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Prescriber Checkup

CHERYL MILLER MD

1905 E. HUEBBE PARKWAY BELOIT HEALTH SYSTEM INC.

Beloit | Wisconsin | 53511

(608) 364-2200

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,099Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 83 out of 944

$609K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 119 out of 944

411 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85%Patients 65 Years and Older
45% 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

8% of this provider’s 411 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 411 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 10,083 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 20.


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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
LISINOPRIL 474 418 1 3
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 412 386 2 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 397 372 3 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 379 305 4 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 375 357 5 5
OMEPRAZOLE 330 261 6 4
SIMVASTATIN 293 247 7 1
FUROSEMIDE 286 264 8 6
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 256 201 9 17
ATENOLOL 234 230 10 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 231 231 11 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 202 182 12 19
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 198 181 13 15
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 193 121 S3 14 10
RANITIDINE HCL 191 191 15 42
DONEPEZIL HCL 188 188 16 24
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 149 138 17 13
METFORMIN HCL 145 100 18 12
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 141 140 19 16
MIRTAZAPINE 127 80 20 35
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 124 111 21 14
TRAZODONE HCL 119 76 22 45
GABAPENTIN 117 86 23 18
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 117 117 23 20
SERTRALINE HCL 110 86 25 23
RISPERIDONE 107 107 26 78
LOVASTATIN 98 88 27 26
BUMETANIDE 92 76 28 104
FENTANYL 79 48 S2 29 57
KLOR-CON M20 79 59 29 71
PREDNISONE 78 62 31 32
SPIRONOLACTONE 73 71 32 44
ADVAIR DISKUS 71 58 33 31
DIGOXIN 70 70 34 39
GLIPIZIDE 68 53 35 51
MELOXICAM 67 53 36 68
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 66 66 37 43
ALLOPURINOL 65 65 38 22
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 65 60 38 143
NAMENDA 63 63 40 37
TRAMADOL HCL 62 61 41 21
LANTUS 62 62 41 46
CELEBREX 61 49 43 110
NYSTOP 60 57 44 126
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 60 51 44 98
CLOPIDOGREL 60 51 44 36
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 59 40 47 25
NYSTATIN 57 43 48 134
CLONIDINE HCL 56 52 49 67
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 56 42 49 94
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 56 46 49 41
FAMOTIDINE 53 53 52 74
AMOXICILLIN 53 38 52 171
KLOR-CON M10 51 43 54 122
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 51 48 54 141
ZETIA 51 40 54 59
OXYCODONE HCL 51 37 S2 54 50
VERAPAMIL ER 50 43 58 120
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. 19, 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.