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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,621Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 359

$1.23M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 359

587 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76%Patients 65 Years and Older
65% 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 587 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

20% of this provider’s 587 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 10%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 14,011 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 28%.

Prescription Price

$66 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $88 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 10.


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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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 674 495 1 7
SIMVASTATIN 629 501 2 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 608 533 3 4
OMEPRAZOLE 460 356 4 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 427 221 S3 5 2
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 401 355 6 8
LISINOPRIL 397 331 7 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 359 300 8 10
CARVEDILOL 359 291 8 14
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 300 236 10 25
GABAPENTIN 286 207 11 16
METFORMIN HCL ER 250 184 12 98
DIOVAN 235 202 13 50
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 231 154 14 35
FUROSEMIDE 222 187 15 5
METFORMIN HCL 220 166 16 12
ATENOLOL 217 191 17 18
SERTRALINE HCL 207 179 18 27
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 207 177 18 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 205 167 20 9
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 185 177 21 22
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 181 174 22 32
TORSEMIDE 170 142 23 120
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 170 166 23 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 167 110 25 37
JANUVIA 163 126 26 104
FAMOTIDINE 158 104 27 66
TRAMADOL HCL 155 106 28 24
HYDRALAZINE HCL 155 135 28 85
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 153 114 30 87
PREDNISONE 144 123 31 33
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 143 111 32 28
CRESTOR 142 102 33 26
ALLOPURINOL 137 114 34 52
SINGULAIR 135 97 35 80
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 130 91 36 36
FINASTERIDE 122 120 37 43
ADVAIR DISKUS 121 87 38 39
DONEPEZIL HCL 114 100 39 23
DIOVAN HCT 114 95 39 205
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 109 53 41 95
CELEBREX 108 84 42 117
MOMETASONE FUROATE 108 78 42 172
SPIRIVA 108 79 42 48
GLIMEPIRIDE 107 83 45 76
TRAZODONE HCL 104 83 46 46
AZITHROMYCIN 103 85 47 79
LACTULOSE 102 64 48 196
MELOXICAM 100 55 49 99
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 99 66 50 51
SYMBICORT 98 54 51 171
GLIPIZIDE 96 84 52 74
TAMSULOSIN HCL 96 94 52 17
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 96 86 52 20
NAMENDA 95 93 55 30
LYRICA 95 37 55 75
GLYBURIDE 93 58 R 57 127
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 93 40 R 57 92
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 91 54 59 122
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 88 65 60 188
RANITIDINE HCL 85 70 61 53
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 84 71 62 182
LANTUS 82 63 63 67
SPIRONOLACTONE 82 64 63 62
FENOFIBRATE 82 64 63 175
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 81 65 66 152
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 79 75 67 298
PROAIR HFA 79 51 67 73
DIGOXIN 71 71 69 21
PEN NEEDLE 71 62 69 86
KLOR-CON M20 70 51 71 82
GLIPIZIDE ER 69 58 72 177
CYMBALTA 67 18 73 47
LEVOFLOXACIN 66 51 74 174
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 65 62 75 88
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64 63 76 269
LABETALOL HCL 64 62 76 315
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 64 54 76 56
INSULIN SYRINGE 63 53 79 107
LANSOPRAZOLE 61 50 80 207
FLOVENT HFA 60 37 81 326
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 60 60 81 224
NEXIUM 58 34 83 69
METHADONE HCL 57 26 S2 84 112
CEPHALEXIN 57 46 84 101
NIASPAN 56 34 86 147
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 56 54 86 72
PLAVIX 55 51 88 31
BUMETANIDE 55 38 88 133
HUMALOG 55 37 88 161
RISPERIDONE 54 53 91 38
LAMOTRIGINE 54 29 91 68
CLOPIDOGREL 53 43 93 19
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 52 50 94 212
LOVASTATIN 52 30 94 84
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 50 30 96 59
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 9, 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.