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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,431Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 73 out of 2429

$730K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 112 out of 2429

508 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75%Patients 65 Years and Older
45% 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

18% of this provider’s 508 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 12%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 12,261 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 24%.

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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
LISINOPRIL 939 767 1 2
SIMVASTATIN 614 549 2 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 501 450 3 3
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 479 408 4 10
FUROSEMIDE 446 392 5 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 399 150 S3 6 6
LOVASTATIN 387 316 7 30
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 365 287 8 12
METFORMIN HCL ER 365 295 8 65
OMEPRAZOLE 322 265 10 7
TRAMADOL HCL 318 268 11 17
ATENOLOL 317 285 12 15
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 308 263 13 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 303 259 14 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 231 196 15 14
CITALOPRAM HBR 229 163 16 19
WARFARIN SODIUM 205 196 17 11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 199 183 18 20
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 185 173 19 22
MELOXICAM 169 118 20 40
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 168 126 21 13
GABAPENTIN 160 106 22 18
CLOPIDOGREL 157 109 23 31
NEXIUM 155 97 24 37
FENOFIBRATE 152 72 25 48
ALLOPURINOL 137 119 26 33
KLOR-CON 10 137 123 26 89
TRAZODONE HCL 135 90 28 50
FLUOXETINE HCL 134 80 29 61
TAMSULOSIN HCL 129 116 30 29
SERTRALINE HCL 124 96 31 23
DONEPEZIL HCL 123 121 32 26
DIGOXIN 121 120 33 43
PREDNISONE 111 106 34 38
GLIPIZIDE XL 105 99 35 117
NAMENDA 101 101 36 35
METFORMIN HCL 99 75 37 8
PLAVIX 99 81 37 44
DIOVAN 97 90 39 36
GLIPIZIDE ER 96 58 40 72
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 94 90 41 32
RANITIDINE HCL 90 40 42 24
SPIRIVA 90 48 42 54
CYMBALTA 85 60 44 58
VYTORIN 81 69 45 200
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 81 77 45 34
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 80 60 47 227
CRESTOR 77 60 48 25
LEVOFLOXACIN 76 54 49 87
ADVAIR DISKUS 74 58 50 49
PROAIR HFA 74 49 50 41
SYMBICORT 73 45 52 135
CARVEDILOL 72 49 53 21
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 72 72 53 120
FELODIPINE ER 72 72 53 141
JANUVIA 71 64 56 66
AZITHROMYCIN 69 55 57 46
GLIPIZIDE 68 50 58 47
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 67 63 59 56
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 67 66 59 16
FINASTERIDE 66 66 61 126
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 62 56 62 122
LEXAPRO 62 56 62 203
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 60 60 64 55
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 57 39 65 100
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 57 38 65 74
DIOVAN HCT 57 51 65 83
CEPHALEXIN 57 49 65 104
RISPERIDONE 56 45 69 52
CLONIDINE HCL 56 54 69 68
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 56 0 R 69 69
LANTUS 56 49 69 45
KLOR-CON M20 53 39 73 60
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 53 32 73 28
CELEBREX 50 49 75 97
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 April 10, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.