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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,278Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 359

$1.56M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 359

669 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92%Patients 65 Years and Older
63% 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

5% of this provider’s 669 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

18% of this provider’s 669 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 10%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 21,988 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 28%.

Prescription Price

$64 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $88 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 10.


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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 1,139 1,119 1 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,024 959 2 7
FUROSEMIDE 948 916 3 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 705 687 4 9
NAMENDA 704 681 5 30
OMEPRAZOLE 694 608 6 6
SIMVASTATIN 603 560 7 1
LISINOPRIL 596 569 8 3
DONEPEZIL HCL 541 522 9 23
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 440 421 10 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 391 325 S3 11 2
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 387 359 12 15
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 377 374 13 32
GABAPENTIN 325 260 14 16
CYMBALTA 325 267 14 47
LIDODERM 299 290 16 111
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 290 253 17 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 273 266 18 20
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 262 253 19 44
EXELON 256 256 20 119
KLOR-CON M20 245 220 21 82
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 226 221 22 59
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 225 204 23 72
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 223 201 24 70
MIRTAZAPINE 217 196 25 64
METFORMIN HCL 212 207 26 12
TRAMADOL HCL 203 195 27 24
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 191 170 28 28
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 187 177 29 8
LANTUS 181 144 30 67
ATENOLOL 175 163 31 18
TAMSULOSIN HCL 168 154 32 17
TRAZODONE HCL 163 130 33 46
CITALOPRAM HBR 162 152 34 37
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 146 141 35 159
FINASTERIDE 138 121 36 43
FAMOTIDINE 134 110 37 66
ABILIFY 133 107 38 81
GLIPIZIDE 133 124 38 74
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 133 102 38 36
CLOPIDOGREL 132 105 41 19
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 130 118 42 95
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 128 121 43 136
ADVAIR DISKUS 127 119 44 39
CARVEDILOL 125 107 45 14
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 124 113 46 88
SERTRALINE HCL 122 78 47 27
BUMETANIDE 121 112 48 133
BACLOFEN 121 55 48 144
DIGOXIN 119 115 50 21
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 117 84 51 179
LEVETIRACETAM 112 62 52 45
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 110 102 53 56
ALLOPURINOL 108 108 54 52
SINGULAIR 107 100 55 80
DIOVAN 103 98 56 50
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 102 85 57 49
PREDNISONE 102 91 57 33
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 101 98 59 238
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 99 85 60 22
HYDROXYZINE HCL 96 65 R 61 216
NOVOLOG 95 71 62 157
PLAVIX 89 74 63 31
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 88 88 64 25
PAROXETINE HCL 87 75 65 108
NIASPAN 87 77 65 147
GLIPIZIDE ER 87 87 65 177
LEXAPRO 84 77 68 217
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 84 78 68 122
HUMALOG 83 83 70 161
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 81 81 R 71 100
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 80 57 72 151
ROPINIROLE HCL 79 75 73 150
SPIRIVA 78 63 74 48
RISPERIDONE 77 77 75 38
KLOR-CON M10 76 63 76 301
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 75 74 77 210
TRAVATAN Z 75 75 77 40
AZITHROMYCIN 72 59 79 79
AMIODARONE HCL 72 59 79 118
SEROQUEL 72 70 79 167
SANTYL 72 65 79 247
BENAZEPRIL HCL 71 71 83 138
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 70 70 84 148
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 68 53 85 35
NYSTATIN 67 55 86 220
LOVASTATIN 66 56 87 84
NYSTOP 66 49 87 311
HYDRALAZINE HCL 66 66 87 85
LEVOFLOXACIN 66 62 87 174
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 62 48 91 320
SPIRONOLACTONE 61 59 92 62
ENABLEX 58 46 93 230
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 58 40 93 190
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 57 29 95 91
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 57 51 95 152
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 57 57 95 93
MEGESTROL ACETATE 56 56 R 98 338
NOVOLIN R 54 50 99 343
FENTANYL 52 51 S2 100 58
CEPHALEXIN 52 45 100 101
CLONIDINE 51 51 102 353
ACTONEL 51 50 102 244
SODIUM CHLORIDE 50 50 104 356
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 50 49 104 212
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 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.