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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,497Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 34 out of 2429

$1.15M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 24 out of 2429

337 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90%Patients 65 Years and Older
95% 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

7% of this provider’s 337 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

21% of this provider’s 337 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 12%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 18,196 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

35% 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

58 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
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 641 614 1 28
FUROSEMIDE 559 544 2 5
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 476 459 3 12
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 452 438 4 3
OMEPRAZOLE 435 417 5 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 415 392 6 11
METFORMIN HCL 414 391 7 8
CARVEDILOL 408 395 8 21
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 378 362 9 4
NEXIUM 360 334 10 37
CRESTOR 354 315 11 25
SIMVASTATIN 348 301 12 1
CLOPIDOGREL 342 324 13 31
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 307 288 14 13
DIOVAN 299 299 15 36
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 288 222 S3 16 6
PLAVIX 283 274 17 44
LIDODERM 280 274 18 109
TRAMADOL HCL 273 271 19 17
LISINOPRIL 255 249 20 2
DIOVAN HCT 251 235 21 83
GABAPENTIN 241 216 22 18
SPIRONOLACTONE 205 173 23 62
NITROSTAT 192 191 24 265
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 192 192 24 55
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 188 182 26 27
DONEPEZIL HCL 183 183 27 26
TAMSULOSIN HCL 181 181 28 29
MECLIZINE HCL 177 176 29 131
JANUVIA 174 161 30 66
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 161 161 31 73
VOLTAREN 159 159 32 190
GLIPIZIDE 158 145 33 47
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 155 138 34 85
ATENOLOL 155 153 34 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 147 134 36 9
NAMENDA 137 137 37 35
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 134 120 S3 38 82
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 134 121 38 99
PREDNISONE 130 129 40 38
CLONIDINE HCL 129 129 41 68
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 123 106 42 16
DIGOXIN 122 122 43 43
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 113 113 44 155
IBUPROFEN 112 106 45 57
LIDOCAINE 110 103 46 252
FAMOTIDINE 108 103 47 42
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 107 107 48 14
BUMETANIDE 107 98 48 157
RANITIDINE HCL 105 90 50 24
BYSTOLIC 102 101 51 138
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 102 87 51 39
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 100 99 53 22
CREON 100 81 53 332
AVODART 99 99 55 177
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 99 96 55 191
CITALOPRAM HBR 99 87 55 19
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 97 97 58 56
HYDRALAZINE HCL 95 95 59 81
LIPITOR 95 82 59 168
CELEBREX 92 90 61 97
SINGULAIR 89 83 62 86
AZITHROMYCIN 88 79 63 46
SERTRALINE HCL 85 84 64 23
MELOXICAM 85 85 64 40
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 83 74 66 32
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 82 82 67 20
GLIMEPIRIDE 81 49 68 51
LYRICA 79 67 69 95
AGGRENOX 78 78 70 272
LOVAZA 74 74 71 134
SPIRIVA 74 74 71 54
CYMBALTA 73 61 73 58
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71 71 74 10
ADVAIR DISKUS 68 63 75 49
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 67 60 76 105
MIRTAZAPINE 67 67 76 63
NIFEDIPINE ER 66 66 78 76
SYNTHROID 65 65 79 93
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 65 52 R 79 71
ZETIA 64 64 81 70
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 63 63 82 94
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 60 39 83 330
EXELON 58 58 84 132
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 55 55 85 77
SUCRALFATE 52 52 86 150
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 52 41 86 264
DICYCLOMINE HCL 51 48 88 254
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 50 50 89 161
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 Oct. 7, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.