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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,766Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 26

$592K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 26

453 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91%Patients 65 Years and Older
77% 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

17% of this provider’s 453 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

21% of this provider’s 453 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 14,685 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$38 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 25.


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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
WARFARIN SODIUM 800 783 1 7
FUROSEMIDE 714 695 2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 671 625 3 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 619 575 S3 4 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 513 482 5 14
CITALOPRAM HBR 463 446 6 12
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 440 429 7 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 404 397 8 10
MIRTAZAPINE 305 292 9 15
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 268 253 10 9
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 261 257 S2 11 67
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 258 250 12 18
LISINOPRIL 255 239 13 4
DONEPEZIL HCL 249 249 14 6
SIMVASTATIN 245 235 15 5
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 237 237 16 23
ATENOLOL 199 199 17 20
DIGOXIN 193 182 18 33
SPIRONOLACTONE 183 177 19 52
PREDNISONE 181 171 20 37
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 179 151 21 35
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 167 161 22 17
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 165 164 23 76
ALLOPURINOL 156 136 24 30
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 151 149 25 43
TAMSULOSIN HCL 146 124 26 29
SEROQUEL 144 144 27 55
METFORMIN HCL 144 121 27 21
GABAPENTIN 129 99 29 13
FENTANYL 128 119 S2 30 36
CARVEDILOL 123 110 31 34
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 121 97 32 24
SERTRALINE HCL 110 101 33 16
DILTIAZEM ER 109 102 34 86
NAMENDA 109 109 34 8
RISPERIDONE 103 95 36 30
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 103 86 36 19
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 98 73 38 54
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 94 76 39 39
NYSTOP 93 88 40 70
LANTUS 92 78 41 32
GLIPIZIDE 92 87 41 42
HYDRALAZINE HCL 92 66 41 78
GLIPIZIDE ER 91 85 44 89
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 87 75 45 61
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 86 85 46 71
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 83 78 47 81
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 81 81 48 53
LACTULOSE 76 71 49 114
CYMBALTA 75 58 50 45
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 71 66 51 46
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 66 66 52 47
LOVASTATIN 66 66 52 59
ADVAIR DISKUS 66 65 52 44
CLOPIDOGREL 65 52 55 38
RANITIDINE HCL 64 56 56 50
DIOVAN 63 59 57 40
TRAMADOL HCL 61 56 58 22
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 59 59 S2 59 82
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 59 53 59 96
SPS 59 55 59 154
PROPRANOLOL HCL 58 58 62 91
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 58 52 62 48
HUMULIN N 57 57 64 159
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 56 55 65 161
LEVETIRACETAM 56 56 65 49
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 56 44 65 26
MELOXICAM 55 55 68 122
NOVOLOG 55 39 68 72
VESICARE 55 55 68 100
HUMALOG 53 48 71 92
KLOR-CON M20 53 47 71 57
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. 5, 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.