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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,738Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 159 out of 2429

$617K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 172 out of 2429

494 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77%Patients 65 Years and Older
43% 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

6% of this provider’s 494 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

18% of this provider’s 494 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 7,798 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% 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

24 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 533 202 S3 1 6
OMEPRAZOLE 487 316 2 7
LISINOPRIL 438 355 3 2
SIMVASTATIN 416 325 4 1
FUROSEMIDE 333 214 5 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 300 223 6 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 271 189 7 9
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 214 165 8 16
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 211 120 9 28
TRAMADOL HCL 195 78 10 17
METFORMIN HCL 178 95 11 8
CARVEDILOL 177 167 12 21
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 169 140 13 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 160 119 14 14
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 148 134 15 22
FENOFIBRATE 147 111 16 48
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 143 119 17 12
GABAPENTIN 143 70 17 18
GLIMEPIRIDE 143 110 17 51
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 141 105 20 53
CITALOPRAM HBR 134 95 21 19
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 133 124 22 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 122 117 23 11
FLUOXETINE HCL 117 61 24 61
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 113 94 25 13
TRAZODONE HCL 110 43 26 50
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 108 60 27 27
TAMSULOSIN HCL 105 75 28 29
CLOPIDOGREL 104 101 29 31
RANITIDINE HCL 100 52 30 24
AMOXICILLIN 95 75 31 128
PROAIR HFA 94 75 32 41
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 84 14 R 33 69
PLAVIX 82 76 34 44
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 75 42 35 39
ROPINIROLE HCL 74 59 36 92
QUINAPRIL HCL 73 70 37 153
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 72 43 R 38 71
MELOXICAM 71 47 39 40
AZITHROMYCIN 71 53 39 46
ALLOPURINOL 70 58 41 33
NEXIUM 70 46 41 37
DONEPEZIL HCL 64 63 43 26
CLONIDINE HCL 63 46 44 68
ZETIA 62 45 45 70
SPIRIVA 60 50 46 54
CYMBALTA 60 38 46 58
NIFEDIPINE ER 59 49 48 76
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 59 39 48 32
FENTANYL 58 21 S2 50 59
IBUPROFEN 58 16 50 57
HYDRALAZINE HCL 58 56 50 81
ORPHENADRINE CITRATE 55 18 R 53 350
SPIRONOLACTONE 55 49 53 62
ATENOLOL 54 43 55 15
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 54 53 55 85
CRESTOR 54 33 55 25
SERTRALINE HCL 53 42 58 23
DIOVAN 52 48 59 36
KLOR-CON 10 52 37 59 89
BYSTOLIC 52 33 59 138
RAMIPRIL 51 35 62 118
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. 23, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.