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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,443Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 944

$1.52M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 944

454 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88%Patients 65 Years and Older
85% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

19% of this provider’s 454 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

27% of this provider’s 454 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 22,138 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$62 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

54 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
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,047 1,027 1 7
NAMENDA 1,038 1,036 2 37
DONEPEZIL HCL 931 924 3 24
FUROSEMIDE 883 827 4 6
SERTRALINE HCL 697 647 5 23
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 646 600 S3 6 10
GABAPENTIN 629 548 7 18
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 609 591 8 2
OMEPRAZOLE 595 522 9 4
LISINOPRIL 587 525 10 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 494 473 11 5
SIMVASTATIN 493 443 12 1
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 436 384 13 69
MIRTAZAPINE 404 379 14 35
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 338 301 15 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 323 273 16 19
LANTUS 315 304 17 46
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 306 235 18 85
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 301 288 19 15
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 252 234 20 41
CLOPIDOGREL 216 199 21 36
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 211 210 22 20
TAMSULOSIN HCL 202 178 23 27
NOVOLOG 200 198 24 93
DIOVAN 191 190 25 38
ADVAIR DISKUS 190 187 26 31
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 187 187 27 77
ALLOPURINOL 187 174 27 22
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 186 174 29 14
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 186 180 29 34
FAMOTIDINE 184 163 31 74
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 177 173 S2 32 62
KLOR-CON M20 176 162 33 71
NYSTATIN 174 158 34 134
PLAVIX 161 153 35 55
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 159 138 36 101
SEROQUEL 159 139 36 142
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 159 157 36 84
OXYCONTIN 158 137 S2 39 92
RISPERIDONE 153 122 40 78
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 152 151 41 9
CYMBALTA 148 144 42 75
SPIRIVA 144 142 43 65
CARVEDILOL 139 136 44 30
BACLOFEN 139 67 44 111
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 138 135 46 13
ATENOLOL 133 117 47 11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 130 111 48 17
TRAMADOL HCL 122 119 49 21
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 117 117 50 98
RANITIDINE HCL 113 99 51 42
LOVASTATIN 112 107 52 26
LIDODERM 110 106 53 73
NYSTOP 110 104 53 126
ROPINIROLE HCL 107 101 55 96
DIGOXIN 102 96 56 39
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 102 102 56 52
BYSTOLIC 101 101 58 123
LAMOTRIGINE 99 78 59 150
TRAVATAN Z 96 78 60 197
NIASPAN 92 79 61 76
OLANZAPINE 89 61 62 125
PROCRIT 87 87 63 261
NEXIUM 85 83 64 53
SANTYL 82 49 65 191
DILTIAZEM ER 81 80 66 88
TRAZODONE HCL 80 65 67 45
ABILIFY 80 70 67 166
GLIPIZIDE 79 66 69 51
PREDNISONE 78 73 70 32
JANUVIA 77 77 71 81
OXYCODONE HCL 76 37 S2 72 50
AMIODARONE HCL 75 74 73 173
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 75 65 S2 73 80
MUPIROCIN 73 30 75 318
CLONIDINE 73 67 75 225
FENTANYL 71 58 S2 77 57
KLOR-CON 10 70 69 78 115
LYRICA 70 61 78 114
HYDRALAZINE HCL 69 67 80 87
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 67 67 81 16
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 67 57 81 147
SPIRONOLACTONE 66 55 83 44
RESTASIS 61 61 84 263
LEVOFLOXACIN 61 55 84 117
PAROXETINE HCL 60 58 86 64
KLOR-CON M10 60 60 86 122
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 60 57 86 146
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 60 41 86 40
GLIMEPIRIDE 58 55 90 47
NUEDEXTA 58 52 90 345
SEROQUEL XR 57 54 92 270
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 56 56 93 168
HUMALOG 56 54 93 109
LEXAPRO 56 55 93 229
FENOFIBRATE 55 53 96 58
CEPHALEXIN 55 37 96 163
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 54 51 98 274
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 54 41 98 141
METFORMIN HCL 52 26 100 12
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 52 50 100 102
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 51 45 102 94
LATANOPROST 51 51 102 202
MORPHINE SULFATE 50 45 S2 104 257
FINASTERIDE 50 39 104 83
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 Dec. 7, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.