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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,976Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 21 out of 1877

$603K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 69 out of 1877

395 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older
46% 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

13% of this provider’s 395 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 395 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 19%.

Prescription Price

$43 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 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
FUROSEMIDE 768 685 87 1 5
LISINOPRIL 602 552 87 2 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 479 457 69 3 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 464 415 37 4 7
SIMVASTATIN 411 341 68 5 1
OMEPRAZOLE 411 380 59 5 4
SERTRALINE HCL 316 304 40 7 19
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 295 264 49 8 10
DONEPEZIL HCL 293 288* 41 9 30
NAMENDA 264 264 26 10 31
FENTANYL 257 257 28 S2 11 54
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 257 236 43 11 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 242 200 41 13 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 217 182 26 14 15
METFORMIN HCL 216 158 34 15 12
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 197 197 22 16 27
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 193 188* 33 17 9
MELOXICAM 186 164 36 18 57
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 185 161 27 19 35
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 176 176 26 20 14
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 168 163* 41 S3 21 11
LORAZEPAM 166 161* 39 B 22 24
CITALOPRAM HBR 143 130 14 23 20
ALLOPURINOL 137 137 21 24 22
CLOPIDOGREL 134 134 20 25 25
ATENOLOL 133 122 23 26 13
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 119 114* 18 27 16
MIRTAZAPINE 118 118 15 28 45
CARVEDILOL 118 94 16 28 40
TAMSULOSIN HCL 116 111* 18 30 26
GLYBURIDE 114 102 13 R 31 85
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 108 108 13 32 73
PREDNISONE 99 99 20 33 36
DIGOX 96 96 15 34 97
DIOVAN 92 87* 11 35 60
TRAMADOL HCL 92 92 24 35 21
ZETIA 88 74 15 37 76
GABAPENTIN 87 73 14 38 17
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 86 74 13 39 84
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 83 <11 <11 A 40 49
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 83 <11 <11 40 32
RISPERIDONE 82 82 11 A 42 74
NEXIUM 78 <11 <11 43 59
ADVAIR DISKUS 75 70* 16 44 38
TRAZODONE HCL 73 <11 <11 45 42
LAMOTRIGINE 72 <11 <11 46 120
LANTUS 71 <11 <11 47 61
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 71 71 13 47 81
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 66 61* 17 49 37
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 66 66 11 49 18
PROAIR HFA 64 59* 22 51 44
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 63 <11 <11 52 92
CLONIDINE HCL 63 <11 <11 52 80
GEMFIBROZIL 63 <11 <11 52 89
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 62 <11 <11 55 34
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61 <11 <11 56 23
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 57 <11 <11 R 57 79
PROPRANOLOL HCL 57 <11 <11 57 115
EXELON 57 <11 <11 57 192
FINASTERIDE 56 <11 <11 60 82
OLANZAPINE 55 <11 <11 A 61 121
TERAZOSIN HCL 54 <11 <11 62 99
VANCOMYCIN HCL* 52 <11 <11 63 350
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 52 <11 <11 63 55
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 52 <11 <11 63 70
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 51 46* 24 66 153
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 May 29, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.