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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,680Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 28 out of 2429

$1.06M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 40 out of 2429

588 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78%Patients 65 Years and Older
63% 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

7% of this provider’s 588 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 588 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 12%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 17,110 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 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
FUROSEMIDE 805 716 1 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 726 622 2 11
LISINOPRIL 678 614 3 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 666 588 4 3
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 599 521 5 16
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 563 445 6 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 519 434 7 10
OMEPRAZOLE 480 396 8 7
RANITIDINE HCL 438 317 9 24
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 417 363 10 13
NAMENDA 394 347 11 35
ATENOLOL 387 314 12 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 386 324 13 9
LOVASTATIN 380 347 14 30
SIMVASTATIN 350 313 15 1
CITALOPRAM HBR 308 266 16 19
TRAMADOL HCL 296 280 17 17
DONEPEZIL HCL 290 256 18 26
SERTRALINE HCL 285 224 19 23
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 285 263 19 4
METFORMIN HCL 257 218 21 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 257 231 21 12
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 232 156 S3 23 6
FENTANYL 204 174 S2 24 59
CLOPIDOGREL 194 157 25 31
RISPERIDONE 191 169 26 52
PAROXETINE HCL 182 132 27 67
ALLOPURINOL 178 157 28 33
TRAZODONE HCL 176 142 29 50
ZETIA 168 157 30 70
GLIPIZIDE 167 138 31 47
FLUOXETINE HCL 166 140 32 61
DIGOXIN 165 138 33 43
CRESTOR 163 126 34 25
CARVEDILOL 156 105 35 21
KLOR-CON M20 151 143 36 60
GABAPENTIN 146 112 37 18
LANTUS 138 133 38 45
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 138 127 38 103
DIOVAN 134 127 40 36
CYMBALTA 134 57 40 58
PLAVIX 123 92 42 44
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 120 114 43 94
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 120 80 43 34
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 118 89 45 32
CEPHALEXIN 109 85 46 104
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 108 108 47 20
FENOFIBRATE 108 94 47 48
MIRTAZAPINE 108 91 47 63
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 107 60 50 98
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 105 97 51 79
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 96 79 52 102
CARBAMAZEPINE 95 81 53 133
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 95 84 53 55
PROAIR HFA 92 67 55 41
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 91 74 56 77
BENAZEPRIL HCL 91 79 56 80
BACLOFEN 90 75 58 143
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89 84 59 27
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 85 46 60 108
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 82 78 61 53
LAMOTRIGINE 81 33 62 130
TORSEMIDE 80 57 63 145
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 79 76 64 120
TRICOR 78 66 65 125
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 78 72 65 88
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 75 65 67 74
VALPROIC ACID 75 16 67 166
ABILIFY 71 53 69 121
TAMSULOSIN HCL 70 58 70 29
IBUPROFEN 69 45 71 57
SPIRONOLACTONE 68 65 72 62
NOVOLOG 66 66 73 127
INSULIN SYRINGE 63 42 74 90
LACTULOSE 63 53 74 142
LEVOFLOXACIN 62 49 76 87
KLOR-CON 10 60 60 77 89
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 60 36 77 122
FAMOTIDINE 59 29 79 42
JANUVIA 58 55 80 66
COMBIVENT 58 42 80 154
GENERLAC 57 56 82 248
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 57 37 R 82 71
BUSPIRONE HCL 57 45 82 160
PREDNISONE 55 48 85 38
TERAZOSIN HCL 55 54 85 124
PHENYTOIN 53 32 87 236
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 52 29 88 78
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 51 51 89 28
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 50 47 90 84
HUMULIN 70-30 50 46 90 307
VENTOLIN HFA 50 30 90 106
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.