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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,841Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 84 out of 2588

$897K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 115 out of 2588

807 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92%Patients 65 Years and Older
79% 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

7% of this provider’s 807 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 16,996 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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
SIMVASTATIN 892 868 1 1
RANITIDINE HCL 786 770 2 37
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 782 753 3 4
OMEPRAZOLE 718 695 4 6
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 588 576 5 21
METFORMIN HCL 532 485 6 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 448 416 7 12
LISINOPRIL 419 391 8 3
GLIMEPIRIDE 403 365 9 39
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 390 383 10 2
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 360 337 11 198
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 315 280 12 66
TAMSULOSIN HCL 284 282 13 23
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 269 241 14 15
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 263 255 15 17
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 253 239 16 35
ATENOLOL 241 233 17 14
FENOFIBRATE 241 215 17 64
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 231 209 19 16
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 230 219 20 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 226 224 21 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 223 211 22 10
DONEPEZIL HCL 222 222 23 22
METFORMIN HCL ER 216 202 24 67
LIDODERM 195 191 25 86
FUROSEMIDE 194 183 26 5
DIOVAN 182 182 27 29
AZITHROMYCIN 179 167 28 45
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 175 169 29 24
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 171 170 30 96
PAROXETINE HCL 169 163 31 71
CLOPIDOGREL 150 150 32 30
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 146 144 33 158
KLOR-CON 10 143 136 34 75
DIOVAN HCT 143 143 34 72
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 132 124 36 82
NAMENDA 126 126 37 32
CARVEDILOL 124 124 38 20
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 121 110 S3 39 7
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 120 116 40 46
GLIPIZIDE 114 108 41 44
PLAVIX 113 112 42 43
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 110 109 43 131
GABAPENTIN 107 106 44 18
NEXIUM 107 106 44 41
ZENPEP 104 104 46 250
CALCITONIN-SALMON 103 103 47 203
TRICOR 102 102 48 122
INSULIN SYRINGE 100 97 49 81
MELOXICAM 99 98 50 51
LOVASTATIN 98 92 51 34
ALLOPURINOL 98 67 51 33
LANSOPRAZOLE 92 90 53 157
GEMFIBROZIL 80 78 54 123
BENICAR HCT 80 80 54 187
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76 74 56 13
JANUVIA 76 70 56 60
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 75 72 58 76
KLOR-CON M10 74 74 59 139
BETAMETHASONE VALERATE 73 72 60 360
LOVAZA 70 70 61 119
CRESTOR 68 67 62 25
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 66 66 63 55
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 60 57 64 40
HYDROCORTISONE 58 56 65 221
HUMULIN 70-30 56 51 66 230
LIPITOR 55 55 67 114
CITALOPRAM HBR 55 55 67 27
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 55 49 R 67 87
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 55 53 67 144
PREDNISONE 54 51 71 42
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 52 52 72 49
FINASTERIDE 51 51 73 97
ACTONEL 50 50 74 184
METOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50 45 74 533
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. 20, 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.