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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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33,363Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 2429

$2.41M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 2429

620 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
66%Patients 65 Years and Older
91% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

22% of this provider’s 620 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 12%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 22,803 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

37% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$72 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

54 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
SIMVASTATIN 814 565 1 1
METFORMIN HCL 800 580 2 8
SPIRIVA 793 509 3 54
ADVAIR DISKUS 767 480 4 49
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 715 500 5 14
LOVAZA 707 521 6 134
TAMSULOSIN HCL 685 533 7 29
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 667 539 8 4
LISINOPRIL 645 485 9 2
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 636 533 10 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 553 248 S3 11 6
TRAMADOL HCL 547 393 12 17
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 538 419 13 3
HYDRALAZINE HCL 532 410 14 81
OMEPRAZOLE 529 376 15 7
NEXIUM 523 365 16 37
DONEPEZIL HCL 518 486 17 26
CARVEDILOL 496 361 18 21
SINGULAIR 472 336 19 86
FUROSEMIDE 469 315 20 5
AVODART 455 310 21 177
NAMENDA 447 439 22 35
SURE COMFORT 445 263 10 23 211
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 424 278 24 28
CRESTOR 419 257 25 25
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 415 335 26 13
LANTUS 374 235 27 45
NIASPAN 354 222 28 113
CLONIDINE HCL 350 166 29 68
JANUVIA 345 278 30 66
GABAPENTIN 342 201 31 18
SUCRALFATE 335 207 32 150
PROAIR HFA 319 187 33 41
IBUPROFEN 310 192 34 57
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 309 202 35 161
MEGESTROL ACETATE 285 234 R 36 165
GLYBURIDE 283 220 R 37 64
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 276 224 38 20
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 255 191 39 181
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 252 182 40 53
NIFEDIPINE ER 235 171 41 76
FAMOTIDINE 233 160 42 42
CLOPIDOGREL 227 174 43 31
VENTOLIN HFA 224 127 44 106
LANSOPRAZOLE 223 179 45 163
NOVOLOG 223 146 45 127
PROMETHAZINE HCL 209 124 R 47 156
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 206 107 48 77
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 201 117 49 56
SURE COMFORT ALCOHOL 199 95 10 50 278
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 199 153 50 32
TRICOR 197 134 52 125
MECLIZINE HCL 191 149 53 131
TRAZODONE HCL 191 93 53 50
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 183 117 55 55
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 183 82 R 55 71
SAVELLA 182 109 57 318
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 179 136 58 9
FENOFIBRATE 173 93 59 48
PLAVIX 173 134 59 44
SERTRALINE HCL 173 117 59 23
SPIRONOLACTONE 172 160 62 62
CELEBREX 167 124 63 97
AZITHROMYCIN 163 109 64 46
DIOVAN HCT 162 117 65 83
SINGLE USE SWAB 161 109 66 319
HUMALOG 159 90 67 140
INSULIN SYRINGE 154 91 68 90
VESICARE 149 102 69 158
RANITIDINE HCL 148 85 70 24
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 143 84 71 39
PREDNISONE 133 105 72 38
FEXOFENADINE HCL 132 95 73 331
ZETIA 128 95 74 70
ATENOLOL 127 121 75 15
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 126 42 R 76 69
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 125 92 77 74
ACTOS 120 95 78 114
LYRICA 119 62 79 95
SYMBICORT 112 80 80 135
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 111 85 81 22
GLIPIZIDE 103 74 82 47
ZOSTAVAX 103 81 82 123
DALIRESP 102 72 84 372
MUPIROCIN 101 65 85 232
LIPITOR 101 55 85 168
WARFARIN SODIUM 99 64 87 11
PENTOXIFYLLINE 97 57 88 291
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 96 76 89 100
NASONEX 96 81 89 329
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 95 76 91 231
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 95 76 91 79
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 94 54 93 112
DIPHENHYDRAMINE HCL 92 39 R 94 296
CYMBALTA 90 16 95 58
DIOVAN 89 55 96 36
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 89 67 96 34
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 89 60 96 108
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86 50 99 27
LEVOFLOXACIN 86 65 99 87
BYSTOLIC 85 55 101 138
LACTULOSE 79 34 102 142
COREG CR 78 56 103 430
CLOTRIMAZOLE 73 41 104 351
HYDROXYZINE HCL 72 59 R 105 178
PAROXETINE HCL 71 46 106 67
CARBAMAZEPINE 69 31 107 133
FINASTERIDE 68 67 108 126
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68 34 108 73
CITALOPRAM HBR 68 60 108 19
NOVOLIN 70-30 67 51 111 244
LEVETIRACETAM 67 16 111 91
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 67 50 S3 111 82
NABUMETONE 67 47 111 96
ERYTHROMYCIN 65 33 115 460
TRAVATAN Z 64 56 116 206
LOVASTATIN 64 56 116 30
SEROQUEL 63 37 118 169
PREMARIN 61 21 R 119 205
GLYSET 61 55 119 465
NAPROXEN 60 31 121 75
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 59 43 122 12
LEVEMIR 56 45 123 193
EASY TOUCH 53 35 124 488
GLIPIZIDE XL 53 44 124 117
LIDODERM 53 39 124 109
PEG 3350-ELECTROLYTE 53 41 124 488
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 51 29 128 221
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 50 41 129 137
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 May 14, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.