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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,025Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 190 out of 2429

$646K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 159 out of 2429

356 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74%Patients 65 Years and Older
53% 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

7% of this provider’s 356 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

27% of this provider’s 356 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 7,853 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$59 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 528 272 S3 1 6
FUROSEMIDE 358 297 2 5
LISINOPRIL 356 273 3 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 319 265 4 3
SIMVASTATIN 276 196 5 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 249 189 6 14
CARVEDILOL 226 155 7 21
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 224 199 8 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 214 145 9 10
TAMSULOSIN HCL 176 152 10 29
RANITIDINE HCL 146 73 11 24
WARFARIN SODIUM 138 125 12 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 135 109 13 13
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 134 113 14 34
CLOPIDOGREL 132 115 15 31
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 124 110 16 28
NEXIUM 123 95 17 37
SPIRONOLACTONE 120 84 18 62
METFORMIN HCL 120 63 18 8
GABAPENTIN 109 68 20 18
OMEPRAZOLE 108 66 21 7
PROAIR HFA 108 66 21 41
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 106 90 23 4
ATENOLOL 104 52 24 15
NAMENDA 103 103 25 35
CRESTOR 102 74 26 25
SINGULAIR 102 64 26 86
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 99 90 28 27
GLIMEPIRIDE 94 62 29 51
DIGOXIN 94 94 29 43
TRAZODONE HCL 93 18 31 50
PLAVIX 91 78 32 44
ALLOPURINOL 86 78 33 33
METHOTREXATE 81 48 34 306
TRAMADOL HCL 79 51 35 17
DONEPEZIL HCL 75 64 36 26
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 73 39 37 161
PREDNISONE 72 67 38 38
EXELON 71 71 39 132
NAPROXEN 70 43 40 75
ROPINIROLE HCL 69 35 41 92
FLUCONAZOLE 68 44 42 217
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 67 53 43 88
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 65 42 44 9
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 65 55 S3 44 82
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 64 50 46 105
PAROXETINE HCL 64 37 46 67
CYMBALTA 63 42 48 58
FENTANYL 62 26 S2 49 59
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 60 37 50 289
LYRICA 60 43 50 95
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 60 57 50 74
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 59 55 53 55
CITALOPRAM HBR 59 52 53 19
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 57 32 R 55 71
AZITHROMYCIN 56 46 56 46
JANUVIA 54 33 57 66
CARISOPRODOL 53 37 R 58 174
COLESTIPOL HCL 52 39 59 411
SERTRALINE HCL 52 39 59 23
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 51 29 61 102
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 50 38 62 79
BENICAR 50 46 62 164
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 July 26, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.