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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Transplant Surgery

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,822Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 11

$963K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 11

729 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
29%Patients 65 Years and Older
54% 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 4,362 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

13% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 15%.

Prescription Price

$65 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $85 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 16.


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
PREDNISONE 1,953 560 10 1 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 967 290 2 3
OMEPRAZOLE 957 270 3 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 668 199 4 5
FUROSEMIDE 547 214 5 6
SIMVASTATIN 529 130 6 9
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 511 149 7 11
LISINOPRIL 454 135 8 8
CLONIDINE HCL 433 94 9 10
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 365 56 10 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 353 122 11 13
CALCITRIOL 321 78 12 14
NIFEDIPINE ER 314 72 13 12
NIFEDICAL XL 285 80 10 14 15
ATENOLOL 281 98 15 16
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 230 87 16 17
TACROLIMUS 206 64 17 20
MYFORTIC 177 59 10 18 21
MYCOPHENOLATE MOFETIL 171 70 19 18
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 169 50 20 2
GEMFIBROZIL 157 36 21 23
RANITIDINE HCL 155 23 22 24
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 150 49 23 25
ALLOPURINOL 146 61 24 26
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 145 71 25 27
MINOXIDIL 132 0 26 30
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 130 36 27 31
TAMSULOSIN HCL 130 76 27 31
CARVEDILOL 125 31 29 33
HYDRALAZINE HCL 122 25 30 34
URSODIOL 115 79 31 36
ACYCLOVIR 102 25 32 22
LABETALOL HCL 100 0 33 37
NEXIUM 95 0 34 38
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 91 37 35 39
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 90 17 36 40
NEORAL 89 46 10 37 41
ZETIA 89 53 37 41
GABAPENTIN 85 30 39 28
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 77 25 40 29
LOVASTATIN 74 37 41 43
LIPITOR 72 12 42 44
CRESTOR 71 26 43 45
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 71 44 43 45
CYCLOSPORINE MODIFIED 70 33 10 45 47
NITROFURANTOIN 69 31 46 48
GLIPIZIDE 66 20 47 49
AZATHIOPRINE 64 20 48 50
FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 59 0 49 51
NIFEDIAC CC 56 0 50 52
ACTONEL 54 0 51 53
PROGRAF 54 20 51 53
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 May 27, 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.