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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,121Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 185 out of 2429

$584K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 194 out of 2429

431 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81%Patients 65 Years and Older
36% 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
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this specialty
in Illinois
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 431 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

20% of this provider’s 431 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 9,008 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% 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

26 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 478 296 S3 1 6
LISINOPRIL 430 355 2 2
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 374 276 3 16
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 360 347 4 3
SIMVASTATIN 346 318 5 1
OMEPRAZOLE 311 261 6 7
FUROSEMIDE 294 258 7 5
ATENOLOL 290 250 8 15
HYDRALAZINE HCL 262 250 9 81
WARFARIN SODIUM 230 223 10 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 211 189 11 4
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 198 153 12 28
METFORMIN HCL 193 163 13 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 185 162 14 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 181 173 15 22
CARVEDILOL 152 140 16 21
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 151 122 17 14
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 140 125 18 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 139 123 19 9
TRAMADOL HCL 134 130 20 17
GABAPENTIN 134 104 20 18
CRESTOR 132 94 22 25
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 125 120 23 13
SERTRALINE HCL 124 108 24 23
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 118 118 25 20
TAMSULOSIN HCL 114 98 26 29
DONEPEZIL HCL 113 113 27 26
CITALOPRAM HBR 107 70 28 19
ALLOPURINOL 104 104 29 33
SPIRIVA 93 88 30 54
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89 76 31 27
NEXIUM 89 54 31 37
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 87 74 33 88
FAMOTIDINE 87 57 33 42
CYMBALTA 85 46 35 58
DILTIAZEM ER 81 69 36 186
LOVASTATIN 80 80 37 30
MELOXICAM 75 69 38 40
FENTANYL 74 15 S2 39 59
FLUOXETINE HCL 71 44 40 61
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 70 54 R 41 69
BENAZEPRIL HCL 69 69 42 80
ADVAIR DISKUS 68 44 43 49
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 66 61 44 32
GLIMEPIRIDE 61 49 45 51
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60 45 46 73
METHADONE HCL 58 28 S2 47 219
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 56 23 48 103
GLIPIZIDE ER 55 39 49 72
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 55 45 49 105
FINASTERIDE 53 44 51 126
CLONIDINE HCL 53 46 51 68
PROAIR HFA 52 40 53 41
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 9, 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.