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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,220Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 31

$261K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 31

209 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86%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
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this specialty
in Wisconsin
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 209 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 209 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 5,490 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 4%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$42 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 19.


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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
OMEPRAZOLE 312 279 1 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 294 278 2 1
SIMVASTATIN 233 232 3 4
FUROSEMIDE 232 177 4 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 197 187 5 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 193 182 S3 6 7
CITALOPRAM HBR 188 187 7 20
LISINOPRIL 159 119 8 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 131 119 9 6
DONEPEZIL HCL 114 114 10 36
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 109 99 11 10
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 109 102 11 12
METFORMIN HCL 108 87 13 11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 105 90 14 24
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 101 97 15 80
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 97 94 16 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 95 78 17 18
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 92 88 18 19
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 86 65 19 48
RISPERIDONE 79 79 20 29
LOVASTATIN 76 76 21 27
LIDODERM 75 75 22 46
KLOR-CON M20 65 56 23 101
FENTANYL 63 62 S2 24 42
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 62 59 25 106
GEMFIBROZIL 56 40 26 69
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 56 50 26 55
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 52 48 28 50
GABAPENTIN 51 50 29 17
CRESTOR 50 47 30 131
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 8, 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.