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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,486Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 14 out of 2429

$1.13M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 31 out of 2429

575 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77%Patients 65 Years and Older
58% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 575 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

17% of this provider’s 575 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 12%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 18,297 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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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
LISINOPRIL 975 814 1 2
FUROSEMIDE 760 610 2 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 711 574 3 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 594 494 4 4
OMEPRAZOLE 528 345 5 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 506 429 6 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 503 250 S3 7 6
SIMVASTATIN 481 434 8 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 462 420 9 14
WARFARIN SODIUM 447 427 10 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 435 388 11 12
METFORMIN HCL 429 270 12 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 382 271 13 19
RANITIDINE HCL 380 228 14 24
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 364 305 15 10
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 362 293 16 16
CARVEDILOL 337 294 17 21
NAMENDA 329 329 18 35
TRAMADOL HCL 301 252 19 17
ATENOLOL 280 252 20 15
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 235 215 21 53
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 231 188 22 74
DIGOXIN 217 217 23 43
DONEPEZIL HCL 213 212 24 26
GABAPENTIN 211 99 25 18
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 205 182 26 34
LOVASTATIN 190 147 27 30
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 190 148 27 13
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 183 154 29 22
FENTANYL 172 151 S2 30 59
ALLOPURINOL 169 159 31 33
DIOVAN 161 129 32 36
MELOXICAM 158 98 33 40
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 155 150 34 120
CYMBALTA 155 65 34 58
CLOPIDOGREL 154 117 36 31
MIRTAZAPINE 144 130 37 63
PLAVIX 136 113 38 44
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 133 97 39 39
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 133 105 39 55
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 126 107 41 32
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 126 126 41 94
SERTRALINE HCL 124 96 43 23
LANTUS 122 72 44 45
ADVAIR DISKUS 121 90 45 49
GLIPIZIDE 121 77 45 47
SINGULAIR 117 66 47 86
CRESTOR 116 65 48 25
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 115 68 49 98
SPIRIVA 114 83 50 54
TAMSULOSIN HCL 111 90 51 29
PROAIR HFA 110 37 52 41
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 110 110 52 129
SPIRONOLACTONE 109 96 54 62
TORSEMIDE 109 109 54 145
GLYBURIDE 107 83 R 56 64
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 104 93 57 77
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 104 91 57 99
LYRICA 103 49 59 95
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 101 99 60 148
LEXAPRO 94 77 61 203
COMBIVENT 93 57 62 154
PREDNISONE 89 67 63 38
SYMBICORT 89 64 63 135
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 86 62 65 28
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 86 49 65 56
METHADONE HCL 84 34 S2 67 219
DICYCLOMINE HCL 81 52 68 254
NIFEDIPINE ER 80 67 69 76
GLIPIZIDE XL 80 71 69 117
HUMALOG 79 45 71 140
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 78 65 72 20
TERAZOSIN HCL 77 77 73 124
GLIPIZIDE ER 74 44 74 72
NEXIUM 74 34 74 37
FLUOXETINE HCL 72 27 76 61
CEPHALEXIN 71 60 77 104
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 71 34 77 112
LEVOFLOXACIN 71 62 77 87
OXYCONTIN 69 20 S2 80 212
MECLIZINE HCL 69 69 80 131
PAROXETINE HCL 68 47 82 67
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 67 51 83 144
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 67 67 83 191
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 67 33 83 161
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 66 55 86 79
CELEBREX 66 49 86 97
TOPIRAMATE 65 19 88 136
KLOR-CON 10 64 64 89 89
DIOVAN HCT 63 55 90 83
AZITHROMYCIN 62 48 91 46
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62 58 91 27
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 61 60 93 88
FAMOTIDINE 60 51 94 42
IBUPROFEN 58 22 95 57
CEFUROXIME 58 56 95 179
PROPRANOLOL HCL 58 30 95 119
CLONIDINE HCL 58 58 95 68
METHOCARBAMOL 58 33 R 95 265
OXYCODONE HCL 58 34 S2 95 226
RISPERIDONE 57 54 101 52
ACTOS 56 40 102 114
MEGESTROL ACETATE 56 54 R 102 165
CARBAMAZEPINE 55 12 104 133
ABILIFY 55 20 104 121
CARAFATE 55 55 104 393
SUCRALFATE 54 54 107 150
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 54 0 R 107 69
TRAZODONE HCL 53 50 109 50
FENOFIBRATE 53 35 109 48
DILTIAZEM ER 52 40 111 186
NAPROXEN 52 30 111 75
SEROQUEL 52 48 111 169
SYNTHROID 50 48 114 93
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 50 49 114 234
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 50 50 R 114 173
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 Nov. 15, 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.