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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,240Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 49 out of 2588

$1.31M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 43 out of 2588

588 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71%Patients 65 Years and Older
87% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 588 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 11%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 16,146 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

29% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$62 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 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
SIMVASTATIN 945 733 1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 848 706 2 4
FUROSEMIDE 660 526 3 5
LISINOPRIL 657 517 4 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 591 470 5 9
FAMOTIDINE 541 403 6 36
DONEPEZIL HCL 517 497 7 22
METFORMIN HCL 514 324 8 8
NAMENDA 461 453 9 32
CARVEDILOL 431 358 10 20
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 424 297 11 31
CRESTOR 386 297 12 25
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 372 293 13 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 371 304 14 11
CLOPIDOGREL 276 235 15 30
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 265 165 16 15
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 263 130 S3 17 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 258 199 18 13
HEPARIN SODIUM 213 150 19 79
TRAMADOL HCL 210 132 20 19
LEVETIRACETAM 209 162 21 90
GLIPIZIDE 199 157 22 44
OMEPRAZOLE 197 156 23 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 195 123 24 10
PLAVIX 189 169 25 43
IBUPROFEN 180 132 26 62
GABAPENTIN 174 100 27 18
DIOVAN 169 103 28 29
TAMSULOSIN HCL 165 151 29 23
JANUVIA 160 94 30 60
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 160 126 30 12
NEXIUM 158 132 32 41
SYMBICORT 157 108 33 129
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 152 135 34 28
SPIRIVA 149 110 35 56
HYDRALAZINE HCL 148 119 36 53
DIGOXIN 147 112 37 38
RISPERIDONE 141 127 38 57
CLONIDINE HCL 140 98 39 54
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 140 139 39 83
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 136 65 41 220
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 132 115 42 49
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 132 86 R 42 107
CITALOPRAM HBR 130 101 44 27
NIFEDIPINE ER 129 84 45 59
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 129 111 45 17
SERTRALINE HCL 128 112 47 26
LANTUS 126 84 48 47
DIOVAN HCT 122 100 49 72
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 119 83 S3 50 80
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 118 58 51 205
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 113 47 52 109
FINASTERIDE 110 108 53 97
LACTULOSE 107 88 54 135
KLOR-CON M20 101 77 55 52
EXFORGE 100 70 56 209
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 99 82 57 176
ALLOPURINOL 98 78 58 33
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 97 65 59 76
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 97 92 59 21
GLIPIZIDE ER 97 86 59 73
MIRTAZAPINE 96 91 62 63
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 91 87 63 24
ATENOLOL 86 71 64 14
SANTYL 83 79 65 160
LIPITOR 83 68 65 114
NAPROXEN 83 53 65 95
INSULIN SYRINGE 82 49 68 81
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 81 69 69 116
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 78 23 70 89
VENTOLIN HFA 77 54 71 101
TRAZODONE HCL 75 46 72 61
SINGULAIR 74 47 73 94
AZITHROMYCIN 71 46 74 45
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 69 38 75 131
VALPROIC ACID 68 46 76 174
LEVOFLOXACIN 68 59 76 77
BENAZEPRIL HCL 64 64 78 84
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63 48 79 35
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 59 13 R 80 87
COLCRYS 59 40 80 217
FLUOCINONIDE 59 32 80 328
HALOPERIDOL 58 37 83 154
RANITIDINE HCL 57 20 84 37
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 56 49 85 68
BENICAR 55 43 86 143
NOVOLIN R 53 42 87 175
BYSTOLIC 53 45 87 110
SODIUM CHLORIDE 51 46 89 168
BACLOFEN 51 41 89 142
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 50 42 91 127
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 Nov. 20, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.