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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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44,190Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 2429

$2.96M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 2429

1,154 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69%Patients 65 Years and Older
83% 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

10% of this provider’s 1,154 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

19% of this provider’s 1,154 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 12%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 26,933 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$67 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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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 1,589 1,108 1 3
LISINOPRIL 1,416 908 2 2
FUROSEMIDE 1,217 971 3 5
SIMVASTATIN 1,196 757 4 1
OMEPRAZOLE 972 583 5 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 963 653 S3 6 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 836 636 7 11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 755 423 8 78
DONEPEZIL HCL 693 584 9 26
NAMENDA 693 570 9 35
GABAPENTIN 671 299 11 18
SERTRALINE HCL 641 408 12 23
RISPERIDONE 621 271 13 52
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 603 390 14 13
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 597 392 15 77
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 569 445 16 4
METFORMIN HCL 554 279 17 8
CARVEDILOL 529 447 18 21
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 499 324 19 9
TRAMADOL HCL 477 331 20 17
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 467 388 21 14
FLUOXETINE HCL 455 219 22 61
MIRTAZAPINE 455 265 22 63
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 454 130 24 111
CITALOPRAM HBR 425 254 25 19
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 418 162 26 56
OLANZAPINE 417 257 27 101
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 401 152 R 28 110
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 398 251 29 34
TRAZODONE HCL 392 178 30 50
LOVAZA 386 104 31 134
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 384 111 10 32 197
CYMBALTA 376 182 33 58
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 376 157 33 100
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 370 216 35 79
KLOR-CON M20 368 259 36 60
ATENOLOL 358 269 37 15
TAMSULOSIN HCL 342 216 38 29
AZITHROMYCIN 334 235 39 46
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 320 247 40 10
LEVETIRACETAM 312 181 41 91
FAMOTIDINE 311 184 42 42
HALOPERIDOL 301 138 43 146
ALLOPURINOL 283 200 44 33
SEROQUEL XR 279 88 45 195
FENOFIBRATE 276 89 46 48
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 272 193 47 12
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 261 200 48 16
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 256 150 49 98
ABILIFY 254 93 50 121
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 238 109 51 215
CEPHALEXIN 233 170 52 104
RANITIDINE HCL 232 155 53 24
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 225 193 54 88
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 224 148 55 20
SEROQUEL 223 147 56 169
LAMOTRIGINE 219 91 57 130
LITHIUM CARBONATE 215 86 58 218
CLOPIDOGREL 213 158 59 31
FENTANYL 205 118 S2 60 59
DIGOXIN 192 172 61 43
LANTUS 191 119 62 45
CRESTOR 186 97 63 25
SPIRIVA 177 89 64 54
LEVOFLOXACIN 177 120 64 87
PREDNISONE 176 117 66 38
SPIRONOLACTONE 172 91 67 62
DIOVAN 169 126 68 36
ZETIA 160 97 69 70
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 155 74 70 74
MELOXICAM 155 123 70 40
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 153 82 72 108
CLOZAPINE 152 0 73 147
JANUVIA 152 71 73 66
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 148 107 S3 75 82
GLIPIZIDE 147 112 76 47
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 147 135 76 55
PLAVIX 147 105 76 44
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 147 123 76 219
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 146 93 80 102
PAROXETINE HCL 145 79 81 67
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 144 20 82 274
CARBAMAZEPINE 134 27 83 133
BACLOFEN 134 67 83 143
ADVAIR DISKUS 131 61 85 49
PEN NEEDLE 129 85 86 151
EXELON 126 72 87 132
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 125 98 88 84
RISPERDAL CONSTA 123 43 89 261
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 120 108 90 22
GLIMEPIRIDE 118 61 91 51
HYDRALAZINE HCL 118 90 91 81
FINASTERIDE 117 96 93 126
IBUPROFEN 115 55 94 57
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 115 70 94 39
ROPINIROLE HCL 115 73 94 92
KLOR-CON M10 114 78 97 139
CLONIDINE HCL 111 63 98 68
ONGLYZA 110 65 99 230
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 106 74 100 129
LYRICA 106 36 100 95
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 102 63 102 149
OLANZAPINE ODT 95 60 103 417
METOLAZONE 95 47 103 174
HUMALOG 95 69 103 140
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90 70 106 27
GLYBURIDE 89 43 R 107 64
PROPRANOLOL HCL 88 33 108 119
NOVOLIN R 88 51 108 196
VALPROIC ACID 87 45 110 166
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 87 57 110 28
NOVOLOG 85 23 112 127
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 85 48 R 112 71
SUCRALFATE 84 54 114 150
SINGULAIR 84 38 114 86
NYSTOP 83 36 116 228
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 81 80 117 155
HYDROCODONE BIT-IBUPROFEN 80 32 S3 118 308
FLUCONAZOLE 80 59 118 217
NABUMETONE 80 32 118 96
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 80 53 118 120
LOVASTATIN 75 55 122 30
OXCARBAZEPINE 75 0 122 183
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 74 42 124 224
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 72 67 S2 125 162
SAPHRIS 70 40 126 446
BUSPIRONE HCL 69 17 127 160
ACTONEL 68 67 128 188
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 68 34 R 128 395
METRONIDAZOLE 66 39 130 237
COLCRYS 66 50 130 283
HUMULIN R 65 49 132 370
ZYPREXA 65 16 132 286
MECLIZINE HCL 64 42 134 131
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 62 57 135 94
TOPIRAMATE 61 0 136 136
VENLAFAXINE HCL 60 18 137 279
WELCHOL 59 22 138 247
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 58 54 139 289
NAPROXEN 57 36 140 75
LACTULOSE 56 37 141 142
HYDROXYZINE HCL 55 25 R 142 178
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 53 20 143 221
MEPROBAMATE 52 37 R 10 144 494
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51 39 145 152
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 51 38 145 144
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 51 37 145 99
GENERLAC 51 12 145 248
KETOCONAZOLE 51 17 145 194
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 50 45 150 53
ENULOSE 50 11 150 258
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 Oct. 23, 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.