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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,423Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 47 out of 2588

$1.22M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 53 out of 2588

660 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
59%Patients 65 Years and Older
95% 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
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this specialty
in Illinois
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

4% of this provider’s 660 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

18% of this provider’s 660 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 12,604 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

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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 863 581 1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 725 533 2 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 679 447 3 9
LISINOPRIL 677 488 4 3
FUROSEMIDE 552 348 5 5
METFORMIN HCL 499 291 6 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 478 314 7 10
FAMOTIDINE 466 253 8 36
OMEPRAZOLE 466 309 8 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 447 227 S3 10 7
HEPARIN SODIUM 394 253 11 79
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 338 244 12 2
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 330 175 13 28
TRAZODONE HCL 290 128 14 61
DONEPEZIL HCL 281 253 15 22
RISPERIDONE 277 167 16 57
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 245 160 17 13
IBUPROFEN 233 89 18 62
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 231 55 R 19 107
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 230 65 20 89
CARVEDILOL 205 136 21 20
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 200 117 22 15
GABAPENTIN 200 104 22 18
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 198 153 24 12
LEVETIRACETAM 191 80 25 90
SANTYL 183 91 26 160
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 183 154 26 104
NAMENDA 175 171 28 32
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 173 100 29 116
HYDRALAZINE HCL 172 93 30 53
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 169 97 31 31
TRAMADOL HCL 168 87 32 19
DIOVAN 165 103 33 29
TAMSULOSIN HCL 161 114 34 23
HALOPERIDOL 160 73 35 154
LANTUS 155 98 36 47
CITALOPRAM HBR 154 104 37 27
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 146 52 38 74
GLIPIZIDE 144 89 39 44
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 141 98 40 11
CRESTOR 141 62 40 25
VALPROIC ACID 138 52 42 174
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 126 61 43 109
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 126 76 43 159
PROAIR HFA 121 44 45 50
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 120 99 46 17
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 118 35 S3 47 80
CLONIDINE HCL 118 49 47 54
NIFEDIPINE ER 118 93 47 59
CLOPIDOGREL 117 75 50 30
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 116 72 51 136
ADVAIR DISKUS 116 77 51 48
MIRTAZAPINE 116 90 51 63
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 112 55 54 121
DIGOXIN 111 74 55 38
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 107 90 56 83
LEVOFLOXACIN 104 68 57 77
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 102 36 58 24
NOVOLIN R 101 61 59 175
VENTOLIN HFA 101 48 59 101
SODIUM CHLORIDE 100 32 61 168
LACTULOSE 99 75 62 135
AZITHROMYCIN 95 51 63 45
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 94 33 64 252
CLOZAPINE 90 0 65 163
FINASTERIDE 90 72 65 97
SERTRALINE HCL 87 45 67 26
FONDAPARINUX SODIUM 84 27 68 330
NOVOLOG 83 62 69 103
MEGESTROL ACETATE 82 51 R 70 169
HUMULIN R 82 54 70 288
ALLOPURINOL 81 57 72 33
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 79 26 73 40
SPIRIVA 78 59 74 56
LEVEMIR 78 33 74 206
PREDNISONE 77 41 76 42
ENULOSE 76 23 77 298
GLIPIZIDE ER 73 62 78 73
HALOPERIDOL LACTATE 73 25 78 306
FENTANYL 69 14 S2 80 78
TRAVATAN Z 69 45 80 232
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 67 41 82 68
OLANZAPINE 66 30 83 126
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 65 29 84 131
ATENOLOL 64 42 85 14
SPIRONOLACTONE 64 35 85 58
PAROXETINE HCL 62 29 87 71
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 62 55 87 49
SYMBICORT 62 24 87 129
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 61 52 90 21
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 59 27 91 125
NEXIUM 57 37 92 41
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 57 36 92 176
FENOFIBRATE 57 32 92 64
PLAVIX 56 45 95 43
GENERLAC 55 16 96 284
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 54 29 97 132
SEROQUEL 54 22 97 186
KLOR-CON M20 54 35 97 52
ABILIFY 54 36 97 134
JANUVIA 53 23 101 60
SINGULAIR 53 22 101 94
BACLOFEN 53 0 101 142
LIDODERM 52 45 104 86
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 52 37 104 82
NAPROXEN 51 32 106 95
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 23, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.