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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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40,821Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 25

$2.78M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 25

687 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
41%Patients 65 Years and Older
97% 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 687 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

21% of this provider’s 687 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 13,383 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$68 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

59 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 27.


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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
FENOFIBRATE 1,767 307 10 1 19
SIMVASTATIN 1,474 436 2 1
OLANZAPINE 1,308 253 10 3 25
OMEPRAZOLE 1,194 419 4 5
FUROSEMIDE 1,022 484 5 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 857 298 S3 6 6
RISPERIDONE 850 243 7 21
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 848 252 8 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 819 417 9 8
LISINOPRIL 809 307 10 4
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 804 139 R 11 40
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 718 299 12 23
TRAMADOL HCL 674 318 13 13
METFORMIN HCL 605 146 14 10
CLOZAPINE 598 125 15 54
SERTRALINE HCL 590 170 16 16
RISPERDAL CONSTA 529 139 10 17 55
IBUPROFEN 498 128 18 33
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 473 49 19 42
GLYBURIDE 459 99 R 20 57
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 439 196 21 18
RANITIDINE HCL 398 79 22 37
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 394 238 23 50
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 384 179 24 9
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 369 129 25 32
GABAPENTIN 367 90 26 12
FLUOXETINE HCL 364 85 27 71
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 360 170 10 28 66
TRAZODONE HCL 357 75 29 36
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 349 131 30 46
LITHIUM CARBONATE 334 56 31 69
LAMOTRIGINE 320 102 32 70
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 311 101 33 15
TAMSULOSIN HCL 311 131 33 27
KLOR-CON 10 292 57 35 82
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 280 48 36 43
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 279 89 37 77
NYSTOP 277 67 38 86
CARBAMAZEPINE 269 73 39 87
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 263 87 40 35
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 250 123 41 7
CITALOPRAM HBR 249 60 42 20
LEVOFLOXACIN 235 91 43 56
CYMBALTA 233 42 44 60
DONEPEZIL HCL 233 169 44 11
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 230 72 46 61
ABILIFY 228 89 47 92
LANTUS 226 49 48 53
NAPROXEN 218 42 49 65
CARVEDILOL 205 113 50 28
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 204 92 51 98
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 203 75 R 52 99
HALOPERIDOL 194 37 53 103
FAMOTIDINE 194 72 53 38
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 192 13 55 105
AMOXICILLIN 189 61 56 90
ADVAIR DISKUS 186 54 57 67
LEVETIRACETAM 186 85 57 62
CLOPIDOGREL 183 102 59 29
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 181 28 60 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 173 82 61 17
OXCARBAZEPINE 172 0 62 76
HYDRALAZINE HCL 171 38 63 63
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 170 42 64 108
NAMENDA 163 135 65 22
TOPIRAMATE 162 35 66 89
SODIUM CHLORIDE 162 125 66 109
CEFADROXIL 162 58 66 109
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 160 63 69 111
TRICOR 159 72 70 84
PAROXETINE HCL 153 51 71 78
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 150 73 72 117
CLONIDINE HCL 150 41 72 67
DICYCLOMINE HCL 149 49 74 118
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 149 67 74 24
VESICARE 145 39 76 119
MIRTAZAPINE 139 62 77 26
FENTANYL 134 71 S2 78 58
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 134 64 78 72
SPIRIVA 133 38 80 100
NIFEDIPINE ER 132 48 81 75
PREDNISONE 129 38 82 41
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 128 56 83 44
NIASPAN 127 26 84 129
NOVOLOG 122 22 85 107
FLUPHENAZINE DECANOATE 118 30 86 133
SEROQUEL 116 49 87 91
GLIPIZIDE 116 79 87 48
PROPRANOLOL HCL 115 13 89 135
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 114 39 90 34
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 113 37 91 47
PLAVIX 112 71 92 51
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 111 26 R 93 85
BACLOFEN 111 18 93 96
MELOXICAM 108 20 95 81
PROAIR HFA 108 0 95 52
PROCRIT 107 74 97 137
ACTOS 105 15 98 138
ATENOLOL 105 58 98 31
NOVOLIN R 98 33 100 141
NOVOLIN 70-30 98 54 100 114
DIGOXIN 92 40 102 73
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 91 23 103 145
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 88 26 104 94
LACTULOSE 87 29 105 80
KLOR-CON M20 85 44 106 49
VALPROIC ACID 84 22 107 148
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 84 24 107 123
LEVEMIR 84 24 107 148
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 83 0 110 150
BUSPIRONE HCL 83 29 110 150
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 82 52 112 39
FINASTERIDE 81 46 113 95
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 81 56 113 114
LOPERAMIDE 79 22 115 153
GEMFIBROZIL 77 0 116 154
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 77 43 S2 116 154
SEROQUEL XR 74 0 118 157
GLUCAGON EMERGENCY KIT 74 45 118 157
TERBINAFINE HCL 73 16 120 159
HYDROXYZINE HCL 71 20 R 121 128
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 70 23 S3 122 106
DOXEPIN HCL 68 40 123 163
HUMALOG 67 26 124 164
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 66 40 125 166
KETOCONAZOLE 65 16 126 167
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 65 29 126 74
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 64 22 R 128 170
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE 64 20 128 124
BUPROPION XL 64 0 128 170
LOXAPINE 63 20 131 172
NITROFURANTOIN 63 49 131 172
LOVAZA 62 15 133 174
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 62 33 133 79
FAZACLO 61 0 135 176
JANUVIA 61 19 135 104
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 60 29 137 177
BETHANECHOL CHLORIDE 59 0 138 179
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 57 0 139 134
VENLAFAXINE HCL 57 32 139 181
IMIPRAMINE HCL 56 22 R 141 184
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 56 28 141 184
DILTIAZEM HCL 52 11 143 193
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 52 0 R 143 193
OXANDROLONE 52 17 143 193
VENTOLIN HFA 52 12 143 112
TERAZOSIN HCL 51 42 147 198
RENVELA 51 13 147 198
COMBIVENT 51 0 147 113
PREMARIN 50 26 R 150 201
MEDROXYPROGESTERONE ACETATE 50 0 150 201
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 Oct. 30, 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.