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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Surgery

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,841Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 176

$686K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 176

513 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82%Patients 65 Years and Older
46% 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 513 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

31% of this provider’s 513 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 45%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 13,134 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 15%.

Prescription Price

$41 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $48 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 7.


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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
LISINOPRIL 937 778 1 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 865 344 S3 2 1
FUROSEMIDE 679 616 3 5
SIMVASTATIN 649 599 4 3
OMEPRAZOLE 532 460 5 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 473 422 6 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 391 370 7 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 364 338 8 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 329 269 9 13
WARFARIN SODIUM 319 302 10 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 310 250 11 8
TRAMADOL HCL 304 156 12 16
METFORMIN HCL 280 218 13 7
ATENOLOL 269 240 14 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 234 174 15 45
VERAPAMIL ER 202 168 16 50
TAMSULOSIN HCL 195 189 17 24
AZITHROMYCIN 185 145 18 32
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 183 87 R 19 77
SERTRALINE HCL 170 149 20 48
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 154 150 21 35
LYRICA 146 65 22 85
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 138 132 23 9
FENTANYL 134 48 S2 24 53
KLOR-CON M20 133 104 25 72
DONEPEZIL HCL 131 131 26 71
CLONIDINE HCL 131 99 26 33
TERAZOSIN HCL 126 118 28 91
CRESTOR 124 76 29 46
CLOPIDOGREL 124 112 29 42
TRAZODONE HCL 123 45 31 70
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 123 92 S3 31 12
MELOXICAM 117 101 33 61
CARVEDILOL 112 112 34 34
GABAPENTIN 110 70 35 23
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 109 71 36 97
GLIPIZIDE ER 108 108 37 79
FINASTERIDE 107 107 38 99
FLUOXETINE HCL 104 67 39 83
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 104 101 39 21
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 102 83 41 20
NAMENDA 102 102 41 81
IBUPROFEN 102 61 41 29
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 101 81 44 84
DIOVAN 99 88 45 101
PROAIR HFA 99 53 45 31
KLOR-CON 10 98 90 47 66
ROPINIROLE HCL 95 75 48 104
GLIPIZIDE 94 87 49 41
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 93 71 50 64
DIGOXIN 92 89 51 82
PREDNISONE 91 57 52 36
HUMULIN N 89 79 53 106
LOVASTATIN 89 89 53 73
CYMBALTA 89 53 53 106
PLAVIX 88 80 56 60
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 87 56 57 57
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 87 86 57 80
ALLOPURINOL 83 76 59 42
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 82 52 60 18
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 76 66 61 58
VENLAFAXINE HCL 75 43 62 114
MECLIZINE HCL 74 66 63 115
CELEBREX 71 60 64 119
LANTUS 71 71 64 119
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 70 41 R 66 30
MORPHINE SULFATE 68 0 S2 67 122
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 68 50 67 90
NAPROXEN 67 26 69 65
SPIRONOLACTONE 66 61 70 93
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 63 60 71 49
TORSEMIDE 61 43 72 125
INSULIN SYRINGE 60 50 73 126
SYNTHROID 58 58 74 59
NEXIUM 57 46 75 55
OXYCONTIN 57 0 S2 75 133
HUMULIN R 54 47 77 142
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 53 49 78 40
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 53 38 78 146
PAROXETINE HCL 51 49 80 155
NOVOLIN N 50 46 81 158
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 March 16, 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.