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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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36,672Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 944

$2.03M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 944

682 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69%Patients 65 Years and Older
94% 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

14% of this provider’s 682 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

22% of this provider’s 682 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 27,107 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

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

Prescriptions per Patient

54 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
FUROSEMIDE 1,494 1,224 1 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,022 751 2 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,021 792 3 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,014 810 4 2
MIRTAZAPINE 994 885 5 35
LISINOPRIL 989 662 6 3
OMEPRAZOLE 869 598 7 4
SIMVASTATIN 814 532 8 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 770 614 9 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 705 569 S3 10 10
DONEPEZIL HCL 666 603 11 24
GABAPENTIN 641 473 12 18
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 631 468 13 15
TAMSULOSIN HCL 572 438 14 27
NAMENDA 556 518 15 37
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 424 355 16 69
RISPERIDONE 423 264 17 78
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 417 275 18 14
SERTRALINE HCL 397 310 19 23
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 394 282 20 9
TRAZODONE HCL 380 215 21 45
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 375 308 22 17
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 366 303 23 34
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 362 266 24 13
RANITIDINE HCL 355 262 25 42
LANTUS 348 304 26 46
ADVAIR DISKUS 341 226 27 31
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 330 242 28 84
LEVETIRACETAM 324 246 29 97
NOVOLOG 293 245 30 93
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 288 175 31 40
CLOPIDOGREL 284 248 32 36
CITALOPRAM HBR 280 186 33 19
CARVEDILOL 278 243 34 30
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 272 239 35 85
ALLOPURINOL 263 201 36 22
SPIRIVA 262 172 37 65
SPIRONOLACTONE 258 181 38 44
METFORMIN HCL ER 257 107 39 49
LIDODERM 246 229 40 73
KLOR-CON M20 238 193 41 71
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 235 162 S2 42 62
ATENOLOL 221 168 43 11
PLAVIX 218 189 44 55
LOVASTATIN 218 155 44 26
PAROXETINE HCL 217 121 46 64
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 214 194 47 16
PROAIR HFA 201 130 48 56
MELOXICAM 201 144 48 68
FENTANYL 194 192 S2 50 57
HYDROCORTISONE 188 113 51 217
OXYCODONE HCL 184 102 S2 52 50
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 182 125 53 41
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 174 105 54 33
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 170 162 55 77
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 167 90 56 170
LACTULOSE 167 117 56 161
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 165 151 S3 58 95
TRAMADOL HCL 163 147 59 21
DIGOXIN 161 148 60 39
BACLOFEN 159 78 61 111
FAMOTIDINE 158 98 62 74
SEROQUEL 157 130 63 142
METFORMIN HCL 155 99 64 12
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 155 112 64 94
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 152 114 66 20
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 151 119 67 60
FLOVENT HFA 148 98 68 152
FLUOXETINE HCL 146 99 69 48
LEVEMIR 145 90 70 200
COMBIVENT 145 71 70 107
PREDNISONE 144 127 72 32
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 144 127 72 52
NIASPAN 142 88 74 76
ABILIFY 140 85 75 166
KLOR-CON M10 138 133 76 122
CYMBALTA 138 97 76 75
ROPINIROLE HCL 136 78 78 96
OLANZAPINE 131 106 79 125
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 130 112 80 101
GLIMEPIRIDE 127 73 81 47
HUMALOG 125 89 82 109
GLIPIZIDE 123 113 83 51
LAMOTRIGINE 122 102 84 150
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 116 91 85 165
LEVOFLOXACIN 114 97 86 117
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 114 32 R 86 198
DILTIAZEM ER 111 76 88 88
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 109 56 89 29
CARBAMAZEPINE 106 37 90 164
AMIODARONE HCL 106 104 90 173
AGGRENOX 102 82 92 186
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 100 65 93 168
NEXIUM 95 79 94 53
NYSTOP 94 79 95 126
PROCRIT 92 92 96 261
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 90 48 97 61
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 89 76 98 98
DILTIAZEM HCL 87 86 99 196
VENLAFAXINE HCL 86 65 100 210
NYSTATIN 86 76 100 134
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 85 44 102 141
PEN NEEDLE 84 45 103 100
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 83 44 104 25
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 81 48 S2 105 80
HYDRALAZINE HCL 81 71 105 87
CLONIDINE HCL 80 50 107 67
TIZANIDINE HCL 78 57 108 167
CALCITONIN-SALMON 77 56 109 277
LYRICA 77 34 109 114
LIPITOR 76 44 111 91
VALPROIC ACID 76 61 111 214
FINASTERIDE 74 69 113 83
HYDROXYZINE HCL 74 42 R 113 231
AVODART 74 74 113 226
FORTICAL 74 56 113 256
INSULIN SYRINGE 73 56 117 121
COLCRYS 73 48 117 222
BUSPIRONE HCL 73 48 117 153
TOPIRAMATE 73 24 117 189
BUMETANIDE 71 33 121 104
CEPHALEXIN 70 55 122 163
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 69 47 123 146
SUCRALFATE 69 58 123 249
NOVOLIN R 67 66 125 292
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 67 0 125 329
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 66 66 127 124
CLONIDINE 65 63 128 225
GENERLAC 62 38 129 292
METOLAZONE 61 50 130 133
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 61 45 130 184
FENOFIBRATE 60 30 132 58
HALOPERIDOL 58 22 133 239
VENTOLIN HFA 58 43 133 116
TRAVATAN Z 56 54 135 197
LOPERAMIDE 56 49 135 211
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 56 45 135 102
QVAR 56 26 135 350
FLUCONAZOLE 56 37 135 350
DETROL LA 54 38 140 159
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 54 48 140 105
BUPROPION HCL SR 51 24 142 181
TAZTIA XT 50 39 143 374
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 50 15 143 267
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 10, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.