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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,902Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 27 out of 941

$784K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 75 out of 941

568 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older
53% 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 568 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 568 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$44 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
SIMVASTATIN 634 574 121 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 571 460 98 2 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 551 498 80 3 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 534 456 83 4 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 531 437 98 5 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 520 438 88 6 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 466 414 60 7 8
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 446 392 81 8 47
FUROSEMIDE 405 380 75 9 5
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 369 312 57 10 28
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 359 320 60 11 15
ATENOLOL 356 302 59 12 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 353 305 68 13 16
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 346 341* 67 14 13
CLOPIDOGREL 333 280 52 15 19
GABAPENTIN 321 227 64 16 18
LORAZEPAM 289 243 54 B 17 24
SERTRALINE HCL 279 226 46 18 21
TRAMADOL HCL 250 198 83 19 20
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 246 228 35 20 58
METFORMIN HCL 218 184 47 21 14
CARVEDILOL 218 202 45 21 32
LISINOPRIL 214 209* 40 23 3
HYDRALAZINE HCL 206 178 34 24 81
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 194 108 43 S3 25 11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 186 181* 37 26 27
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 177 148 32 27 10
CRESTOR 152 140 23 28 35
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 150 120 32 29 17
GLIPIZIDE 140 127 23 30 53
ALPRAZOLAM 132 115 18 B 31 29
TRAZODONE HCL 115 89 18 32 44
LANTUS 114 79 13 33 59
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 114 99 19 33 174
AZITHROMYCIN 112 91 77 35 77
PREDNISONE 110 78 24 36 36
DONEPEZIL HCL 107 107 13 37 25
DIGOX 105 100* 16 38 79
ADVAIR DISKUS 104 77 21 39 38
PROAIR HFA 103 63 25 40 45
SPIRONOLACTONE 101 88 20 41 46
CITALOPRAM HBR 99 67 16 42 23
DIOVAN 95 90* 12 43 43
NEXIUM 93 80 16 44 57
NAMENDA 92 <11 <11 45 30
MELOXICAM 92 72 27 45 63
ALLOPURINOL 92 87* 23 45 22
TAMSULOSIN HCL 91 86* 19 48 26
AMIODARONE HCL 91 71 14 48 162
GLIPIZIDE ER 90 85* 15 50 102
PAROXETINE HCL 88 62 16 51 65
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 88 73 14 51 31
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 82 82 17 53 39
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 81 76* 15 54 56
RANITIDINE HCL 79 49 19 55 41
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 79 62 20 R 55 86
NIASPAN 75 48 11 57 107
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 74 <11 <11 A 58 55
VENTOLIN HFA 72 67* 21 59 144
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 72 67* 14 59 42
LEVOFLOXACIN 70 65* 47 61 113
HUMALOG 70 <11 <11 61 112
MIRTAZAPINE 69 69 13 63 40
CLONIDINE HCL 69 64* 12 63 67
ZOSTAVAX 69 64* 69 63 200
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 68 63* 12 66 75
METFORMIN HCL ER 65 45 13 67 49
DIGOXIN 64 59* 16 68 109
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 63 58* 52 69 98
CLONAZEPAM 63 51 15 B 69 54
SPIRIVA 62 57* 11 71 64
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 59 <11 <11 R 72 78
BENAZEPRIL HCL 59 48 12 72 72
LOVASTATIN 59 48 13 72 33
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 57 <11 <11 75 92
CYMBALTA 57 <11 <11 75 61
BUMETANIDE 57 <11 <11 75 116
LACTULOSE 56 51* 18 78 198
FENOFIBRATE* 55 <11 <11 79 76
GLYBURIDE 55 <11 <11 R 79 83
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 54 <11 <11 81 80
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 52 47* 35 82 175
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 July 9, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.