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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,225Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 32 out of 2588

$1.4M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 34 out of 2588

541 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71%Patients 65 Years and Older
94% 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 541 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

29% of this provider’s 541 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 18,244 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

29% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

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

Prescriptions per Patient

43 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
FUROSEMIDE 869 780 1 5
LISINOPRIL 814 693 2 3
SIMVASTATIN 778 661 3 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 773 640 4 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 530 484 5 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 515 437 6 13
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 487 207 S3 7 7
GABAPENTIN 484 330 8 18
WARFARIN SODIUM 463 414 9 10
DIOVAN 389 293 10 29
HYDRALAZINE HCL 385 359 11 53
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 364 266 12 40
DONEPEZIL HCL 362 355 13 22
CARVEDILOL 359 313 14 20
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 341 270 15 11
OMEPRAZOLE 321 296 16 6
METFORMIN HCL 315 234 17 8
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 303 225 S3 18 80
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 290 212 19 31
NIFEDIPINE ER 288 238 20 59
HEPARIN SODIUM 274 265 21 79
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 262 205 22 12
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 257 203 23 28
NAMENDA 248 248 24 32
ALLOPURINOL 246 217 25 33
FAMOTIDINE 236 189 26 36
CLOPIDOGREL 228 204 27 30
PROAIR HFA 217 124 28 50
TAMSULOSIN HCL 210 165 29 23
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 205 191 30 2
JANUVIA 202 180 31 60
CRESTOR 201 128 32 25
TRAMADOL HCL 186 146 33 19
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 181 175 34 21
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 178 160 35 49
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 178 153 35 15
ADVAIR DISKUS 176 128 37 48
LANTUS 175 129 38 47
SPIRIVA 172 152 39 56
NAPROXEN 167 124 40 95
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 166 80 41 46
LOVASTATIN 163 139 42 34
PLAVIX 153 144 43 43
SERTRALINE HCL 149 123 44 26
LEVETIRACETAM 147 112 45 90
GLIPIZIDE 145 134 46 44
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 144 86 47 109
VENTOLIN HFA 136 101 48 101
LABETALOL HCL 129 98 49 177
NITROSTAT 128 124 50 181
IBUPROFEN 123 88 51 62
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 120 93 52 68
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 111 83 53 85
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 110 72 54 24
KLOR-CON M20 109 98 55 52
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 106 63 56 74
NOVOLOG 104 88 57 103
SANTYL 103 75 58 160
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 103 59 58 55
EXELON 101 89 60 118
SURE COMFORT 97 77 61 227
LYRICA 97 32 61 100
HUMALOG 95 65 63 141
NEXIUM 95 74 63 41
CLONIDINE HCL 90 51 65 54
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 89 72 66 98
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 88 69 67 17
FENTANYL 85 39 S2 68 78
DIGOXIN 83 66 69 38
GLIPIZIDE XL 81 54 70 140
PREDNISONE 78 51 71 42
SPIRONOLACTONE 78 64 71 58
RANITIDINE HCL 77 70 73 37
LACTULOSE 76 44 74 135
KLOR-CON M10 76 76 74 139
PEN NEEDLE 76 64 74 112
ABILIFY 72 46 77 134
SYMBICORT 72 32 77 129
ATENOLOL 71 55 79 14
INSULIN SYRINGE 71 52 79 81
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 69 34 81 136
RENVELA 68 60 82 278
FINASTERIDE 68 54 82 97
NIASPAN 67 62 84 115
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 67 54 84 106
AVODART 66 47 86 164
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 66 48 86 127
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 65 52 88 166
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 64 35 89 93
LIPITOR 62 42 90 114
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 61 56 91 96
DILTIAZEM ER 59 47 92 150
RISPERIDONE 59 35 92 57
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 58 43 94 16
TRAVATAN Z 58 40 94 232
ZETIA 57 46 96 69
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 57 35 96 176
METRONIDAZOLE 56 51 98 263
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 54 47 99 104
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 53 52 100 208
METHOCARBAMOL 53 17 R 100 303
KLOR-CON 10 52 43 102 75
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 52 36 102 270
AGGRENOX 51 24 104 214
VANCOMYCIN HCL 50 38 105 265
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 April 24, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.