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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,495Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 60 out of 2429

$850K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 73 out of 2429

413 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78%Patients 65 Years and Older
58% 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

4% of this provider’s 413 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

13% of this provider’s 413 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 12%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 12,692 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

40 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
FUROSEMIDE 662 603 1 5
OMEPRAZOLE 615 449 2 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 584 353 3 3
LISINOPRIL 536 488 4 2
SIMVASTATIN 501 387 5 1
TRAMADOL HCL 402 332 6 17
DONEPEZIL HCL 374 300 7 26
WARFARIN SODIUM 369 286 8 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 368 337 9 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 331 286 10 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 318 277 11 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 313 242 12 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 287 221 S3 13 6
NAMENDA 284 192 14 35
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 253 223 15 12
SERTRALINE HCL 244 176 16 23
ATENOLOL 224 136 17 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 190 136 18 19
RANITIDINE HCL 189 159 19 24
METFORMIN HCL 183 147 20 8
MIRTAZAPINE 156 145 21 63
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 153 129 22 79
TAMSULOSIN HCL 140 67 23 29
RISPERIDONE 139 57 24 52
GLIPIZIDE 139 121 24 47
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 138 101 26 28
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 135 125 27 13
BENICAR 134 113 28 164
CLONIDINE HCL 129 58 29 68
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 116 47 30 39
DIGOXIN 113 113 31 43
ALLOPURINOL 110 95 32 33
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 108 75 33 108
GABAPENTIN 103 68 34 18
NAPROXEN 100 93 35 75
CRESTOR 100 92 35 25
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 97 67 37 77
CARVEDILOL 97 85 37 21
LANTUS 96 62 39 45
LOVASTATIN 96 84 39 30
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 96 59 39 16
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 92 81 42 20
DIOVAN 92 71 42 36
PLAVIX 90 82 44 44
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 88 76 45 34
KLOR-CON M20 88 82 45 60
SINGULAIR 86 56 47 86
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 85 83 48 22
DIOVAN HCT 84 71 49 83
ADVAIR DISKUS 84 61 49 49
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 81 76 51 32
NABUMETONE 79 63 52 96
GLIPIZIDE ER 78 69 53 72
CLOPIDOGREL 75 65 54 31
ROPINIROLE HCL 73 62 55 92
PAROXETINE HCL 72 68 56 67
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 70 54 R 57 71
NYSTATIN 69 33 58 167
SEROQUEL 67 49 59 169
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 66 60 60 102
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 66 24 60 78
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 65 42 R 62 69
AZITHROMYCIN 64 47 63 46
SPIRONOLACTONE 64 63 63 62
NEXIUM 63 63 65 37
FENTANYL 62 41 S2 66 59
MELOXICAM 62 29 66 40
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 62 53 66 53
LAMOTRIGINE 62 0 66 130
OLANZAPINE 59 21 70 101
ZETIA 59 44 70 70
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 59 50 70 84
VENLAFAXINE HCL 57 43 73 279
NIASPAN 57 26 73 113
LEVETIRACETAM 56 15 75 91
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 54 51 76 219
CYMBALTA 54 53 76 58
TRAZODONE HCL 53 29 78 50
VENTOLIN HFA 52 40 79 106
PREDNISONE 52 51 79 38
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 May 4, 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.