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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,912Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 30

$752K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 30

519 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older
78% 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

5% of this provider’s 519 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

4% of this provider’s 519 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Brand Name Drugs*

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$63 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 25.


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
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 467 411 66 A 1 19
GALANTAMINE HBR 435 404 65 2 57
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 399 297 49 3 21
SERTRALINE HCL 374 353 59 4 14
DONEPEZIL HCL 344 310 49 5 6
MIRTAZAPINE 341 336* 63 6 16
FUROSEMIDE 328 310 50 7 1
OMEPRAZOLE 322 264 51 8 3
SIMVASTATIN 281 214 35 9 7
LISINOPRIL 265 233 34 10 5
CITALOPRAM HBR 262 242 39 11 17
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 258 218 40 12 2
NAMENDA 229 224* 33 13 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 220 215* 27 14 15
OLANZAPINE 220 188 34 A 14 47
CLOZAPINE 202 154 14 A 16 27
TRAZODONE HCL 199 187 41 17 31
LORAZEPAM 182 170 57 B 18 23
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 171 166* 31 19 10
GABAPENTIN 153 129 22 20 12
CLONAZEPAM 141 94 15 B 21 62
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 141 141 23 S3 21 11
TRAMADOL HCL 137 132* 25 23 25
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 137 117 20 23 18
TAMIFLU 130 107 129 25 96
CYMBALTA 127 122* 15 26 35
LAMOTRIGINE 126 <11 <11 27 61
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 125 106 19 28 9
EXELON 124 124 19 29 62
ABILIFY 117 <11 <11 A 30 60
NOVOLIN N 114 <11 <11 31 123
FLUOXETINE HCL 113 100 18 32 59
TAMSULOSIN HCL 100 79 16 33 30
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 97 79 12 34 42
WARFARIN SODIUM 95 34 15 35 8
METFORMIN HCL 95 70 11 35 20
LIDODERM 93 <11 <11 37 44
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 92 92 13 38 26
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 92 <11 <11 R 38 75
RISPERIDONE 90 77 13 A 40 36
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 89 <11 <11 41 13
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 89 74 14 41 58
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 85 80* 13 43 24
CLOPIDOGREL 73 59 12 44 29
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 73 73 16 44 71
ATENOLOL 72 67* 11 46 22
PAROXETINE HCL 70 65* 13 47 77
HALOPERIDOL 69 47 11 A 48 100
ALPRAZOLAM 68 68 15 B 49 52
NOVOLOG 66 32 12 50 70
ADVAIR DISKUS 63 <11 <11 51 45
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 62 <11 <11 52 120
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 62 <11 <11 52 46
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 60 <11 <11 54 94
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 57 <11 <11 55 148
ENULOSE 57 <11 <11 55 97
FENTANYL 56 56 15 S2 57 37
ALLOPURINOL 55 <11 <11 58 34
BACLOFEN 55 <11 <11 58 87
LOVASTATIN 51 <11 <11 60 72
ROPINIROLE HCL 50 <11 <11 61 86
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 April 2, 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.