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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,782Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 46 out of 2588

$1.31M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 41 out of 2588

377 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
63%Patients 65 Years and Older
90% 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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this specialty
in Illinois
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 377 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

18% of this provider’s 377 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 11%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 12,624 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

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

Prescriptions per Patient

58 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 823 409 1 1
FUROSEMIDE 814 570 2 5
OMEPRAZOLE 769 424 3 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 672 480 4 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 555 280 5 15
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 527 269 6 2
RISPERIDONE 480 190 7 57
LISINOPRIL 428 286 8 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 377 299 9 9
SERTRALINE HCL 348 162 10 26
MIRTAZAPINE 345 250 11 63
BACLOFEN 338 32 12 142
TAMSULOSIN HCL 294 156 13 23
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 289 219 S3 14 7
DONEPEZIL HCL 271 235 15 22
CITALOPRAM HBR 271 154 15 27
CARBAMAZEPINE 269 58 17 146
GABAPENTIN 261 138 18 18
CYMBALTA 256 182 19 70
FENTANYL 250 200 S2 20 78
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 248 75 21 55
TRAZODONE HCL 240 180 22 61
LEVETIRACETAM 237 91 23 90
NAMENDA 235 197 24 32
TRAMADOL HCL 219 158 25 19
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 218 47 26 40
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 215 127 27 74
METFORMIN HCL 206 108 28 8
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 205 155 29 21
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 192 125 30 89
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 186 148 31 4
LEVOFLOXACIN 181 110 32 77
KLOR-CON M20 179 161 33 52
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 175 149 34 28
FINASTERIDE 171 86 35 97
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 164 31 36 132
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 151 73 R 37 107
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 149 115 38 12
ABILIFY 146 44 39 134
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 145 42 40 85
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 145 0 40 121
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 144 31 42 125
LAMOTRIGINE 141 31 43 170
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 140 77 44 68
PROPRANOLOL HCL 130 44 45 128
DIGOXIN 125 100 46 38
RANITIDINE HCL 119 56 47 37
LANTUS 119 71 47 47
FAMOTIDINE 118 57 49 36
NIASPAN 113 28 50 115
CARVEDILOL 113 81 50 20
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 109 87 52 11
FLUOXETINE HCL 107 67 53 92
PREDNISONE 105 95 54 42
SEROQUEL 104 54 55 186
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 102 101 56 49
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 101 59 57 116
CEFTRIAXONE 97 92 58 362
FENOFIBRATE 96 24 59 64
CLONIDINE HCL 94 65 60 54
BUMETANIDE 92 69 61 117
ATENOLOL 90 78 62 14
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 85 0 63 354
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 85 74 63 83
TOPIRAMATE 84 26 65 167
CLOPIDOGREL 82 81 66 30
VALPROIC ACID 81 30 67 174
NEXIUM 80 21 68 41
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 79 36 69 347
PLAVIX 79 73 69 43
OLANZAPINE 77 19 71 126
LACTULOSE 76 0 72 135
GLIPIZIDE 75 74 73 44
OXCARBAZEPINE 74 0 74 192
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 74 70 74 93
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 73 44 76 127
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 72 63 77 104
CLOZAPINE 71 0 78 163
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 71 71 78 98
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70 54 80 13
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 70 56 80 24
NOVOLIN N 69 62 82 298
AGGRENOX 67 45 83 214
CEPHALEXIN 67 43 83 138
SPIRONOLACTONE 67 62 83 58
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 66 41 R 86 91
KETOCONAZOLE 65 25 87 195
EXELON 64 53 88 118
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 58 16 89 136
KLOR-CON M10 58 54 89 139
ADVAIR DISKUS 58 50 89 48
TRAVATAN Z 57 51 92 232
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 56 38 93 82
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 55 55 94 17
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 54 36 95 435
NYSTATIN 54 48 95 196
GLIMEPIRIDE 53 40 97 39
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 53 29 97 131
SPIRIVA 53 34 97 56
HYDROXYZINE HCL 52 45 R 100 194
BUSPIRONE HCL 51 14 101 173
LEXAPRO 51 26 101 182
TIZANIDINE HCL 50 0 103 225
LIDODERM 50 31 103 86
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 June 21, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.