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Prescriber Checkup

CARLA WRIGHT M.D.

2555 N DR MARTIN LUTHER KING DR MILWAUKEE HEALTH SERVICES INC

Milwaukee | Wisconsin | 53212

(414) 372-8080

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,458Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 85

$521K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 85

283 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76%Patients 65 Years and Older
77% 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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this specialty
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 283 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 23%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 8,494 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 18%.

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $77 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 624 533 1 17
LISINOPRIL 596 522 2 19
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 393 342 3 23
METFORMIN HCL 339 232 4 30
FUROSEMIDE 304 265 5 26
CLONIDINE HCL 295 236 6 31
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 295 234 6 31
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 285 261 8 33
TRAMADOL HCL 276 225 9 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 257 196 10 37
OMEPRAZOLE 244 162 11 27
SIMVASTATIN 218 178 12 36
NIFEDIPINE ER 195 161 13 40
CRESTOR 181 160 14 42
GABAPENTIN 158 123 15 2
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 156 117 16 45
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 153 116 17 39
NIFEDICAL XL 149 117 18 46
ACTOS 139 125 19 50
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 134 104 20 18
CLOPIDOGREL 129 122 21 52
HYDRALAZINE HCL 114 109 22 58
PLAVIX 114 106 22 58
ALLOPURINOL 113 94 24 62
DONEPEZIL HCL 111 111 25 63
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 110 83 26 64
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 107 93 27 65
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 106 78 28 66
LOVASTATIN 106 63 28 66
ATENOLOL 105 83 30 68
LIPITOR 99 90 31 69
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 96 53 32 70
ADVAIR DISKUS 96 60 32 70
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 95 81 34 72
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 89 86 35 75
CARVEDILOL 88 77 36 76
MEGESTROL ACETATE 85 83 R 37 77
RANITIDINE HCL 85 81 37 28
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 85 81 37 77
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 84 67 40 13
ULORIC 77 55 41 79
INDAPAMIDE 73 73 42 80
NEXIUM 69 65 43 15
PROAIR HFA 67 45 44 81
KLOR-CON M20 67 57 44 81
ONGLYZA 65 60 46 85
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 61 32 47 87
DIOVAN 60 39 48 88
ZETIA 59 47 49 89
LABETALOL HCL 59 38 49 89
TAMSULOSIN HCL 58 51 51 56
GLIMEPIRIDE 56 47 52 94
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 52 46 S3 53 1
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.