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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,669Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 29 out of 2429

$1.13M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 30 out of 2429

862 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74%Patients 65 Years and Older
49% 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

6% of this provider’s 862 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

22% of this provider’s 862 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 15,303 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 800 617 1 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 799 472 S3 2 6
FUROSEMIDE 773 585 3 5
SIMVASTATIN 652 570 4 1
LISINOPRIL 521 397 5 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 512 477 6 11
OMEPRAZOLE 500 367 7 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 449 345 8 14
METFORMIN HCL 385 267 9 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 377 300 10 4
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 358 278 11 144
TRAMADOL HCL 327 260 12 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 294 257 13 9
GLIMEPIRIDE 285 207 14 51
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 270 189 15 12
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 260 206 16 28
AZITHROMYCIN 260 168 16 46
RANITIDINE HCL 243 144 18 24
CYMBALTA 232 130 19 58
ALLOPURINOL 208 176 20 33
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 205 158 21 34
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 196 78 R 22 69
FAMOTIDINE 189 161 23 42
KLOR-CON 10 188 151 24 89
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 186 116 25 10
SERTRALINE HCL 185 139 26 23
GABAPENTIN 184 138 27 18
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 176 149 28 55
NEXIUM 176 129 28 37
CLONIDINE HCL 173 120 30 68
CITALOPRAM HBR 167 112 31 19
CELEBREX 162 142 32 97
CEFUROXIME 154 122 33 179
KLOR-CON M20 153 104 34 60
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 152 151 35 20
PROAIR HFA 145 105 36 41
ATENOLOL 142 112 37 15
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 141 91 38 27
INSULIN SYRINGE 120 57 39 90
IBUPROFEN 119 54 40 57
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 115 106 41 13
SUCRALFATE 109 90 42 150
COMBIVENT 107 93 43 154
CLOPIDOGREL 107 88 43 31
DONEPEZIL HCL 106 96 45 26
CRESTOR 104 83 46 25
CARVEDILOL 103 67 47 21
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 102 86 48 84
PREDNISONE 100 87 49 38
TAMSULOSIN HCL 96 88 50 29
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 96 69 R 50 71
SINGULAIR 93 61 52 86
DIGOXIN 93 68 52 43
PLAVIX 91 83 54 44
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 90 64 55 74
LANTUS 90 72 55 45
LYRICA 88 57 57 95
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 87 85 58 56
NAMENDA 85 72 59 35
ADVAIR DISKUS 84 62 60 49
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 83 47 61 85
JANUMET 82 50 62 284
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 82 56 62 102
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 80 50 S2 64 201
FENTANYL 79 42 S2 65 59
SYNTHROID 77 77 66 93
SPIRIVA 73 44 67 54
MECLIZINE HCL 71 61 68 131
MELOXICAM 71 66 68 40
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 70 51 70 122
BYSTOLIC 67 46 71 138
SPIRONOLACTONE 66 46 72 62
FLUOXETINE HCL 65 45 73 61
GLIPIZIDE 64 50 74 47
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 62 48 S3 75 82
MEGESTROL ACETATE 62 55 R 75 165
LEXAPRO 59 50 77 203
LOVASTATIN 59 24 77 30
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 59 33 77 161
FLUCONAZOLE 57 42 80 217
GLIPIZIDE ER 57 57 80 72
LANSOPRAZOLE 56 44 82 163
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 55 45 83 32
AMOXICILLIN 54 44 84 128
VESICARE 54 50 84 158
RAMIPRIL 52 47 86 118
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 52 38 86 22
VENTOLIN HFA 52 31 86 106
BUPROPION HCL SR 52 25 86 204
NYSTATIN 51 28 90 167
DIOVAN 51 45 90 36
DIOVAN HCT 51 41 90 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 March 20, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.