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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,960Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 13 out of 944

$993K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 19 out of 944

1,028 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89%Patients 65 Years and Older
25% 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

6% of this provider’s 1,028 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 1,028 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 17,685 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

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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 1,191 1,015 1 7
SIMVASTATIN 983 922 2 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 813 764 3 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 789 755 4 2
LISINOPRIL 670 635 5 3
OMEPRAZOLE 587 548 6 4
FUROSEMIDE 554 493 7 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 545 502 8 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 480 429 9 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 446 429 10 9
SERTRALINE HCL 411 369 11 23
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 383 362 12 15
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 333 298 13 16
METFORMIN HCL 327 291 14 12
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 308 199 S3 15 10
ATENOLOL 278 269 16 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 256 253 17 14
PREDNISONE 222 218 18 32
CRESTOR 212 210 19 28
ALLOPURINOL 188 174 20 22
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 184 175 21 29
RANITIDINE HCL 175 143 22 42
GABAPENTIN 152 126 23 18
CITALOPRAM HBR 147 141 24 19
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 144 128 25 25
LOVASTATIN 140 139 26 26
DIOVAN 133 133 27 38
CLOPIDOGREL 129 95 28 36
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 126 96 29 34
FENTANYL 124 96 S2 30 57
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 122 109 31 20
NAMENDA 118 118 32 37
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 115 109 33 94
FINASTERIDE 112 112 34 83
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 112 108 34 77
TRAMADOL HCL 111 99 36 21
LANTUS 109 82 37 46
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 109 57 S2 37 62
TAMSULOSIN HCL 109 101 37 27
GLIPIZIDE 100 83 40 51
DONEPEZIL HCL 100 89 40 24
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 94 73 42 69
PLAVIX 93 81 43 55
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 93 92 43 54
CARVEDILOL 91 68 45 30
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 91 86 45 143
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 88 88 S3 47 95
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 88 72 47 41
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 86 86 49 60
ZETIA 85 80 50 59
MIRTAZAPINE 82 81 51 35
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 81 77 52 40
LEVETIRACETAM 80 63 53 97
QUINAPRIL HCL 80 80 53 131
ROPINIROLE HCL 78 72 55 96
DILTIAZEM ER 77 77 56 88
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 76 60 57 102
LIDODERM 76 71 57 73
DIGOXIN 75 75 59 39
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 75 71 59 205
GEMFIBROZIL 74 66 61 72
SPIRONOLACTONE 73 66 62 44
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 70 51 63 61
LIPITOR 69 63 64 91
NYSTOP 69 49 64 126
GLIMEPIRIDE 68 65 66 47
BACLOFEN 68 14 66 111
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 67 67 68 17
BENAZEPRIL HCL 65 61 69 66
AZITHROMYCIN 64 61 70 70
CLONIDINE HCL 64 56 70 67
ADVAIR DISKUS 63 57 72 31
NEXIUM 62 58 73 53
NOVOLOG 60 30 74 93
PRILOSEC OTC 56 52 75 162
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 55 49 76 52
KLOR-CON M10 55 17 76 122
FLUOXETINE HCL 54 34 78 48
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 53 51 R 79 79
TRAZODONE HCL 53 45 79 45
BUPROPION HCL 52 34 81 361
KLOR-CON 10 52 42 81 115
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 50 44 83 295
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. 16, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.