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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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28,298Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 12 out of 2588

$1.86M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 2588

830 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
57%Patients 65 Years and Older
94% 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

7% of this provider’s 830 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

20% of this provider’s 830 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 16,283 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

$66 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,016 635 1 4
LISINOPRIL 1,002 568 2 3
SIMVASTATIN 869 542 3 1
FUROSEMIDE 801 471 4 5
OMEPRAZOLE 461 245 5 6
TRAMADOL HCL 415 210 6 19
WARFARIN SODIUM 415 331 6 10
DONEPEZIL HCL 409 377 8 22
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 387 250 9 2
CRESTOR 383 213 10 25
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 366 210 11 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 363 252 12 15
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 361 155 S3 13 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 347 255 14 9
RANITIDINE HCL 344 199 15 37
HYDRALAZINE HCL 337 200 16 53
LANTUS 324 215 17 47
METFORMIN HCL 319 149 18 8
CLONIDINE HCL 310 162 19 54
GABAPENTIN 302 132 20 18
CARVEDILOL 301 118 21 20
MIRTAZAPINE 272 144 22 63
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 271 164 23 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 268 226 24 12
INSULIN SYRINGE 265 156 25 81
SERTRALINE HCL 264 136 26 26
CITALOPRAM HBR 259 123 27 27
FAMOTIDINE 251 140 28 36
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 249 171 29 49
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 229 104 30 28
NAMENDA 227 203 31 32
KLOR-CON 10 224 150 32 75
TAMSULOSIN HCL 209 158 33 23
CLOPIDOGREL 209 148 33 30
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 208 94 35 89
SPIRIVA 203 101 36 56
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 198 99 37 35
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 197 97 38 68
JANUVIA 193 94 39 60
DIOVAN 190 137 40 29
RISPERIDONE 186 103 41 57
SYMBICORT 182 89 42 129
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 181 78 43 74
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 179 78 44 40
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 177 73 45 109
ALLOPURINOL 176 119 46 33
PROAIR HFA 176 86 46 50
KLOR-CON M20 173 108 48 52
FENOFIBRATE 167 79 49 64
OLANZAPINE 166 58 50 126
METFORMIN HCL ER 165 130 51 67
NOVOLOG 151 111 52 103
PLAVIX 147 108 53 43
ABILIFY 143 68 54 134
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 141 86 55 136
TRAZODONE HCL 140 58 56 61
ADVAIR DISKUS 139 47 57 48
IBUPROFEN 136 63 58 62
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 136 70 58 17
NAPROXEN 133 82 60 95
BUSPIRONE HCL 132 60 61 173
COMBIVENT 131 52 62 145
DIGOXIN 127 75 63 38
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 127 84 63 21
ZETIA 125 57 65 69
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 124 82 66 24
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 123 93 67 66
ATENOLOL 119 62 68 14
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 109 33 69 85
SPIRONOLACTONE 107 57 70 58
VENTOLIN HFA 107 47 70 101
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 106 47 72 127
LEVETIRACETAM 106 39 72 90
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 104 65 74 55
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 104 71 74 293
MEGESTROL ACETATE 104 80 R 74 169
NOVOLIN R 102 68 77 175
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 102 71 S2 77 218
VERAPAMIL ER 101 62 79 102
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 99 33 R 80 107
PHENYTOIN 97 74 81 280
SINGULAIR 97 40 81 94
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 96 73 S3 83 80
CYMBALTA 94 76 84 70
ACTOS 92 44 85 105
PREDNISONE 92 37 85 42
FLUOXETINE HCL 90 46 87 92
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 89 36 R 88 87
GLIPIZIDE ER 84 59 89 73
FENTANYL 82 46 S2 90 78
HALOPERIDOL 81 38 91 154
FINASTERIDE 81 70 91 97
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 80 37 93 121
VALPROIC ACID 80 45 93 174
DIOVAN HCT 80 56 93 72
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 79 59 96 116
LYRICA 79 33 96 100
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 79 54 96 82
LOVASTATIN 79 72 96 34
AMOXICILLIN 77 47 100 130
TORSEMIDE 76 73 101 133
NOVOLIN 70-30 75 43 102 244
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 75 17 R 102 91
GLIPIZIDE 75 49 102 44
GLYBURIDE 74 48 R 105 65
NITROSTAT 72 35 106 181
LEVOFLOXACIN 70 53 107 77
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 69 49 108 31
NEXIUM 66 35 109 41
MELOXICAM 66 30 109 51
LAMOTRIGINE 64 0 111 170
FELODIPINE ER 63 44 112 108
ROPINIROLE HCL 63 15 112 113
AMIODARONE HCL 62 49 114 156
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 62 0 114 125
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 62 60 114 104
COLCRYS 61 43 117 217
SEROQUEL 61 26 117 186
GLIMEPIRIDE 60 47 119 39
LIPITOR 59 32 120 114
TRICOR 59 16 120 122
LEXAPRO 59 24 120 182
MECLIZINE HCL 58 43 123 120
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 57 19 124 354
VESICARE 56 36 125 172
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 55 36 126 106
HUMALOG 55 26 126 141
NASONEX 55 21 126 218
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 55 43 126 83
AZITHROMYCIN 51 26 130 45
HUMULIN 70-30 51 35 130 230
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 50 30 132 253
DILANTIN 50 18 132 257
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 Jan. 27, 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.