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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,381Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 1802

$884K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 10 out of 1802

351 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86%Patients 65 Years and Older
93% 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

17% of this provider’s 351 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

15% of this provider’s 351 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 10%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 17,572 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

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

Prescriptions per Patient

55 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 941 896 1 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 817 812 2 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 735 687 3 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 612 564 4 2
CITALOPRAM HBR 585 530 5 17
OMEPRAZOLE 569 522 6 4
LISINOPRIL 537 498 7 3
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 514 469 8 54
MIRTAZAPINE 465 464 9 38
SIMVASTATIN 409 380 10 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 402 387 11 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 401 383 S3 12 10
SERTRALINE HCL 335 292 13 20
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 302 288 14 74
NAMENDA 289 269 15 34
RANITIDINE HCL 262 233 16 30
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 261 253 17 91
GLIPIZIDE 246 229 18 51
GABAPENTIN 230 207 19 16
SEROQUEL 222 206 20 128
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 211 188 21 15
LAMOTRIGINE 201 143 22 114
RISPERIDONE 197 146 23 64
TRAZODONE HCL 181 154 24 39
TAMSULOSIN HCL 178 174 25 28
DONEPEZIL HCL 178 165 25 26
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 177 162 27 13
DIGOXIN 171 171 28 45
METFORMIN HCL 151 131 29 11
TRAMADOL HCL 148 134 30 22
OXYCODONE HCL 148 126 S2 30 41
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 142 140 32 70
PREDNISONE 139 131 33 33
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 138 138 34 66
LANTUS 127 116 35 47
FENTANYL 124 124 S2 36 43
NOVOLIN R 123 116 37 207
LEVOFLOXACIN 121 111 38 154
FLUOXETINE HCL 110 81 39 35
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 109 88 40 73
ATENOLOL 109 109 40 12
BACLOFEN 108 77 42 106
NOVOLIN N 107 96 43 234
ADACEL 106 93 44 221
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 106 99 44 14
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 104 104 46 211
HALOPERIDOL 103 84 47 161
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 102 88 R 48 152
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 101 86 49 136
CLOPIDOGREL 96 95 50 48
CARVEDILOL 94 92 51 36
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 91 91 52 18
DILANTIN 87 82 53 229
NOVOLOG 85 72 54 100
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 84 80 55 135
DILTIAZEM HCL 82 82 56 210
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 81 76 57 144
PLAVIX 80 80 58 81
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 80 80 58 146
DIOVAN 80 79 58 57
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 80 79 58 21
ADVAIR DISKUS 79 67 62 32
BUSPIRONE HCL 79 55 62 126
SPIRONOLACTONE 78 77 64 53
VANCOMYCIN HCL 77 64 65 294
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 75 69 66 109
ROPINIROLE HCL 74 73 67 89
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72 58 68 8
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 70 43 S2 69 67
CEPHALEXIN 70 62 69 162
CLOTRIMAZOLE 68 56 71 267
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 66 64 72 164
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 65 55 73 176
KLOR-CON M20 65 65 73 86
ALLOPURINOL 64 64 75 24
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE 63 42 76 255
HUMALOG 62 61 77 129
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 62 61 77 40
LEVETIRACETAM 58 56 79 105
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 55 54 80 97
RIVASTIGMINE 54 54 81 336
NEXIUM 54 12 81 50
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 52 42 83 281
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 51 18 84 37
FENOFIBRATE 50 33 85 56
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 50 50 S2 85 71
ERYTHROMYCIN 50 50 85 255
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.