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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,536Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 1802

$1.14M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 1802

687 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
58%Patients 65 Years and Older
58% 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

5% of this provider’s 687 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

18% of this provider’s 687 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 11,657 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 881 581 1 19
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 726 337 S3 2 10
LISINOPRIL 575 336 3 3
SIMVASTATIN 545 313 4 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 534 325 5 2
OMEPRAZOLE 503 275 6 4
FUROSEMIDE 430 315 7 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 377 230 8 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 350 243 9 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 346 199 10 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 304 229 11 9
GLIPIZIDE 291 183 12 51
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 285 192 13 44
METFORMIN HCL 281 132 14 11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 280 156 15 27
CRESTOR 275 207 16 31
CARVEDILOL 252 169 17 36
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 225 172 18 18
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 224 133 19 15
NEXIUM 222 72 20 50
GABAPENTIN 194 112 21 16
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 193 133 22 13
CITALOPRAM HBR 193 116 22 17
ZETIA 184 122 24 79
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 183 128 25 8
LOVASTATIN 178 122 26 25
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 178 98 26 29
ATENOLOL 163 95 28 12
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 162 84 29 134
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 157 149 30 21
PROAIR HFA 152 60 31 58
SERTRALINE HCL 141 105 32 20
PREDNISONE 126 75 33 33
DONEPEZIL HCL 125 125 34 26
ALLOPURINOL 124 84 35 24
LYRICA 121 44 36 107
MELOXICAM 120 74 37 59
CYMBALTA 118 72 38 75
KLOR-CON M20 116 81 39 86
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 115 45 40 183
CLOPIDOGREL 115 97 40 48
LANTUS 115 38 40 47
PLAVIX 114 98 43 81
ADVAIR DISKUS 109 52 44 32
TRAMADOL HCL 107 33 45 22
DIGOXIN 103 70 46 45
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 99 46 47 37
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 91 64 48 52
GLIPIZIDE ER 90 51 49 82
TAMSULOSIN HCL 88 79 50 28
RAMIPRIL 86 63 51 177
COMBIVENT 85 52 52 108
DIOVAN 83 56 53 57
NOVOLOG 83 42 53 100
GEMFIBROZIL 79 29 55 83
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 74 41 56 104
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 73 64 57 74
NIASPAN 71 49 58 78
FLUOXETINE HCL 71 35 58 35
PEN NEEDLE 70 43 60 124
LEVETIRACETAM 70 48 60 105
RANITIDINE HCL 68 34 62 30
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 68 30 62 40
VERAPAMIL ER 68 47 62 111
GLIMEPIRIDE 66 43 65 42
SINGULAIR 66 30 65 131
ALPRAZOLAM 66 39 65 228
ROPINIROLE HCL 66 29 65 89
NAMENDA 66 66 65 34
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 66 27 65 178
LIPITOR 65 44 71 147
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64 34 72 23
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 64 37 72 109
AMOXICILLIN 63 36 74 156
RISPERIDONE 62 62 75 64
EXFORGE 62 38 75 257
CALCITONIN-SALMON 62 42 75 269
FENOFIBRATE 60 30 78 56
SYMBICORT 59 37 79 236
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 58 34 80 215
LEVOXYL 56 31 81 329
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 56 40 81 99
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 55 37 83 63
CLONIDINE HCL 55 31 83 77
LIDODERM 55 32 83 92
LOVAZA 54 28 86 138
TIZANIDINE HCL 54 0 86 160
TRAZODONE HCL 54 0 86 39
BACLOFEN 54 12 86 106
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 54 49 86 116
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 53 30 R 91 80
TOPIRAMATE 53 0 91 165
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 53 20 R 91 133
SPIRIVA 52 31 94 72
HYDRALAZINE HCL 51 30 95 119
VENTOLIN HFA 50 19 96 125
SYNTHROID 50 20 96 118
CARISOPRODOL 50 21 R 96 191
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 June 9, 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.