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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,321Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 174 out of 2429

$816K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 82 out of 2429

306 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
26%Patients 65 Years and Older
99% 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

6% of this provider’s 306 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 12%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 3,097 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$72 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 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
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 514 69 10 1 172
SIMVASTATIN 441 147 2 1
IBUPROFEN 364 71 3 57
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 353 67 4 78
METFORMIN HCL 341 107 5 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 316 126 6 9
CLOZAPINE 283 19 7 147
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 272 43 R 8 110
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 270 78 9 4
LISINOPRIL 269 82 10 2
OMEPRAZOLE 222 108 11 7
FAMOTIDINE 215 57 12 42
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 186 48 13 34
TRAZODONE HCL 154 0 14 50
VALPROIC ACID 147 58 15 166
NIFEDIPINE ER 144 12 16 76
TAMSULOSIN HCL 142 52 17 29
VENTOLIN HFA 131 23 18 106
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 129 12 19 111
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 128 20 20 3
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 123 40 21 10
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 113 65 22 88
HALOPERIDOL 113 15 22 146
NAPROXEN 111 28 24 75
RANITIDINE HCL 109 58 25 24
FUROSEMIDE 108 68 26 5
PROAIR HFA 106 23 27 41
DIOVAN 102 62 28 36
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 95 25 29 32
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 93 23 30 197
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 90 0 31 39
INVEGA SUSTENNA 89 16 32 375
FENOFIBRATE 87 0 33 48
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 83 38 S3 34 6
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 83 28 34 77
GABAPENTIN 83 32 34 18
ATENOLOL 80 28 37 15
RISPERIDONE 77 12 38 52
FAZACLO 77 13 38 334
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 75 20 40 321
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 73 22 41 28
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 69 12 42 129
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 67 14 43 339
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 64 15 44 13
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 64 13 44 108
ADVAIR DISKUS 61 12 46 49
FLOVENT HFA 59 12 47 187
HALOPERIDOL LACTATE 59 0 47 352
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 57 18 49 79
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 56 13 50 14
LEVETIRACETAM 56 0 50 91
SPIRIVA 54 13 52 54
SPS 54 0 52 371
NEXIUM 54 21 52 37
HYDROCORTISONE 52 20 55 260
LOPERAMIDE 52 0 55 243
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 51 24 57 122
LANTUS 51 0 57 45
RISPERDAL CONSTA 50 0 59 261
SEROQUEL XR 50 0 59 195
WARFARIN SODIUM 50 45 59 11
CLOPIDOGREL 50 36 59 31
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.