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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,203Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 42 out of 2588

$1.51M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 22 out of 2588

534 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81%Patients 65 Years and Older
65% 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

8% of this provider’s 534 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

23% of this provider’s 534 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 11%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 17,902 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$68 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

42 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,133 881 1 2
SIMVASTATIN 732 629 2 1
LISINOPRIL 588 494 3 3
FUROSEMIDE 586 527 4 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 566 359 S3 5 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 553 474 6 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 496 432 7 4
NAMENDA 353 332 8 32
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 352 331 9 17
OMEPRAZOLE 343 243 10 6
CRESTOR 328 275 11 25
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 326 281 12 9
SERTRALINE HCL 324 269 13 26
TRAMADOL HCL 304 253 14 19
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 300 272 15 12
DIOVAN 277 265 16 29
CARVEDILOL 277 231 16 20
DONEPEZIL HCL 242 230 18 22
CLOPIDOGREL 235 223 19 30
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 234 199 20 28
METFORMIN HCL ER 228 156 21 67
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 210 179 22 68
CITALOPRAM HBR 206 172 23 27
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 202 181 24 15
MIRTAZAPINE 199 171 25 63
PREDNISONE 193 164 26 42
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 189 152 27 16
ROPINIROLE HCL 188 148 28 113
TAMSULOSIN HCL 175 170 29 23
CEFUROXIME 166 133 30 183
PLAVIX 165 165 31 43
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 162 121 32 74
FENTANYL 161 136 S2 33 78
NEXIUM 159 126 34 41
CYMBALTA 158 101 35 70
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 146 117 36 49
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 145 111 37 11
DIGOXIN 145 128 37 38
GABAPENTIN 144 77 39 18
METFORMIN HCL 143 114 40 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 139 129 41 13
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 138 128 42 24
KLOR-CON M20 137 110 43 52
TORSEMIDE 137 131 43 133
KLOR-CON 10 137 131 43 75
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 133 74 46 125
ZETIA 132 129 47 69
LANTUS 128 104 48 47
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 123 105 49 83
RISPERIDONE 121 93 50 57
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 118 86 51 85
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 118 88 51 188
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 113 57 53 55
SEROQUEL XR 111 83 54 268
LYRICA 106 44 55 100
SPIRONOLACTONE 105 83 56 58
RANITIDINE HCL 104 88 57 37
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 104 63 57 89
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 101 96 59 21
CLONIDINE HCL 97 70 60 54
CEPHALEXIN 96 80 61 138
NOVOLOG 94 75 62 103
KLOR-CON M10 93 77 63 139
ADVAIR DISKUS 91 80 64 48
PROAIR HFA 90 50 65 50
TOPIRAMATE 90 42 65 167
LEVOFLOXACIN 89 79 67 77
EXELON 88 88 68 118
PAROXETINE HCL 88 64 68 71
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 87 76 70 82
ATENOLOL 86 69 71 14
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 85 51 72 40
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 85 74 72 127
SUCRALFATE 85 68 72 193
GLIPIZIDE 84 58 75 44
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 83 70 76 96
AZOR 83 83 76 361
OLANZAPINE 82 48 78 126
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 81 64 79 98
SPIRIVA 81 75 79 56
SINGULAIR 74 49 81 94
LEVETIRACETAM 74 39 81 90
JANUVIA 73 55 83 60
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 68 68 84 104
NIFEDIPINE ER 65 59 85 59
EXFORGE 64 54 86 209
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE 63 56 87 258
TRAZODONE HCL 63 40 87 61
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 62 55 89 31
BUPROPION XL 60 27 90 256
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 60 49 90 109
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 56 42 R 92 87
PEN NEEDLE 55 40 93 112
LEXAPRO 55 49 93 182
ABILIFY 54 30 95 134
LEVEMIR 52 24 96 206
SYMBICORT 51 47 97 129
GLIMEPIRIDE 51 36 97 39
NYSTATIN 50 22 99 196
AMOXICILLIN 50 41 99 130
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50 30 99 66
VYTORIN 50 50 99 200
ALLOPURINOL 50 44 99 33
BYSTOLIC 50 37 99 110
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. 5, 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.