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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,997Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 18 out of 2429

$1.15M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 25 out of 2429

434 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78%Patients 65 Years and Older
59% 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

8% of this provider’s 434 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

23% of this provider’s 434 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 12%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 16,974 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 24%.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

51 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 908 655 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 768 594 2 3
LISINOPRIL 725 563 3 2
OMEPRAZOLE 708 505 4 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 648 565 5 11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 590 404 S3 6 6
FUROSEMIDE 565 509 7 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 466 392 8 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 438 374 9 9
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 353 279 10 12
RANITIDINE HCL 334 263 11 24
ALLOPURINOL 309 246 12 33
METFORMIN HCL 305 263 13 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 298 244 14 13
TRAMADOL HCL 286 177 15 17
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 275 207 16 16
FENTANYL 273 255 S2 17 59
TORSEMIDE 269 231 18 145
DIGOXIN 267 255 19 43
DONEPEZIL HCL 265 252 20 26
SERTRALINE HCL 261 229 21 23
KLOR-CON M20 257 167 22 60
NAMENDA 243 210 23 35
GABAPENTIN 241 191 24 18
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 240 198 25 4
MIRTAZAPINE 230 209 26 63
TAMSULOSIN HCL 227 169 27 29
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 222 210 28 10
GLIPIZIDE ER 221 217 29 72
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 214 151 30 56
CITALOPRAM HBR 206 143 31 19
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 205 135 32 39
TRAZODONE HCL 191 107 33 50
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 185 174 34 27
PREDNISONE 177 148 35 38
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 169 152 36 22
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 165 115 37 20
FENOFIBRATE 163 113 38 48
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 154 121 39 34
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 135 95 40 120
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 134 95 41 73
SPIRIVA 126 83 42 54
ATENOLOL 121 95 43 15
AZITHROMYCIN 119 93 44 46
CLOPIDOGREL 115 86 45 31
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 115 88 45 74
PROAIR HFA 112 81 47 41
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 110 91 48 84
CRESTOR 109 89 49 25
LOVASTATIN 107 105 50 30
ZETIA 106 66 51 70
JANUVIA 104 93 52 66
LEVOFLOXACIN 103 82 53 87
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 103 75 R 53 71
PLAVIX 103 84 53 44
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 101 38 56 99
CARBAMAZEPINE 101 17 56 133
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 98 91 58 148
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 96 87 59 88
CEFUROXIME 93 87 60 179
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 93 68 60 98
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 92 92 62 94
TOPIRAMATE 91 34 63 136
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 87 67 64 337
DIOVAN HCT 81 81 65 83
LANTUS 79 44 66 45
ADVAIR DISKUS 78 48 67 49
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 78 48 67 103
CARVEDILOL 78 78 67 21
DIOVAN 77 64 70 36
SYMBICORT 77 33 70 135
PAROXETINE HCL 77 55 70 67
GLIPIZIDE XL 76 75 73 117
CYMBALTA 75 62 74 58
ABILIFY 75 44 74 121
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 73 62 76 28
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 71 63 77 77
SINGULAIR 68 54 78 86
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 68 46 78 108
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 67 56 80 144
MUPIROCIN 66 55 81 232
NIFEDIPINE ER 62 62 82 76
NEXIUM 62 30 82 37
SPIRONOLACTONE 61 44 84 62
CEPHALEXIN 60 38 85 104
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 59 34 R 86 69
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 58 44 87 79
KLOR-CON 10 56 38 88 89
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 56 48 88 102
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 55 54 S2 90 201
FLUOXETINE HCL 55 31 90 61
PROPRANOLOL HCL 55 54 90 119
COMBIVENT 54 53 93 154
RISPERIDONE 54 21 93 52
METRONIDAZOLE 53 36 95 237
PREMARIN 53 41 R 95 205
FLUCONAZOLE 53 39 95 217
CLONIDINE HCL 51 39 98 68
FAMOTIDINE 50 46 99 42
HUMALOG 50 25 99 140
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 Feb. 28, 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.