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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,776Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 350 out of 1877

$373K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 348 out of 1877

271 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72% Patients 65 Years and Older
51% 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

6% of this provider’s 271 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 271 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

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

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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 313 216 57 1 3
SIMVASTATIN 307 232 56 2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 226 143 36 3 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 215 151 39 4 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 195 145 21 S3 5 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 187 161 32 6 10
METFORMIN HCL 173 122 30 7 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 164 151 29 8 6
FUROSEMIDE 159 114 27 9 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 134 65 21 10 2
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 123 105 22 11 14
WARFARIN SODIUM 122 122 15 12 7
GLIMEPIRIDE 121 100 18 13 48
CLOPIDOGREL 96 78 16 14 25
GABAPENTIN 89 44 14 15 17
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 82 61 12 16 15
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79 74* 15 17 9
RANITIDINE HCL 72 <11 <11 18 33
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 72 40 15 18 35
CRESTOR 67 56 12 20 39
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 67 <11 <11 A 20 49
ATENOLOL 66 61* 11 22 13
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 65 60* 11 23 56
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 64 59* 12 24 16
CARVEDILOL 62 <11 <11 25 40
TRAZODONE HCL 62 <11 <11 25 42
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 61 46 17 27 37
SYNTHROID 60 44 12 28 94
SERTRALINE HCL 59 <11 <11 29 19
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 59 36 11 29 32
TRAMADOL HCL 57 <11 <11 31 21
TAMSULOSIN HCL 53 30 11 32 26
NYSTATIN 53 19 14 32 127
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 52 47* 13 34 117
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52 47* 11 34 23
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 1, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.