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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,957Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 53 out of 2588

$966K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 98 out of 2588

530 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92%Patients 65 Years and Older
65% 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

3% of this provider’s 530 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 530 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 11%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 19,412 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

40 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 21.


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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
FUROSEMIDE 884 825 1 5
SIMVASTATIN 710 648 2 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 696 638 3 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 678 653 4 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 644 610 5 4
OMEPRAZOLE 443 413 6 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 416 384 7 10
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 410 380 8 28
DONEPEZIL HCL 383 358 9 22
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 361 339 10 31
JANTOVEN 311 286 11 267
NAMENDA 307 295 12 32
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 290 272 13 12
DIGOXIN 288 278 14 38
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 285 238 15 15
LISINOPRIL 274 225 16 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 266 262 17 11
GABAPENTIN 257 241 18 18
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 246 234 19 21
TRAMADOL HCL 246 231 19 19
ATENOLOL 231 219 21 14
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 219 194 22 24
KLOR-CON M20 213 201 23 52
AMIODARONE HCL 205 184 24 156
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 204 192 S3 25 7
GLIPIZIDE 202 176 26 44
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 196 180 27 149
SERTRALINE HCL 192 180 28 26
CITALOPRAM HBR 178 174 29 27
TAMSULOSIN HCL 174 165 30 23
CLOPIDOGREL 173 171 31 30
RISPERIDONE 170 165 32 57
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 165 124 33 104
GLIPIZIDE ER 162 152 34 73
METFORMIN HCL 162 143 34 8
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 158 138 36 68
ACARBOSE 144 132 37 253
FAMOTIDINE 139 139 38 36
VANCOMYCIN HCL 139 138 38 265
CARVEDILOL 128 108 40 20
MELOXICAM 126 114 41 51
GLIMEPIRIDE 126 126 41 39
NOVOLIN R 123 112 43 175
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 122 115 44 82
ADVAIR DISKUS 121 119 45 48
PLAVIX 120 118 46 43
EXELON 119 108 47 118
KLOR-CON 10 117 117 48 75
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 115 113 49 13
DILTIAZEM HCL 114 110 50 228
LIDODERM 107 107 51 86
LEVETIRACETAM 104 88 52 90
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 100 100 53 46
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 99 80 54 83
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 98 95 55 93
PENTOXIFYLLINE 97 95 56 279
RAMIPRIL 95 95 57 111
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 88 61 58 74
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 87 82 59 85
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 85 83 60 176
DIOVAN 83 83 61 29
PREDNISONE 82 80 62 42
CYMBALTA 81 80 63 70
LANTUS 79 66 64 47
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 79 75 64 98
HALOPERIDOL 77 63 66 154
HYDRALAZINE HCL 77 67 66 53
AZITHROMYCIN 77 73 66 45
SANTYL 76 69 69 160
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 72 70 70 40
GLYBURIDE 72 60 R 70 65
SPIRIVA 71 69 72 56
TRANSDERM-SCOP 71 56 72 301
ALLOPURINOL 71 69 72 33
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 71 71 72 205
IBUPROFEN 66 66 76 62
CEPHALEXIN 65 56 77 138
MIRTAZAPINE 65 63 77 63
OLANZAPINE 63 61 79 126
KLOR-CON M10 60 60 80 139
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 59 59 R 81 91
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 59 56 81 127
CILOSTAZOL 59 55 81 236
LEXAPRO 58 38 84 182
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 58 57 R 84 87
MEGESTROL ACETATE 57 53 R 86 169
CLONIDINE HCL 57 43 86 54
SPIRONOLACTONE 57 49 86 58
AMOXICILLIN 55 52 89 130
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 55 55 89 155
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 55 51 89 17
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 54 54 92 293
NOVOLOG 52 38 93 103
NEXIUM 52 52 93 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 Feb. 20, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.