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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,964Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 52 out of 117

$349K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 60 out of 117

260 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89%Patients 65 Years and Older
57% 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

9% of this provider’s 260 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 6,232 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 24.


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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
LISINOPRIL 361 352 1 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 355 326 2 2
FUROSEMIDE 252 230 3 3
OMEPRAZOLE 240 210 4 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 219 211 5 9
SIMVASTATIN 187 161 6 1
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 184 155 7 12
DONEPEZIL HCL 163 151 8 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 143 138 9 13
NAMENDA 130 118 10 14
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 113 110 11 21
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 112 102 12 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 110 98 13 17
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 107 58 S3 14 7
METFORMIN HCL 107 100 14 11
ATENOLOL 104 104 16 20
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 103 102 17 5
LOVASTATIN 98 76 18 40
CITALOPRAM HBR 90 89 19 19
FELODIPINE ER 85 85 20 150
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 83 72 21 29
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 81 74 22 42
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 80 54 23 33
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 78 69 24 15
KLOR-CON 10 64 64 25 100
KLOR-CON M20 64 53 25 34
NEXIUM 63 53 27 62
TRAMADOL HCL 61 58 28 18
KLOR-CON M10 59 59 29 89
PAROXETINE HCL 59 59 29 63
ZETIA 57 25 31 86
MIRTAZAPINE 55 55 32 25
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 53 53 33 26
PROAIR HFA 51 47 34 56
SPIRONOLACTONE 50 36 35 53
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 8, 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.