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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,656Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 524 out of 2429

$1.07M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 38 out of 2429

400 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70%Patients 65 Years and Older
62% 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

4% of this provider’s 400 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 3,844 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

46% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$161 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 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
SEROQUEL XR 554 326 1 195
NAMENDA 517 482 2 35
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 491 318 3 74
TRAZODONE HCL 472 260 4 50
BUSPIRONE HCL 352 228 5 160
ABILIFY 277 136 6 121
SERTRALINE HCL 268 166 7 23
EXELON 217 216 8 132
MIRTAZAPINE 213 190 9 63
CYMBALTA 212 109 10 58
DONEPEZIL HCL 201 177 11 26
LEXAPRO 183 126 12 203
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 178 138 13 77
CITALOPRAM HBR 174 123 14 19
BUPROPION XL 168 77 15 294
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 158 44 16 98
VIIBRYD 132 43 17 389
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 130 32 18 28
RISPERIDONE 129 73 19 52
ROPINIROLE HCL 109 48 20 92
LAMOTRIGINE 109 15 20 130
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 104 35 22 111
OLANZAPINE 89 62 23 101
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 89 12 23 274
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE ER 66 31 25 456
LATUDA 66 21 25 456
PRISTIQ ER 59 14 27 469
PAROXETINE HCL 57 39 28 67
SAVELLA 52 15 29 318
FOCALIN XR 52 0 S2 10 29 494
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 Aug. 1, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.