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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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27,524Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 944

$1.36M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 944

736 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90%Patients 65 Years and Older
57% 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

9% of this provider’s 736 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 736 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 24,971 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 23%.

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 20.


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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 1,357 1,340 1 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,006 980 2 7
SIMVASTATIN 950 851 3 1
OMEPRAZOLE 914 864 4 4
DONEPEZIL HCL 799 796 5 24
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 781 755 6 2
LISINOPRIL 779 737 7 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 753 679 8 8
SERTRALINE HCL 737 687 9 23
NAMENDA 717 714 10 37
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 715 648 11 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 569 533 12 15
MIRTAZAPINE 435 427 13 35
CITALOPRAM HBR 425 370 14 19
GABAPENTIN 350 314 15 18
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 311 301 16 14
TRAMADOL HCL 298 282 17 21
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 297 285 18 13
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 288 280 19 41
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 268 237 20 69
METFORMIN HCL 268 228 20 12
LIDODERM 265 261 22 73
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 262 245 S3 23 10
LEVETIRACETAM 262 152 23 97
DIGOXIN 243 243 25 39
CARVEDILOL 229 207 26 30
CLOPIDOGREL 221 195 27 36
KLOR-CON M20 215 208 28 71
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 212 197 29 9
TAMSULOSIN HCL 208 207 30 27
ATENOLOL 206 190 31 11
ALLOPURINOL 199 177 32 22
DIOVAN 197 190 33 38
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 195 187 34 101
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 194 177 35 16
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 187 175 36 17
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 185 178 37 34
KLOR-CON M10 182 181 38 122
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 178 167 39 20
LANTUS 175 145 40 46
FAMOTIDINE 162 147 41 74
PLAVIX 159 149 42 55
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 158 158 43 77
PREDNISONE 147 144 44 32
JANTOVEN 140 117 45 139
BACLOFEN 139 66 46 111
NEXIUM 137 122 47 53
CYMBALTA 134 120 48 75
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 133 126 49 84
ADVAIR DISKUS 131 120 50 31
LATANOPROST 131 131 50 202
HYDRALAZINE HCL 124 101 52 87
FENTANYL 123 118 S2 53 57
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 118 105 54 54
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 113 108 55 98
LEVOFLOXACIN 112 87 56 117
LEVEMIR 109 106 57 200
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 109 109 57 238
SEROQUEL 107 91 59 142
LACTULOSE 106 74 60 161
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 104 97 61 105
EXELON 99 99 62 149
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 97 93 63 90
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 93 93 64 124
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 93 76 64 29
SPIRIVA 92 88 66 65
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 90 64 67 85
RISPERIDONE 87 63 68 78
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 84 84 S2 69 62
CEPHALEXIN 83 78 70 163
HUMALOG 83 72 70 109
OLANZAPINE 82 65 72 125
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 81 76 73 40
NYSTOP 81 76 73 126
NOVOLOG 80 77 75 93
AMIODARONE HCL 77 66 76 173
TRAZODONE HCL 76 76 77 45
AZITHROMYCIN 75 69 78 70
METOLAZONE 75 75 78 133
CLONIDINE HCL 74 57 80 67
LIPITOR 74 66 80 91
NYSTATIN 74 64 80 134
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 74 49 80 168
GLIPIZIDE 73 57 84 51
SPIRONOLACTONE 73 73 84 44
TRAVATAN Z 72 59 86 197
SANTYL 72 63 86 191
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 70 37 88 146
OXYCODONE HCL 64 58 S2 89 50
DILTIAZEM HCL 64 64 89 196
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 62 62 91 43
RANITIDINE HCL 61 46 92 42
VALPROIC ACID 61 42 92 214
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 60 49 94 33
LYRICA 60 53 94 114
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 60 51 94 61
AGGRENOX 59 59 97 186
PHENYTOIN 58 0 98 272
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 58 45 98 94
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 56 51 100 102
CARBAMAZEPINE 56 33 100 164
BUSPIRONE HCL 56 43 100 153
VESICARE 54 54 103 138
PROAIR HFA 54 45 103 56
CRESTOR 54 39 103 28
TRANSDERM-SCOP 53 48 106 262
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 51 51 107 143
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 51 49 107 274
MIDODRINE HCL 51 41 107 208
LAMOTRIGINE 50 50 110 150
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 Aug. 23, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.