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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,295Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 75 out of 2429

$921K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 51 out of 2429

383 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
64%Patients 65 Years and Older
92% 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

15% of this provider’s 383 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 12%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 10,583 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

31% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

40 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
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 560 393 1 32
METFORMIN HCL 553 383 2 8
TRAMADOL HCL 437 282 3 17
FAMOTIDINE 410 240 4 42
NEXIUM 377 264 5 37
JANUVIA 377 290 5 66
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 332 261 7 10
PROAIR HFA 320 161 8 41
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 309 206 9 16
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 289 186 10 3
SIMVASTATIN 268 217 11 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 263 253 12 9
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 249 178 13 112
NAPROXEN 243 173 14 75
IBUPROFEN 225 124 15 57
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 222 154 16 85
SINGULAIR 200 100 17 86
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 198 117 18 28
LISINOPRIL 195 147 19 2
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 182 92 20 39
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 182 112 S3 20 6
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 179 136 22 20
VENTOLIN HFA 176 85 23 106
ADVAIR DISKUS 174 111 24 49
NIFEDIPINE ER 172 148 25 76
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 159 143 26 4
FUROSEMIDE 158 143 27 5
INSULIN SYRINGE 154 111 28 90
OMEPRAZOLE 150 106 29 7
PAROXETINE HCL 150 92 29 67
DIOVAN HCT 146 83 31 83
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 145 131 32 13
GLIPIZIDE 142 104 33 47
FLOVENT HFA 142 76 33 187
PREDNISONE 138 77 35 38
GABAPENTIN 138 95 35 18
CLOPIDOGREL 135 119 37 31
LOVASTATIN 133 82 38 30
AZITHROMYCIN 127 57 39 46
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 124 106 40 56
LANTUS 115 82 41 45
TAMSULOSIN HCL 102 102 42 29
ORPHENADRINE CITRATE 102 37 R 42 350
ACARBOSE 101 76 44 262
DONEPEZIL HCL 100 100 45 26
PATADAY 100 78 45 311
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 98 54 47 161
DIOVAN 97 89 48 36
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 96 83 49 12
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 94 60 S3 50 82
SURE COMFORT 91 75 51 211
PLAVIX 88 80 52 44
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 87 54 R 53 71
CRESTOR 87 77 53 25
SERTRALINE HCL 86 55 55 23
SPIRIVA 83 51 56 54
NABUMETONE 78 20 57 96
SINGLE USE SWAB 76 64 58 319
RANITIDINE HCL 74 31 59 24
SYMBICORT 73 44 60 135
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 73 48 60 14
GLIPIZIDE XL 73 60 60 117
GEMFIBROZIL 72 56 63 107
PEN NEEDLE 72 54 63 151
MEGESTROL ACETATE 72 70 R 63 165
LIPITOR 71 55 66 168
MECLIZINE HCL 63 45 67 131
GLIPIZIDE ER 62 62 68 72
WARFARIN SODIUM 62 53 68 11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61 58 70 27
CLONIDINE HCL 61 40 70 68
GLYBURIDE 60 60 R 72 64
MOMETASONE FUROATE 60 55 72 255
LANSOPRAZOLE 59 42 74 163
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 58 35 75 297
CELEBREX 57 54 76 97
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 57 35 76 22
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 56 50 78 55
DIGOXIN 55 55 79 43
ACTOS 50 48 80 114
PATANOL 50 41 80 300
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 Feb. 16, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.