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Prescriber Checkup

WILLIAM COOPER MD

1185 CORPORATE CENTER DR STE 175 PROHEALTH CARE MEDICAL ASSOCIATES INC.

Oconomowoc | Wisconsin | 53066

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,831Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 60 out of 941

$716K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 102 out of 941

605 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older
19% 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 81928cdb0ebe162ff75cf405bfacadd396bf3ec84bc467b6f3e612dd63daa776 Average for
this specialty
in Wisconsin
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

4% of this provider’s 605 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 605 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 20.


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.

B

A benzodiazepine, or tranquilizer. More » The American Geriatrics Society says these drugs increase the risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls and fractures in older adults.

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 with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Recieving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Wisconsin
FUROSEMIDE 580 575* 85 1 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 556 551* 112 2 2
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 527 511 107 3 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 511 481 92 4 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 480 475* 100 5 6
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 468 444 107 6 17
OMEPRAZOLE 452 411 95 7 4
LISINOPRIL 381 361 89 8 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 374 360 61 9 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 372 358 87 10 7
GABAPENTIN 367 319 59 11 18
SIMVASTATIN 346 335 92 12 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 260 190 37 S3 13 11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 247 242* 66 14 10
METFORMIN HCL 243 215 58 15 14
NAMENDA 218 218 28 16 30
CITALOPRAM HBR 214 203 41 17 23
ATENOLOL 210 205* 44 18 12
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 204 204 33 19 42
SERTRALINE HCL 196 196 34 20 21
CLOPIDOGREL 190 174 38 21 19
CARVEDILOL 187 187 41 22 32
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 180 180 14 A 23 55
DONEPEZIL HCL 178 173* 34 24 25
TRAMADOL HCL 162 148 39 25 20
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 137 137 28 26 15
LORAZEPAM 133 120 40 B 27 24
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 130 102 41 28 37
ALLOPURINOL 129 124* 25 29 22
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 129 124* 31 29 52
DIGOX 122 122 17 31 79
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 121 121 27 32 16
PREDNISONE 114 109* 32 33 36
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 111 99 21 34 34
KLOR-CON M20 96 96 18 35 70
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 96 84 15 35 68
LOVASTATIN 94 94 26 37 33
SPIRONOLACTONE 94 94 25 37 46
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 94 94 17 37 31
ADVAIR DISKUS 93 88* 19 40 38
TAMSULOSIN HCL 89 89 25 41 26
GLIPIZIDE 84 79* 20 42 53
ZETIA 80 <11 <11 43 60
ROPINIROLE HCL 78 73* 15 44 95
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 74 69* 18 45 39
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 69 69 19 46 28
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 65 65 14 47 125
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 64 59* 15 48 93
CYMBALTA 63 <11 <11 49 61
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 63 <11 <11 S2 49 85
ALPRAZOLAM 63 51 15 B 49 29
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 62 62 25 52 100
DILTIAZEM ER 58 58 11 53 126
SPIRIVA 58 <11 <11 53 64
JANUVIA 57 52* 13 55 74
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 56 56 11 56 62
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 56 51* 14 56 56
GLIMEPIRIDE 56 44 12 56 48
TERAZOSIN HCL 56 <11 <11 56 108
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 56 45 17 56 101
MIRTAZAPINE 53 53 14 61 40
TRAZODONE HCL 53 48* 12 61 44
PROAIR HFA 53 42 27 61 45
KLOR-CON M10 52 52 11 64 122
MELOXICAM 50 <11 <11 65 63
BENAZEPRIL HCL 50 <11 <11 65 72
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths of these prescriptions 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.
  • 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 April 16, 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.