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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,610Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 164 out of 1877

$428K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 235 out of 1877

489 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older
40% 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

8% of this provider’s 489 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 489 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

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

Prescriptions per Patient

18 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
LISINOPRIL 425 388 78 1 3
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 325 276 78 2 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 323 275 50 3 2
SIMVASTATIN 316 289 71 4 1
FUROSEMIDE 250 226 37 5 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 230 211 44 6 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 227 209 32 7 7
SERTRALINE HCL 189 137 33 8 19
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 188 188 40 9 14
OMEPRAZOLE 179 143 35 10 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 176 159 33 11 6
GABAPENTIN 176 147 35 11 17
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 170 151 31 13 35
ATENOLOL 151 132 39 14 13
PREDNISONE 141 136* 49 15 36
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 127 115 26 16 8
METFORMIN HCL 125 111 27 17 12
FLUOXETINE HCL 125 97 17 17 41
RANITIDINE HCL 120 115* 20 19 33
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 118 105 22 20 15
ALLOPURINOL 101 96* 17 21 22
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 95 70 37 S3 22 11
TRAMADOL HCL 87 63 26 23 21
LANTUS 83 59 12 24 61
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 78 <11 <11 A 25 49
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 73 68* 17 26 32
DIOVAN 70 65* 11 27 60
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 68 63* 14 28 16
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 66 61* 17 29 27
LORAZEPAM 66 66 12 B 29 24
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 65 53 19 31 37
LOVASTATIN 62 50 11 32 29
CRESTOR 61 61 13 33 39
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 59 54* 14 34 34
CITALOPRAM HBR 58 <11 <11 35 20
METFORMIN HCL ER 56 51* 15 36 46
GLYBURIDE 52 39 11 R 37 85
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 Jan. 26, 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.