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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,172Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 93

$487K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 10 out of 93

370 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85%Patients 65 Years and Older
23% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 370 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 10,796 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$40 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 12.


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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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 494 446 1 5
FUROSEMIDE 452 401 2 4
OMEPRAZOLE 441 405 3 8
RANITIDINE HCL 398 344 4 21
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 358 350 5 6
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 309 282 6 10
SIMVASTATIN 282 272 7 2
TRAMADOL HCL 260 218 8 15
METFORMIN HCL 246 207 9 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 239 214 10 13
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 234 203 11 22
WARFARIN SODIUM 228 203 12 12
GABAPENTIN 223 205 13 17
LISINOPRIL 209 197 14 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 202 188 15 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 173 153 16 14
GLYBURIDE 170 145 R 17 47
MIRTAZAPINE 151 146 18 115
ATENOLOL 150 150 19 16
TAMSULOSIN HCL 136 131 20 24
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 129 120 21 18
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 125 121 22 20
CHLORTHALIDONE 121 121 23 121
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 119 90 R 24 61
CLONIDINE HCL 118 97 25 50
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 117 117 26 95
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 113 113 27 26
DIOVAN 113 96 27 35
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 111 89 29 63
CARVEDILOL 109 97 30 23
LOVASTATIN 109 82 30 38
CLOPIDOGREL 109 99 30 27
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 98 98 33 145
PREDNISONE 92 80 34 49
PLAVIX 92 89 34 44
MELOXICAM 87 77 36 42
DONEPEZIL HCL 80 80 37 25
DIGOXIN 79 67 38 48
SPIRIVA 78 78 39 69
NAMENDA 76 76 40 55
PAROXETINE HCL 75 75 41 64
ENALAPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70 70 42 160
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 68 58 S3 43 9
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 68 34 43 40
AZITHROMYCIN 66 56 45 51
DILTIAZEM HCL 66 61 45 218
ALLOPURINOL 66 66 45 29
SYMBICORT 63 50 48 145
LIOTHYRONINE SODIUM 62 49 49 226
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 59 55 50 39
ADVAIR DISKUS 58 41 51 59
NEXIUM 57 41 52 33
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57 57 52 75
BENAZEPRIL HCL 57 53 52 79
CYMBALTA 56 53 55 84
EVISTA 55 55 56 172
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 54 45 57 104
BUMETANIDE 53 53 58 166
PROAIR HFA 52 43 59 37
KLOR-CON 10 52 33 59 66
INSULIN SYRINGE 50 47 61 88
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 25, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.