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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,036Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 41 out of 2429

$836K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 77 out of 2429

537 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81%Patients 65 Years and Older
59% 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 537 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

24% of this provider’s 537 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 16,417 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$44 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 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 794 679 1 2
FUROSEMIDE 675 615 2 5
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 660 581 3 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 596 539 4 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 546 468 S3 5 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 480 452 6 14
SIMVASTATIN 446 400 7 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 389 383 8 11
OMEPRAZOLE 389 343 8 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 366 347 10 9
METFORMIN HCL 331 264 11 8
ATENOLOL 286 227 12 15
RISPERIDONE 241 226 13 52
KLOR-CON 10 238 225 14 89
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 229 198 15 13
RANITIDINE HCL 228 198 16 24
GABAPENTIN 216 163 17 18
GLIMEPIRIDE 216 184 17 51
CITALOPRAM HBR 214 156 19 19
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 204 164 20 4
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 183 162 21 16
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 182 157 22 12
NAMENDA 176 176 23 35
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 175 154 24 56
MIRTAZAPINE 172 162 25 63
CLOPIDOGREL 171 161 26 31
DONEPEZIL HCL 170 170 27 26
LOVASTATIN 169 160 28 30
DIGOXIN 168 168 29 43
CLONIDINE HCL 167 167 30 68
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 146 125 31 22
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 143 131 S3 32 82
PROAIR HFA 141 97 33 41
CYMBALTA 138 130 34 58
CEPHALEXIN 136 117 35 104
GEMFIBROZIL 135 92 36 107
TRAMADOL HCL 135 88 36 17
PREDNISONE 128 120 38 38
CARVEDILOL 125 113 39 21
NAPROXEN 122 109 40 75
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 122 122 40 55
VERAPAMIL ER 120 100 42 115
ALLOPURINOL 120 94 42 33
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 118 100 44 34
DIOVAN 118 118 44 36
KLOR-CON M20 117 90 46 60
PAROXETINE HCL 116 71 47 67
SPIRONOLACTONE 111 110 48 62
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 102 102 49 32
PLAVIX 102 98 49 44
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 101 68 51 108
FLUOXETINE HCL 101 95 51 61
JANUVIA 97 80 53 66
AMOXICILLIN 97 84 53 128
LYRICA 94 76 55 95
AZITHROMYCIN 94 79 55 46
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 93 63 S2 57 162
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 92 71 58 27
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 91 74 59 122
FAMOTIDINE 91 76 59 42
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 90 89 61 28
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 89 69 62 20
KLOR-CON M10 84 80 63 139
SERTRALINE HCL 81 75 64 23
SPIRIVA 78 73 65 54
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 77 65 66 84
ZETIA 77 69 66 70
TERAZOSIN HCL 76 76 68 124
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 74 72 69 120
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 72 31 70 100
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 72 72 70 88
DILTIAZEM ER 67 67 72 186
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 65 64 73 103
LANTUS 65 55 73 45
TAMSULOSIN HCL 63 43 75 29
FENTANYL 63 55 S2 75 59
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 61 61 77 74
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 61 54 77 102
VESICARE 61 61 77 158
OLANZAPINE 61 49 77 101
GLIPIZIDE 60 46 81 47
MECLIZINE HCL 59 58 82 131
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 58 13 R 83 69
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 56 44 84 137
GLIPIZIDE ER 55 53 85 72
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 52 51 86 129
SINGULAIR 52 52 86 86
NIFEDIPINE ER 52 52 86 76
ROPINIROLE HCL 52 22 86 92
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 51 35 90 39
NEXIUM 51 48 90 37
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 Jan. 9, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.