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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,503Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 22 out of 2429

$1.15M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 26 out of 2429

492 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83%Patients 65 Years and Older
84% 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

7% of this provider’s 492 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 492 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 12%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 17,198 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

30% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

44 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
SODIUM CHLORIDE 708 474 10 1 176
OMEPRAZOLE 689 545 2 7
SIMVASTATIN 683 591 3 1
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 664 513 4 56
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 638 532 5 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 564 456 6 11
FUROSEMIDE 512 439 7 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 474 450 S3 8 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 432 398 9 4
LISINOPRIL 431 386 10 2
DONEPEZIL HCL 417 393 11 26
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 413 342 12 14
NAMENDA 385 373 13 35
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 332 294 14 9
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 328 288 15 12
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 298 219 16 120
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 265 212 17 16
TAMSULOSIN HCL 248 231 18 29
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 247 238 19 10
FAMOTIDINE 238 187 20 42
METFORMIN HCL 226 209 21 8
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 212 143 22 78
SERTRALINE HCL 207 174 23 23
CARVEDILOL 200 200 24 21
BACLOFEN 197 24 25 143
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 192 177 26 88
MIRTAZAPINE 185 173 27 63
NOVOLOG 176 116 28 127
FENTANYL 170 149 S2 29 59
CYMBALTA 167 133 30 58
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 166 151 31 34
DEXTROSE WITH SODIUM CHLORIDE 158 132 10 32 380
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 157 157 33 32
CLOPIDOGREL 148 134 34 31
CITALOPRAM HBR 143 141 35 19
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 141 141 36 55
LEVEMIR 136 99 37 193
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 136 132 37 20
CRESTOR 122 52 39 25
LIDODERM 122 122 39 109
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 122 71 S3 39 82
LEVETIRACETAM 119 69 42 91
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 117 117 43 94
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 117 69 43 53
GABAPENTIN 115 92 45 18
DIGOXIN 113 101 46 43
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 112 112 47 22
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 111 46 48 112
DIOVAN 110 104 49 36
PLAVIX 105 94 50 44
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 96 96 51 13
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 96 67 51 28
MUPIROCIN 92 62 53 232
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 90 67 54 181
GLIPIZIDE 89 89 55 47
TRAMADOL HCL 88 64 56 17
SPIRONOLACTONE 87 63 57 62
LATANOPROST 87 87 57 259
RISPERIDONE 86 49 59 52
CARBAMAZEPINE 85 24 60 133
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 84 80 61 27
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 83 40 62 98
PERMETHRIN 82 42 63 270
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 81 57 64 99
GLIMEPIRIDE 80 68 65 51
PACERONE 79 74 66 427
TRICOR 79 67 66 125
NEXIUM 78 67 68 37
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 76 45 69 79
LANTUS 76 61 69 45
FINASTERIDE 75 75 71 126
CARAFATE 74 32 72 393
AVODART 71 71 73 177
ALLOPURINOL 70 69 74 33
CEFTRIAXONE 69 58 75 295
LOVASTATIN 69 54 75 30
FLUOCINONIDE 68 42 77 342
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 68 56 77 102
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 67 31 79 108
TRAZODONE HCL 65 45 80 50
ACETIC ACID 64 0 81 461
PRIMIDONE 61 61 82 233
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 61 35 82 77
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 60 60 84 137
BUMETANIDE 60 48 84 157
PREDNISONE 60 47 84 38
CALCITONIN-SALMON 59 51 87 279
ZETIA 59 50 87 70
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 57 42 89 105
BENAZEPRIL HCL 55 54 90 80
CLINDAMYCIN PHOSPHATE 53 47 91 398
VANCOMYCIN HCL 52 44 92 401
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 52 42 92 74
PROCHLORPERAZINE MALEATE 52 36 92 373
TIZANIDINE HCL 51 0 95 180
DANTROLENE SODIUM 51 0 95 503
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 50 39 97 39
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 March 23, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.