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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Adult Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,339Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 36

$1.4M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 36

592 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
64%Patients 65 Years and Older
80% 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

3% of this provider’s 592 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 0%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

25% of this provider’s 592 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 15%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 14,672 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 24%.

Prescription Price

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $66 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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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
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 784 511 1 12
SIMVASTATIN 763 560 2 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 756 494 3 3
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 584 519 4 21
FUROSEMIDE 576 362 5 4
METFORMIN HCL 553 359 6 9
LISINOPRIL 424 261 7 2
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 422 328 8 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 417 301 9 14
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 412 234 10 26
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 405 135 S3 11 5
PLAVIX 391 311 12 38
IBUPROFEN 375 191 13 25
GABAPENTIN 369 178 14 15
CLOPIDOGREL 361 283 15 27
NIFEDIPINE ER 343 228 16 30
NEXIUM 318 198 17 28
HYDRALAZINE HCL 315 208 18 31
ALCOHOL PREP PADS 310 119 10 19 58
PROAIR HFA 291 156 20 22
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 288 205 S3 21 37
ADVAIR DISKUS 284 185 22 39
CRESTOR 255 131 23 35
RANITIDINE HCL 248 139 24 20
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 247 176 25 6
SURE COMFORT 246 109 26 65
SPIRONOLACTONE 229 196 27 43
DIOVAN HCT 229 188 27 33
ETODOLAC 223 133 29 69
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 221 176 30 70
CHLORTHALIDONE 220 149 31 71
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 209 133 32 7
NAPROXEN 196 139 33 78
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 196 109 33 24
MELOXICAM 189 145 35 80
TRAMADOL HCL 188 104 36 18
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 186 137 37 13
DESOXIMETASONE 184 82 38 82
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 183 127 39 55
SPIRIVA 182 127 40 60
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 161 94 41 57
CARVEDILOL 159 104 42 17
SYMBICORT 152 69 43 89
VENTOLIN HFA 148 75 44 76
ALLOPURINOL 146 90 45 48
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 143 47 R 46 92
AZITHROMYCIN 139 81 47 67
TAMSULOSIN HCL 138 105 48 19
LYRICA 129 79 49 84
MECLIZINE HCL 128 111 50 61
GLIPIZIDE 127 87 51 42
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 125 85 52 47
SERTRALINE HCL 125 31 52 36
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 124 58 54 98
DIOVAN 121 84 55 51
VESICARE 120 87 56 101
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 114 48 57 49
DIGOXIN 110 69 58 50
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 110 60 58 105
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 107 68 60 64
JANUVIA 107 38 60 67
DONEPEZIL HCL 106 84 62 16
LOVASTATIN 98 63 63 40
NASONEX 98 68 63 109
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 96 49 65 34
ACTOS 95 79 66 110
GLYBURIDE 95 84 R 66 72
FEXOFENADINE HCL 93 53 68 112
LANTUS 92 53 69 46
BENAZEPRIL HCL 89 48 70 116
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 89 45 70 87
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 88 39 72 117
ATENOLOL 87 62 73 23
OMEPRAZOLE 84 56 74 8
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 82 46 75 75
PENTOXIFYLLINE 79 69 76 121
DOXEPIN HCL 79 32 76 121
SUCRALFATE 78 46 78 123
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 76 44 R 79 77
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 76 64 79 127
SINGULAIR 76 42 79 54
ZETIA 75 32 82 79
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 75 40 82 95
SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 72 25 84 129
PREDNISONE 70 41 85 53
BYSTOLIC 69 55 86 132
NAMENDA 67 67 87 29
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 67 40 87 56
NIFEDICAL XL 67 65 87 93
AVODART 66 55 90 135
CLONIDINE HCL 61 30 91 44
LIPITOR 59 32 92 103
ROPINIROLE HCL 56 40 93 146
VERAPAMIL ER 54 41 94 150
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 54 21 94 150
LANSOPRAZOLE 53 20 96 154
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 53 29 96 62
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 52 0 98 155
ABILIFY 51 15 99 82
COREG CR 51 24 99 156
NIZATIDINE 51 48 99 156
CELEBREX 50 43 102 108
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 50 25 102 160
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 30, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.