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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,897Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 27 out of 2588

$1.03M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 83 out of 2588

991 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89%Patients 65 Years and Older
23% 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 991 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

16% of this provider’s 991 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 11%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 20,965 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$43 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 21.


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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
SIMVASTATIN 1,135 1,039 1 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 906 639 S3 2 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 871 797 3 2
OMEPRAZOLE 722 654 4 6
FUROSEMIDE 718 683 5 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 606 567 6 4
LISINOPRIL 542 507 7 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 430 401 8 10
TRAMADOL HCL 416 374 9 19
MELOXICAM 406 336 10 51
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 381 343 11 24
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 378 354 12 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 372 342 13 15
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 323 287 14 46
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 318 273 15 35
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 310 301 16 12
METFORMIN HCL ER 300 282 17 67
SERTRALINE HCL 296 275 18 26
GLIMEPIRIDE 265 228 19 39
ALLOPURINOL 263 234 20 33
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 260 243 21 66
ATENOLOL 251 225 22 14
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 248 241 23 11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 246 239 24 13
DONEPEZIL HCL 239 221 25 22
DIGOXIN 234 209 26 38
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 233 225 27 17
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 233 218 27 21
CLOPIDOGREL 222 213 29 30
TRAZODONE HCL 221 197 30 61
GABAPENTIN 220 158 31 18
PAROXETINE HCL 198 155 32 71
CARVEDILOL 196 168 33 20
PREDNISONE 188 155 34 42
METFORMIN HCL 181 161 35 8
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 173 147 36 16
PLAVIX 165 163 37 43
FINASTERIDE 164 164 38 97
CITALOPRAM HBR 154 137 39 27
LOVASTATIN 143 142 40 34
SPIRONOLACTONE 141 134 41 58
AZITHROMYCIN 141 132 41 45
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 139 120 43 40
TAMSULOSIN HCL 139 131 43 23
LANTUS 134 112 45 47
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 129 106 46 124
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 127 106 R 47 91
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 122 114 48 82
CRESTOR 116 116 49 25
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 116 31 R 49 87
SPIRIVA 113 112 51 56
TERAZOSIN HCL 112 112 52 137
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 109 95 53 74
ADVAIR DISKUS 107 104 54 48
ROPINIROLE HCL 106 87 55 113
SULINDAC 104 100 56 382
RANITIDINE HCL 102 89 57 37
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 99 88 58 98
INSULIN SYRINGE 99 86 58 81
NEXIUM 98 84 60 41
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 97 89 61 49
CHLORZOXAZONE 93 76 R 62 393
CELEBREX 91 76 63 99
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 91 64 63 28
BUPROPION HCL SR 89 74 65 246
DILTIAZEM ER 89 84 65 150
KLOR-CON 10 89 83 65 75
PROAIR HFA 86 47 68 50
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 85 16 S2 69 204
MIRTAZAPINE 85 78 69 63
BUSPIRONE HCL 83 76 71 173
NAMENDA 81 81 72 32
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 74 73 73 166
TORSEMIDE 72 57 74 133
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 71 56 75 151
CEPHALEXIN 70 46 76 138
CLONIDINE HCL 70 65 76 54
BYSTOLIC 69 69 78 110
VERAPAMIL ER 68 68 79 102
FAMOTIDINE 67 67 80 36
COUMADIN 66 66 81 165
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 65 37 S3 82 80
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 65 63 82 55
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 64 64 84 83
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 64 52 84 125
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 64 64 84 398
FENOFIBRATE 62 56 87 64
BENAZEPRIL HCL 61 61 88 84
SINGULAIR 60 53 89 94
METOLAZONE 60 54 89 152
GLYBURIDE 58 58 R 91 65
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 57 53 92 144
NIASPAN 56 56 93 115
LYRICA 56 26 93 100
NAPROXEN 55 44 95 95
LEVETIRACETAM 55 45 95 90
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 55 53 95 331
HYDROCODONE BIT-IBUPROFEN 54 25 S3 98 311
SEROQUEL 54 43 98 186
VESICARE 54 44 98 172
MUPIROCIN 54 46 98 235
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 54 52 98 76
MECLIZINE HCL 53 49 103 120
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 50 44 104 445
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 Feb. 21, 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.