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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,170Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 93

$700K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 93

281 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75%Patients 65 Years and Older
64% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 281 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

15% of this provider’s 281 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 8,920 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 24%.

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

43 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 12.


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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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 441 326 1 5
SIMVASTATIN 426 369 2 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 371 319 3 6
LISINOPRIL 360 320 4 3
FUROSEMIDE 345 311 5 4
OMEPRAZOLE 315 224 6 8
FAMOTIDINE 287 238 7 32
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 205 150 8 11
DONEPEZIL HCL 188 181 9 25
TRAZODONE HCL 181 69 10 85
METFORMIN HCL ER 179 161 11 99
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 168 132 12 20
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 164 106 S3 13 9
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 157 68 14 96
RANITIDINE HCL 155 138 15 21
NAMENDA 139 120 16 55
ATENOLOL 139 106 16 16
CARVEDILOL 136 120 18 23
WARFARIN SODIUM 133 102 19 12
METFORMIN HCL 132 74 20 7
GABAPENTIN 128 64 21 17
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 124 98 22 104
RISPERIDONE 123 54 23 54
CITALOPRAM HBR 121 70 24 45
GLIMEPIRIDE 118 102 25 60
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 114 107 26 13
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 114 87 26 18
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 113 113 28 14
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 111 14 R 29 91
TRAMADOL HCL 111 75 29 15
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 103 103 31 62
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 103 48 31 182
CLOPIDOGREL 100 70 33 27
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 97 55 34 122
GLIPIZIDE 93 81 35 41
FENTANYL 92 67 S2 36 87
MELOXICAM 90 77 37 42
SPIRIVA 87 62 38 69
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 85 85 39 39
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 84 61 40 26
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 84 60 40 63
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 83 60 42 36
SERTRALINE HCL 82 73 43 43
KLOR-CON M20 79 73 44 86
CYMBALTA 78 37 45 84
PAROXETINE HCL 77 60 46 64
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 76 65 47 113
JANUVIA 76 64 47 76
BENAZEPRIL HCL 73 64 49 79
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71 58 50 28
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67 53 51 10
MIRTAZAPINE 66 52 52 115
ADVAIR DISKUS 62 48 53 59
TAMSULOSIN HCL 61 45 54 24
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 61 39 54 78
OLANZAPINE 61 11 54 169
FENOFIBRATE 60 39 57 74
FLUOXETINE HCL 57 38 58 82
ALLOPURINOL 57 53 58 29
PLAVIX 57 51 58 44
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 56 44 61 29
LEVOFLOXACIN 56 42 61 103
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 55 42 63 53
PERMETHRIN 55 32 63 234
COMBIVENT 54 25 65 123
HALOPERIDOL 51 18 66 179
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 51 33 66 116
BUSPIRONE HCL 51 21 66 171
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 16, 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.