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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,891Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 68 out of 2429

$1.12M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 32 out of 2429

323 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
49%Patients 65 Years and Older
99% 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

10% of this provider’s 323 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 12%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 7,732 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

$71 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

49 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 1,001 442 1 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 542 302 2 9
HEPARIN SODIUM 440 334 3 116
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 419 234 4 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 402 231 5 3
OMEPRAZOLE 359 176 6 7
TAMSULOSIN HCL 333 193 7 29
RISPERIDONE 320 192 8 52
RANITIDINE HCL 311 145 9 24
FUROSEMIDE 286 219 10 5
LISINOPRIL 276 128 11 2
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 273 59 R 12 110
METFORMIN HCL 246 76 13 8
LANTUS 241 106 14 45
DIGOXIN 241 159 14 43
DONEPEZIL HCL 214 207 16 26
WARFARIN SODIUM 211 174 17 11
OLANZAPINE 200 59 18 101
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 196 95 19 22
TRAMADOL HCL 187 79 20 17
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 187 52 20 77
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 180 100 22 34
HYDRALAZINE HCL 180 106 22 81
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 173 96 24 108
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 172 57 S3 25 6
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 171 48 26 78
HALOPERIDOL 161 31 27 146
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 157 28 28 111
ADVAIR DISKUS 149 14 29 49
GLIPIZIDE 148 70 30 47
LACTULOSE 145 52 31 142
NAMENDA 144 144 32 35
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 132 64 33 79
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 126 67 34 13
GABAPENTIN 125 28 35 18
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 125 125 35 155
IBUPROFEN 125 35 35 57
SPIRIVA 119 50 38 54
RAMIPRIL 113 38 39 118
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 109 52 40 20
LEVETIRACETAM 107 67 41 91
FENOFIBRATE 105 46 42 48
KLOR-CON M20 99 70 43 60
DIOVAN 92 47 44 36
CITALOPRAM HBR 91 41 45 19
TRAZODONE HCL 91 29 45 50
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 91 12 45 197
VALPROIC ACID 90 36 48 166
RIVASTIGMINE 89 50 49 387
FAMOTIDINE 86 16 50 42
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 83 56 51 14
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 83 46 51 12
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 79 0 53 321
TRAVATAN Z 76 15 54 206
LAMOTRIGINE 75 22 55 130
KETOCONAZOLE 74 15 56 194
FLUOXETINE HCL 71 19 57 61
SEROQUEL 69 16 58 169
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 69 30 58 172
FINASTERIDE 68 54 60 126
ABILIFY 67 43 61 121
FLOVENT HFA 67 20 61 187
SYMBICORT 62 19 63 135
PENTOXIFYLLINE 62 36 63 291
VENTOLIN HFA 62 0 63 106
NOVOLIN R 60 20 66 196
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 59 40 67 55
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59 34 67 10
NIFEDIPINE ER 56 23 69 76
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 55 25 70 84
GENERLAC 54 24 71 248
TRICOR 52 0 72 125
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 51 22 73 373
TRILIPIX 50 0 74 170
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.