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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,280Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 16 out of 247

$504K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 247

364 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
65%Patients 65 Years and Older
40% 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
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 4,123 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$80 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 10.


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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
CARVEDILOL 450 341 1 5
FUROSEMIDE 379 260 2 4
LISINOPRIL 357 215 3 1
SIMVASTATIN 254 203 4 3
HYDRALAZINE HCL 208 114 5 31
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 196 159 6 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 193 160 7 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 176 149 8 16
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 175 110 9 17
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 168 114 10 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 145 90 11 6
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 132 91 12 15
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 132 89 12 24
BYSTOLIC 122 66 14 41
CLOPIDOGREL 116 84 15 10
GENGRAF 116 45 10 15 99
MYCOPHENOLATE MOFETIL 112 49 17 61
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 105 59 18 66
PREDNISONE 104 54 19 57
PLAVIX 95 75 20 11
SPIRONOLACTONE 95 49 20 20
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 93 77 22 9
METOLAZONE 81 50 23 52
TACROLIMUS 80 29 24 81
DIGOXIN 78 34 25 13
ALLOPURINOL 75 45 26 37
TORSEMIDE 73 58 27 54
CRESTOR 67 54 28 14
CLONIDINE HCL 67 37 28 58
DIOVAN 65 25 30 23
OMEPRAZOLE 64 36 31 26
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54 50 32 19
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 Aug. 31, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.