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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,475Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 14 out of 1802

$745K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 21 out of 1802

452 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92%Patients 65 Years and Older
47% 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

7% of this provider’s 452 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 452 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 14,670 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 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
WARFARIN SODIUM 773 761 1 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 672 651 2 6
FUROSEMIDE 540 523 3 5
SIMVASTATIN 530 500 4 1
OMEPRAZOLE 498 484 5 4
LISINOPRIL 495 468 6 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 463 451 7 2
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 422 400 8 29
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 366 357 9 9
NAMENDA 302 302 10 34
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 288 276 11 8
DONEPEZIL HCL 285 285 12 26
METFORMIN HCL 277 262 13 11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 230 198 S3 14 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 218 215 15 18
CITALOPRAM HBR 213 203 16 17
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 197 197 17 13
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 193 193 18 21
ATENOLOL 178 155 19 12
GABAPENTIN 177 151 20 16
LOVASTATIN 173 171 21 25
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 165 162 22 19
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 163 153 23 23
FENTANYL 146 130 S2 24 43
RANITIDINE HCL 144 131 25 30
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 142 141 26 15
GLIMEPIRIDE 138 138 27 42
CARVEDILOL 137 137 28 36
SERTRALINE HCL 134 134 29 20
ALLOPURINOL 132 128 30 24
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 132 120 30 14
SPIRIVA 125 122 32 72
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 124 124 33 136
PREDNISONE 113 110 34 33
MELOXICAM 111 103 35 59
MIRTAZAPINE 104 95 36 38
TAMSULOSIN HCL 103 103 37 28
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 102 97 38 104
TRAZODONE HCL 101 101 39 39
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 100 100 40 52
ADVAIR DISKUS 97 93 41 32
SPIRONOLACTONE 95 95 42 53
ENALAPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90 90 43 223
RISPERIDONE 90 68 43 64
DIGOXIN 84 84 45 45
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 83 73 46 62
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 81 75 47 40
GLIPIZIDE ER 77 73 48 82
BENAZEPRIL HCL 76 68 49 61
CYMBALTA 75 69 50 75
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 75 75 50 97
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 73 72 52 99
DILTIAZEM ER 73 68 52 110
GLIPIZIDE XL 68 68 54 98
OXYCODONE HCL 66 66 S2 55 41
PROAIR HFA 65 56 56 58
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 64 64 57 37
KLOR-CON M20 61 61 58 86
CRESTOR 61 58 58 31
METOLAZONE 60 60 60 175
CLONIDINE HCL 58 51 61 77
TRAMADOL HCL 58 57 61 22
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 58 51 61 116
ROPINIROLE HCL 57 52 64 89
DIOVAN 56 56 65 57
LANTUS 56 56 65 47
CLOPIDOGREL 53 50 67 48
GEMFIBROZIL 53 39 67 83
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 51 48 69 91
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 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.