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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,673Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 319 out of 2429

$483K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 299 out of 2429

374 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86%Patients 65 Years and Older
30% 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
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this specialty
in Illinois
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

5% of this provider’s 374 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 374 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 12%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 7,733 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

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

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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
LISINOPRIL 580 544 1 2
SIMVASTATIN 358 333 2 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 335 299 3 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 254 241 4 11
OMEPRAZOLE 244 227 5 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 220 214 6 4
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 184 172 7 12
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 181 152 S3 8 6
FUROSEMIDE 176 168 9 5
METFORMIN HCL 175 168 10 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 170 161 11 13
CARVEDILOL 166 154 12 21
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 164 151 13 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 143 142 14 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 133 127 15 14
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 132 114 16 16
MIRTAZAPINE 123 118 17 63
DIOVAN 115 107 18 36
ATENOLOL 103 85 19 15
SERTRALINE HCL 99 71 20 23
LANTUS 99 99 20 45
CRESTOR 91 91 22 25
GABAPENTIN 89 80 23 18
LOVASTATIN 85 81 24 30
CITALOPRAM HBR 80 74 25 19
BUMETANIDE 80 79 25 157
RANITIDINE HCL 79 79 27 24
ALLOPURINOL 75 71 28 33
DONEPEZIL HCL 72 72 29 26
ADVAIR DISKUS 66 58 30 49
KLOR-CON M20 66 66 30 60
TRAMADOL HCL 62 49 32 17
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 58 45 33 39
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 58 50 33 20
CLOPIDOGREL 56 52 35 31
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 55 54 36 55
ACTONEL 53 53 37 188
CYMBALTA 53 40 37 58
INSULIN SYRINGE 52 46 39 90
FELODIPINE ER 51 46 40 141
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 50 50 41 56
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 May 16, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.