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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,762Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 128 out of 2429

$733K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 109 out of 2429

298 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98%Patients 65 Years and Older
64% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

18% of this provider’s 298 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

13% of this provider’s 298 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 12%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 12,706 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

43 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 524 520 1 3
FUROSEMIDE 479 479 2 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 468 468 3 14
WARFARIN SODIUM 394 393 4 11
SERTRALINE HCL 371 371 5 23
DONEPEZIL HCL 345 345 6 26
NAMENDA 340 340 7 35
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 323 322 8 9
SIMVASTATIN 318 316 9 1
RISPERIDONE 285 285 10 52
OMEPRAZOLE 252 252 11 7
CITALOPRAM HBR 232 232 12 19
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 210 210 13 12
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 188 177 S3 14 6
MIRTAZAPINE 186 186 15 63
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 181 181 16 56
TRAMADOL HCL 166 166 17 17
LISINOPRIL 165 165 18 2
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 147 147 19 77
FENTANYL 141 130 S2 20 59
CYMBALTA 138 138 21 58
FAMOTIDINE 133 133 22 42
LIDODERM 122 122 23 109
LEVEMIR 120 120 24 193
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 116 116 25 4
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 103 100 26 137
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 102 98 27 74
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 97 97 28 120
DIGOXIN 89 89 29 43
DIOVAN 88 88 30 36
AZITHROMYCIN 88 88 30 46
GABAPENTIN 85 85 32 18
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 83 83 33 13
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 81 81 34 88
EXELON 81 81 34 132
METFORMIN HCL 80 80 36 8
LEVETIRACETAM 78 78 37 91
TRANSDERM-SCOP 78 78 37 346
NYSTATIN 76 76 39 167
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 75 75 40 181
CARVEDILOL 75 75 40 21
GLIPIZIDE 75 75 40 47
MORPHINE SULFATE 74 74 S2 43 337
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 74 74 43 112
HYDRALAZINE HCL 73 73 45 81
PAROXETINE HCL 72 71 46 67
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 72 72 46 98
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 71 71 48 155
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68 68 49 10
ATENOLOL 65 65 50 15
ADVAIR DISKUS 63 63 51 49
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 62 62 52 53
SEROQUEL 61 61 53 169
FINASTERIDE 61 61 53 126
TRAZODONE HCL 59 59 55 50
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 59 59 55 34
LEVOFLOXACIN 57 56 57 87
CELEBREX 56 56 58 97
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 55 55 59 20
LOPERAMIDE 54 54 60 243
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 54 54 60 78
PLAVIX 54 54 60 44
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 52 52 63 16
LUMIGAN 52 52 63 494
CLOPIDOGREL 52 52 63 31
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 51 51 66 55
TAMSULOSIN HCL 51 51 66 29
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 50 50 68 32
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 Feb. 4, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.