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Prescriber Checkup

UDAY DEOSKAR MD

2103 E WASHINGTON ST STE 2C SENIOR HEALTH & GERIATRICS OF CENTRAL IL

Bloomington | Illinois | 61701

(309) 663-5810

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,200Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 117

$866K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 117

486 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97%Patients 65 Years and Older
56% 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

7% of this provider’s 486 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

17% of this provider’s 486 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 17,718 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 24.


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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 830 830 1 2
LISINOPRIL 627 593 2 4
FUROSEMIDE 549 547 3 3
SIMVASTATIN 523 499 4 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 461 420 5 9
DONEPEZIL HCL 450 439 6 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 441 425 S3 7 7
OMEPRAZOLE 435 416 8 6
CITALOPRAM HBR 432 421 9 19
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 419 412 10 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 392 390 11 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 317 309 12 13
NAMENDA 313 313 13 14
TRAMADOL HCL 308 300 14 18
FENTANYL 270 270 S2 15 41
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 252 240 16 17
RISPERIDONE 227 217 17 39
METFORMIN HCL 227 223 17 11
GABAPENTIN 220 210 19 16
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 217 215 20 15
ATENOLOL 212 212 21 20
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 212 212 21 23
MIRTAZAPINE 199 189 23 25
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 197 187 24 21
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 193 186 25 12
SERTRALINE HCL 189 189 26 22
FAMOTIDINE 164 156 27 38
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 161 161 28 27
CARVEDILOL 152 139 29 24
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 144 144 30 45
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 141 129 31 83
KLOR-CON M20 139 139 32 34
CLOPIDOGREL 136 136 33 30
DIGOXIN 127 127 34 35
TRAZODONE HCL 126 126 35 44
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 115 115 36 32
NYSTATIN 113 110 37 98
PREDNISONE 112 110 38 49
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 110 106 39 115
SPIRIVA 108 103 40 60
AZITHROMYCIN 107 107 41 57
PLAVIX 104 104 42 47
ADVAIR DISKUS 103 102 43 51
DIOVAN 100 100 44 31
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 99 91 45 65
FLUOXETINE HCL 98 98 46 87
NYSTOP 97 96 47 107
PAROXETINE HCL 95 95 48 63
CEPHALEXIN 92 92 49 113
RANITIDINE HCL 91 84 50 58
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 88 88 51 29
GLIPIZIDE 85 85 52 37
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 82 80 53 82
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 82 82 53 111
TAMSULOSIN HCL 81 81 55 28
EXELON 80 80 56 55
LEVETIRACETAM 80 73 56 71
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 76 69 58 36
CLONIDINE HCL 75 75 59 73
LANTUS 74 74 60 43
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 71 71 61 52
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 71 71 61 79
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 70 66 63 70
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 69 66 64 42
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68 68 65 72
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 66 66 66 74
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 65 65 67 77
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 64 64 68 101
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 63 63 69 103
LOPERAMIDE 62 62 70 176
GLIMEPIRIDE 61 61 71 69
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 60 60 S3 72 76
TRAVATAN Z 59 59 73 165
LOVASTATIN 59 59 73 40
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 58 50 75 26
CRESTOR 54 54 76 50
CYMBALTA 54 52 76 59
DIOVAN HCT 52 52 78 143
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 52 48 78 258
CEFADROXIL 52 52 78 258
SPIRONOLACTONE 51 51 81 53
FENOFIBRATE 50 50 82 84
ZETIA 50 50 82 86
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 Aug. 7, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.