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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,246Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 114 out of 2588

$678K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 253 out of 2588

488 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85%Patients 65 Years and Older
43% 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

4% of this provider’s 488 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 488 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 13,681 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$42 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 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
FUROSEMIDE 891 846 1 5
LISINOPRIL 809 706 2 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 691 518 3 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 550 507 4 15
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 546 473 5 13
WARFARIN SODIUM 542 479 6 10
SIMVASTATIN 499 472 7 1
OMEPRAZOLE 429 364 8 6
METFORMIN HCL 388 333 9 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 355 347 10 9
ATENOLOL 293 280 11 14
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 261 259 12 12
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 247 233 S3 13 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 199 189 14 11
DIOVAN 194 165 15 29
TRAMADOL HCL 194 176 15 19
SPIRONOLACTONE 187 187 17 58
TAMSULOSIN HCL 160 147 18 23
CITALOPRAM HBR 154 113 19 27
AZITHROMYCIN 147 142 20 45
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 143 114 21 21
KLOR-CON 10 142 132 22 75
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 141 124 23 4
MELOXICAM 138 137 24 51
NAPROXEN 137 59 25 95
ALLOPURINOL 134 123 26 33
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 128 116 27 28
GLIPIZIDE ER 125 124 28 73
CLOPIDOGREL 124 124 29 30
RANITIDINE HCL 122 76 30 37
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 117 114 31 49
DONEPEZIL HCL 109 89 32 22
CARVEDILOL 106 106 33 20
FAMOTIDINE 104 44 34 36
GLYBURIDE 103 91 R 35 65
RISPERIDONE 98 53 36 57
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 97 95 37 31
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 96 92 38 16
ADVAIR DISKUS 92 85 39 48
PLAVIX 92 92 39 43
FENTANYL 91 82 S2 41 78
GLIMEPIRIDE 89 86 42 39
GABAPENTIN 87 53 43 18
PREDNISONE 83 80 44 42
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 81 53 45 85
NEXIUM 79 64 46 41
RAMIPRIL 78 78 47 111
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 77 49 48 109
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 77 77 48 17
BACLOFEN 76 24 50 142
SYNTHROID 76 76 50 88
DIGOXIN 74 74 52 38
JANUVIA 69 69 53 60
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 68 27 54 89
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 65 57 55 46
KLOR-CON M20 62 62 56 52
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 61 25 R 57 107
VESICARE 61 38 57 172
GEMFIBROZIL 60 48 59 123
LEVOFLOXACIN 59 51 60 77
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 59 54 60 82
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 59 58 60 98
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 58 58 63 293
BYSTOLIC 57 57 64 110
CELEBREX 57 57 64 99
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 57 57 64 149
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 57 19 64 55
LEVOXYL 56 56 68 245
SPIRIVA 56 52 68 56
LOVASTATIN 56 56 68 34
CEPHALEXIN 54 50 71 138
HYDROXYZINE HCL 52 35 R 72 194
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 52 46 72 93
CLINDAMYCIN PHOSPHATE 51 13 74 335
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 50 34 75 106
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 50 50 75 83
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 June 9, 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.