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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,568Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 88 out of 2588

$938K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 106 out of 2588

579 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79%Patients 65 Years and Older
35% 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

3% of this provider’s 579 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

20% of this provider’s 579 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 11%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 13,567 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

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 21.


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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 944 760 1 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 706 621 2 10
SIMVASTATIN 657 556 3 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 632 388 S3 4 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 545 445 5 2
FUROSEMIDE 537 467 6 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 485 434 7 4
OMEPRAZOLE 432 316 8 6
METFORMIN HCL 422 301 9 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 389 310 10 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 277 237 11 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 272 236 12 12
SERTRALINE HCL 267 215 13 26
ALLOPURINOL 248 183 14 33
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 246 214 15 11
CARVEDILOL 224 211 16 20
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 188 138 17 13
GABAPENTIN 187 125 18 18
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 185 179 19 16
CLOPIDOGREL 179 154 20 30
TRAMADOL HCL 163 48 21 19
SPIRIVA 161 132 22 56
ATENOLOL 157 139 23 14
DIOVAN 153 127 24 29
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 142 92 25 28
TAMSULOSIN HCL 137 125 26 23
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 136 110 27 17
GLIMEPIRIDE 135 103 28 39
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 126 55 29 125
CRESTOR 124 103 30 25
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 123 123 31 21
NABUMETONE 122 66 32 147
PLAVIX 117 97 33 43
PROAIR HFA 115 68 34 50
LANTUS 114 68 35 47
RANITIDINE HCL 111 47 36 37
NEXIUM 110 68 37 41
ADVAIR DISKUS 110 94 37 48
PREDNISONE 107 90 39 42
METFORMIN HCL ER 105 89 40 67
DIOVAN HCT 104 104 41 72
NOVOLOG 101 56 42 103
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 101 78 42 24
NAMENDA 98 98 44 32
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 98 83 44 35
CITALOPRAM HBR 94 62 46 27
LEVOFLOXACIN 92 87 47 77
ZETIA 90 64 48 69
DONEPEZIL HCL 89 89 49 22
SINGULAIR 83 47 50 94
PROPRANOLOL HCL 83 59 50 128
JANUVIA 82 68 52 60
DIGOXIN 82 71 52 38
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 82 35 52 93
RISPERIDONE 78 78 55 57
GLYBURIDE 77 47 R 56 65
PEN NEEDLE 77 51 56 112
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 76 52 58 85
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70 60 59 66
INSULIN SYRINGE 68 26 60 81
FENTANYL 68 57 S2 60 78
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 67 53 62 82
ACTOS 67 48 62 105
PAROXETINE HCL 66 47 64 71
RAMIPRIL 65 65 65 111
LYRICA 64 43 66 100
CELEBREX 63 63 67 99
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 61 11 R 68 87
HUMALOG 61 28 68 141
CYMBALTA 58 19 70 70
AZITHROMYCIN 57 46 71 45
SPIRONOLACTONE 57 41 71 58
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 57 45 71 253
BACLOFEN 56 16 74 142
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 56 56 74 55
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 55 47 76 49
VYTORIN 55 50 76 200
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 55 55 76 31
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 54 29 79 205
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 51 22 80 153
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 50 31 81 40
MELOXICAM 50 30 81 51
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 Aug. 25, 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.