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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,536Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 43 out of 2429

$1.18M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 20 out of 2429

416 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72%Patients 65 Years and Older
67% 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 416 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

19% of this provider’s 416 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 12%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 12,315 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$63 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

45 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
LISINOPRIL 695 556 1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 685 431 2 3
OMEPRAZOLE 672 532 3 7
SIMVASTATIN 529 380 4 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 493 402 S3 5 6
FUROSEMIDE 465 407 6 5
CITALOPRAM HBR 444 344 7 19
RISPERIDONE 428 189 8 52
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 383 284 9 10
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 358 82 10 111
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 346 262 11 13
ATENOLOL 340 293 12 15
OLANZAPINE 291 93 13 101
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 270 266 14 9
BUSPIRONE HCL 266 20 15 160
NAMENDA 248 222 16 35
WARFARIN SODIUM 217 181 17 11
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 200 163 18 53
CARBAMAZEPINE 200 73 18 133
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 189 56 20 77
METFORMIN HCL 189 98 20 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 187 147 22 12
SERTRALINE HCL 183 78 23 23
GLYBURIDE 175 145 R 24 64
PROAIR HFA 166 86 25 41
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 162 112 26 16
GABAPENTIN 161 124 27 18
DIOVAN 160 127 28 36
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 159 106 29 27
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 156 81 R 30 110
RANITIDINE HCL 156 113 30 24
TAMSULOSIN HCL 153 115 32 29
DONEPEZIL HCL 147 142 33 26
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 146 86 34 14
MELOXICAM 146 128 34 40
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 144 43 36 56
TRAMADOL HCL 135 103 37 17
MIRTAZAPINE 134 98 38 63
CRESTOR 133 91 39 25
ALLOPURINOL 131 91 40 33
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 131 112 R 40 173
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 128 108 42 4
PREDNISONE 124 110 43 38
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 116 55 44 79
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 116 11 44 339
EXELON 111 88 46 132
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 111 55 46 74
SPIRIVA 110 81 48 54
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 108 52 49 108
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 106 83 50 20
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 105 49 51 39
KLOR-CON M20 104 90 52 60
PROPRANOLOL HCL 100 41 53 119
FENTANYL 99 86 S2 54 59
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 98 25 55 78
HYDROXYZINE HCL 97 40 R 56 178
LANTUS 96 80 57 45
LAMOTRIGINE 90 14 58 130
TRAZODONE HCL 89 64 59 50
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 85 31 60 149
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 82 57 61 32
VESICARE 82 60 61 158
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 82 82 61 105
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 80 78 64 22
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 78 59 65 120
FINASTERIDE 75 63 66 126
ABILIFY 73 37 67 121
DIGOXIN 73 73 67 43
LEXAPRO 72 31 69 203
LEVETIRACETAM 71 35 70 91
GLIPIZIDE 69 63 71 47
PAROXETINE HCL 69 45 71 67
TERAZOSIN HCL 66 55 73 124
SEROQUEL 65 16 74 169
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 65 52 74 84
CLOPIDOGREL 65 59 74 31
FENOFIBRATE 63 44 77 48
SEROQUEL XR 61 11 78 195
PLAVIX 60 60 79 44
SPIRONOLACTONE 60 54 79 62
ACTOS 59 36 81 114
TRICOR 58 55 82 125
AZITHROMYCIN 57 49 83 46
ZYPREXA 57 21 83 286
NEXIUM 57 41 83 37
NAPROXEN 57 39 83 75
LOVASTATIN 56 32 87 30
FLUOXETINE HCL 55 42 88 61
KETOCONAZOLE 54 26 89 194
LYRICA 53 28 90 95
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 52 28 91 99
NIASPAN 51 21 92 113
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 Jan. 20, 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.