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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,048Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 66 out of 2429

$896K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 59 out of 2429

512 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73%Patients 65 Years and Older
37% 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

11% of this provider’s 512 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

25% of this provider’s 512 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 12%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 11,612 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

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

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 777 360 S3 1 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 686 579 2 3
LISINOPRIL 627 499 3 2
SIMVASTATIN 530 421 4 1
FENOFIBRATE 509 371 5 48
OMEPRAZOLE 476 382 6 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 468 377 7 4
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 439 366 8 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 425 388 9 9
FUROSEMIDE 385 311 10 5
METFORMIN HCL 273 220 11 8
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 256 81 S2 12 192
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 250 186 13 28
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 236 192 14 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 226 163 15 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 218 158 16 11
CRESTOR 198 160 17 25
RANITIDINE HCL 198 127 17 24
GLIMEPIRIDE 197 160 19 51
LOVASTATIN 177 145 20 30
TERAZOSIN HCL 175 143 21 124
CARVEDILOL 171 129 22 21
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 169 151 23 55
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 149 100 24 85
TRAMADOL HCL 145 81 25 17
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 143 103 26 39
FLUOXETINE HCL 140 121 27 61
AZITHROMYCIN 137 101 28 46
ATENOLOL 135 108 29 15
BENAZEPRIL HCL 135 123 29 80
GABAPENTIN 129 52 31 18
SPIRIVA 123 100 32 54
CLOPIDOGREL 122 70 33 31
NEXIUM 121 66 34 37
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 117 96 35 27
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 115 93 R 36 71
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 111 84 37 13
KLOR-CON 10 110 74 38 89
TAMSULOSIN HCL 104 99 39 29
FELODIPINE ER 102 102 40 141
PROAIR HFA 101 32 41 41
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 98 48 R 42 69
CLONIDINE HCL 97 56 43 68
NAMENDA 95 95 44 35
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 94 68 45 34
ADVAIR DISKUS 93 81 46 49
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 92 86 47 22
JANUMET 92 67 47 284
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 87 52 49 14
COMBIVENT 85 57 50 154
CARISOPRODOL 84 0 R 51 174
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 83 59 52 148
JANUVIA 82 67 53 66
SPIRONOLACTONE 80 60 54 62
TRAZODONE HCL 80 23 54 50
NAPROXEN 76 43 56 75
PLAVIX 73 52 57 44
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73 63 57 73
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 73 62 57 20
MELOXICAM 73 49 57 40
ZETIA 73 53 57 70
CYMBALTA 71 19 62 58
PREDNISONE 70 46 63 38
JANTOVEN 63 62 64 244
CELEBREX 61 58 65 97
SERTRALINE HCL 60 37 66 23
WELCHOL 55 39 67 247
MIRTAZAPINE 54 53 68 63
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 53 50 69 77
METOLAZONE 53 53 69 174
DILTIAZEM ER 51 25 71 186
BENICAR 51 28 71 164
DIOVAN 50 31 73 36
CITALOPRAM HBR 50 44 73 19
ACTOS 50 29 73 114
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. 23, 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.