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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,053Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 33 out of 2588

$1.25M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 49 out of 2588

772 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79%Patients 65 Years and Older
47% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

2% of this provider’s 772 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

17% of this provider’s 772 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 17,903 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 25%.

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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 885 684 1 4
SIMVASTATIN 800 700 2 1
LISINOPRIL 748 555 3 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 701 575 4 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 688 496 S3 5 7
FUROSEMIDE 688 580 5 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 667 536 7 2
OMEPRAZOLE 510 395 8 6
METFORMIN HCL 494 393 9 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 457 350 10 11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 430 348 11 35
TRAMADOL HCL 376 291 12 19
WARFARIN SODIUM 355 312 13 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 348 299 14 13
GABAPENTIN 311 229 15 18
ATENOLOL 290 288 16 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 268 234 17 15
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 265 221 18 24
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 254 234 19 17
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 238 168 20 12
CRESTOR 223 178 21 25
SERTRALINE HCL 220 148 22 26
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 201 115 23 16
GLIMEPIRIDE 198 169 24 39
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 191 165 25 49
ALLOPURINOL 189 142 26 33
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 189 155 26 66
DONEPEZIL HCL 185 185 28 22
CLOPIDOGREL 175 127 29 30
CARVEDILOL 171 138 30 20
INSULIN SYRINGE 165 112 31 81
TAMSULOSIN HCL 152 144 32 23
RANITIDINE HCL 146 81 33 37
KLOR-CON M20 146 116 33 52
KLOR-CON 10 136 120 35 75
IBUPROFEN 133 92 36 62
PLAVIX 130 104 37 43
FAMOTIDINE 128 113 38 36
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 125 119 39 96
NEXIUM 124 105 40 41
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 124 99 40 28
PROAIR HFA 124 76 40 50
LANTUS 122 61 43 47
NAMENDA 120 120 44 32
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 120 103 44 188
PAROXETINE HCL 119 84 46 71
CITALOPRAM HBR 119 105 46 27
ZETIA 119 53 46 69
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 119 52 R 46 87
CEFUROXIME 116 84 50 183
CLONIDINE HCL 116 74 50 54
ADVAIR DISKUS 115 75 52 48
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 114 95 53 21
SPIRIVA 113 81 54 56
DIGOXIN 112 76 55 38
FENOFIBRATE 109 60 56 64
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 109 64 R 56 162
LOVASTATIN 107 107 58 34
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 107 66 58 40
AZITHROMYCIN 100 66 60 45
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 93 79 61 76
CELEBREX 93 63 61 99
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 92 83 63 55
DIOVAN 90 54 64 29
CYMBALTA 88 44 65 70
BENICAR 87 84 66 143
QUINAPRIL HCL 86 67 67 148
LEVETIRACETAM 85 24 68 90
MELOXICAM 85 73 68 51
GLIPIZIDE 85 62 68 44
NIASPAN 85 46 68 115
NAPROXEN 84 68 72 95
PREDNISONE 83 70 73 42
GLYBURIDE 82 71 R 74 65
HYDRALAZINE HCL 82 76 74 53
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 79 72 76 132
CARTIA XT 77 51 77 290
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 75 52 78 68
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 73 62 79 82
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 73 73 79 85
COMBIVENT 71 52 81 145
VENTOLIN HFA 67 35 82 101
PEN NEEDLE 67 48 82 112
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 66 56 84 271
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 65 45 85 98
VERAPAMIL ER 64 53 86 102
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 63 51 87 124
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 60 60 88 46
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 59 40 89 106
TRAZODONE HCL 57 55 90 61
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 57 21 R 90 91
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 56 38 92 131
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 56 0 S2 92 218
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 55 44 94 83
CAPTOPRIL 55 43 94 333
HUMULIN 70-30 54 41 96 230
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 54 44 96 127
DIOVAN HCT 54 45 96 72
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 54 41 96 136
SANTYL 53 53 100 160
SYNTHROID 52 38 101 88
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 52 52 101 31
ROPINIROLE HCL 51 42 103 113
VESICARE 51 26 103 172
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 51 45 103 289
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 51 21 103 270
LANSOPRAZOLE 50 35 107 157
CEPHALEXIN 50 43 107 138
AMOXICILLIN 50 43 107 130
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 March 20, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.