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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,092Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 117

$920K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 117

564 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74%Patients 65 Years and Older
69% 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

5% of this provider’s 564 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

13% of this provider’s 564 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 11,772 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

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

Prescriptions per Patient

30 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 24.


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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 803 500 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 733 531 2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 484 290 3 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 447 390 4 5
FUROSEMIDE 410 324 5 3
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 354 296 6 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 354 257 6 8
LISINOPRIL 348 255 8 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 331 170 9 9
METFORMIN HCL 261 189 10 11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 253 179 S3 11 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 230 191 12 17
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 220 155 13 21
CARVEDILOL 215 167 14 24
TRAMADOL HCL 210 132 15 18
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 198 126 16 74
GABAPENTIN 193 161 17 16
CLOPIDOGREL 186 152 18 30
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 175 115 19 29
NAMENDA 165 145 20 14
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 160 108 21 32
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 160 103 21 26
DIGOXIN 159 141 23 35
CITALOPRAM HBR 156 117 24 19
RISPERIDONE 152 113 25 39
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 150 147 26 13
DONEPEZIL HCL 150 131 26 10
DIOVAN 150 110 26 31
SPIRIVA 145 98 29 60
GLIPIZIDE 143 117 30 37
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 135 48 31 70
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 135 94 31 72
LEVETIRACETAM 131 37 33 71
ATENOLOL 130 98 34 20
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 128 107 35 15
FENOFIBRATE 126 58 36 84
PLAVIX 126 99 36 47
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 124 67 38 137
SPIRONOLACTONE 122 96 39 53
RANITIDINE HCL 121 72 40 58
SERTRALINE HCL 121 82 40 22
PAROXETINE HCL 121 101 40 63
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 115 48 43 36
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 115 96 43 23
ADVAIR DISKUS 110 81 45 51
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 105 26 46 65
TAMSULOSIN HCL 105 92 46 28
PROAIR HFA 97 69 48 56
PREDNISONE 95 70 49 49
AZITHROMYCIN 93 67 50 57
CEFUROXIME 90 75 51 187
FENTANYL 90 39 S2 51 41
DILANTIN 88 51 53 218
SINGULAIR 87 54 54 116
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 86 62 55 77
LEVOFLOXACIN 84 51 56 80
MELOXICAM 83 64 57 61
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 82 55 58 52
CRESTOR 82 51 58 50
ALLOPURINOL 80 61 60 48
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 76 57 61 79
NIASPAN 76 25 61 159
EXELON 74 74 63 55
FLUOXETINE HCL 72 18 64 87
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 71 60 65 45
LAMOTRIGINE 70 36 66 229
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 67 55 67 33
NEXIUM 67 45 67 62
LOVASTATIN 66 66 69 40
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 65 43 70 42
ZETIA 64 55 71 86
BYSTOLIC 61 57 72 94
GLIMEPIRIDE 61 53 72 69
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 58 41 74 111
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 58 0 R 74 133
CEPHALEXIN 57 35 76 113
BENAZEPRIL HCL 57 41 76 68
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 55 41 78 65
LYRICA 53 30 79 92
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 53 14 79 177
CLONIDINE HCL 53 44 79 73
HYDRALAZINE HCL 52 49 82 54
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 52 31 82 144
TRAZODONE HCL 51 51 84 44
DILTIAZEM HCL 51 46 84 215
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 50 27 86 178
PRIMIDONE 50 25 86 183
TRICOR 50 30 86 142
GLIPIZIDE ER 50 41 86 127
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 Oct. 17, 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.