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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,190Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 23 out of 2429

$1.13M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 29 out of 2429

896 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72%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

12% of this provider’s 896 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

32% of this provider’s 896 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 12%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 16,363 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,519 841 S3 1 6
FUROSEMIDE 758 654 2 5
LISINOPRIL 642 567 3 2
SIMVASTATIN 562 429 4 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 510 421 5 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 507 416 6 11
OMEPRAZOLE 503 416 7 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 493 456 8 14
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 492 443 9 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 466 407 10 4
GABAPENTIN 452 329 11 18
METFORMIN HCL 274 172 12 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 265 215 13 19
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 247 140 14 28
DONEPEZIL HCL 233 233 15 26
TRAMADOL HCL 217 175 16 17
CARVEDILOL 209 155 17 21
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 208 164 18 10
RISPERIDONE 195 183 19 52
ATENOLOL 191 176 20 15
HYDRALAZINE HCL 190 179 21 81
FENTANYL 187 134 S2 22 59
CLOPIDOGREL 185 156 23 31
SERTRALINE HCL 184 135 24 23
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 181 154 25 13
NEXIUM 174 140 26 37
FAMOTIDINE 170 145 27 42
MIRTAZAPINE 166 147 28 63
PAROXETINE HCL 162 139 29 67
LANTUS 162 128 29 45
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 151 120 31 12
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 150 133 32 74
SPIRIVA 149 113 33 54
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 148 97 34 77
PROAIR HFA 141 72 35 41
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 138 117 36 32
TRAZODONE HCL 134 87 37 50
AZITHROMYCIN 132 80 38 46
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 132 110 38 20
TAMSULOSIN HCL 129 106 40 29
LIDODERM 126 98 41 109
GLIPIZIDE 123 114 42 47
DIGOXIN 120 113 43 43
MONOJECT INSULIN SAFETY SYRNG 113 113 44 367
IBUPROFEN 112 37 45 57
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 109 86 46 102
PLAVIX 103 89 47 44
NAMENDA 101 92 48 35
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 100 82 49 22
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 99 87 50 122
CYMBALTA 97 48 51 58
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 93 42 R 52 69
ADVAIR DISKUS 93 65 52 49
INSULIN SYRINGE 92 85 54 90
LACTULOSE 90 68 55 142
CLONIDINE HCL 90 61 55 68
GLYBURIDE 90 62 R 55 64
RANITIDINE HCL 87 62 58 24
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 87 74 58 56
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 87 62 58 108
BACLOFEN 85 48 61 143
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 84 66 62 78
LEVOFLOXACIN 83 57 63 87
VESICARE 77 77 64 158
NIFEDIPINE ER 77 61 64 76
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 77 40 S2 64 162
ALLOPURINOL 75 61 67 33
PREDNISONE 74 64 68 38
CRESTOR 74 63 68 25
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 73 73 70 94
LYRICA 73 33 70 95
METHADONE HCL 72 0 S2 72 219
SINGULAIR 71 47 73 86
PEN NEEDLE 70 42 74 151
ROPINIROLE HCL 70 65 74 92
NOVOLIN 70-30 68 43 76 244
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 68 37 R 76 71
NITROFURANTOIN 67 56 78 314
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 67 52 78 79
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 67 32 78 112
DILTIAZEM HCL 66 47 81 273
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 65 55 82 34
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 65 23 82 100
DIOVAN 65 63 82 36
FENOFIBRATE 64 57 85 48
EXELON 62 62 86 132
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 61 24 S2 87 305
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 60 60 88 88
HUMALOG 60 48 88 140
MORPHINE SULFATE 57 31 S2 90 337
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 56 19 S3 91 82
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 56 54 91 120
BENAZEPRIL HCL 56 41 91 80
VENTOLIN HFA 56 27 91 106
MELOXICAM 53 39 95 40
PRIMIDONE 52 52 96 233
SPIRONOLACTONE 52 44 96 62
NYSTATIN 52 47 96 167
ZETIA 51 51 99 70
CEPHALEXIN 50 38 100 104
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 Dec. 2, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.