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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,390Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 66 out of 941

$677K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 131 out of 941

516 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% 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

7% of this provider’s 516 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 516 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 20.


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 574 525 114 1 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 501 477 84 2 2
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 490 458 101 3 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 442 419 86 4 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 406 358 40 5 8
OMEPRAZOLE 395 312 74 6 4
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 384 315 85 7 17
FUROSEMIDE 381 366 62 8 5
ATENOLOL 350 323 66 9 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 296 276 54 10 16
SIMVASTATIN 274 236 66 11 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 264 259* 41 12 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 262 238 47 13 7
CITALOPRAM HBR 237 221 40 14 23
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 220 215* 39 15 13
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 185 128 58 S3 16 11
METFORMIN HCL 179 128 43 17 14
DONEPEZIL HCL 175 175 22 18 25
SERTRALINE HCL 164 131 28 19 21
MIRTAZAPINE 164 140 25 19 40
LORAZEPAM 160 132 36 B 21 24
GABAPENTIN 153 118 36 22 18
TRAZODONE HCL 153 120 31 22 44
RANITIDINE HCL 149 144* 27 24 41
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 145 140* 26 25 27
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 140 127 18 26 15
NAMENDA 120 <11 <11 27 30
MELOXICAM 119 102 36 28 63
BUMETANIDE 113 98 17 29 116
RISPERIDONE 106 106 11 A 30 88
LOVASTATIN 105 94 20 31 33
SPIRONOLACTONE 105 100* 13 31 46
ZETIA 100 72 13 33 60
ALPRAZOLAM 97 92* 17 B 34 29
CLOPIDOGREL 96 76 22 35 19
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 90 66 23 36 42
HYDRALAZINE HCL 88 83* 14 37 81
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 87 61 12 38 68
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 86 81* 14 39 174
ALLOPURINOL 81 76* 12 40 22
ADVAIR DISKUS 78 73* 15 41 38
LANTUS 78 <11 <11 41 59
PREDNISONE 77 66 36 43 36
CLONIDINE HCL 74 69* 14 44 67
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 73 59 19 45 93
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 70 57 59 46 183
NEXIUM 70 30 13 46 57
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 69 51 17 48 28
GLIPIZIDE 68 63* 12 49 53
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 67 <11 <11 50 92
SYNTHROID 65 51 14 51 69
TRAMADOL HCL 65 60* 22 51 20
NYSTATIN 64 50 27 53 121
PROAIR HFA 63 46 21 54 45
KLOR-CON M20 63 <11 <11 54 70
KLOR-CON M10 62 <11 <11 56 122
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 61 37 12 57 75
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 61 47 11 57 39
CELEBREX 60 55* 15 59 106
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 60 60 12 59 47
FAMOTIDINE* 57 <11 <11 61 84
DIGOX 55 <11 <11 62 79
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 54 <11 <11 S2 63 85
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 53 20 16 64 37
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 53 28 13 64 31
KLOR-CON 10 52 35 12 66 127
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 51 46* 15 S2 67 71
METOLAZONE 50 <11 <11 68 132
GEMFIBROZIL 50 <11 <11 68 87
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 50 <11 <11 68 152
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 Oct. 19, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.