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Prescriber Checkup

ARTHUR MINES M.D.

2555 N DR MARTIN LUTHER KING DR MILWAUKEE HEALTH SERVICES, INC.

Milwaukee | Wisconsin | 53212

(414) 760-3900

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,237Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 87 out of 1802

$563K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 64 out of 1802

369 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
33%Patients 65 Years and Older
86% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

17% of this provider’s 369 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 369 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 10%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 3,186 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% 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

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
LISINOPRIL 322 117 1 3
SIMVASTATIN 306 100 2 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 289 141 3 6
OMEPRAZOLE 274 62 4 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 249 67 S3 5 10
GLIPIZIDE 217 65 6 51
FUROSEMIDE 212 110 7 5
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 208 64 8 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 208 105 8 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 208 81 8 15
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 193 45 11 23
OXYCODONE HCL 189 27 S2 12 41
METFORMIN HCL 178 54 13 11
PROAIR HFA 150 37 14 58
RANITIDINE HCL 142 85 15 30
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 137 16 S2 16 96
ATENOLOL 130 67 17 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 118 56 18 9
ADVAIR DISKUS 115 26 19 32
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 115 32 S2 19 71
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 110 62 21 13
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 109 22 22 27
TRAMADOL HCL 100 21 23 22
IBUPROFEN 100 17 23 101
OXYCONTIN 98 52 S2 25 95
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 88 14 26 63
NEXIUM 88 13 26 50
CARVEDILOL 87 16 28 36
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 82 47 29 14
CLONIDINE HCL 80 45 30 77
BACLOFEN 77 0 31 106
NIFEDIPINE ER 77 42 31 184
GABAPENTIN 75 0 33 16
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 75 27 33 49
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 74 34 35 2
CLOPIDOGREL 73 27 36 48
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 70 23 R 37 69
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 67 34 S2 38 67
TAMSULOSIN HCL 65 27 39 28
DONEPEZIL HCL 63 43 40 26
NAPROXEN 60 24 41 94
BYSTOLIC 57 0 42 120
SERTRALINE HCL 56 0 43 20
HYDROXYZINE HCL 56 18 R 43 208
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 56 0 43 37
LOVASTATIN 55 36 46 25
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 54 20 47 93
ALLOPURINOL 54 16 47 24
ACTOS 51 37 49 103
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 March 11, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.