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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,839Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 54 out of 2588

$960K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 99 out of 2588

621 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
56%Patients 65 Years and Older
91% 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

43% of this provider’s 621 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 11,861 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

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,093 411 S3 1 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 756 510 2 4
LISINOPRIL 645 454 3 3
SIMVASTATIN 602 425 4 1
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 554 298 S3 5 80
FUROSEMIDE 536 332 6 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 514 428 7 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 485 243 8 15
METFORMIN HCL 474 297 9 8
OMEPRAZOLE 430 267 10 6
PROAIR HFA 402 123 11 50
AMOXICILLIN 340 117 12 130
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 335 207 13 13
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 313 137 14 31
GLIMEPIRIDE 311 206 15 39
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 294 142 16 35
IBUPROFEN 279 74 17 62
WARFARIN SODIUM 273 252 18 10
PROMETHAZINE HCL 269 80 R 19 180
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 251 200 20 2
DONEPEZIL HCL 229 214 21 22
CLONIDINE HCL 212 119 22 54
RANITIDINE HCL 211 81 23 37
GLIPIZIDE 202 109 24 44
LOVASTATIN 196 136 25 34
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 191 64 26 24
PREDNISONE 191 87 26 42
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 183 84 28 16
INSULIN SYRINGE 181 107 29 81
LANTUS 176 108 30 47
HYDRALAZINE HCL 174 113 31 53
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 174 124 31 12
AZITHROMYCIN 166 67 33 45
NIFEDIPINE ER 163 85 34 59
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 162 111 35 11
NAMENDA 158 144 36 32
MOMETASONE FUROATE 158 73 36 276
CARVEDILOL 155 86 38 20
ATENOLOL 145 95 39 14
TAMSULOSIN HCL 137 113 40 23
PEN NEEDLE 136 58 41 112
SYMBICORT 134 31 42 129
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 132 90 43 49
PLAVIX 129 78 44 43
GABAPENTIN 128 63 45 18
TRAMADOL HCL 127 82 46 19
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 126 96 47 17
JANUVIA 125 66 48 60
SURE COMFORT ALCOHOL 125 45 48 261
VENTOLIN HFA 120 63 50 101
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 118 0 R 51 87
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 113 37 R 52 91
HYDROCORTISONE 113 25 52 221
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 113 48 52 109
CLOPIDOGREL 112 70 55 30
SERTRALINE HCL 109 46 56 26
CRESTOR 104 77 57 25
ALLOPURINOL 103 53 58 33
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 100 65 59 46
NIZATIDINE 98 55 60 213
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 96 54 61 82
MECLIZINE HCL 94 65 62 120
KLOR-CON M20 93 86 63 52
DIOVAN 91 45 64 29
NOVOLIN R 90 65 65 175
LEVEMIR 90 77 65 206
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 89 48 67 76
KETOPROFEN 87 45 68 453
FAMOTIDINE 84 62 69 36
SPIRONOLACTONE 78 57 70 58
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 76 28 71 40
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 73 41 72 106
DIGOXIN 72 51 73 38
KLOR-CON M10 72 51 73 139
ADVAIR DISKUS 72 43 73 48
SPIRIVA 71 63 76 56
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 69 54 77 68
COLCRYS 66 38 78 217
ECONAZOLE NITRATE 65 20 79 324
NAPROXEN 63 20 80 95
COMBIVENT 62 38 81 145
INDOMETHACIN 62 23 R 81 367
DESOXIMETASONE 61 34 83 481
DIFLUNISAL 60 0 84 485
HUMULIN 70-30 58 21 85 230
VERAPAMIL ER 57 45 86 102
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 55 52 87 28
NEXIUM 53 34 88 41
ORPHENADRINE CITRATE 52 0 R 89 411
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 51 25 90 131
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 50 29 91 124
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 June 18, 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.