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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,580Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 93

$890K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 93

515 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89%Patients 65 Years and Older
35% 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

2% of this provider’s 515 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 515 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 18,888 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$43 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

40 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 12.


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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
FUROSEMIDE 828 778 1 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 796 745 2 13
SIMVASTATIN 693 595 3 2
LISINOPRIL 644 599 4 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 587 570 5 12
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 508 474 6 14
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 491 445 7 5
METFORMIN HCL 471 436 8 7
TRAMADOL HCL 434 389 9 15
OMEPRAZOLE 432 411 10 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 374 334 11 6
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 324 297 12 20
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 319 294 13 11
CLOPIDOGREL 299 258 14 27
ALLOPURINOL 294 273 15 29
ATENOLOL 279 257 16 16
CARVEDILOL 272 241 17 23
PREDNISONE 241 218 18 49
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 239 227 19 109
KLOR-CON 10 236 229 20 66
SERTRALINE HCL 219 194 21 43
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 211 191 22 70
TAMSULOSIN HCL 209 197 23 24
DIOVAN 204 186 24 35
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 197 168 25 18
NEXIUM 192 187 26 33
PLAVIX 190 174 27 44
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 174 174 28 29
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 172 157 29 36
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 163 153 30 10
SPIRONOLACTONE 158 156 31 67
LACTULOSE 157 129 32 119
GLIPIZIDE 153 138 33 41
GABAPENTIN 141 126 34 17
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 135 118 35 75
FENOFIBRATE 133 107 36 74
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 130 130 37 39
FLUOXETINE HCL 129 129 38 82
CELEBREX 128 128 39 137
GLIPIZIDE XL 126 114 40 81
FINASTERIDE 126 121 40 134
ZETIA 125 123 42 92
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 121 93 S3 43 65
LANTUS 121 118 43 68
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 117 108 45 106
DONEPEZIL HCL 117 117 45 25
NIASPAN 115 106 47 89
DIOVAN HCT 114 114 48 52
PROAIR HFA 112 96 49 37
SULINDAC 111 107 50 174
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 109 101 R 51 61
CRESTOR 107 97 52 31
GLIPIZIDE ER 106 102 53 56
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 106 92 53 40
PAROXETINE HCL 104 78 55 64
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 102 92 56 26
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 91 84 57 90
SINGULAIR 90 82 58 71
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90 82 58 28
BETAMETHASONE VALERATE 88 86 60 191
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 87 87 61 105
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 85 83 62 194
GLYBURIDE 83 83 R 63 47
RANITIDINE HCL 82 50 64 21
METHYLDOPA 81 81 R 65 201
BENICAR 80 80 66 203
ADVAIR DISKUS 78 61 67 59
FAMOTIDINE 76 65 68 32
DIGOXIN 76 72 68 48
TORSEMIDE 75 75 70 163
CITALOPRAM HBR 74 57 71 45
HYDRALAZINE HCL 72 72 72 73
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 72 61 R 72 71
MECLIZINE HCL 70 65 74 132
NAMENDA 69 69 75 55
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 69 69 75 95
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 68 68 77 113
PROPRANOLOL HCL 67 67 78 93
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 66 64 79 62
AZITHROMYCIN 66 57 79 51
CLONIDINE HCL 65 53 81 50
INSULIN SYRINGE 64 64 82 88
VERAPAMIL ER 64 63 82 98
PROBENECID 64 64 82 223
AMOXICILLIN 63 51 85 94
BYSTOLIC 59 59 86 116
LOVASTATIN 59 55 86 38
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 57 52 88 97
SYNTHROID 56 56 89 77
TRICOR 55 55 90 143
KLOR-CON M20 55 54 90 86
BENICAR HCT 54 54 92 180
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 54 54 92 177
GLIMEPIRIDE 53 48 94 60
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 51 46 95 241
PROPYLTHIOURACIL 51 50 95 241
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 50 45 97 151
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 Dec. 13, 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.