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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,885Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 63 out of 2588

$1.25M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 50 out of 2588

409 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81%Patients 65 Years and Older
53% 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

4% of this provider’s 409 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

15% of this provider’s 409 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 11%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 15,092 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

30% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$63 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

49 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
SIMVASTATIN 566 455 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 523 359 2 6
FUROSEMIDE 518 426 3 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 505 350 4 15
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 492 416 5 2
METFORMIN HCL 449 337 6 8
CARVEDILOL 380 323 7 20
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 363 314 8 28
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 289 187 S3 9 7
DIOVAN 285 273 10 29
LISINOPRIL 284 213 11 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 278 234 12 10
KLOR-CON 10 268 228 13 75
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 260 207 14 4
DIGOXIN 259 213 15 38
ZETIA 253 196 16 69
HYDRALAZINE HCL 250 207 17 53
TRAMADOL HCL 249 177 18 19
CLOPIDOGREL 247 231 19 30
FENOFIBRATE 246 175 20 64
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 242 149 21 9
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 236 183 22 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 231 188 23 13
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 230 205 24 12
ATENOLOL 215 165 25 14
CRESTOR 209 136 26 25
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 202 137 27 40
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 199 154 28 11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 196 192 29 16
TEKTURNA 178 165 30 283
SINGULAIR 172 100 31 94
SPIRONOLACTONE 163 118 32 58
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 161 144 33 24
PLAVIX 159 141 34 43
FAMOTIDINE 151 49 35 36
NEXIUM 149 128 36 41
MELOXICAM 146 97 37 51
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 143 143 38 21
SERTRALINE HCL 133 80 39 26
TAMSULOSIN HCL 132 108 40 23
NAMENDA 129 129 41 32
ALLOPURINOL 129 125 41 33
DONEPEZIL HCL 127 125 43 22
JANUVIA 126 104 44 60
TRICOR 125 94 45 122
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 123 103 46 76
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 123 95 46 55
LANTUS 121 71 48 47
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 118 105 49 68
CEFPROZIL 113 89 50 435
DEXILANT 112 94 51 250
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 109 57 52 153
ROPINIROLE HCL 109 57 52 113
BENAZEPRIL HCL 106 84 54 84
GLIMEPIRIDE 105 94 55 39
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 102 62 56 136
SPIRIVA 102 76 56 56
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 101 54 58 127
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 101 92 58 66
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 100 79 60 176
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 99 67 61 253
AVODART 98 96 62 164
VERAPAMIL ER 97 88 63 102
CEFDINIR 95 74 64 358
BYSTOLIC 95 83 64 110
LYRICA 93 73 66 100
ACTOS 86 64 67 105
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 83 65 R 68 91
CYMBALTA 82 31 69 70
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 81 67 70 83
SYMBICORT 79 30 71 129
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 78 78 72 49
CITALOPRAM HBR 78 66 72 27
NIASPAN 77 36 74 115
KLOR-CON M20 76 47 75 52
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 76 73 75 188
EXELON 76 76 75 118
RISPERDAL CONSTA 74 0 78 300
RISPERIDONE 74 28 78 57
PREDNISONE 73 68 80 42
ADVAIR DISKUS 72 41 81 48
EXFORGE 69 69 82 209
GABAPENTIN 69 18 82 18
AMIODARONE HCL 67 67 84 156
DIOVAN HCT 66 56 85 72
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 66 40 85 131
CLONIDINE HCL 66 39 85 54
DILTIAZEM ER 62 21 88 150
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 59 49 89 93
SYNTHROID 59 59 89 88
CILOSTAZOL 57 48 91 236
PENTOXIFYLLINE 56 35 92 279
ONGLYZA 56 56 92 248
LEVOFLOXACIN 55 41 94 77
CELEBREX 54 46 95 99
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 54 31 95 350
NAPROXEN 54 47 95 95
RAMIPRIL 53 41 98 111
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 53 40 98 149
SUCRALFATE 52 41 100 193
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 51 38 101 46
MIRTAZAPINE 51 11 101 63
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 51 32 101 359
GLIPIZIDE 51 51 101 44
TRAZODONE HCL 50 26 105 61
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 June 16, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.