 14 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 209 172 15 15
GABAPENTIN 206 136 16 16
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 198 151 17 21
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 159 128 18 13
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 151 82 19 29
SERTRALINE HCL 149 80 20 20
RANITIDINE HCL 143 97 21 30
ALLOPURINOL 132 119 22 24
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 129 76 23 14
DONEPEZIL HCL 126 96 24 26
GEMFIBROZIL 115 73 25 83
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 110 69 26 19
TRAZODONE HCL 110 59 26 39
ADVAIR DISKUS 107 72 28 32
NAMENDA 104 104 29 34
DIOVAN 104 93 29 57
ROPINIROLE HCL 101 89 31 89
CLOPIDOGREL 92 84 32 48
CARVEDILOL 90 45 33 36
PRILOSEC OTC 90 73 33 182
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 87 54 35 37
METFORMIN HCL ER 86 56 36 46
OXYCODONE HCL 82 31 S2 37 41
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 81 63 38 49
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 80 80 39 97
TRAMADOL HCL 76 59 40 22
BACLOFEN 74 29 41 106
FLUOXETINE HCL 73 38 42 35
CYMBALTA 73 62 42 75
MIRTAZAPINE 70 59 44 38
LANTUS 70 56 44 47
PREDNISONE 69 67 46 33
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 69 34 46 87
PAROXETINE HCL 67 55 48 60
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 67 38 48 18
PLAVIX 66 61 50 81
DIGOXIN 66 29 50 45
PROAIR HFA 64 31 52 58
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 61 54 53 27
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60 56 54 23
SPIRONOLACTONE 59 24 55 53
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 59 46 55 116
FAMOTIDINE 59 42 55 84
RISPERIDONE 57 27 58 64
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 56 27 59 40
LEVETIRACETAM 54 14 60 105
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 54 41 60 70
AGGRENOX 54 23 60 200
GLIPIZIDE ER 52 39 63 82
CRESTOR 52 35 63 31
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 52 19 63 99
ACTOS 51 22 66 103
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 50 35 67 73
GLYBURIDE 50 32 R 67 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 Sept. 9, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.