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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,488Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 17 out of 2429

$1.41M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 14 out of 2429

631 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
58%Patients 65 Years and Older
97% 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 631 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

15% of this provider’s 631 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 12%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 14,077 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$63 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 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
SIMVASTATIN 843 481 1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 710 496 2 4
HEPARIN SODIUM 682 539 10 3 116
FAMOTIDINE 666 422 4 42
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 654 438 5 9
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 553 373 6 32
WARFARIN SODIUM 540 354 7 11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 523 344 8 10
FUROSEMIDE 522 430 9 5
DONEPEZIL HCL 485 439 10 26
RISPERIDONE 481 175 11 52
LISINOPRIL 478 272 12 2
GABAPENTIN 385 272 13 18
METFORMIN HCL 334 196 14 8
OMEPRAZOLE 331 195 15 7
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 294 230 16 34
SANTYL 283 223 17 189
TRAZODONE HCL 277 69 18 50
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 276 178 19 3
NAMENDA 273 255 20 35
CRESTOR 259 149 21 25
HYDRALAZINE HCL 252 219 22 81
CARVEDILOL 230 154 23 21
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 224 77 R 24 110
LEVETIRACETAM 222 85 25 91
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 222 162 S3 25 6
GLIPIZIDE 220 160 27 47
OLANZAPINE 210 128 28 101
LANTUS 207 144 29 45
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 196 68 30 77
NIFEDIPINE ER 193 156 31 76
SERTRALINE HCL 187 82 32 23
HALOPERIDOL 182 69 33 146
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 180 177 34 207
CLOPIDOGREL 165 133 35 31
ATENOLOL 162 100 36 15
DIGOXIN 157 126 37 43
TRAMADOL HCL 153 101 38 17
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 143 52 39 78
CLONIDINE HCL 141 75 40 68
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 140 19 41 111
IBUPROFEN 137 36 42 57
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 136 98 43 55
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 130 37 44 172
CLOZAPINE 127 0 45 147
TAMSULOSIN HCL 119 93 46 29
NOVOLOG 114 64 47 127
MIRTAZAPINE 113 89 48 63
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 112 75 49 108
PLAVIX 110 72 50 44
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 109 78 51 13
HUMALOG 108 53 52 140
SPIRONOLACTONE 107 84 53 62
METRONIDAZOLE 103 73 54 237
CITALOPRAM HBR 103 42 54 19
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 102 80 56 20
NOVOLIN R 99 80 57 196
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 99 57 57 14
KLOR-CON M20 97 93 59 60
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 95 82 60 129
OXCARBAZEPINE 93 29 61 183
ABILIFY 89 40 62 121
SUCRALFATE 87 43 63 150
EXELON 84 81 64 132
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 83 41 S3 65 82
LEVOFLOXACIN 83 61 65 87
PREDNISONE 83 55 65 38
HALOPERIDOL LACTATE 82 40 68 352
SODIUM CHLORIDE 82 60 68 176
KLOR-CON M10 80 79 70 139
DIOVAN 80 59 70 36
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 74 33 72 74
HYDROCORTISONE 73 11 73 260
ALLOPURINOL 72 52 74 33
NEXIUM 72 58 74 37
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 72 65 74 88
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 72 56 74 22
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 71 42 R 78 71
SPIRIVA 71 55 78 54
CARBAMAZEPINE 70 11 80 133
LACTULOSE 67 51 81 142
CYMBALTA 65 36 82 58
NIASPAN 65 28 82 113
VENTOLIN HFA 65 17 82 106
JANUVIA 64 39 85 66
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 63 37 86 102
MEGESTROL ACETATE 61 56 R 87 165
VALPROIC ACID 61 35 87 166
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 61 30 87 155
PAROXETINE HCL 60 0 90 67
PROAIR HFA 58 31 91 41
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 58 33 91 12
FLUOXETINE HCL 57 0 93 61
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 57 18 93 28
SEROQUEL 54 14 95 169
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 54 51 95 191
TRAVATAN Z 53 42 97 206
LITHIUM CARBONATE 52 0 98 218
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 Oct. 4, 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.