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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,543Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 66 out of 2588

$1.09M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 74 out of 2588

684 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
64%Patients 65 Years and Older
76% 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

2% of this provider’s 684 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 684 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 11%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 10,095 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 21.


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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 820 400 1 1
LISINOPRIL 707 383 2 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 632 319 3 2
FUROSEMIDE 586 355 4 5
METFORMIN HCL 550 246 5 8
OMEPRAZOLE 500 228 6 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 492 350 7 4
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 465 93 R 8 107
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 407 206 S3 9 7
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 353 84 10 89
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 341 256 11 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 276 161 12 15
GLIPIZIDE 221 109 13 44
IBUPROFEN 214 49 14 62
DONEPEZIL HCL 213 188 15 22
RISPERIDONE 213 111 15 57
TAMSULOSIN HCL 205 100 17 23
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 186 144 18 11
GABAPENTIN 185 70 19 18
TRAZODONE HCL 179 83 20 61
TRAMADOL HCL 179 97 20 19
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 177 104 22 13
GENERLAC 176 42 23 284
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 175 152 24 12
FAMOTIDINE 162 77 25 36
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 159 67 26 109
ENULOSE 143 34 27 298
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 141 74 28 28
NAMENDA 141 109 28 32
CLONIDINE HCL 139 89 30 54
LANTUS 138 61 31 47
VALPROIC ACID 131 0 32 174
MELOXICAM 127 72 33 51
FENOFIBRATE 127 13 33 64
CLOPIDOGREL 116 82 35 30
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 114 89 36 24
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 113 0 37 121
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 112 74 38 21
BACLOFEN 111 0 39 142
KLOR-CON M20 109 69 40 52
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 109 80 40 83
ATENOLOL 107 54 42 14
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 105 47 43 74
CITALOPRAM HBR 105 45 43 27
HALOPERIDOL 103 40 45 154
FELODIPINE ER 102 79 46 108
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 101 35 47 85
ABILIFY 100 36 48 134
PROAIR HFA 97 49 49 50
LEVOFLOXACIN 95 60 50 77
NEXIUM 95 38 50 41
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 94 39 52 40
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 94 34 52 272
RANITIDINE HCL 93 24 54 37
LEVETIRACETAM 89 36 55 90
ALLOPURINOL 86 82 56 33
ADVAIR DISKUS 82 47 57 48
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 81 60 58 17
WARFARIN SODIUM 81 62 58 10
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 79 68 60 46
LOVASTATIN 78 54 61 34
PLAVIX 78 64 61 43
PAROXETINE HCL 75 34 63 71
DIOVAN 74 35 64 29
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 73 29 R 65 87
HEPARIN SODIUM 72 55 66 79
GLYBURIDE 72 46 R 66 65
NIFEDIPINE ER 71 46 68 59
LACTULOSE 71 24 68 135
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 70 20 70 252
OXCARBAZEPINE 70 12 70 192
NOVOLOG 68 0 72 103
CARVEDILOL 65 18 73 20
PROPRANOLOL HCL 65 29 73 128
CRESTOR 63 33 75 25
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 62 32 76 31
HALOPERIDOL LACTATE 62 29 76 306
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61 56 78 35
TRICOR 61 23 78 122
DILANTIN 61 16 78 257
DIGOXIN 60 33 81 38
JANUVIA 59 28 82 60
ACTONEL 59 35 82 184
LITHIUM CARBONATE 58 16 84 229
LYRICA 57 11 85 100
VESICARE 57 52 85 172
NIASPAN 57 24 85 115
PREDNISONE 56 52 88 42
GLIPIZIDE ER 56 52 88 73
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 56 54 88 76
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 54 33 91 82
AMANTADINE 54 17 91 503
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 54 38 91 116
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 54 47 91 49
INSULIN SYRINGE 54 52 91 81
HYDRALAZINE HCL 53 28 96 53
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 53 35 96 131
TRAVATAN Z 53 0 96 232
LEVEMIR 53 0 96 206
SPIRIVA 51 41 100 56
AZITHROMYCIN 51 34 100 45
PRIMIDONE 50 17 102 363
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 Jan. 3, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.