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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,912Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 384 out of 2429

$386K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 467 out of 2429

286 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83%Patients 65 Years and Older
34% 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

15% of this provider’s 286 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 6,847 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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
LISINOPRIL 312 260 1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 284 258 2 3
SIMVASTATIN 282 225 3 1
FUROSEMIDE 282 235 3 5
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 227 207 5 12
OMEPRAZOLE 203 197 6 7
METFORMIN HCL 190 139 7 8
CRESTOR 185 168 8 25
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 181 158 9 34
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 162 162 10 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 161 117 S3 11 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 152 144 12 9
SERTRALINE HCL 145 133 13 23
WARFARIN SODIUM 121 121 14 11
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 120 120 15 32
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 104 95 16 27
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 104 104 16 14
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 101 89 18 13
CLOPIDOGREL 100 87 19 31
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 95 84 20 16
GLIPIZIDE 84 72 21 47
PLAVIX 79 73 22 44
ATENOLOL 79 75 22 15
METFORMIN HCL ER 78 77 24 65
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 75 60 25 28
TAMSULOSIN HCL 73 71 26 29
ALLOPURINOL 73 73 26 33
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 71 71 28 20
CARVEDILOL 70 58 29 21
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67 67 30 10
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 67 67 30 53
KLOR-CON M20 67 53 30 60
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 63 51 33 22
GLIPIZIDE ER 61 48 34 72
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 61 48 34 55
AZITHROMYCIN 58 46 36 46
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 57 57 37 105
FENOFIBRATE 52 51 38 48
TRAMADOL HCL 51 37 39 17
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 Aug. 30, 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.