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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,190Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 445 out of 1877

$246K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 750 out of 1877

287 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73% 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 81928cdb0ebe162ff75cf405bfacadd396bf3ec84bc467b6f3e612dd63daa776 Average for
this specialty
in Wisconsin
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 287 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 287 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$40 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


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
OMEPRAZOLE 288 150 42 1 4
LISINOPRIL 251 204 43 2 3
SIMVASTATIN 206 170 31 3 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 188 136 26 4 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 180 157 36 5 6
LOVASTATIN 175 147 32 6 29
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 153 109 26 7 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 152 95 27 S3 8 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 134 118 17 9 7
METFORMIN HCL 128 123* 22 10 12
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 125 104 18 11 14
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 122 93 18 12 27
CLOPIDOGREL 115 110* 19 13 25
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 115 110* 25 S2 13 67
LORAZEPAM 113 81 20 B 15 24
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 102 97* 21 16 34
ATENOLOL 96 91* 18 17 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 90 85* 18 18 10
GABAPENTIN 89 56 15 19 17
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 85 63 14 20 16
TAMSULOSIN HCL 81 76* 12 21 26
FUROSEMIDE 78 73* 18 22 5
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 73 <11 <11 23 84
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 66 55 15 24 8
PAROXETINE HCL 65 <11 <11 25 63
CLONAZEPAM 65 <11 <11 B 25 47
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 59 54* 12 27 18
ALPRAZOLAM 59 <11 <11 B 27 28
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 58 <11 <11 29 50
ALLOPURINOL 58 53* 14 29 22
GLIPIZIDE 57 52* 11 31 53
PROAIR HFA 52 25 21 32 44
ADVAIR DISKUS 51 <11 <11 33 38
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 51 36 12 33 32
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 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.