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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,160Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 77 out of 2588

$842K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 139 out of 2588

475 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
65%Patients 65 Years and Older
85% 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

3% of this provider’s 475 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 475 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 11%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 12,182 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

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 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
WARFARIN SODIUM 942 725 1 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 848 436 2 2
FUROSEMIDE 775 620 3 5
SIMVASTATIN 732 402 4 1
OMEPRAZOLE 631 311 5 6
LISINOPRIL 630 468 6 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 365 242 7 15
DONEPEZIL HCL 321 290 8 22
CITALOPRAM HBR 318 227 9 27
ATENOLOL 281 236 10 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 280 226 11 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 275 233 12 4
CARBAMAZEPINE 230 42 13 146
METFORMIN HCL 221 128 14 8
SERTRALINE HCL 211 195 15 26
NAMENDA 201 173 16 32
RISPERIDONE 197 152 17 57
CARVEDILOL 195 138 18 20
DIGOXIN 195 171 18 38
GABAPENTIN 192 130 20 18
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 190 178 21 12
TRAZODONE HCL 190 118 21 61
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 186 152 S3 23 7
LANTUS 175 130 24 47
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 171 138 25 11
ALLOPURINOL 170 111 26 33
AZITHROMYCIN 169 107 27 45
LEVETIRACETAM 169 66 27 90
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 167 75 29 85
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 158 77 30 89
DIOVAN 147 110 31 29
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 145 106 32 83
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 135 67 33 116
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 131 89 34 74
CYMBALTA 128 103 35 70
NOVOLOG 123 94 36 103
KLOR-CON M10 121 109 37 139
KLOR-CON M20 120 75 38 52
FAMOTIDINE 117 92 39 36
GLYBURIDE 116 57 R 40 65
TRAMADOL HCL 110 80 41 19
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 107 107 42 21
TAMSULOSIN HCL 103 87 43 23
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 102 84 44 31
MIRTAZAPINE 97 67 45 63
LOVASTATIN 97 40 45 34
LEVOFLOXACIN 86 62 47 77
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 82 58 48 131
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 80 65 49 68
CLOPIDOGREL 80 59 49 30
HYDRALAZINE HCL 80 62 49 53
PREDNISONE 79 40 52 42
RANITIDINE HCL 79 46 52 37
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 77 0 54 121
CRESTOR 76 61 55 25
PLAVIX 75 57 56 43
PROPRANOLOL HCL 72 24 57 128
SPIRONOLACTONE 71 48 58 58
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71 48 58 13
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 70 41 60 155
OLANZAPINE 70 14 60 126
DILANTIN 69 44 62 257
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 67 31 63 40
EXELON 66 46 64 118
GLIPIZIDE 66 43 64 44
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 65 52 66 28
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 64 64 67 149
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 63 27 68 136
CEPHALEXIN 63 37 68 138
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 59 42 70 109
FLUOXETINE HCL 59 54 70 92
BUMETANIDE 58 31 72 117
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 58 27 72 55
FENTANYL 57 57 S2 74 78
IBUPROFEN 56 38 75 62
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56 26 75 35
LEXAPRO 55 17 77 182
RAMIPRIL 53 29 78 111
MELOXICAM 53 34 78 51
HUMULIN R 51 33 80 288
LIPITOR 51 30 80 114
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 Aug. 16, 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.