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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,725Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 11 out of 2429

$1.56M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 2429

547 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
36%Patients 65 Years and Older
98% 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

5% of this provider’s 547 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 10,513 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$63 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

45 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
SIMVASTATIN 1,693 595 1 1
METFORMIN HCL 864 216 2 8
LISINOPRIL 839 323 3 2
FAMOTIDINE 706 296 4 42
OMEPRAZOLE 640 292 5 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 640 259 5 3
IBUPROFEN 568 156 7 57
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 554 262 8 9
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 454 159 9 34
CLOZAPINE 433 91 10 147
WARFARIN SODIUM 425 276 11 11
LACTULOSE 372 228 12 142
NIFEDIPINE ER 366 107 13 76
JANUVIA 347 98 14 66
FUROSEMIDE 345 227 15 5
LANTUS 334 126 16 45
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 332 142 17 10
RISPERIDONE 328 154 18 52
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 321 221 19 112
ATENOLOL 314 106 20 15
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 305 138 21 4
TAMSULOSIN HCL 263 154 22 29
NOVOLOG 252 79 23 127
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 252 86 23 172
TRAVATAN Z 240 144 25 206
FONDAPARINUX SODIUM 238 110 10 26 292
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 229 67 27 78
HEPARIN SODIUM 226 173 28 116
GABAPENTIN 219 68 29 18
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 217 112 30 13
LEVETIRACETAM 211 129 31 91
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 209 100 32 79
HALOPERIDOL 205 82 33 146
MEGESTROL ACETATE 195 103 R 34 165
HUMALOG 190 64 35 140
FENOFIBRATE 187 54 36 48
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 186 131 37 14
LATANOPROST 185 37 38 259
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 175 73 39 99
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 174 89 40 32
CRESTOR 158 72 41 25
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 158 82 41 12
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 154 59 R 43 110
CLONIDINE HCL 148 37 44 68
SYMBICORT 148 67 44 135
RANITIDINE HCL 146 47 46 24
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 145 46 47 56
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 142 97 48 221
CLOPIDOGREL 136 90 49 31
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 135 88 50 77
TRAZODONE HCL 132 33 51 50
CARVEDILOL 130 73 52 21
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 129 74 53 207
ADVAIR DISKUS 121 55 54 49
LABETALOL HCL 121 66 54 225
GEMFIBROZIL 117 11 56 107
DIOVAN 114 44 57 36
KETOCONAZOLE 112 33 58 194
PROAIR HFA 111 29 59 41
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 110 31 60 39
TRAMADOL HCL 109 32 61 17
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 107 76 62 322
VALPROIC ACID 106 74 63 166
NAPROXEN 105 18 64 75
MIRTAZAPINE 104 92 65 63
VENTOLIN HFA 103 28 66 106
SPIRIVA 102 48 67 54
GLIPIZIDE ER 101 34 68 72
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 101 45 68 111
PLAVIX 101 68 68 44
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 97 63 71 22
CARBAMAZEPINE 93 55 72 133
KLOR-CON M10 88 71 73 139
PREDNISONE 85 54 74 38
SPIRONOLACTONE 85 34 74 62
NEXIUM 84 65 76 37
TRICOR 83 21 77 125
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 82 17 78 28
LITHIUM CARBONATE 81 0 79 218
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 80 18 S3 80 6
HYDRALAZINE HCL 79 25 81 81
RISPERDAL CONSTA 79 41 81 261
AMIODARONE HCL 79 55 81 210
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 75 58 84 55
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 73 41 85 88
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 72 61 86 20
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 70 22 87 122
ABILIFY 69 31 88 121
DIGOXIN 69 40 88 43
NIASPAN 65 0 90 113
DONEPEZIL HCL 65 52 90 26
NORVIR 61 0 92 276
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 60 0 93 108
SPS 59 0 94 371
KLOR-CON M20 59 20 94 60
SODIUM CHLORIDE 59 27 94 176
NAMENDA 58 58 97 35
RAMIPRIL 58 13 97 118
SEROQUEL XR 57 26 99 195
SEROQUEL 54 35 100 169
CITALOPRAM HBR 53 20 101 19
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 50 14 102 53
OLANZAPINE 50 17 102 101
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.