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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,269Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 944

$1.09M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 12 out of 944

676 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89%Patients 65 Years and Older
36% 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

6% of this provider’s 676 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 676 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 20,465 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,058 965 1 2
FUROSEMIDE 879 809 2 6
SIMVASTATIN 757 702 3 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 705 678 4 7
ATENOLOL 666 647 5 11
LISINOPRIL 534 459 6 3
OMEPRAZOLE 530 461 7 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 507 446 S3 8 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 477 428 9 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 431 365 10 19
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 421 386 11 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 392 380 12 8
DONEPEZIL HCL 391 371 13 24
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 385 363 14 16
METFORMIN HCL 360 289 15 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 335 314 16 9
CLONIDINE HCL 238 220 17 67
NAMENDA 235 235 18 37
RANITIDINE HCL 232 183 19 42
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 232 232 19 17
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 229 217 21 13
GABAPENTIN 225 166 22 18
CLOPIDOGREL 207 197 23 36
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 204 152 24 34
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 199 159 25 25
TRAMADOL HCL 192 149 26 21
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 187 187 27 60
ADVAIR DISKUS 184 150 28 31
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 175 143 29 43
MELOXICAM 175 169 29 68
MIRTAZAPINE 174 170 31 35
GLIPIZIDE 174 152 31 51
TAMSULOSIN HCL 173 144 33 27
AZITHROMYCIN 168 142 34 70
PROPRANOLOL HCL 163 137 35 103
LOVASTATIN 158 146 36 26
SPIRIVA 155 151 37 65
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 154 153 38 33
FINASTERIDE 151 144 39 83
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 147 120 40 106
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 145 121 41 14
PLAVIX 144 135 42 55
TRAZODONE HCL 141 101 43 45
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 140 126 44 69
DIOVAN 140 119 44 38
FENTANYL 136 135 S2 46 57
DIGOXIN 135 135 47 39
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 134 127 48 77
ALLOPURINOL 127 107 49 22
NEXIUM 125 83 50 53
CARVEDILOL 116 103 51 30
METFORMIN HCL ER 114 106 52 49
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 114 83 52 190
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 113 111 54 184
DILTIAZEM ER 111 99 55 88
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 111 99 55 90
VESICARE 111 101 55 138
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 111 107 55 61
PREDNISONE 109 95 59 32
LANTUS 108 71 60 46
SERTRALINE HCL 107 101 61 23
SPIRONOLACTONE 106 83 62 44
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 104 104 63 124
CYMBALTA 101 86 64 75
PAROXETINE HCL 101 101 64 64
BUSPIRONE HCL 97 71 66 153
GLIPIZIDE ER 94 94 67 89
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 92 76 68 165
CRESTOR 91 65 69 28
PROAIR HFA 91 38 69 56
RISPERIDONE 89 82 71 78
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 89 88 71 20
GLIPIZIDE XL 85 71 73 136
BACLOFEN 85 16 73 111
KLOR-CON M20 83 83 75 71
FLUOXETINE HCL 82 60 76 48
ROPINIROLE HCL 75 64 77 96
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 73 53 R 78 79
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 71 46 79 102
PEN NEEDLE 69 58 80 100
BENAZEPRIL HCL 69 69 80 66
CELEBREX 68 56 82 110
FAMOTIDINE 68 68 82 74
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 66 50 84 157
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 66 59 84 105
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 64 55 S2 86 62
KLOR-CON 10 64 55 86 115
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 63 61 88 295
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 63 61 88 98
CEPHALEXIN 62 52 90 163
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 62 37 90 41
KLOR-CON M10 61 61 92 122
CARTIA XT 61 61 92 291
MIDODRINE HCL 59 50 94 208
INSULIN SYRINGE 59 36 94 121
FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 57 57 96 244
COMBIVENT 57 46 96 107
BYSTOLIC 56 56 98 123
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 56 53 98 179
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 55 43 100 40
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 54 54 101 118
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 53 52 102 52
COLCRYS 52 46 103 222
NABUMETONE 52 43 103 174
ZETIA 52 41 103 59
HUMULIN N 50 45 106 296
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 50 50 106 143
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 Nov. 10, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.