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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,057Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 25 out of 2429

$1.09M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 37 out of 2429

626 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92%Patients 65 Years and Older
56% 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

6% of this provider’s 626 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 626 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 19,959 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 24%.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 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
FUROSEMIDE 850 845 1 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 836 820 2 3
LISINOPRIL 682 627 3 2
SIMVASTATIN 682 650 3 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 581 559 5 4
NAMENDA 578 567 6 35
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 520 479 7 9
SERTRALINE HCL 500 476 8 23
DONEPEZIL HCL 497 486 9 26
WARFARIN SODIUM 493 457 10 11
OMEPRAZOLE 483 446 11 7
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 472 461 12 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 411 401 13 14
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 378 346 S3 14 6
TRAMADOL HCL 350 340 15 17
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 327 313 16 34
TRAZODONE HCL 307 260 17 50
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 276 275 18 56
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 269 267 19 88
CARVEDILOL 248 246 20 21
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 239 237 21 129
CITALOPRAM HBR 231 226 22 19
GABAPENTIN 216 202 23 18
FENTANYL 216 216 S2 23 59
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 211 208 25 77
CLOPIDOGREL 203 191 26 31
MIRTAZAPINE 203 198 26 63
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 201 194 28 13
RISPERIDONE 177 160 29 52
METFORMIN HCL 174 164 30 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 154 151 31 10
TAMSULOSIN HCL 149 142 32 29
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 147 145 33 74
PLAVIX 146 140 34 44
GLIPIZIDE 146 146 34 47
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 140 140 36 55
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 138 136 37 22
GLIMEPIRIDE 134 113 38 51
LANTUS 133 132 39 45
PREDNISONE 131 129 40 38
ALLOPURINOL 120 120 41 33
EXELON 120 114 41 132
CYMBALTA 120 119 41 58
LEVOFLOXACIN 112 110 44 87
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 107 80 45 16
KLOR-CON M20 101 82 46 60
TORSEMIDE 101 89 46 145
FLUOXETINE HCL 100 77 48 61
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 99 99 49 28
ATENOLOL 96 96 50 15
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 93 93 51 94
SEROQUEL 93 93 51 169
SPIRIVA 90 88 53 54
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 87 87 54 155
PRIMIDONE 84 84 55 233
ADVAIR DISKUS 83 82 56 49
LYRICA 83 83 56 95
DIGOXIN 81 79 58 43
DIOVAN 80 61 59 36
NEXIUM 78 78 60 37
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 78 74 60 108
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 77 77 62 32
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 76 76 63 79
AZITHROMYCIN 72 67 64 46
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 72 72 64 191
CRESTOR 71 62 66 25
KLOR-CON M10 70 70 67 139
PAROXETINE HCL 69 69 68 67
CLONIDINE HCL 68 66 69 68
HYDROCORTISONE 68 67 69 260
NYSTOP 65 61 71 228
NIFEDIPINE ER 63 51 72 76
SPIRONOLACTONE 61 60 73 62
LOVASTATIN 58 57 74 30
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 58 58 R 74 71
HYDRALAZINE HCL 57 57 76 81
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 56 44 77 78
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 56 56 77 120
LEVETIRACETAM 56 51 77 91
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 55 49 80 98
LEXAPRO 53 50 81 203
ZETIA 51 51 82 70
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 50 49 83 20
LIDODERM 50 50 83 109
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 Sept. 4, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.