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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,006Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 483 out of 2429

$398K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 444 out of 2429

291 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70%Patients 65 Years and Older
58% 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

8% of this provider’s 291 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 291 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 4,599 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 24%.

Prescription Price

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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
FUROSEMIDE 300 222 1 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 287 129 S3 2 6
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 267 195 3 27
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 244 191 4 3
METFORMIN HCL 189 87 5 8
LISINOPRIL 184 113 6 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 176 101 7 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 160 118 8 14
LOVASTATIN 145 116 9 30
GABAPENTIN 122 29 10 18
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 115 92 11 12
WARFARIN SODIUM 111 105 12 11
ATENOLOL 109 67 13 15
FENTANYL 107 91 S2 14 59
SIMVASTATIN 96 67 15 1
OMEPRAZOLE 94 80 16 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 86 68 17 4
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 84 46 18 28
SPIRIVA 81 25 19 54
FLUOXETINE HCL 78 74 20 61
ALLOPURINOL 76 62 21 33
JANUVIA 73 70 22 66
GLIPIZIDE 73 60 22 47
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 69 26 24 78
FAMOTIDINE 64 24 25 42
RISPERIDONE 60 49 26 52
PROAIR HFA 60 20 26 41
CARVEDILOL 58 57 28 21
PREDNISONE 58 40 28 38
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 54 35 30 34
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54 34 30 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 52 38 32 13
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 51 0 33 77
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 Sept. 7, 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.