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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,599Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 442 out of 1802

$257K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 574 out of 1802

126 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96%Patients 65 Years and Older
89% 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

12% of this provider’s 126 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

13% of this provider’s 126 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 10%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 5,223 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 22%.

Prescription Price

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

44 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 18.


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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 242 229 1 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 237 211 2 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 217 203 3 2
SIMVASTATIN 213 197 4 1
DONEPEZIL HCL 180 180 5 26
CITALOPRAM HBR 166 163 6 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 138 121 7 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 132 123 8 6
NOVOLOG 122 109 9 100
LANTUS 115 102 10 47
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 115 115 S3 10 85
MIRTAZAPINE 113 113 12 38
OMEPRAZOLE 111 111 13 4
LISINOPRIL 106 88 14 3
CARVEDILOL 101 101 15 36
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 94 83 S3 16 10
NAMENDA 91 91 17 34
LIDODERM 91 91 17 92
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 86 78 19 44
KLOR-CON M20 80 67 20 86
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 80 76 20 14
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 66 64 22 29
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 63 63 23 99
KLOR-CON M10 63 62 23 142
CLOPIDOGREL 63 62 23 48
GABAPENTIN 63 49 23 16
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 62 52 27 74
ATENOLOL 56 56 28 12
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 52 52 29 19
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 51 43 30 97
TRAMADOL HCL 51 51 30 22
SERTRALINE HCL 50 26 32 20
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 21, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.