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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,594Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 37 out of 2588

$1.1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 70 out of 2588

540 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81%Patients 65 Years and Older
80% 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

5% of this provider’s 540 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

13% of this provider’s 540 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 17,722 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

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

42 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 1,012 982 1 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 736 629 2 2
FUROSEMIDE 665 589 3 5
OMEPRAZOLE 653 474 4 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 646 533 5 9
LISINOPRIL 645 540 6 3
SIMVASTATIN 644 528 7 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 596 547 8 4
METFORMIN HCL 439 340 9 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 384 318 10 11
NAMENDA 343 337 11 32
GABAPENTIN 343 250 11 18
DONEPEZIL HCL 313 302 13 22
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 310 292 14 28
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 295 143 S3 15 7
TAMSULOSIN HCL 287 213 16 23
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 265 247 17 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 246 225 18 12
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 236 215 19 31
SERTRALINE HCL 223 139 20 26
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 219 142 21 104
HYDRALAZINE HCL 190 190 22 53
TRAMADOL HCL 189 132 23 19
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 181 174 24 13
CITALOPRAM HBR 173 115 25 27
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 168 145 26 68
RISPERIDONE 161 97 27 57
TRAZODONE HCL 156 131 28 61
CLOPIDOGREL 156 123 28 30
ALLOPURINOL 150 133 30 33
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 148 127 31 24
MIRTAZAPINE 146 134 32 63
HEPARIN SODIUM 143 110 33 79
FINASTERIDE 142 107 34 97
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 141 76 35 40
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 139 63 36 85
ATENOLOL 137 125 37 14
FAMOTIDINE 133 92 38 36
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 129 95 39 89
LEVETIRACETAM 127 85 40 90
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 123 103 41 55
CARVEDILOL 120 96 42 20
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 120 90 42 21
LOPERAMIDE 118 63 44 238
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 115 102 45 16
LEXAPRO 115 103 45 182
GLIMEPIRIDE 114 98 47 39
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 113 33 R 48 107
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 112 103 49 74
LIDODERM 111 97 50 86
LANTUS 110 78 51 47
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 110 106 51 83
LOVASTATIN 108 96 53 34
GLIPIZIDE 107 67 54 44
LACTULOSE 104 90 55 135
NOVOLOG 99 43 56 103
ADVAIR DISKUS 99 64 56 48
NIFEDIPINE ER 96 64 58 59
NOVOLIN R 96 55 58 175
PROPRANOLOL HCL 94 35 60 128
DIOVAN 93 90 61 29
OLANZAPINE 88 52 62 126
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 88 61 62 109
FENOFIBRATE 88 53 62 64
IBUPROFEN 86 37 65 62
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 84 58 66 116
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 82 70 67 17
PREDNISONE 82 79 67 42
BUMETANIDE 80 78 69 117
DIGOXIN 80 73 69 38
PLAVIX 78 64 71 43
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 77 0 72 325
VENTOLIN HFA 77 30 72 101
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 76 64 74 127
NEXIUM 74 74 75 41
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 73 73 76 125
QUINAPRIL HCL 72 72 77 148
CRESTOR 71 70 78 25
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 68 68 79 98
TRICOR 68 42 79 122
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 67 41 R 81 87
LEVOFLOXACIN 66 52 82 77
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 65 57 83 106
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 64 49 S3 84 80
FLUOXETINE HCL 64 64 84 92
SPIRONOLACTONE 64 64 84 58
KLOR-CON M20 63 34 87 52
HALOPERIDOL 63 28 87 154
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 62 21 89 151
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 62 46 89 136
NYSTOP 61 47 91 242
CEPHALEXIN 61 44 91 138
SODIUM CHLORIDE 61 26 91 168
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 61 61 91 93
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 59 57 95 49
BENAZEPRIL HCL 59 55 95 84
HUMALOG 58 51 97 141
GEMFIBROZIL 57 13 98 123
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 57 41 98 82
EXELON 57 57 98 118
SEROQUEL 54 39 101 186
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 54 42 101 159
METOLAZONE 53 53 103 152
AMIODARONE HCL 52 49 104 156
AZITHROMYCIN 52 41 104 45
BACLOFEN 50 27 106 142
NIASPAN 50 28 106 115
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 Jan. 3, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.