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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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31,214Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 117

$1.77M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 117

790 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88%Patients 65 Years and Older
45% 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

10% of this provider’s 790 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

20% of this provider’s 790 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 27,793 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% 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 $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

40 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 24.


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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
FUROSEMIDE 1,095 1,002 1 3
LISINOPRIL 1,070 988 2 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,007 959 3 2
OMEPRAZOLE 992 852 4 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 835 790 5 8
LOVASTATIN 818 776 6 40
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 758 706 7 17
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 734 641 S3 8 7
NAMENDA 662 662 9 14
CITALOPRAM HBR 643 581 10 19
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 622 607 11 5
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 611 569 12 32
METFORMIN HCL 516 396 13 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 440 402 14 9
DONEPEZIL HCL 436 436 15 10
MIRTAZAPINE 400 374 16 25
GABAPENTIN 392 289 17 16
SIMVASTATIN 313 276 18 1
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 309 295 19 21
CYMBALTA 304 242 20 59
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 296 278 21 26
FAMOTIDINE 277 233 22 38
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 273 260 23 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 272 257 24 13
VESICARE 271 261 25 114
FENTANYL 269 264 S2 26 41
ALLOPURINOL 260 236 27 48
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 258 238 28 15
EXELON 256 256 29 55
ATENOLOL 250 244 30 20
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 248 216 31 70
TRAMADOL HCL 245 200 32 18
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 244 219 33 29
CLOPIDOGREL 239 217 34 30
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 235 218 35 42
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 224 211 36 23
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 209 184 37 52
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 205 186 38 45
KLOR-CON M20 201 172 39 34
SPIRIVA 197 139 40 60
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 194 191 41 75
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 187 157 42 72
JANUVIA 184 150 43 64
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 183 183 44 36
HYDRALAZINE HCL 174 174 45 54
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 172 145 46 115
PLAVIX 169 158 47 47
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 165 117 S2 48 128
BUSPIRONE HCL 160 160 49 131
FENOFIBRATE 157 141 50 84
SERTRALINE HCL 155 149 51 22
TAMSULOSIN HCL 154 153 52 28
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 147 104 53 27
GLIPIZIDE 145 119 54 37
DIGOXIN 145 145 54 35
CRESTOR 142 101 56 50
ROPINIROLE HCL 141 117 57 126
LANTUS 140 108 58 43
PREDNISONE 139 128 59 49
NEXIUM 137 114 60 62
TRAZODONE HCL 137 111 60 44
RANITIDINE HCL 136 121 62 58
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 128 107 63 65
DIOVAN 122 118 64 31
CARVEDILOL 120 99 65 24
CELEBREX 119 95 66 85
PAROXETINE HCL 113 69 67 63
AZITHROMYCIN 113 94 67 57
MELOXICAM 111 93 69 61
INSULIN SYRINGE 111 69 69 95
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 109 96 71 108
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 108 107 72 150
AMOXICILLIN 107 87 73 134
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 105 80 74 33
KLOR-CON 10 104 104 75 100
PROAIR HFA 101 56 76 56
GLIPIZIDE ER 100 95 77 127
AMIODARONE HCL 97 97 78 122
TRICOR 93 72 79 142
CEPHALEXIN 93 81 79 113
GLIPIZIDE XL 91 91 81 163
ABILIFY 90 84 82 125
SINGULAIR 89 63 83 116
LEVOFLOXACIN 89 72 83 80
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 88 88 85 93
ADVAIR DISKUS 88 69 85 51
FINASTERIDE 87 85 87 109
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 87 78 87 109
AGGRENOX 86 79 89 219
LYRICA 84 53 90 92
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 83 72 S2 91 157
ZETIA 83 69 91 86
NOVOLOG 82 42 93 90
SUCRALFATE 79 76 94 197
NYSTOP 79 74 94 107
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 76 76 96 170
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 74 70 97 83
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 74 66 97 77
DETROL LA 72 49 99 225
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 72 57 99 74
NOVOLIN 70-30 71 56 101 140
SPIRONOLACTONE 70 63 102 53
PERMETHRIN 69 69 103 160
BENICAR 69 66 103 155
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 68 68 105 232
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 68 52 105 166
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 67 60 107 149
MORPHINE SULFATE 67 67 S2 107 236
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67 59 107 106
LOVAZA 67 54 107 129
PROMETHAZINE HCL 66 57 R 111 202
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 66 48 111 111
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 65 54 R 113 104
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 64 61 114 121
HUMULIN 70-30 64 44 114 240
HUMALOG 64 44 114 135
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 63 63 117 105
COMBIVENT 60 49 118 209
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 59 49 119 82
BYSTOLIC 59 50 119 94
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 56 44 121 212
NYSTATIN 56 37 121 98
LEXAPRO 54 50 123 117
PEN NEEDLE 53 50 124 139
LIPITOR 53 44 124 119
FLUOXETINE HCL 53 25 124 87
PRADAXA 53 51 124 204
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 52 47 128 65
RISPERIDONE 52 52 128 39
METOLAZONE 52 52 128 112
DILTIAZEM ER 52 49 128 258
OLANZAPINE 50 47 132 147
HYDROCORTISONE 50 44 132 138
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 Dec. 10, 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.