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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,980Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 45 out of 2588

$1.15M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 61 out of 2588

708 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80%Patients 65 Years and Older
44% 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

6% of this provider’s 708 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 708 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 18,217 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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
SIMVASTATIN 1,102 932 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,023 911 2 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 791 633 3 4
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 783 685 4 12
WARFARIN SODIUM 737 585 5 10
LISINOPRIL 643 522 6 3
FUROSEMIDE 586 529 7 5
CRESTOR 535 442 8 25
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 531 468 9 9
OMEPRAZOLE 531 422 9 6
SERTRALINE HCL 356 250 11 26
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 356 308 11 11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 348 314 S3 13 7
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 334 297 14 49
TRAMADOL HCL 332 263 15 19
CARVEDILOL 322 314 16 20
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 294 263 17 15
ATENOLOL 268 193 18 14
HYDRALAZINE HCL 258 249 19 53
GABAPENTIN 227 187 20 18
CITALOPRAM HBR 217 172 21 27
NIASPAN 194 136 22 115
ALLOPURINOL 187 152 23 33
METFORMIN HCL ER 180 154 24 67
CLOPIDOGREL 174 146 25 30
DONEPEZIL HCL 172 159 26 22
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 170 141 27 21
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 167 153 28 28
GLIPIZIDE ER 165 133 29 73
BENAZEPRIL HCL 164 143 30 84
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 163 135 31 76
PROAIR HFA 158 77 32 50
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 157 117 33 13
CYMBALTA 151 106 34 70
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 151 122 34 96
TAMSULOSIN HCL 145 118 36 23
JANUVIA 145 139 36 60
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 144 111 R 38 87
RANITIDINE HCL 143 123 39 37
NAMENDA 141 127 40 32
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 132 104 41 40
ZETIA 132 130 41 69
LOVASTATIN 127 96 43 34
TRICOR 125 81 44 122
METFORMIN HCL 124 106 45 8
PLAVIX 121 109 46 43
NEXIUM 120 81 47 41
SPIRONOLACTONE 119 82 48 58
FENOFIBRATE 118 107 49 64
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 110 105 50 24
SPIRIVA 109 84 51 56
DIGOXIN 109 109 51 38
CLONIDINE HCL 106 64 53 54
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 106 84 53 176
PREDNISONE 105 88 55 42
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 103 89 56 74
DIOVAN 100 100 57 29
AMOXICILLIN 98 69 58 130
ADVAIR DISKUS 94 69 59 48
MEGESTROL ACETATE 91 90 R 60 169
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88 74 61 35
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 87 67 62 212
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 87 69 62 125
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 86 67 64 82
KLOR-CON M20 84 76 65 52
ROPINIROLE HCL 79 62 66 113
FLUOXETINE HCL 74 40 67 92
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 71 65 68 16
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 71 71 68 85
QUINAPRIL HCL 71 54 68 148
LANTUS 70 69 71 47
TRAZODONE HCL 69 65 72 61
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 68 66 73 17
SINGULAIR 68 52 73 94
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 68 58 73 68
RISPERIDONE 66 36 76 57
RAMIPRIL 65 65 77 111
TEKTURNA 63 63 78 283
LEVOFLOXACIN 62 54 79 77
HUMALOG MIX 50-50 62 51 79 432
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 61 50 81 31
MIRTAZAPINE 59 59 82 63
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 58 43 83 153
FENTANYL 56 49 S2 84 78
FELODIPINE ER 56 56 84 108
SUCRALFATE 55 50 86 193
TIZANIDINE HCL 55 0 86 225
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 54 54 88 98
AZITHROMYCIN 54 40 88 45
INSULIN SYRINGE 53 48 90 81
GLIMEPIRIDE 52 31 91 39
PHENYTOIN 51 45 92 280
GLIPIZIDE 51 36 92 44
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. 10, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.