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Prescriber Checkup

JOSEPH ECKBURG MD

2300 N ROCKTON AVE ROCKFORD HEALTH PHYSICIANS

Rockford | Illinois | 61103

(815) 971-2212

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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46,111Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 2429

$2.37M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 2429

1,052 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80%Patients 65 Years and Older
92% 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

8% of this provider’s 1,052 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

22% of this provider’s 1,052 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 35,606 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

44 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 20.


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This Prescriber's Drugs

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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 1,866 1,612 1 5
LISINOPRIL 1,635 1,357 2 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,501 1,244 3 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,365 1,193 4 11
MIRTAZAPINE 1,280 1,180 5 63
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,268 1,139 6 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,085 797 S3 7 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,015 885 8 4
ATENOLOL 1,007 791 9 15
OMEPRAZOLE 995 873 10 7
GABAPENTIN 993 746 11 18
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 879 687 12 78
CYMBALTA 865 679 13 58
RISPERIDONE 812 607 14 52
KLOR-CON M20 771 635 10 15 60
CITALOPRAM HBR 702 564 16 19
LEVETIRACETAM 618 367 17 91
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 472 440 18 14
SIMVASTATIN 459 281 19 1
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 459 368 19 56
LEVOFLOXACIN 450 390 21 87
METFORMIN HCL 422 297 22 8
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 417 356 23 74
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 404 283 24 77
CARVEDILOL 400 324 25 21
SERTRALINE HCL 385 186 26 23
RANITIDINE HCL 374 256 27 24
LANTUS 348 272 28 45
NYSTATIN 332 235 29 167
FENTANYL 330 221 S2 30 59
HYDRALAZINE HCL 322 261 31 81
LIDOCAINE HCL 317 272 10 32 271
PREDNISONE 295 259 33 38
DIGOXIN 293 270 34 43
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 288 251 35 12
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 284 225 36 99
KLOR-CON M10 284 241 36 139
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 275 232 38 191
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 273 261 39 88
CLOPIDOGREL 268 233 40 31
FLUOXETINE HCL 266 209 41 61
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 257 210 42 129
TAMSULOSIN HCL 256 214 43 29
FAMOTIDINE 231 147 44 42
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 230 212 45 297
TRAMADOL HCL 223 180 46 17
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 222 191 47 120
OLANZAPINE 220 59 48 101
DIOVAN 211 192 49 36
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 209 170 50 102
DONEPEZIL HCL 209 196 50 26
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 204 158 52 39
TRAZODONE HCL 203 104 53 50
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 199 162 54 13
CEPHALEXIN 198 127 55 104
ADVAIR DISKUS 194 110 56 49
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 191 164 57 34
LEVEMIR 189 133 58 193
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 189 115 58 197
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 187 140 60 32
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 186 169 61 10
SPIRIVA 185 128 62 54
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 182 135 63 221
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 181 162 64 55
TAMIFLU 176 143 65 288
SPIRONOLACTONE 169 118 66 62
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 169 62 R 66 110
GLIPIZIDE 166 137 68 47
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 165 118 R 69 69
ABILIFY 164 71 70 121
PLAVIX 163 150 71 44
NOVOLOG 160 128 72 127
CLONIDINE HCL 160 134 72 68
SODIUM CHLORIDE 154 67 74 176
AZITHROMYCIN 154 121 74 46
NEXIUM 153 128 76 37
SEROQUEL 140 114 77 169
CEFTRIAXONE 135 112 78 295
LEXAPRO 134 111 79 203
NYSTOP 134 123 79 228
ROPINIROLE HCL 134 102 79 92
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 133 26 82 111
SANTYL 133 94 82 189
PAROXETINE HCL 133 107 82 67
HUMALOG 131 107 85 140
METHOTREXATE 129 123 86 306
TRAVATAN Z 129 126 86 206
NAMENDA 128 128 88 35
METRONIDAZOLE 126 63 89 237
HYDROXYZINE HCL 121 88 R 90 178
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 119 109 91 20
DILTIAZEM HCL 118 92 92 273
TOPIRAMATE 117 36 93 136
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 116 96 94 79
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 115 104 95 84
ALLOPURINOL 113 103 96 33
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 112 97 97 408
LOPERAMIDE 112 81 97 243
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 112 100 97 94
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 108 106 100 155
HALOPERIDOL 106 53 101 146
CALCITRIOL 104 95 102 277
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 103 60 103 98
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 103 97 103 16
LITHIUM CARBONATE 101 28 105 218
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 96 57 106 28
AMIODARONE HCL 95 93 107 210
BACLOFEN 93 26 108 143
VALPROIC ACID 92 31 109 166
NOVOLIN 70-30 92 91 109 244
METOLAZONE 89 71 111 174
TRANSDERM-SCOP 87 76 112 346
LATANOPROST 87 78 112 259
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 85 64 114 159
VENLAFAXINE HCL 84 84 115 279
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 84 64 115 322
PROCRIT 82 69 117 425
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 79 66 118 144
FLUCONAZOLE 78 66 119 217
PERMETHRIN 76 70 120 270
MELOXICAM 76 52 120 40
TIMOLOL MALEATE 76 57 120 435
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 76 51 120 122
CARBAMAZEPINE 74 26 124 133
TERAZOSIN HCL 74 44 124 124
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 73 38 126 108
OXYCONTIN 73 34 S2 126 212
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 73 69 126 219
IBUPROFEN 72 38 129 57
CLOZAPINE 72 0 129 147
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 70 43 131 149
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 69 32 132 274
HYDROCORTISONE 68 41 133 260
ASACOL 67 55 134 454
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 67 47 S2 134 162
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 65 40 136 326
PROCHLORPERAZINE MALEATE 64 51 137 373
MORPHINE SULFATE 64 56 S2 137 337
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 63 56 139 22
BUMETANIDE 63 40 139 157
LIDOCAINE 63 19 139 252
LYRICA 62 45 142 95
VERAPAMIL ER 61 61 143 115
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 60 38 R 144 395
TIZANIDINE HCL 60 32 144 180
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 58 55 146 373
GLUCAGEN 58 45 146 299
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 58 41 S2 146 201
OXYCODONE HCL 58 33 S2 146 226
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 57 55 150 100
CHOLESTYRAMINE 56 55 151 412
ACETAZOLAMIDE 56 39 151 477
TRICOR 56 19 151 125
LACTULOSE 55 38 154 142
MUPIROCIN 55 33 154 232
LIDODERM 55 51 154 109
VOLTAREN 54 53 157 190
DILTIAZEM ER 54 47 157 186
EXELON 54 49 157 132
PROAIR HFA 54 32 157 41
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 53 48 161 112
CLONIDINE 53 42 161 362
OXCARBAZEPINE 52 0 163 183
BUPROPION HCL SR 52 35 163 204
LABETALOL HCL 51 46 165 225
AMOXICILLIN 51 32 165 128
CRESTOR 50 49 167 25
NOVOLIN R 50 32 167 196
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. 29, 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.