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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,673Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 12 out of 2429

$1.16M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 23 out of 2429

1,014 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85%Patients 65 Years and Older
54% 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

5% of this provider’s 1,014 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 1,014 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 20,911 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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 1,028 894 1 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 895 867 2 11
FUROSEMIDE 874 820 3 5
SIMVASTATIN 788 656 4 1
OMEPRAZOLE 714 632 5 7
LISINOPRIL 703 615 6 2
DONEPEZIL HCL 459 446 7 26
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 453 417 8 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 411 340 9 9
NAMENDA 383 371 10 35
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 369 347 11 14
METFORMIN HCL 313 290 12 8
ATENOLOL 302 293 13 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 285 257 14 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 270 242 15 13
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 269 244 16 74
FENTANYL 269 230 S2 16 59
ALLOPURINOL 264 247 18 33
MIRTAZAPINE 256 245 19 63
LANTUS 256 202 19 45
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 253 159 S3 21 6
TRAMADOL HCL 248 197 22 17
SERTRALINE HCL 237 230 23 23
GABAPENTIN 229 200 24 18
CLOPIDOGREL 227 208 25 31
CITALOPRAM HBR 219 167 26 19
PREDNISONE 218 205 27 38
TAMSULOSIN HCL 193 184 28 29
KLOR-CON M20 189 176 29 60
FAMOTIDINE 188 168 30 42
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 179 172 31 56
AZITHROMYCIN 174 158 32 46
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 171 161 33 22
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 170 158 34 10
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 162 149 35 20
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 161 154 36 55
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 156 145 37 84
CARVEDILOL 152 152 38 21
RISPERIDONE 152 149 38 52
PLAVIX 150 142 40 44
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 143 134 41 88
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 138 131 42 27
DIOVAN 138 129 42 36
NEXIUM 138 72 42 37
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 136 107 45 16
DIGOXIN 130 130 46 43
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 126 110 47 28
ADVAIR DISKUS 125 105 48 49
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 121 102 49 102
RANITIDINE HCL 116 86 50 24
LEXAPRO 113 105 51 203
PROPRANOLOL HCL 109 103 52 119
SPIRONOLACTONE 104 104 53 62
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 104 104 53 53
CYMBALTA 102 92 55 58
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 98 77 56 34
SOTALOL 98 97 56 336
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 96 91 58 78
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 94 94 59 120
SUCRALFATE 91 88 60 150
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 89 88 61 79
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 88 54 R 62 71
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87 87 63 73
CELEBREX 86 79 64 97
IBUPROFEN 86 51 64 57
PAROXETINE HCL 85 76 66 67
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 85 69 66 39
TRAZODONE HCL 84 82 68 50
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 82 78 69 94
MUPIROCIN 81 75 70 232
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 79 79 71 129
GLIPIZIDE 79 70 71 47
SPIRIVA 78 66 73 54
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 78 73 73 224
PRIMIDONE 78 78 73 233
LOVASTATIN 77 71 76 30
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 76 60 77 219
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 76 65 77 32
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 74 74 79 137
EXELON 73 73 80 132
ENABLEX 64 59 81 229
CARBAMAZEPINE 64 58 81 133
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 63 45 S3 83 82
PERMETHRIN 63 61 83 270
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 63 63 83 148
DIOVAN HCT 61 53 86 83
PROAIR HFA 60 43 87 41
JANUVIA 60 45 87 66
FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 60 60 87 365
HEPARIN SODIUM 60 0 87 116
LEVOFLOXACIN 59 51 91 87
CEPHALEXIN 59 51 91 104
ABILIFY 56 56 93 121
AMOXICILLIN 56 50 93 128
PHENYTOIN 56 30 93 236
FLUOXETINE HCL 55 40 96 61
MELOXICAM 55 52 96 40
CRESTOR 54 38 98 25
LIDOCAINE HCL 54 37 98 271
NIFEDIPINE ER 54 46 98 76
LOVAZA 53 49 101 134
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 53 34 101 77
LIDODERM 53 52 101 109
NOVOLOG 52 41 104 127
LEVETIRACETAM 52 36 104 91
LYRICA 51 41 106 95
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 50 36 107 122
CEFTRIAXONE 50 48 107 295
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 Sept. 10, 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.