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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,506Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 15 out of 117

$789K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 14 out of 117

341 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78%Patients 65 Years and Older
82% 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 Average for
this specialty
in Illinois
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 341 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

17% of this provider’s 341 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 8,842 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$63 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 24.


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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.

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
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Illinois
WARFARIN SODIUM 599 471 1 9
SIMVASTATIN 468 304 2 1
FUROSEMIDE 438 372 3 3
LISINOPRIL 418 307 4 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 411 307 5 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 379 84 S3 6 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 374 306 7 5
OMEPRAZOLE 291 230 8 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 275 234 9 2
DONEPEZIL HCL 188 170 10 10
NAMENDA 186 186 11 14
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 182 150 12 15
TAMSULOSIN HCL 161 116 13 28
MIRTAZAPINE 156 115 14 25
METFORMIN HCL 153 97 15 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 153 135 15 12
RISPERIDONE 149 111 17 39
LIDODERM 140 120 18 46
FAMOTIDINE 138 125 19 38
LANTUS 134 70 20 43
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 131 79 21 26
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 120 88 22 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 117 84 23 13
TRAZODONE HCL 114 51 24 44
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 113 78 25 42
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 113 103 25 52
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 111 63 27 27
SERTRALINE HCL 109 86 28 22
CARVEDILOL 95 71 29 24
NOVOLOG 92 68 30 90
GABAPENTIN 90 37 31 16
DIGOXIN 84 82 32 35
CITALOPRAM HBR 83 65 33 19
TRAMADOL HCL 82 76 34 18
ADVAIR DISKUS 80 54 35 51
DIOVAN 75 70 36 31
EXELON 75 71 36 55
HUMALOG 74 29 38 135
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 73 50 39 36
CLOZAPINE 73 0 39 179
KLOR-CON M20 71 49 41 34
GLIPIZIDE 71 49 41 37
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 70 57 43 32
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 68 46 44 79
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 67 55 45 70
CLOPIDOGREL 65 51 46 30
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 65 31 46 101
HYDRALAZINE HCL 64 41 48 54
TRICOR 64 53 48 142
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 59 48 50 75
FENTANYL 58 31 S2 51 41
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 57 49 52 77
ALLOPURINOL 57 47 52 48
MECLIZINE HCL 56 39 54 154
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 56 56 54 29
FENOFIBRATE 55 44 56 84
NYSTOP 55 35 56 107
CRESTOR 54 34 58 50
SPIRIVA 53 48 59 60
CYMBALTA 53 20 59 59
PLAVIX 52 36 61 47
LYRICA 52 26 61 92
PAROXETINE HCL 50 24 63 63
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 50 32 63 23
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths 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.
  • The calculation of “Risky Drugs to Seniors” does not include drugs for which a provider wrote 11 or fewer prescriptions because Medicare redacted the information to protect patient privacy.
  • 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 May 30, 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.