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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,226Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 96 out of 2588

$949K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 103 out of 2588

485 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70%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
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

2% of this provider’s 485 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

4% of this provider’s 485 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 10,237 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 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 1,182 527 1 2
OMEPRAZOLE 761 418 2 6
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 640 128 3 55
SIMVASTATIN 636 288 4 1
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 436 0 5 121
LISINOPRIL 422 331 6 3
FUROSEMIDE 335 289 7 5
FENOFIBRATE 316 187 8 64
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 294 232 9 4
LAMOTRIGINE 261 16 10 170
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 226 131 11 9
OXCARBAZEPINE 225 0 12 192
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 221 109 13 21
LEVETIRACETAM 217 11 14 90
CITALOPRAM HBR 199 127 15 27
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 189 176 16 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 187 153 17 15
RISPERIDONE 184 21 18 57
CRESTOR 172 161 19 25
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 167 162 20 12
RANITIDINE HCL 165 82 21 37
CELEBREX 160 155 22 99
DONEPEZIL HCL 157 157 23 22
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 153 31 24 40
CARBAMAZEPINE 148 39 25 146
LEVOFLOXACIN 147 105 26 77
WARFARIN SODIUM 146 125 27 10
SERTRALINE HCL 145 120 28 26
ATENOLOL 140 93 29 14
FAMOTIDINE 132 0 30 36
MELOXICAM 128 124 31 51
TAMSULOSIN HCL 126 72 32 23
SINGULAIR 122 32 33 94
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 120 73 34 17
TRAMADOL HCL 119 99 35 19
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 116 29 36 155
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 114 110 37 16
CYMBALTA 111 44 38 70
GABAPENTIN 110 79 39 18
NAMENDA 105 105 40 32
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 100 21 41 109
ZYPREXA 99 27 42 285
ZETIA 98 59 43 69
ALLOPURINOL 91 91 44 33
DIOVAN 90 68 45 29
FINASTERIDE 90 53 45 97
KLOR-CON 10 90 88 45 75
GLIMEPIRIDE 88 60 48 39
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 85 85 49 46
SEROQUEL XR 83 0 50 268
CLOPIDOGREL 81 81 51 30
TAMIFLU 81 0 51 313
CLONIDINE HCL 80 58 53 54
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79 66 54 13
PAROXETINE HCL 78 22 55 71
KLOR-CON M20 75 68 56 52
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 73 24 57 127
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 73 73 57 28
METFORMIN HCL 72 65 59 8
OLANZAPINE 71 12 60 126
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 71 26 60 252
CARVEDILOL 71 45 60 20
PLAVIX 71 71 60 43
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 70 70 S3 64 7
AZITHROMYCIN 70 51 64 45
SUCRALFATE 69 69 66 193
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68 65 67 35
EXELON 64 64 68 118
AMOXICILLIN 64 31 68 130
NIASPAN 63 63 70 115
IBUPROFEN 61 13 71 62
MUPIROCIN 60 45 72 235
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 60 50 72 85
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 57 43 74 24
GLYCOPYRROLATE 57 0 74 338
BENICAR HCT 56 56 76 187
TRICOR 56 47 76 122
CALCITONIN-SALMON 54 0 78 203
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 53 26 79 82
PREDNISONE 53 50 79 42
BACLOFEN 52 0 81 142
PROPRANOLOL HCL 51 19 82 128
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 Feb. 28, 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.