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Prescriber Checkup

MILTON LEGRAND MD

2160 S FIRST AVE ( LUH - NORTH ENT., RM. 7604)

Maywood | Illinois | 60153

(708) 216-8757

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,894Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1013 out of 2588

$317K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 992 out of 2588

356 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80%Patients 65 Years and Older
41% 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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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

15% of this provider’s 356 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 4,035 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

$65 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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This Prescriber's Drugs

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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 237 179 S3 1 7
LISINOPRIL 224 183 2 3
SIMVASTATIN 202 177 3 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 189 153 4 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 161 132 5 11
METFORMIN HCL 157 136 6 8
FUROSEMIDE 145 125 7 5
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 127 85 8 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 125 120 9 9
GABAPENTIN 118 76 10 18
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 104 87 11 2
TRAMADOL HCL 103 77 12 19
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 90 80 13 12
ALLOPURINOL 83 67 14 33
OMEPRAZOLE 80 68 15 6
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 66 53 16 28
ATENOLOL 63 53 17 14
CARVEDILOL 60 57 18 20
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 58 31 R 19 91
GLIPIZIDE 57 53 20 44
PREDNISONE 56 48 21 42
DIOVAN 56 55 21 29
MIRTAZAPINE 53 52 23 63
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 51 49 24 49
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 Aug. 12, 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.