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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,660Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 55 out of 2588

$1.33M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 40 out of 2588

485 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
61%Patients 65 Years and Older
83% 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

15% of this provider’s 485 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

40% of this provider’s 485 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 12,346 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

32% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$64 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

43 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,316 576 S3 1 7
FUROSEMIDE 606 378 2 5
OMEPRAZOLE 472 349 3 6
RANITIDINE HCL 392 171 4 37
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 379 286 5 2
SIMVASTATIN 352 235 6 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 347 192 7 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 319 273 8 10
GABAPENTIN 316 159 9 18
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 282 194 10 15
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 275 191 11 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 255 205 12 9
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 252 169 13 49
NEXIUM 251 117 14 41
METFORMIN HCL 246 118 15 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 231 126 16 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 229 163 17 11
TRAMADOL HCL 229 136 17 19
FAMOTIDINE 225 88 19 36
CYMBALTA 219 35 20 70
TAMSULOSIN HCL 216 180 21 23
AZITHROMYCIN 209 136 22 45
CLOPIDOGREL 197 130 23 30
CRESTOR 197 88 23 25
CITALOPRAM HBR 195 97 25 27
NAMENDA 188 179 26 32
LISINOPRIL 184 127 27 3
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 173 142 28 68
SERTRALINE HCL 170 71 29 26
BENAZEPRIL HCL 169 61 30 84
MIRTAZAPINE 168 116 31 63
SPIRIVA 160 57 32 56
SPIRONOLACTONE 158 116 33 58
LYRICA 154 46 34 100
DIOVAN 147 97 35 29
PROAIR HFA 143 46 36 50
ATENOLOL 141 81 37 14
ALLOPURINOL 135 80 38 33
PLAVIX 135 95 38 43
ROPINIROLE HCL 132 76 40 113
PROMETHAZINE HCL 131 38 R 41 180
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 131 97 41 93
CARVEDILOL 128 66 43 20
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 126 38 S2 44 204
FENTANYL 124 87 S2 45 78
VENTOLIN HFA 121 45 46 101
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 120 44 R 47 87
TRAZODONE HCL 120 66 47 61
GLIMEPIRIDE 118 68 49 39
DIGOXIN 115 82 50 38
ZETIA 114 75 51 69
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 111 65 52 24
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 109 103 53 205
ENDOCET 108 17 S2 54 366
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 105 101 55 83
PREDNISONE 104 67 56 42
NOVOLOG 103 84 57 103
DONEPEZIL HCL 100 100 58 22
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 100 47 58 151
DILTIAZEM ER 100 54 58 150
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 99 87 61 98
TIZANIDINE HCL 99 15 61 225
SUCRALFATE 99 48 61 193
BENICAR 97 73 64 143
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 96 66 65 89
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 94 44 66 13
FLUOXETINE HCL 93 68 67 92
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 93 65 67 46
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 93 63 67 16
FENOFIBRATE 93 34 67 64
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 89 87 71 28
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 87 86 72 220
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 85 81 73 85
SINGULAIR 84 41 74 94
LOVASTATIN 83 30 75 34
EXELON 82 70 76 118
LANTUS 82 63 76 47
OXYCONTIN 80 30 S2 78 273
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 77 50 79 21
OXYCODONE HCL 76 24 S2 80 259
LEVOFLOXACIN 76 44 80 77
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 73 63 82 55
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 72 51 R 83 91
AGGRENOX 70 42 84 214
INSULIN SYRINGE 69 50 85 81
RISPERIDONE 69 69 85 57
JANUVIA 69 24 85 60
VERAPAMIL ER 68 56 88 102
LUNESTA 68 35 88 392
PREMARIN 64 29 R 90 247
OLANZAPINE 64 29 90 126
NITROSTAT 63 39 92 181
IBUPROFEN 62 0 93 62
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 58 42 94 127
ADVAIR DISKUS 58 25 94 48
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 57 51 96 109
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 56 37 97 74
HYDRALAZINE HCL 55 30 98 53
METHADONE HCL 55 12 S2 98 305
DOXEPIN HCL 55 25 98 281
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 54 19 101 132
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 54 34 101 40
PAROXETINE HCL 53 14 103 71
AVODART 53 38 103 164
NYSTATIN 51 46 105 196
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 50 49 106 116
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 Oct. 31, 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.