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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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28,688Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 2429

$1.56M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 2429

625 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76%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

4% of this provider’s 625 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

19% of this provider’s 625 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 22,018 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

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

46 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
SIMVASTATIN 1,118 897 1 1
FUROSEMIDE 976 814 2 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 897 716 3 4
HEPARIN SODIUM 766 600 10 4 116
LISINOPRIL 751 527 5 2
DONEPEZIL HCL 742 704 6 26
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 738 456 S3 7 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 709 565 8 9
OMEPRAZOLE 686 540 9 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 508 433 10 3
METFORMIN HCL 501 358 11 8
NAMENDA 478 468 12 35
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 471 360 13 14
WARFARIN SODIUM 435 301 14 11
FAMOTIDINE 421 345 15 42
IBUPROFEN 414 305 16 57
CARVEDILOL 407 322 17 21
TRAMADOL HCL 386 334 18 17
SANTYL 380 286 10 19 189
GABAPENTIN 351 201 20 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 332 218 21 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 315 261 22 13
LANTUS 295 198 23 45
TAMSULOSIN HCL 293 228 24 29
HYDRALAZINE HCL 292 237 25 81
KLOR-CON M20 284 238 26 60
RISPERIDONE 280 214 27 52
LEVETIRACETAM 276 161 28 91
NIFEDIPINE ER 271 226 29 76
GLIMEPIRIDE 224 189 30 51
SERTRALINE HCL 222 145 31 23
CITALOPRAM HBR 222 162 31 19
CLOPIDOGREL 205 162 33 31
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 196 134 34 16
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 195 143 35 34
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 189 122 36 108
MIRTAZAPINE 186 159 37 63
NOVOLIN R 185 158 38 196
DIOVAN 178 175 39 36
ALLOPURINOL 176 143 40 33
GLUCAGEN 176 132 10 40 299
NOVOLOG 174 120 42 127
NAPROXEN 172 160 43 75
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 168 136 44 28
RANITIDINE HCL 165 126 45 24
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 162 130 46 74
JANUVIA 160 103 47 66
PREDNISONE 157 139 48 38
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 155 103 49 32
DIGOXIN 155 142 49 43
CLONIDINE HCL 154 89 51 68
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 151 105 S3 52 82
KLOR-CON M10 144 136 53 139
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 142 134 54 12
PLAVIX 141 123 55 44
OLANZAPINE 133 89 56 101
TRAZODONE HCL 130 93 57 50
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 130 121 57 207
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 127 84 59 79
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 123 104 60 129
GLIPIZIDE 122 88 61 47
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 121 83 62 78
HALOPERIDOL 120 110 63 146
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 119 117 64 22
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 116 94 65 88
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 115 35 R 66 71
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 113 88 67 77
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 107 83 68 120
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 107 86 68 20
HUMALOG 105 81 70 140
LEVOFLOXACIN 103 80 71 87
ABILIFY 97 74 72 121
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 97 86 72 191
RENVELA 91 85 74 383
LOPERAMIDE 87 68 75 243
SPIRONOLACTONE 86 78 76 62
BACLOFEN 86 47 76 143
VALPROIC ACID 86 42 76 166
FINASTERIDE 84 84 79 126
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 84 38 79 100
ONDANSETRON HCL 84 34 79 364
METOLAZONE 84 48 79 174
ATENOLOL 83 57 83 15
VENTOLIN HFA 80 63 84 106
LIDODERM 80 80 84 109
LATANOPROST 79 76 86 259
PROAIR HFA 79 32 86 41
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 74 46 88 55
ADVAIR DISKUS 73 63 89 49
TRAVATAN Z 73 72 89 206
CLOZAPINE 71 0 91 147
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 68 58 92 56
SODIUM CHLORIDE 67 55 93 176
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 67 67 93 155
LEXAPRO 67 55 93 203
SENSIPAR 66 46 96 456
CEPHALEXIN 65 50 97 104
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 64 64 98 322
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 62 46 99 39
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 62 43 99 112
CYMBALTA 59 18 101 58
HYDROCORTISONE 58 42 102 260
LYRICA 57 51 103 95
MEGESTROL ACETATE 56 46 R 104 165
LOVASTATIN 56 48 104 30
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 55 34 106 99
AZITHROMYCIN 55 39 106 46
MECLIZINE HCL 53 30 108 131
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 52 22 R 109 110
FENTANYL 51 39 S2 110 59
FENOFIBRATE 51 34 110 48
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 Dec. 29, 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.