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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,908Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 19 out of 2429

$1.17M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 21 out of 2429

688 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73%Patients 65 Years and Older
84% 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

4% of this provider’s 688 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

16% of this provider’s 688 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 16,415 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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
FUROSEMIDE 846 750 1 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 763 722 2 11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 752 401 S3 3 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 699 593 4 4
SIMVASTATIN 679 483 5 1
LISINOPRIL 667 513 6 2
OMEPRAZOLE 617 504 7 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 601 473 8 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 425 353 9 9
NAMENDA 424 401 10 35
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 403 347 11 14
METFORMIN HCL 391 269 12 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 336 307 13 12
DONEPEZIL HCL 322 291 14 26
TRAMADOL HCL 313 215 15 17
CARVEDILOL 288 243 16 21
FAMOTIDINE 248 181 17 42
DIGOXIN 231 221 18 43
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 222 161 19 10
GABAPENTIN 215 145 20 18
LOVASTATIN 210 120 21 30
CLOPIDOGREL 193 166 22 31
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 193 159 22 77
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 190 153 24 13
SERTRALINE HCL 187 127 25 23
GLIPIZIDE 165 117 26 47
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 164 48 R 27 69
HEPARIN SODIUM 162 122 28 116
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 155 138 29 34
TAMSULOSIN HCL 152 132 30 29
RISPERIDONE 151 86 31 52
CYMBALTA 149 114 32 58
LANTUS 147 110 33 45
CITALOPRAM HBR 144 109 34 19
KLOR-CON M20 139 116 35 60
ATENOLOL 137 120 36 15
DIOVAN 136 136 37 36
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 136 116 37 74
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 135 133 39 20
RAMIPRIL 129 88 40 118
HYDRALAZINE HCL 128 93 41 81
FENOFIBRATE 125 53 42 48
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 124 95 43 56
JANUVIA 120 87 44 66
LEVETIRACETAM 118 77 45 91
RANITIDINE HCL 117 37 46 24
ALLOPURINOL 116 73 47 33
ADVAIR DISKUS 116 84 47 49
CLONIDINE HCL 116 91 47 68
PLAVIX 115 108 50 44
GLYBURIDE 111 107 R 51 64
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 108 60 52 28
TRAZODONE HCL 107 73 53 50
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 101 74 54 79
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 89 32 55 39
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 89 87 55 55
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 88 67 57 122
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 86 65 58 22
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 84 59 59 16
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80 50 60 27
SINGULAIR 80 33 60 86
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 78 52 62 94
CARBAMAZEPINE 78 36 62 133
MIRTAZAPINE 76 54 64 63
GLIPIZIDE ER 74 42 65 72
MECLIZINE HCL 74 54 65 131
PREDNISONE 72 66 67 38
IBUPROFEN 70 25 68 57
SANTYL 69 58 69 189
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 69 56 69 112
PROAIR HFA 67 15 71 41
CRESTOR 67 60 71 25
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 67 47 71 53
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 66 50 74 102
FLUOXETINE HCL 66 50 74 61
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 61 39 76 78
FENTANYL 61 36 S2 76 59
SPIRONOLACTONE 60 60 78 62
NEXIUM 59 30 79 37
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 59 47 S3 79 82
SPIRIVA 59 21 79 54
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 57 54 82 32
LIDODERM 57 56 82 109
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 57 35 82 108
SEROQUEL 57 49 82 169
NOVOLOG 56 37 86 127
NIASPAN 56 49 86 113
AVODART 54 52 88 177
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 54 27 88 161
EXELON 53 53 90 132
LEXAPRO 52 33 91 203
AZITHROMYCIN 52 28 91 46
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 52 44 91 84
NOVOLIN R 51 50 94 196
LACTULOSE 51 26 94 142
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 50 50 96 88
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, 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.