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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,714Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 86 out of 2588

$1.11M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 66 out of 2588

355 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83%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
Higher avg Average for
this specialty
in Illinois
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

23% of this provider’s 355 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 11%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 14,754 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

36% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$63 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

50 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 673 577 1 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 533 355 S3 2 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 519 399 3 4
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 507 442 4 12
LISINOPRIL 440 376 5 3
METFORMIN HCL 428 353 6 8
NEXIUM 428 349 6 41
OMEPRAZOLE 387 332 8 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 356 339 9 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 325 279 10 9
LIDODERM 313 294 11 86
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 269 236 12 2
FUROSEMIDE 267 242 13 5
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 252 245 14 55
CRESTOR 228 189 15 25
PLAVIX 227 201 16 43
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 218 205 17 21
ATENOLOL 217 185 18 14
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 214 160 R 19 162
CLOPIDOGREL 210 200 20 30
WARFARIN SODIUM 209 209 21 10
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 206 185 22 106
PROAIR HFA 205 128 23 50
TAMSULOSIN HCL 198 196 24 23
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 180 114 25 24
ALLOPURINOL 178 177 26 33
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 172 118 27 40
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 171 159 28 49
LANSOPRAZOLE 169 156 29 157
VOLTAREN 164 141 30 161
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 164 149 30 35
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 161 127 32 28
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 160 127 33 212
GLIMEPIRIDE 159 152 34 39
CELEBREX 152 118 35 99
NAPROXEN 152 134 35 95
ADVAIR DISKUS 152 100 35 48
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 147 124 38 46
RANITIDINE HCL 146 127 39 37
ACTOS 140 117 40 105
SINGULAIR 139 105 41 94
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 137 110 42 66
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 128 116 43 155
IBUPROFEN 127 108 44 62
CARVEDILOL 122 122 45 20
LOVAZA 120 65 46 119
AMOXICILLIN 120 104 46 130
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 111 96 48 124
PROCTOZONE-HC 108 102 49 264
LIPITOR 108 100 49 114
DONEPEZIL HCL 108 90 49 22
FAMOTIDINE 107 89 52 36
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 106 94 53 166
AZITHROMYCIN 105 86 54 45
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 104 86 55 96
GLIPIZIDE XL 103 98 56 140
TRAMADOL HCL 101 76 57 19
NAMENDA 100 87 58 32
ZETIA 97 74 59 69
PEN NEEDLE 96 69 60 112
PATADAY 92 59 61 240
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 91 84 62 13
GABAPENTIN 91 67 62 18
DIGOXIN 88 88 64 38
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 87 68 65 93
GLYBURIDE 86 74 R 66 65
NITROSTAT 82 82 67 181
MELOXICAM 80 69 68 51
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 78 75 69 17
DIOVAN 76 68 70 29
GLIPIZIDE 74 65 71 44
PREDNISONE 74 52 71 42
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 71 60 73 153
SYMBICORT 71 49 73 129
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 68 68 75 15
BENAZEPRIL HCL 67 55 76 84
LYRICA 65 43 77 100
LACTULOSE 61 61 78 135
DIOVAN HCT 60 39 79 72
PAROXETINE HCL 56 36 80 71
SPIRIVA 56 46 80 56
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 55 47 82 31
FENOFIBRATE 54 37 83 64
JANUVIA 53 53 84 60
CITALOPRAM HBR 53 49 84 27
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 51 39 86 76
LOVASTATIN 51 35 86 34
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 50 43 R 88 241
NIFEDIPINE ER 50 32 88 59
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. 26, 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.