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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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28,684Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 11 out of 2588

$1.62M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 18 out of 2588

508 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92%Patients 65 Years and Older
92% 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

2% of this provider’s 508 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

16% of this provider’s 508 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 27,898 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

35% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

56 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 1,216 1,174 1 4
SIMVASTATIN 1,211 1,189 2 1
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 934 906 3 24
WARFARIN SODIUM 881 876 4 10
OMEPRAZOLE 770 742 5 6
NEXIUM 664 649 6 41
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 625 602 7 12
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 588 570 8 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 573 562 9 9
LIDODERM 546 541 10 86
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 522 499 11 17
DIOVAN 520 514 12 29
DIOVAN HCT 490 484 13 72
FUROSEMIDE 447 446 14 5
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 437 417 15 13
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 408 397 16 11
METFORMIN HCL 402 397 17 8
DONEPEZIL HCL 391 388 18 22
LISINOPRIL 336 324 19 3
MECLIZINE HCL 324 321 20 120
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 308 307 21 49
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 303 302 22 55
ZETIA 302 282 23 69
ATENOLOL 295 295 24 14
TRAMADOL HCL 280 278 25 19
TAMSULOSIN HCL 278 270 26 23
JANUVIA 278 276 26 60
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 276 275 28 96
NAMENDA 276 273 28 32
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 273 238 S3 30 7
CRESTOR 259 233 31 25
CLOPIDOGREL 259 254 31 30
VOLTAREN 247 247 33 161
RANITIDINE HCL 247 233 33 37
PLAVIX 245 240 35 43
FAMOTIDINE 245 245 35 36
NIFEDIPINE ER 240 238 37 59
GABAPENTIN 235 227 38 18
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 228 226 39 15
CLONIDINE HCL 215 213 40 54
GLYBURIDE 214 213 R 41 65
IBUPROFEN 213 211 42 62
LOVAZA 211 204 43 119
LIPITOR 178 169 44 114
ALLOPURINOL 177 174 45 33
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 176 176 46 31
CARVEDILOL 173 169 47 20
GLIMEPIRIDE 161 161 48 39
MELOXICAM 157 144 49 51
FELODIPINE ER 155 146 50 108
CELEBREX 145 138 51 99
LANSOPRAZOLE 144 142 52 157
NITROSTAT 140 136 53 181
NASONEX 139 139 54 218
MIRTAZAPINE 135 135 55 63
AVODART 125 125 56 164
AMIODARONE HCL 124 114 57 156
DIGOXIN 123 123 58 38
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 117 109 59 28
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 110 110 60 21
ACTOS 110 110 60 105
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 109 109 62 74
MEGESTROL ACETATE 109 109 R 62 169
DICYCLOMINE HCL 109 108 62 215
SERTRALINE HCL 104 104 65 26
DILTIAZEM ER 103 87 66 150
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 99 96 67 98
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 98 95 68 40
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 98 98 R 68 91
HYDRALAZINE HCL 97 96 70 53
TRILIPIX 91 83 71 185
SYNTHROID 90 88 72 88
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 84 82 73 68
KETOCONAZOLE 83 82 74 195
MICARDIS 79 79 75 274
CYMBALTA 78 78 76 70
LYRICA 78 66 76 100
BENICAR HCT 76 69 78 187
PREDNISONE 75 75 79 42
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 75 55 79 16
AZITHROMYCIN 74 70 81 45
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72 69 82 335
MOMETASONE FUROATE 71 70 83 276
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70 56 84 35
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 70 70 84 124
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70 59 84 66
ADVAIR DISKUS 69 64 87 48
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 67 61 88 82
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 67 67 88 85
COLCRYS 66 65 90 217
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 63 63 91 149
RISPERIDONE 62 62 92 57
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 61 61 93 155
DEXILANT 61 57 93 250
TRICOR 59 49 95 122
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 59 59 95 159
FINASTERIDE 56 56 97 97
KLOR-CON M20 55 55 98 52
LATANOPROST 55 55 98 286
GLIPIZIDE 54 54 100 44
SINGULAIR 53 53 101 94
NIFEDICAL XL 53 53 101 179
COMBIVENT 51 51 103 145
BENAZEPRIL HCL 51 51 103 84
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 51 49 103 125
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 51 51 R 103 241
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.