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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Pulmonary Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,788Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 217

$990K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 217

307 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73%Patients 65 Years and Older
95% 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

10% of this provider’s 307 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 0%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

19% of this provider’s 307 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 12,067 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 59%.

Prescription Price

$63 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $140 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

51 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
HEPARIN SODIUM 682 484 10 1 45
SIMVASTATIN 567 457 2 7
DONEPEZIL HCL 536 513 3 33
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 520 470 4 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 513 425 5 15
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 481 280 6 38
NAMENDA 391 360 7 39
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 379 268 8 42
FUROSEMIDE 375 310 9 6
LISINOPRIL 368 319 10 11
FAMOTIDINE 313 237 11 41
WARFARIN SODIUM 310 299 12 14
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 295 202 10 13 89
OMEPRAZOLE 294 224 14 13
HYDRALAZINE HCL 290 234 15 56
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 249 166 S3 16 19
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 247 125 17 55
SANTYL 214 161 18 106
RISPERIDONE 198 162 19 92
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 196 172 20 8
LEVETIRACETAM 195 153 21 80
METFORMIN HCL 189 159 22 21
SODIUM CHLORIDE 174 85 23 79
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 172 137 24 43
CARVEDILOL 164 128 25 34
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 164 156 25 28
CLONIDINE HCL 133 107 27 67
PREDNISONE 131 85 28 3
SERTRALINE HCL 127 89 29 74
FENTANYL 119 72 S2 30 77
NEXIUM 115 100 31 52
TRANSDERM-SCOP 112 44 32 142
METRONIDAZOLE 112 91 32 142
NOVOLOG 112 95 32 142
LANTUS 112 77 32 93
GABAPENTIN 104 75 36 31
IBUPROFEN 104 75 36 62
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 98 65 38 119
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 89 71 39 90
CLOPIDOGREL 89 65 39 53
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 88 70 41 20
ATENOLOL 87 74 42 30
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 85 77 43 158
HALOPERIDOL 85 61 43 158
GLIPIZIDE 85 84 43 57
TAMSULOSIN HCL 83 81 46 65
PHENYTOIN 83 36 46 130
DIGOXIN 78 65 48 48
NOVOLIN R 77 65 49 169
OXCARBAZEPINE 71 47 50 175
VALPROIC ACID 70 46 51 104
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 70 39 51 51
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 69 66 53 59
CITALOPRAM HBR 64 28 54 47
EXELON 64 64 54 99
CARBAMAZEPINE 64 50 54 95
RENVELA 63 25 57 193
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 63 28 57 78
MIRTAZAPINE 62 52 59 105
LEVOFLOXACIN 62 44 59 36
HUMULIN R 61 53 61 200
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 60 54 S3 62 83
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 59 47 63 22
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 58 45 64 95
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 55 47 65 142
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55 53 65 24
TRAMADOL HCL 54 40 67 29
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 54 34 67 84
PLAVIX 54 43 67 76
CALCIUM ACETATE 53 30 70 213
HUMALOG 52 34 71 147
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 51 28 R 72 138
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 51 24 72 221
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 50 50 74 111
VANCOMYCIN HCL 50 33 74 223
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 8, 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.