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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,710Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 637 out of 2429

$192K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1159 out of 2429

260 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79%Patients 65 Years and Older
42% 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

13% of this provider’s 260 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 12%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 4,734 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$34 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 20.


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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
OMEPRAZOLE 353 287 1 7
FUROSEMIDE 232 175 2 5
LOVASTATIN 228 179 3 30
SIMVASTATIN 226 139 4 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 190 176 5 3
LISINOPRIL 169 151 6 2
ATENOLOL 155 127 7 15
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 125 104 S3 8 6
GLIMEPIRIDE 123 96 9 51
METFORMIN HCL 118 84 10 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 118 102 10 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 112 112 12 19
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 110 104 13 14
ALLOPURINOL 92 71 14 33
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 90 65 15 32
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 88 87 16 9
MELOXICAM 88 65 16 40
FLUOXETINE HCL 84 69 18 61
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 78 75 19 4
SPIRONOLACTONE 75 42 20 62
TRAZODONE HCL 75 67 20 50
TRAMADOL HCL 74 67 22 17
NAMENDA 70 69 23 35
DIGOXIN 66 40 24 43
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 64 62 25 77
CEPHALEXIN 63 48 26 104
SERTRALINE HCL 62 62 27 23
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 60 52 28 94
DONEPEZIL HCL 55 51 29 26
RANITIDINE HCL 55 27 29 24
VERAPAMIL ER 55 55 29 115
GABAPENTIN 53 51 32 18
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 11, 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.