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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,586Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 58 out of 2588

$1.27M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 46 out of 2588

838 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
60%Patients 65 Years and Older
88% 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

2% of this provider’s 838 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

16% of this provider’s 838 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 11%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 11,971 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$62 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 21.


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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
SIMVASTATIN 699 362 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 693 422 2 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 555 471 3 4
FUROSEMIDE 541 301 4 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 497 106 S3 5 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 428 264 6 2
LISINOPRIL 414 245 7 3
HEPARIN SODIUM 402 289 8 79
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 378 235 9 9
METFORMIN HCL 367 181 10 8
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 279 160 11 31
WARFARIN SODIUM 274 155 12 10
GABAPENTIN 266 115 13 18
DONEPEZIL HCL 258 247 14 22
LANTUS 255 121 15 47
FAMOTIDINE 247 160 16 36
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 241 158 17 28
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 239 140 18 11
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 216 88 R 19 107
FENOFIBRATE 212 61 20 64
CLONIDINE HCL 204 108 21 54
TAMSULOSIN HCL 202 149 22 23
GLIPIZIDE 198 99 23 44
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 198 148 23 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 193 109 25 15
RISPERIDONE 192 117 26 57
TRAMADOL HCL 190 100 27 19
DIOVAN 186 110 28 29
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 168 97 29 21
NOVOLOG 167 54 30 103
CARVEDILOL 165 141 31 20
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 158 69 32 74
SERTRALINE HCL 153 71 33 26
LEVETIRACETAM 152 69 34 90
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 149 84 35 131
CITALOPRAM HBR 146 93 36 27
TRAZODONE HCL 146 56 36 61
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 144 103 38 55
IBUPROFEN 139 58 39 62
LOVASTATIN 139 111 39 34
CRESTOR 138 82 41 25
ADVAIR DISKUS 133 71 42 48
KLOR-CON M20 132 49 43 52
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 128 110 44 49
OLANZAPINE 127 53 45 126
VENTOLIN HFA 127 57 45 101
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 126 100 47 136
NIFEDIPINE ER 125 59 48 59
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 124 73 49 12
NAMENDA 119 111 50 32
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 114 71 51 16
PROAIR HFA 113 65 52 50
HYDRALAZINE HCL 113 77 52 53
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 113 63 52 82
CLOPIDOGREL 112 95 55 30
FONDAPARINUX SODIUM 109 82 10 56 330
BENAZEPRIL HCL 107 102 57 84
PREDNISONE 106 77 58 42
NEXIUM 104 67 59 41
RANITIDINE HCL 100 42 60 37
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 100 72 60 116
LEVOFLOXACIN 98 66 62 77
SANTYL 97 72 63 160
GLIPIZIDE ER 97 29 63 73
HUMALOG 90 30 65 141
GLIMEPIRIDE 87 66 66 39
PLAVIX 87 74 66 43
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 86 12 R 68 87
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 84 74 69 159
NAPROXEN 83 45 70 95
ATENOLOL 83 50 70 14
FENTANYL 82 26 S2 72 78
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 81 40 73 40
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 81 69 73 83
DIOVAN HCT 78 41 75 72
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 76 54 76 17
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 76 34 76 89
HALOPERIDOL 74 36 78 154
BACLOFEN 73 0 79 142
DIGOXIN 72 37 80 38
SPIRONOLACTONE 72 42 80 58
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 69 40 82 151
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 68 52 R 83 91
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 65 49 84 106
HYDROCORTISONE 64 43 85 221
JANUVIA 62 32 86 60
METRONIDAZOLE 59 29 87 263
GLUCAGEN 59 32 87 375
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 58 50 S3 89 80
AMOXICILLIN 57 19 90 130
ROPINIROLE HCL 57 48 90 113
ABILIFY 57 13 90 134
ALLOPURINOL 57 42 90 33
LEVEMIR 56 23 94 206
SINGULAIR 56 39 94 94
MIRTAZAPINE 56 35 94 63
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 55 31 97 85
NOVOLIN R 54 46 98 175
LYRICA 53 31 99 100
KLOR-CON M10 52 37 100 139
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 52 37 100 68
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 52 20 100 24
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 50 21 103 121
AZITHROMYCIN 50 27 103 45
CYMBALTA 50 22 103 70
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 25, 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.