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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Pulmonary Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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31,147Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 217

$3M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 217

799 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68%Patients 65 Years and Older
69% 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

6% of this provider’s 799 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 0%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 799 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 20,829 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

37% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 59%.

Prescription Price

$96 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $140 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

39 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 10.


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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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 909 682 1 8
LISINOPRIL 789 594 2 11
SPIRIVA 769 467 3 1
FUROSEMIDE 695 516 4 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 689 573 5 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 649 520 6 15
SIMVASTATIN 581 455 7 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 553 341 8 14
OMEPRAZOLE 534 331 9 13
ADVAIR DISKUS 389 234 10 2
NAMENDA 376 345 11 39
CARVEDILOL 352 281 12 34
PROAIR HFA 350 223 13 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 334 246 14 28
FAMOTIDINE 333 166 15 41
TRAMADOL HCL 333 226 15 29
CITALOPRAM HBR 331 253 17 47
CRESTOR 331 188 17 82
NEXIUM 328 161 19 52
CYMBALTA 322 145 20 71
PREDNISONE 319 185 21 3
TRILIPIX 313 169 22 85
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 289 241 23 27
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 283 177 24 25
DIOVAN 269 189 25 50
ATENOLOL 269 218 25 30
CLOPIDOGREL 264 206 27 53
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 260 155 28 20
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 259 180 29 22
METFORMIN HCL 254 127 30 21
FENOFIBRATE 248 135 31 98
DIGOXIN 232 149 32 48
HYDRALAZINE HCL 224 171 33 56
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 223 181 34 69
SINGULAIR 222 130 35 9
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 204 154 36 90
BYSTOLIC 198 104 37 94
LYRICA 191 104 38 114
ALLOPURINOL 191 127 38 35
GABAPENTIN 190 108 40 31
ROPINIROLE HCL 188 136 41 23
DONEPEZIL HCL 186 186 42 33
PLAVIX 185 130 43 76
TRAZODONE HCL 184 140 44 116
AZITHROMYCIN 181 114 45 16
EXELON 178 161 46 99
GLIMEPIRIDE 172 119 47 91
TAMSULOSIN HCL 166 119 48 65
ABILIFY 166 106 48 124
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 165 150 50 60
JANUVIA 164 97 51 125
LANTUS 161 101 52 93
SPIRONOLACTONE 155 79 53 63
SERTRALINE HCL 155 110 53 74
MIRTAZAPINE 155 123 53 105
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 152 125 56 24
SYMBICORT 150 67 57 5
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 149 70 R 58 113
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 148 114 59 43
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 146 89 S3 60 19
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 144 97 61 49
IBUPROFEN 141 48 62 62
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 135 74 63 26
METFORMIN HCL ER 134 110 64 115
DILTIAZEM ER 131 116 65 135
DIOVAN HCT 126 71 66 99
CEFUROXIME 122 74 67 73
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 122 76 67 54
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 121 80 S3 69 83
LOVAZA 121 59 69 139
INSULIN SYRINGE 120 62 71 81
CLONIDINE HCL 120 77 71 67
ATELVIA 120 111 71 140
DALIRESP 119 69 74 69
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 117 88 75 101
VENTOLIN HFA 117 66 75 17
ZETIA 113 65 77 141
BENICAR 108 50 78 146
FENTANYL 108 93 S2 78 77
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 106 60 80 147
PEN NEEDLE 105 47 81 150
TOPIRAMATE 104 50 82 121
RANITIDINE HCL 103 20 83 87
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 101 56 84 68
LOVASTATIN 101 85 84 40
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 100 84 86 37
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 96 70 87 10
SYNTHROID 96 89 87 126
BENAZEPRIL HCL 95 57 89 86
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 94 54 90 110
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 93 78 91 111
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 93 87 91 59
JANUMET 87 47 93 155
ARICEPT 87 75 93 155
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 86 54 95 157
EVISTA 84 83 96 160
BUDESONIDE 84 32 96 160
COMBIVENT 83 15 98 18
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 83 22 98 55
AVELOX 82 50 100 163
CELEBREX 81 36 101 164
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 80 31 102 165
ACTOS 79 31 103 129
LEVETIRACETAM 79 30 103 80
BENICAR HCT 79 54 103 166
LEXAPRO 79 63 103 166
NAPROXEN 78 25 107 168
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 76 46 108 119
RISPERIDONE 76 21 108 92
LEVOFLOXACIN 76 51 108 36
LEVEMIR 75 50 111 170
GLIPIZIDE 75 56 111 57
XARELTO 74 65 113 171
FLUOXETINE HCL 73 41 114 172
ENABLEX 73 72 114 172
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 71 25 R 116 138
LIPITOR 71 38 116 175
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 70 23 R 118 118
VESICARE 70 39 118 178
NIASPAN 69 56 120 179
ANTARA 68 27 121 181
COLCRYS 68 68 121 181
THIOTHIXENE 67 33 123 184
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 67 35 123 128
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 66 62 125 185
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65 45 126 186
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 65 45 126 51
JALYN 65 54 126 186
THEO-24 64 32 129 189
DEXILANT 64 43 129 189
BACLOFEN 64 0 129 133
TRICOR 64 46 129 189
GLYBURIDE 64 53 R 129 61
AMITIZA 63 30 134 193
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 63 51 134 193
OLANZAPINE 63 35 134 193
LANSOPRAZOLE 63 39 134 193
VERAPAMIL ER 62 45 138 75
NASONEX 61 25 139 71
PHENYTOIN 60 22 140 130
BUSPIRONE HCL 60 44 140 132
CHANTIX 59 24 10 142 203
NYSTOP 57 42 143 206
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 56 45 144 207
QVAR 56 45 144 102
MUPIROCIN 56 33 144 207
HUMALOG 54 22 147 147
AZOR 54 52 147 210
HYDROXYZINE HCL 53 28 R 149 213
ACTONEL 53 44 149 213
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 53 12 149 38
MECLIZINE HCL 53 36 149 213
COREG CR 52 17 153 218
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 52 41 153 151
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 52 0 153 218
CARBAMAZEPINE 51 0 156 95
VENLAFAXINE HCL 51 23 156 221
LIDODERM 50 21 158 137
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 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.