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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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42,865Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 2588

$2.95M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 2588

739 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
39%Patients 65 Years and Older
99% 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

4% of this provider’s 739 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 739 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 11%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 16,623 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$69 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

58 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 1,926 781 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,413 589 2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 1,330 586 3 6
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 1,078 182 R 4 107
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,040 555 5 9
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 991 160 6 89
RISPERIDONE 985 334 7 57
WARFARIN SODIUM 972 725 8 10
FUROSEMIDE 931 526 9 5
LISINOPRIL 879 432 10 3
CLOZAPINE 772 178 11 163
METFORMIN HCL 708 216 12 8
NABUMETONE 611 155 13 147
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 595 333 14 4
TRAZODONE HCL 541 162 15 61
LANTUS 534 286 16 47
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 517 141 17 55
FENOFIBRATE 477 138 18 64
CLOMIPRAMINE HCL 458 55 R 10 19 317
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 446 240 20 15
GABAPENTIN 436 129 21 18
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 418 69 22 74
VALPROIC ACID 418 166 10 22 174
SPIRONOLACTONE 395 178 24 58
DONEPEZIL HCL 394 314 25 22
FAMOTIDINE 388 96 26 36
RANITIDINE HCL 381 162 27 37
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 371 58 28 121
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 370 111 29 85
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 367 109 S3 30 7
SERTRALINE HCL 365 183 31 26
TAMSULOSIN HCL 363 110 32 23
OLANZAPINE 358 93 33 126
TRAMADOL HCL 357 165 34 19
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 344 102 35 11
ADVAIR DISKUS 322 125 36 48
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 282 172 37 83
CITALOPRAM HBR 279 124 38 27
NAMENDA 275 229 39 32
ABILIFY 274 69 40 134
TOPIRAMATE 267 48 41 167
PAROXETINE HCL 256 84 42 71
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 252 92 43 109
GLIPIZIDE 239 105 44 44
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 228 100 45 12
CARBAMAZEPINE 226 25 46 146
BACLOFEN 220 38 47 142
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 216 44 48 272
NOVOLOG 213 85 49 103
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 209 66 50 13
LAMOTRIGINE 206 51 51 170
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 201 114 52 82
IBUPROFEN 198 27 53 62
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 195 61 54 28
LACTULOSE 195 55 54 135
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 191 34 56 40
HALOPERIDOL 190 60 57 154
LITHIUM CARBONATE 190 33 57 229
LEVETIRACETAM 189 69 59 90
CLOPIDOGREL 189 100 59 30
SEROQUEL 188 29 61 186
MIRTAZAPINE 185 97 62 63
AZITHROMYCIN 182 40 63 45
OXCARBAZEPINE 181 74 64 192
KLOR-CON M20 174 69 65 52
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 172 33 66 252
FAZACLO 167 16 67 275
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 166 82 68 21
CARVEDILOL 165 86 69 20
PREDNISONE 164 80 70 42
NOVOLIN R 163 114 71 175
FLUOXETINE HCL 157 52 72 92
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 153 28 73 136
ATENOLOL 151 66 74 14
DIGOXIN 148 128 75 38
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 138 50 76 151
FLUPHENAZINE DECANOATE 137 16 77 416
HALOPERIDOL LACTATE 137 20 77 306
RISPERDAL CONSTA 134 32 79 300
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 134 57 79 116
HYDROXYZINE HCL 131 71 R 81 194
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 124 86 82 68
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 123 0 83 347
PLAVIX 123 77 83 43
PROPRANOLOL HCL 122 0 85 128
SPIRIVA 121 58 86 56
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 120 40 87 158
NIFEDIPINE ER 119 51 88 59
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 115 22 89 325
CYMBALTA 115 12 89 70
LOXAPINE 113 13 91 435
NAPROXEN 109 40 92 95
GLUCAGEN 109 81 92 375
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 108 33 94 125
SEROQUEL XR 104 17 95 268
SINGULAIR 103 41 96 94
PHENYTOIN 103 80 96 280
LOPERAMIDE 103 47 96 238
ALLOPURINOL 102 35 99 33
VENTOLIN HFA 101 23 100 101
TRANSDERM-SCOP 98 43 101 301
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 96 83 102 104
RAMIPRIL 94 35 103 111
LEVEMIR 93 31 104 206
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 91 29 105 24
FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 90 34 106 379
NIASPAN 87 14 107 115
SUCRALFATE 86 22 108 193
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 85 49 109 127
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 84 15 110 354
SODIUM CHLORIDE 84 56 110 168
CLONIDINE HCL 84 25 110 54
GEMFIBROZIL 83 33 113 123
TRAVATAN Z 82 36 114 232
CEPHALEXIN 81 44 115 138
HUMALOG 81 30 115 141
ZYPREXA 79 28 117 285
MIDODRINE HCL 78 18 118 365
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 78 20 R 118 87
HUMULIN R 76 40 120 288
SANTYL 74 50 121 160
ZETIA 73 11 122 69
ACTONEL 72 35 123 184
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 72 48 123 16
HYDRALAZINE HCL 71 36 125 53
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 66 17 126 31
HEPARIN SODIUM 66 40 126 79
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 65 39 128 131
DIOVAN 65 22 128 29
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 64 40 130 49
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 64 40 130 132
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 63 28 132 176
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 63 40 132 106
TIMOLOL MALEATE 62 20 134 357
KETOCONAZOLE 61 13 135 195
INVEGA 60 18 136 485
LYRICA 59 0 137 100
LATUDA 59 15 137 490
PENTOXIFYLLINE 59 46 137 279
GLIPIZIDE ER 58 13 140 73
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 58 12 140 159
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 56 23 142 153
TRICOR 55 11 143 122
ARANESP 54 25 144 503
NYSTATIN 54 25 144 196
MEDROXYPROGESTERONE ACETATE 54 0 144 503
BUPROPION HCL SR 54 0 144 246
BUPROPION HCL 54 0 144 503
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 53 37 149 17
AMOXICILLIN 52 25 150 130
GUANFACINE HCL 52 0 R 150 433
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 52 23 S3 150 80
SYMBICORT 52 0 150 129
GENERLAC 52 0 150 284
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 52 13 R 150 91
FENTANYL 51 46 S2 156 78
DILANTIN 51 21 156 257
LEVOFLOXACIN 51 36 156 77
FLUOCINONIDE 51 0 156 328
GLYBURIDE 50 0 R 160 65
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 50 37 160 149
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 July 13, 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.