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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,158Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 234 out of 1802

$544K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 72 out of 1802

284 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78%Patients 65 Years and Older
60% 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

10% of this provider’s 284 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 284 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 5,915 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

29% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$76 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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
OMEPRAZOLE 248 212 1 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 226 218 2 2
FUROSEMIDE 197 186 3 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 154 147 4 7
SIMVASTATIN 153 111 5 1
LANTUS 151 140 6 47
FENTANYL 146 125 S2 7 43
NAMENDA 134 103 8 34
DONEPEZIL HCL 132 99 9 26
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 128 119 10 6
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 116 106 11 8
GABAPENTIN 116 102 11 16
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 110 104 13 15
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 104 93 14 29
TRAMADOL HCL 102 84 15 22
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 95 65 16 13
NOVOLOG 94 94 17 100
MIRTAZAPINE 91 74 18 38
LISINOPRIL 89 80 19 3
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 79 56 20 40
RISPERIDONE 76 39 21 64
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 76 52 S3 21 10
MELOXICAM 75 54 23 59
ATENOLOL 69 65 24 12
ADVAIR DISKUS 67 40 25 32
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 67 66 25 21
DIGOXIN 65 65 27 45
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 64 52 28 62
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 60 42 29 14
CRESTOR 60 52 29 31
KLOR-CON 10 58 58 31 117
SERTRALINE HCL 57 26 32 20
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 56 37 33 44
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 55 38 34 73
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 55 34 34 54
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 55 43 34 37
TAMSULOSIN HCL 54 54 37 28
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 53 51 38 9
NEXIUM 52 36 39 50
VESICARE 52 52 39 150
CITALOPRAM HBR 51 40 41 17
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 51 47 41 104
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 Sept. 29, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.