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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,625Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 56 out of 2588

$1.23M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 52 out of 2588

541 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87%Patients 65 Years and Older
77% 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

9% of this provider’s 541 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

21% of this provider’s 541 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 11%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 18,730 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

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

Prescriptions per Patient

38 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
WARFARIN SODIUM 955 858 1 10
FUROSEMIDE 666 630 2 5
SIMVASTATIN 666 593 2 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 616 593 4 2
OMEPRAZOLE 571 519 5 6
DONEPEZIL HCL 499 499 6 22
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 488 476 7 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 428 414 8 4
LISINOPRIL 408 351 9 3
NAMENDA 405 405 10 32
GABAPENTIN 378 325 11 18
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 367 323 S3 12 7
CITALOPRAM HBR 308 303 13 27
RISPERIDONE 300 287 14 57
KLOR-CON M20 288 257 15 52
SERTRALINE HCL 271 231 16 26
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 263 243 17 15
HEPARIN SODIUM 258 215 18 79
HYDRALAZINE HCL 248 242 19 53
METFORMIN HCL 223 207 20 8
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 220 205 21 21
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 207 193 22 12
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 201 179 23 104
CARVEDILOL 186 158 24 20
TRAMADOL HCL 178 161 25 19
LEVOFLOXACIN 178 164 25 77
CLOPIDOGREL 175 164 27 30
MIRTAZAPINE 173 168 28 63
CYMBALTA 164 151 29 70
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 163 146 30 28
TRAZODONE HCL 163 144 30 61
GLIPIZIDE 162 162 32 44
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 161 157 33 85
FAMOTIDINE 160 148 34 36
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 157 155 35 17
PREDNISONE 154 141 36 42
DIGOXIN 152 150 37 38
LANTUS 149 149 38 47
ATENOLOL 141 141 39 14
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 140 137 40 74
TAMSULOSIN HCL 139 139 41 23
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 132 122 42 82
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 131 115 43 11
BACLOFEN 129 66 44 142
ADVAIR DISKUS 128 116 45 48
LIDODERM 127 121 46 86
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 126 126 47 55
NOVOLOG 125 125 48 103
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 117 109 49 40
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 113 85 50 24
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 109 108 51 68
DIOVAN 108 96 52 29
EXELON 107 107 53 118
LEVETIRACETAM 103 74 54 90
PLAVIX 96 89 55 43
RAMIPRIL 95 95 56 111
LOVASTATIN 94 92 57 34
FENTANYL 94 89 S2 57 78
ALLOPURINOL 92 74 59 33
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 91 82 60 116
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 83 79 61 93
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 82 81 62 13
RANITIDINE HCL 81 59 63 37
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 81 55 R 63 91
HUMALOG 78 65 65 141
AZITHROMYCIN 77 70 66 45
LACTULOSE 76 74 67 135
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 75 46 68 121
PAROXETINE HCL 74 74 69 71
SPIRONOLACTONE 74 61 69 58
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 73 67 71 159
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 70 69 72 16
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 68 57 73 98
NEXIUM 68 42 73 41
TAMIFLU 67 62 75 313
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 66 59 76 89
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 62 62 77 49
METOLAZONE 62 51 77 152
PROCRIT 59 57 79 316
LATANOPROST 58 58 80 286
FINASTERIDE 57 57 81 97
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 55 50 82 131
METRONIDAZOLE 54 48 83 263
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 54 54 83 83
TORSEMIDE 53 47 85 133
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 53 51 85 151
LEVEMIR 52 52 87 206
SODIUM CHLORIDE 51 51 88 168
SEROQUEL 51 48 88 186
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. 10, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.