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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,987Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 26

$1.51M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 26

520 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90%Patients 65 Years and Older
64% 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

13% of this provider’s 520 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 520 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 20,316 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

50 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
CLOZAPINE 1,263 394 1 25
OMEPRAZOLE 985 852 2 3
LISINOPRIL 945 818 3 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 944 806 4 2
FUROSEMIDE 841 764 5 1
SIMVASTATIN 700 606 6 5
GABAPENTIN 666 510 7 13
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 621 470 8 18
SERTRALINE HCL 531 390 9 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 501 479 10 10
DONEPEZIL HCL 492 473 11 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 491 428 12 9
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 485 340 13 23
RISPERIDONE 430 253 14 30
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 406 352 15 14
CITALOPRAM HBR 395 320 16 12
TRAZODONE HCL 382 327 17 28
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 333 293 18 19
MIRTAZAPINE 332 319 19 15
OLANZAPINE 332 178 19 51
TAMSULOSIN HCL 310 254 21 29
WARFARIN SODIUM 304 279 22 7
METFORMIN HCL 272 197 23 21
ATENOLOL 267 246 24 20
NAMENDA 248 248 25 8
DIOVAN 221 221 26 40
OXYCODONE HCL 219 207 S2 27 64
RANITIDINE HCL 214 180 28 50
SEROQUEL 213 148 29 55
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 212 197 S3 30 11
CYMBALTA 205 155 31 45
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 200 39 R 32 69
LAMOTRIGINE 199 119 33 73
LIDODERM 193 168 34 41
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 188 161 35 17
FENTANYL 176 141 S2 36 36
LANTUS 168 118 37 32
PROPRANOLOL HCL 167 73 38 91
TRAMADOL HCL 163 127 39 22
HALOPERIDOL 157 125 40 95
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 150 132 41 43
GLIPIZIDE 145 107 42 42
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 141 141 43 26
LEVETIRACETAM 137 78 44 49
DIGOXIN 135 135 45 33
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 133 120 46 27
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 131 95 47 24
FINASTERIDE 114 100 48 88
SPIRONOLACTONE 112 100 49 52
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 110 96 50 39
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 107 107 51 53
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 107 42 51 61
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 106 86 53 85
GEMFIBROZIL 106 67 53 126
ABILIFY 105 93 55 80
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 104 100 56 71
NOVOLIN R 95 66 57 130
LOVASTATIN 91 91 58 59
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 88 88 59 46
PREDNISONE 86 79 60 37
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 86 78 60 65
CLOPIDOGREL 85 78 62 38
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 85 29 62 75
JANTOVEN 84 84 64 82
TRAVATAN Z 81 57 65 135
LITHIUM CARBONATE 81 38 65 112
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 80 41 67 48
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 80 60 67 47
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 79 70 69 96
ADVAIR DISKUS 77 64 70 44
CARVEDILOL 77 73 70 34
ZYPREXA 77 45 70 137
BACLOFEN 75 38 73 87
FLUOXETINE HCL 74 46 74 60
ACTONEL 73 73 75 140
RISPERDAL CONSTA 72 0 76 117
PLAVIX 72 61 76 63
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 71 48 78 116
PAROXETINE HCL 69 69 79 98
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 68 65 80 143
GLIPIZIDE ER 66 53 81 89
NYSTOP 66 63 81 70
IBUPROFEN 65 54 83 147
ALLOPURINOL 63 50 84 30
NYSTATIN 61 49 85 109
AZITHROMYCIN 61 58 85 113
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 59 0 87 154
NIASPAN 58 58 88 158
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 58 45 88 108
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 57 55 90 76
HYDRALAZINE HCL 56 42 91 78
AMOXICILLIN 55 47 92 162
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 54 48 93 81
LATANOPROST 54 54 93 127
FRAGMIN 54 30 93 164
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 53 44 96 166
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 53 22 96 166
DILTIAZEM ER 52 52 98 86
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 51 51 99 54
HYDROXYZINE HCL 50 50 R 100 170
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 April 10, 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.