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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,393Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 1802

$1.43M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 1802

590 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86%Patients 65 Years and Older
90% 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

15% of this provider’s 590 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

16% of this provider’s 590 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 21,544 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

40 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 998 968 1 7
OMEPRAZOLE 839 805 2 4
SIMVASTATIN 745 730 3 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 684 617 4 2
FUROSEMIDE 673 658 5 5
NAMENDA 643 632 6 34
CITALOPRAM HBR 640 612 7 17
DONEPEZIL HCL 603 582 8 26
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 575 540 S3 9 10
SERTRALINE HCL 536 518 10 20
MIRTAZAPINE 517 510 11 38
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 430 382 12 74
LISINOPRIL 410 366 13 3
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 381 333 14 54
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 374 366 15 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 337 324 16 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 275 243 17 14
OXYCODONE HCL 272 247 S2 18 41
CLOPIDOGREL 252 240 19 48
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 241 229 20 29
MELOXICAM 229 213 21 59
TAMSULOSIN HCL 223 197 22 28
LANTUS 217 198 23 47
TRAMADOL HCL 214 207 24 22
GLIMEPIRIDE 213 213 25 42
ADVAIR DISKUS 203 193 26 32
METFORMIN HCL 202 179 27 11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 189 176 28 44
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 187 175 29 13
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 185 164 30 63
CARVEDILOL 184 183 31 36
PLAVIX 177 172 32 81
SPIRONOLACTONE 170 164 33 53
NOVOLOG 168 149 34 100
LEVETIRACETAM 166 109 35 105
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 162 146 36 21
NYSTOP 160 156 37 148
LIDODERM 147 146 38 92
SPIRIVA 141 121 39 72
LYRICA 139 127 40 107
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 137 137 41 70
DIOVAN 132 132 42 57
PREDNISONE 130 107 43 33
ALLOPURINOL 128 126 44 24
FAMOTIDINE 127 117 45 84
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 124 111 46 19
GABAPENTIN 123 97 47 16
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 115 100 S2 48 71
SEROQUEL 114 101 49 128
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 107 106 S2 50 67
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 106 96 51 99
PAROXETINE HCL 104 100 52 60
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 103 87 53 73
HUMULIN R 100 99 54 225
KLOR-CON M20 99 90 55 86
ATENOLOL 98 84 56 12
OXYCONTIN 97 92 S2 57 95
GLIPIZIDE 97 77 57 51
DIGOXIN 95 95 59 45
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 89 89 60 146
TRAZODONE HCL 89 73 60 39
PEN NEEDLE 87 80 62 124
EXELON 85 85 63 170
FLUOXETINE HCL 83 64 64 35
RANITIDINE HCL 81 68 65 30
FENTANYL 79 62 S2 66 43
TRAVATAN Z 78 78 67 188
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77 68 68 8
ABILIFY 76 65 69 143
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 75 74 70 37
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 75 74 70 18
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 74 73 72 135
CYMBALTA 74 68 72 75
FENOFIBRATE 70 61 74 56
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE 69 69 75 255
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 68 39 76 144
SANTYL 68 68 76 242
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 68 68 76 104
TORSEMIDE 65 64 79 181
RISPERIDONE 64 57 80 64
OLANZAPINE 63 46 81 112
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 63 63 81 187
LATANOPROST 63 63 81 215
NEXIUM 63 42 81 50
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 62 51 85 109
LOPERAMIDE 62 60 85 214
ROPINIROLE HCL 61 44 87 89
VOLTAREN 60 60 88 209
KLOR-CON M10 59 56 89 142
FINASTERIDE 59 59 89 88
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 57 54 91 15
DILTIAZEM ER 56 56 92 110
PROCHLORPERAZINE MALEATE 55 42 93 272
NYSTATIN 54 49 94 169
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 54 50 94 97
LIPITOR 53 42 96 147
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 52 30 97 27
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 52 49 97 136
CRESTOR 51 48 99 31
GALANTAMINE HBR 50 48 100 206
HUMALOG 50 42 100 129
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. 18, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.