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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,042Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 137 out of 2588

$999K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 89 out of 2588

340 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
48%Patients 65 Years and Older
87% 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

3% of this provider’s 340 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 340 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 11%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 6,353 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$66 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

44 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,014 298 1 2
OMEPRAZOLE 808 276 2 6
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 432 149 3 21
SIMVASTATIN 399 202 4 1
LEVETIRACETAM 342 62 5 90
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 314 202 6 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 291 215 7 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 290 113 8 11
ABILIFY 259 54 9 134
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 258 43 10 89
FUROSEMIDE 226 142 11 5
TAMSULOSIN HCL 224 93 12 23
BACLOFEN 217 0 13 142
LISINOPRIL 213 88 14 3
RISPERIDONE 212 30 15 57
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 195 73 16 40
SERTRALINE HCL 180 77 17 26
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 177 64 18 74
OXCARBAZEPINE 172 19 19 192
CARBAMAZEPINE 168 19 20 146
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 163 47 21 121
FAMOTIDINE 161 87 22 36
WARFARIN SODIUM 159 158 23 10
ATENOLOL 159 89 23 14
GABAPENTIN 154 86 25 18
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 146 60 26 55
DONEPEZIL HCL 145 126 27 22
NAMENDA 143 95 28 32
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 138 114 S3 29 7
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 130 25 30 68
KLOR-CON M20 128 56 31 52
CITALOPRAM HBR 125 71 32 27
LITHIUM CARBONATE 115 0 33 229
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 112 84 34 15
FENOFIBRATE 110 58 35 64
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 109 32 36 16
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 106 60 37 85
FINASTERIDE 105 49 38 97
OLANZAPINE 103 12 39 126
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 103 97 39 104
TRICOR 102 0 41 122
LYRICA 101 0 42 100
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 101 0 R 42 107
DIOVAN 100 44 44 29
METFORMIN HCL 99 65 45 8
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 98 13 46 109
ZYPREXA 84 16 47 285
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 82 52 48 13
SINGULAIR 80 29 49 94
BUMETANIDE 78 77 50 117
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 76 70 51 12
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 76 57 51 116
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 74 43 53 83
CRESTOR 74 43 53 25
ALLOPURINOL 72 68 55 33
LIPITOR 70 16 56 114
FELODIPINE ER 67 21 57 108
RANITIDINE HCL 66 27 58 37
CARVEDILOL 65 52 59 20
LAMOTRIGINE 64 0 60 170
TOPIRAMATE 62 0 61 167
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 62 19 61 28
DILANTIN 59 13 63 257
GLIMEPIRIDE 58 44 64 39
SPIRONOLACTONE 54 54 65 58
MELOXICAM 53 11 66 51
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 50 37 67 17
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. 25, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.