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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,927Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 617

$1.78M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 617

282 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93%Patients 65 Years and Older
96% 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

20% of this provider’s 282 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 19,862 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

41% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$85 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $65 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

74 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 12.


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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
METFORMIN HCL 1,536 1,465 1 25
CARVEDILOL 878 827 2 4
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 818 780 3 15
CYMBALTA 643 603 4 76
DIOVAN 600 591 5 21
RANITIDINE HCL 522 495 6 65
SIMVASTATIN 484 480 7 3
NAMENDA 423 412 8 69
NEXIUM 418 399 9 61
OMEPRAZOLE 390 381 10 31
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 380 358 11 1
LOVAZA 367 352 12 51
RANEXA 362 362 13 46
NIASPAN 357 336 14 35
JANUVIA 341 341 15 73
DONEPEZIL HCL 335 323 16 74
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 335 321 16 23
CLOPIDOGREL 324 317 18 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 308 290 19 16
LIDODERM 295 292 20 121
SINGULAIR 278 273 21 85
CRESTOR 268 240 22 11
GABAPENTIN 251 216 23 52
HEPARIN SODIUM 247 243 24 101
ACTOS 234 218 25 128
FAMOTIDINE 225 212 26 44
TAMSULOSIN HCL 225 219 26 59
PLAVIX 224 216 28 13
LISINOPRIL 210 195 29 2
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 207 207 30 125
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 203 190 31 109
SPIRONOLACTONE 172 157 32 20
ADVAIR DISKUS 167 166 33 87
BYSTOLIC 166 166 34 29
FUROSEMIDE 154 136 35 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 153 153 36 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 142 131 37 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 128 115 38 5
MECLIZINE HCL 128 124 38 94
LYRICA 128 128 38 136
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 117 106 R 41 173
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 113 113 42 134
SPIRIVA 109 109 43 130
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 107 107 44 146
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 104 98 45 56
ALLOPURINOL 103 92 46 50
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 102 98 47 182
MELOXICAM 102 91 47 99
ATELVIA 101 101 49 183
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 101 97 49 153
ACTONEL 95 95 51 187
CELEBREX 93 93 52 131
FORTEO 90 90 53 189
ACTOPLUS MET 88 85 54 191
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 87 74 55 8
TRAZODONE HCL 86 72 56 129
LEVOFLOXACIN 86 84 56 156
AVODART 83 83 58 161
TRAMADOL HCL 83 74 58 54
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 80 80 60 72
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 79 79 61 139
RISPERIDONE 78 76 62 120
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 76 74 63 197
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 76 72 63 38
AMITIZA 76 75 63 197
PREDNISONE 75 70 66 93
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 75 67 66 126
MEGESTROL ACETATE 73 73 R 68 155
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 73 73 68 160
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 71 65 70 166
COREG CR 70 70 71 147
VESICARE 69 69 72 205
LACTULOSE 65 64 73 170
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 64 55 S3 74 106
AZITHROMYCIN 63 58 75 70
MICARDIS 62 62 76 162
NOVOLIN R 54 42 77 174
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 53 47 R 78 170
SODIUM CHLORIDE 53 53 78 223
MIRTAZAPINE 51 51 80 176
FINASTERIDE 51 49 80 158
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.