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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,973Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 617

$603K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 617

442 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93%Patients 65 Years and Older
16% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 442 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 14,130 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$40 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $65 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 12.


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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
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 962 915 1 15
CLOPIDOGREL 787 750 2 10
CARVEDILOL 723 679 3 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 596 555 4 9
FUROSEMIDE 539 509 5 7
PLAVIX 521 504 6 13
RAMIPRIL 462 437 7 26
AMIODARONE HCL 442 420 8 27
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 432 392 9 5
PROPAFENONE HCL 399 378 10 10 81
FAMOTIDINE 381 374 11 44
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 371 334 12 8
FENOFIBRATE 341 312 13 34
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 340 336 14 16
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 335 328 15 23
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 313 293 16 6
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 301 292 17 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 259 231 18 19
ATENOLOL 232 197 19 17
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 223 215 20 90
DIGOXIN 196 180 21 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 193 170 22 18
LISINOPRIL 189 178 23 2
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 187 184 24 40
METFORMIN HCL 179 174 25 25
NIFEDIPINE ER 145 142 26 49
QUINAPRIL HCL 142 142 27 118
OMEPRAZOLE 139 121 28 31
CHLORTHALIDONE 137 137 29 57
SPIRONOLACTONE 126 106 30 20
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 116 84 S3 31 32
SIMVASTATIN 112 109 32 3
RANITIDINE HCL 109 94 33 65
NITROSTAT 108 98 34 33
NADOLOL 108 98 34 133
ALLOPURINOL 100 100 36 50
GLIMEPIRIDE 98 92 37 95
KLOR-CON 8 94 80 38 103
HYDRALAZINE HCL 92 80 39 28
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 85 82 40 48
PREDNISONE 81 81 41 93
DIOVAN 79 78 42 21
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 74 74 43 14
KLOR-CON M20 73 73 44 39
GABAPENTIN 71 70 45 52
FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 70 69 46 203
DIPYRIDAMOLE 68 54 R 47 169
MECLIZINE HCL 65 65 48 94
PACERONE 62 62 49 100
LOVASTATIN 60 60 50 41
MIDODRINE HCL 59 51 51 212
SOTALOL 58 58 52 42
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 56 56 53 55
GUANFACINE HCL 54 54 R 54 220
TRAMADOL HCL 53 53 55 54
TRICOR 52 51 56 75
LIPITOR 52 52 56 66
BENAZEPRIL HCL 50 50 58 86
CILOSTAZOL 50 50 58 71
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 Feb. 10, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.