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Prescriber Checkup

BRIAN ING MD

2160 S 1ST AVE (1950 S. HARLEM AVE., NO RIVERSIDE, IL. 60548)

Maywood | Illinois | 60153

(708) 354-9250

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,771Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 448 out of 2588

$388K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 724 out of 2588

1,045 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78%Patients 65 Years and Older
39% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

3% of this provider’s 1,045 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 11%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 6,794 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$44 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

8 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
WARFARIN SODIUM 3,328 2,594 1 10
SIMVASTATIN 273 207 2 1
LISINOPRIL 258 199 3 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 227 145 4 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 225 180 5 13
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 220 172 6 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 174 133 7 2
ATENOLOL 170 159 8 14
METFORMIN HCL 139 100 9 8
FUROSEMIDE 131 108 10 5
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 127 92 11 176
COUMADIN 110 65 12 165
RANITIDINE HCL 109 73 13 37
GLIMEPIRIDE 107 71 14 39
DIOVAN 102 102 15 29
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 102 88 15 11
LOVASTATIN 101 80 17 34
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 97 66 18 12
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 86 54 S3 19 7
OMEPRAZOLE 76 37 20 6
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 74 57 21 16
PROAIR HFA 67 61 22 50
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 64 64 23 21
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 61 43 24 31
NIFEDIPINE ER 60 49 25 59
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 56 28 26 15
DONEPEZIL HCL 56 56 26 22
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 54 50 28 24
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 53 35 29 40
TAMSULOSIN HCL 52 52 30 23
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 50 44 31 46
JANUVIA 50 46 31 60
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 28, 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.