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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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39,757Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 2429

$2.22M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 2429

828 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
66%Patients 65 Years and Older
71% 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

2% of this provider’s 828 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 828 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 23,548 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

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

Prescriptions per Patient

48 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,855 1,080 1 3
LISINOPRIL 1,678 1,110 2 2
RISPERIDONE 1,404 344 3 52
OMEPRAZOLE 1,322 750 4 7
SIMVASTATIN 1,309 849 5 1
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 1,089 465 6 56
ATENOLOL 1,012 791 7 15
FUROSEMIDE 877 631 8 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 851 638 9 14
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 828 495 10 13
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 793 444 11 20
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 640 559 12 10
METFORMIN HCL 514 299 13 8
LEVETIRACETAM 504 195 14 91
WARFARIN SODIUM 479 330 15 11
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 371 143 16 112
TAMSULOSIN HCL 370 246 17 29
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 348 316 18 22
OLANZAPINE 348 90 18 101
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 345 252 20 4
LEVOFLOXACIN 337 183 21 87
FLUOXETINE HCL 325 67 22 61
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 320 274 23 9
OXCARBAZEPINE 304 99 24 183
GLIPIZIDE ER 300 225 25 72
TRAMADOL HCL 297 238 26 17
SERTRALINE HCL 293 199 27 23
CITALOPRAM HBR 284 148 28 19
CARBAMAZEPINE 271 88 29 133
HYDRALAZINE HCL 268 232 30 81
ABILIFY 261 92 31 121
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 258 120 32 181
PAROXETINE HCL 256 121 33 67
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 255 129 34 108
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 254 202 35 94
RANITIDINE HCL 253 163 36 24
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 253 195 36 16
CLONIDINE HCL 248 200 38 68
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 246 99 39 77
KLOR-CON M10 244 124 40 139
DONEPEZIL HCL 243 152 41 26
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 240 151 S3 42 6
DIGOXIN 240 190 42 43
DIOVAN 239 192 44 36
THIORIDAZINE HCL 228 0 R 45 316
CLOPIDOGREL 210 186 46 31
GABAPENTIN 205 163 47 18
LAMOTRIGINE 201 48 48 130
MELOXICAM 193 140 49 40
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 191 93 50 79
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 190 67 51 78
NAMENDA 187 113 52 35
GLIPIZIDE 186 131 53 47
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 184 146 54 34
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 180 166 55 55
VALPROIC ACID 179 37 56 166
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 179 121 56 159
CARVEDILOL 177 145 58 21
ENULOSE 175 62 59 258
ACTONEL 174 109 60 188
GEMFIBROZIL 169 117 61 107
ALLOPURINOL 163 127 62 33
KLOR-CON M20 162 88 63 60
HALOPERIDOL 161 61 64 146
ADVAIR DISKUS 159 115 65 49
NABUMETONE 157 93 66 96
PHENYTOIN 155 29 67 236
AZITHROMYCIN 153 112 68 46
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 153 35 68 111
CRESTOR 152 59 70 25
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 152 79 70 234
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 151 75 72 129
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 150 49 S3 73 82
GENERLAC 145 31 74 248
BETHANECHOL CHLORIDE 143 63 75 333
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 141 135 76 53
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 139 43 R 77 110
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 138 130 78 12
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 138 72 78 102
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 131 115 80 32
PLAVIX 130 116 81 44
MEGESTROL ACETATE 130 64 R 81 165
VERAPAMIL ER 129 113 83 115
NIASPAN 129 50 83 113
LIPITOR 127 96 85 168
ROPINIROLE HCL 121 79 86 92
LEVEMIR 121 66 86 193
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 120 47 88 39
TOPIRAMATE 118 32 89 136
ZETIA 116 88 90 70
CRYSELLE 115 0 10 91 404
IBUPROFEN 113 72 92 57
MIRTAZAPINE 111 110 93 63
LANTUS 110 86 94 45
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 107 82 95 88
PROPRANOLOL HCL 107 68 95 119
BACLOFEN 106 37 97 143
SUCRALFATE 106 42 97 150
SPIRONOLACTONE 106 59 97 62
NEXIUM 104 67 100 37
KLOR-CON 10 104 100 100 89
PREDNISONE 103 43 102 38
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 101 59 R 103 69
DILTIAZEM HCL 100 59 104 273
SEROQUEL 91 25 105 169
JANUVIA 85 59 106 66
NADOLOL 84 72 107 316
FINASTERIDE 83 59 108 126
BENAZEPRIL HCL 83 83 108 80
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 82 46 110 348
MECLIZINE HCL 80 80 111 131
FAMOTIDINE 78 53 112 42
INSULIN SYRINGE 78 61 112 90
ACARBOSE 78 64 112 262
AGGRENOX 76 76 115 272
FENOFIBRATE 75 36 116 48
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 74 0 117 172
PREMARIN 74 49 R 117 205
TRAVATAN Z 72 27 119 206
BETAMETHASONE VALERATE 72 44 119 361
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 71 46 121 219
PROMETHAZINE HCL 71 52 R 121 156
NOVOLOG 71 29 121 127
HYDROCORTISONE 70 0 124 260
LITHIUM CARBONATE 70 0 124 218
LOVASTATIN 70 58 124 30
SPIRIVA 69 29 127 54
MEDROXYPROGESTERONE ACETATE 68 11 128 451
FLUCONAZOLE 68 31 128 217
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 68 49 128 149
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 68 0 128 321
ARANESP 68 68 128 451
PROAIR HFA 67 41 133 41
GLYBURIDE 66 32 R 134 64
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 65 29 135 339
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 63 51 R 136 71
BUSPIRONE HCL 59 19 137 160
ZONISAMIDE 58 12 138 309
SPS 58 58 138 371
NAPROXEN 55 34 140 75
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 54 49 141 171
METRONIDAZOLE 53 40 142 237
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 53 12 142 221
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 53 32 142 215
HUMULIN N 52 43 145 354
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 52 36 145 105
PRIMIDONE 52 42 145 233
METHYLDOPA 52 52 R 145 494
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 51 31 149 84
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 51 31 149 215
AMILORIDE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50 35 151 389
PRANDIN 50 43 151 511
THIOTHIXENE 50 23 151 511
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 Dec. 3, 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.