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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,793Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 24 out of 1877

$659K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 49 out of 1877

750 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74% Patients 65 Years and Older
49% 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 750 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

13% of this provider’s 750 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$48 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 595 414 102 1 2
LISINOPRIL 559 377 115 2 3
SIMVASTATIN 544 350 133 3 1
FUROSEMIDE 511 432 73 4 5
OMEPRAZOLE 474 254 91 5 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 379 221 92 S3 6 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 324 223 58 7 20
WARFARIN SODIUM 315 258 36 8 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 294 225 74 9 6
METFORMIN HCL 258 178 71 10 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 258 230 60 10 10
LOVASTATIN 207 146 46 12 29
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 198 159 39 13 15
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 197 138 51 14 9
ATENOLOL 193 127 37 15 13
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 188 135 28 16 8
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 177 126 34 17 27
GABAPENTIN 160 110 34 18 17
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 152 129 34 19 14
TRAZODONE HCL 147 82 30 20 42
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 139 80 22 21 35
ALLOPURINOL 135 121 29 22 22
SERTRALINE HCL 133 80 24 23 19
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 128 87 27 24 18
RANITIDINE HCL 127 72 24 25 33
DONEPEZIL HCL 120 108 18 26 30
METFORMIN HCL ER 119 95 25 27 46
ADVAIR DISKUS 117 80 30 28 38
NAMENDA 111 111 11 29 31
ALPRAZOLAM 106 84 31 B 30 28
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 106 69 36 30 37
CLOPIDOGREL 106 94 19 30 25
ROPINIROLE HCL 105 84 15 33 95
LORAZEPAM 104 74 24 B 34 24
CARVEDILOL 100 62 17 35 40
GEMFIBROZIL 99 62 17 36 89
PROAIR HFA 95 43 37 37 44
KLOR-CON M20 91 91 12 38 86
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 91 80 32 38 16
TRAMADOL HCL 89 64 22 40 21
FLUOXETINE HCL 86 57 14 41 41
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 82 55 12 42 70
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 75 70* 17 43 55
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 71 66* 20 44 34
MIRTAZAPINE 65 60* 13 45 45
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 63 <11 <11 46 65
CYMBALTA 63 <11 <11 46 62
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62 57* 16 48 23
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 61 25 12 49 100
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 60 <11 <11 R 50 79
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 57 <11 <11 51 98
DIOVAN 55 50* 11 52 60
BACLOFEN 55 <11 <11 52 116
OXYCODONE HCL 54 16 14 S2 54 43
GLIPIZIDE ER 54 42 12 54 91
FENTANYL 54 <11 <11 S2 54 54
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 53 36 15 57 102
RISPERIDONE 52 <11 <11 A 58 74
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 51 28 15 R 59 83
LANTUS 50 36 12 60 61
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 Sept. 9, 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.