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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Emergency Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,561Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 47

$462K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 47

257 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
63%Patients 65 Years and Older
51% 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

12% of this provider’s 257 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

31% of this provider’s 257 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 26%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 4,593 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 13%.

Prescription Price

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 5.


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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 459 148 S3 1 2
OMEPRAZOLE 324 208 2 7
SIMVASTATIN 317 232 3 3
LISINOPRIL 305 203 4 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 286 222 5 10
FUROSEMIDE 256 206 6 6
GABAPENTIN 186 100 7 14
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 160 64 8 20
WARFARIN SODIUM 159 138 9 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 149 122 10 9
CARVEDILOL 148 121 11 23
CITALOPRAM HBR 139 55 12 17
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 136 121 13 8
TRAMADOL HCL 135 90 14 22
TAMSULOSIN HCL 113 62 15 32
ATENOLOL 102 60 16 12
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 91 72 17 15
ADVAIR DISKUS 87 43 18 48
FENTANYL 75 18 S2 19 37
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70 57 20 16
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 66 34 R 21 55
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 66 54 21 18
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 63 0 S2 23 58
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 63 18 R 23 40
LANTUS 62 52 25 21
METFORMIN HCL 59 46 26 11
SYMBICORT 59 27 26 63
SPIRIVA 58 16 28 64
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 56 44 29 38
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 56 29 S2 29 33
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 54 22 31 29
DONEPEZIL HCL 53 51 32 26
PREDNISONE 52 16 33 18
ALLOPURINOL 52 35 33 25
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 52 41 33 28
METFORMIN HCL ER 51 27 36 72
IBUPROFEN 50 16 37 74
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 9, 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.