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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,542Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 194 out of 1802

$365K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 250 out of 1802

442 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83%Patients 65 Years and Older
43% 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
in Wisconsin
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 442 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 442 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 6,173 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 319 304 1 6
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 307 279 2 8
SIMVASTATIN 281 259 3 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 257 150 S3 4 10
OMEPRAZOLE 250 183 5 4
LISINOPRIL 244 211 6 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 175 169 7 7
TRAMADOL HCL 174 130 8 22
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 169 140 9 2
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 136 91 10 27
FUROSEMIDE 135 134 11 5
DONEPEZIL HCL 135 135 11 26
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 129 105 13 29
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 124 106 14 14
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 120 108 15 13
TAMSULOSIN HCL 109 98 16 28
ATENOLOL 105 82 17 12
METFORMIN HCL 103 94 18 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 102 89 19 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 97 77 20 17
ALLOPURINOL 92 89 21 24
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 72 61 22 19
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 70 66 23 15
TRAZODONE HCL 67 53 24 39
FLUOXETINE HCL 63 59 25 35
DIOVAN 62 54 26 57
GLIPIZIDE XL 61 47 27 98
SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 58 58 28 199
SERTRALINE HCL 55 38 29 20
CARVEDILOL 53 48 30 36
TAMIFLU 53 52 30 186
NAMENDA 53 53 30 34
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.