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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,854Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 266 out of 1802

$352K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 285 out of 1802

292 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76%Patients 65 Years and Older
62% 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

8% of this provider’s 292 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 292 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 10%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 5,778 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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
SIMVASTATIN 317 283 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 292 258 2 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 269 260 3 7
LISINOPRIL 267 248 4 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 240 229 5 6
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 233 146 6 21
FUROSEMIDE 221 188 7 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 206 180 S3 8 10
OMEPRAZOLE 145 109 9 4
SERTRALINE HCL 125 106 10 20
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 122 109 11 9
METFORMIN HCL 120 94 12 11
DONEPEZIL HCL 113 101 13 26
ATENOLOL 97 89 14 12
NAMENDA 93 81 15 34
TRAMADOL HCL 87 80 16 22
TRAZODONE HCL 86 82 17 39
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78 78 18 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 75 72 19 14
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 75 73 19 18
RANITIDINE HCL 73 41 21 30
ALLOPURINOL 72 70 22 24
BETAMETHASONE VALERATE 71 69 23 230
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 70 67 24 15
TAMSULOSIN HCL 69 66 25 28
DIGOXIN 67 64 26 45
CITALOPRAM HBR 64 61 27 17
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60 56 28 23
MIRTAZAPINE 59 50 29 38
CLONIDINE HCL 59 57 29 77
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 56 43 31 37
BONIVA 54 0 32 336
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 51 49 33 54
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 1, 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.