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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,467Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 398 out of 1877

$365K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 363 out of 1877

320 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older
45% 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 320 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

5% of this provider’s 320 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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
SIMVASTATIN 365 318 83 1 1
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 245 240* 50 2 50
OMEPRAZOLE 221 191 52 3 4
FUROSEMIDE 218 191 42 4 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 191 179 22 5 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 176 145 35 6 2
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 175 170* 44 7 9
METFORMIN HCL 171 129 40 8 12
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 161 135 36 9 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 161 150 44 9 6
SERTRALINE HCL 156 116 34 11 19
LISINOPRIL 138 133* 36 12 3
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 138 124 29 12 27
TRAMADOL HCL 124 97 30 14 21
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 123 118* 28 15 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 100 95* 25 16 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 99 94* 27 17 10
TAMSULOSIN HCL 94 81 23 18 26
TRAZODONE HCL 92 73 16 19 42
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 90 <11 <11 A 20 49
GABAPENTIN 88 71 20 21 17
SPIRIVA 77 72* 17 22 71
ADVAIR DISKUS 74 69* 19 23 38
CITALOPRAM HBR 73 68* 20 24 20
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 63 <11 <11 25 73
ATENOLOL 62 57* 17 26 13
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 62 50 23 26 37
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 61 35 17 28 35
NAMENDA 60 <11 <11 29 31
LORAZEPAM 58 53* 18 B 30 24
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 55 50* 14 31 16
CARVEDILOL 54 54 14 32 40
PREDNISONE 52 47* 22 33 36
OXYCODONE HCL 50 <11 <11 S2 34 43
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 Dec. 7, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.