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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,899Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 421 out of 941

$428K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 367 out of 941

214 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
60% Patients 65 Years and Older
64% 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

9% of this provider’s 214 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

29% of this provider’s 214 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

$62 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 371 182 43 S3 1 11
LISINOPRIL 211 143 50 2 3
TRAMADOL HCL 191 101 52 3 20
METFORMIN HCL 143 104 34 4 14
FUROSEMIDE 134 74 35 5 5
OMEPRAZOLE 130 80 36 6 4
SIMVASTATIN 130 99 30 6 1
PROAIR HFA 129 51 34 8 45
CLOPIDOGREL 114 88 24 9 19
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 113 69 34 10 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 98 72 19 11 9
RANITIDINE HCL 93 39 29 12 41
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 90 54 18 13 6
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 89 29 20 14 31
PREDNISONE 87 48 23 15 36
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 87 <11 <11 S2 15 85
LORAZEPAM 81 63 13 B 17 24
AMOXICILLIN 79 51 47 18 141
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 78 37 19 19 16
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 77 46 19 20 7
GABAPENTIN 77 34 22 20 18
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 76 34 20 A 22 55
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 71 27 22 S3 23 105
ROPINIROLE HCL 69 27 12 24 95
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 68 <11 <11 S2 25 119
CARISOPRODOL 68 <11 <11 R 25 224
DIAZEPAM 67 18 17 B 27 97
LEVOFLOXACIN 63 42 27 28 113
TIZANIDINE HCL 62 <11 11 29 143
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 62 48 17 29 13
IBUPROFEN 59 29 25 31 139
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 59 32 14 31 28
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 59 11 15 R 31 86
AZITHROMYCIN 56 30 35 34 77
TAMSULOSIN HCL 56 <11 <11 34 26
TRAZODONE HCL 55 19 17 36 44
ADVAIR DISKUS 52 <11 14 37 38
MIRTAZAPINE 51 26 13 38 40
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 51 <11 14 38 265
SPIRONOLACTONE 51 <11 <11 38 46
ATENOLOL 50 35 11 41 12
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 Nov. 21, 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.