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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,069Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 24 out of 2429

$1.48M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 13 out of 2429

544 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
53%Patients 65 Years and Older
95% 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

3% of this provider’s 544 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

31% of this provider’s 544 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 12%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 9,743 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 24%.

Prescription Price

$70 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

39 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
SIMVASTATIN 809 387 1 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 718 294 S3 2 6
CLOZAPINE 528 94 3 147
METFORMIN HCL 516 202 4 8
LISINOPRIL 495 230 5 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 440 209 6 3
FUROSEMIDE 395 222 7 5
OMEPRAZOLE 365 126 8 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 361 198 9 4
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 334 89 10 78
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 326 83 R 11 110
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 286 182 12 9
IBUPROFEN 281 121 13 57
RANITIDINE HCL 269 82 14 24
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 265 135 15 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 261 154 16 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 260 128 17 10
OLANZAPINE 260 58 17 101
GABAPENTIN 240 92 19 18
RISPERIDONE 237 108 20 52
NEXIUM 226 140 21 37
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 225 138 22 56
WARFARIN SODIUM 221 150 23 11
TRAMADOL HCL 218 141 24 17
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 210 101 25 240
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 201 100 26 28
FAMOTIDINE 200 108 27 42
TRAZODONE HCL 185 74 28 50
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 178 110 29 20
PROAIR HFA 170 56 30 41
GLIPIZIDE 170 86 30 47
VENTOLIN HFA 166 54 32 106
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 163 33 33 77
AZITHROMYCIN 159 80 34 46
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 156 90 35 73
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 145 105 S3 36 82
SERTRALINE HCL 141 43 37 23
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 135 54 38 108
TAMSULOSIN HCL 135 89 38 29
CARBAMAZEPINE 133 48 40 133
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 132 67 41 79
CITALOPRAM HBR 130 55 42 19
LANTUS 126 75 43 45
ADVAIR DISKUS 124 49 44 49
DONEPEZIL HCL 121 104 45 26
ATENOLOL 120 78 46 15
FENOFIBRATE 120 31 46 48
NIFEDIPINE ER 120 78 46 76
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 118 24 49 111
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 118 49 49 34
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 117 50 R 51 69
INDOMETHACIN 116 58 R 52 251
CARVEDILOL 114 63 53 21
NAMENDA 114 71 53 35
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 112 60 55 39
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 109 53 56 12
NAPROXEN 107 29 57 75
PREDNISONE 106 57 58 38
CLOPIDOGREL 106 75 58 31
VALPROIC ACID 104 64 60 166
HALOPERIDOL 103 30 61 146
MIRTAZAPINE 100 32 62 63
PROMETHAZINE HCL 99 40 R 63 156
SEROQUEL 99 0 63 169
EXELON 98 52 65 132
NIASPAN 97 13 66 113
ABILIFY 96 0 67 121
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 96 45 67 99
SPIRIVA 92 36 69 54
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 92 72 69 16
FLOVENT HFA 91 48 71 187
BENAZEPRIL HCL 90 55 72 80
PLAVIX 84 57 73 44
HYDROXYZINE HCL 84 33 R 73 178
PHENYTOIN 83 64 75 236
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 81 52 76 74
LIDODERM 81 36 76 109
KLOR-CON M10 80 52 78 139
SINGULAIR 80 28 78 86
KLOR-CON M20 79 48 80 60
LEVOFLOXACIN 78 33 81 87
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 77 23 82 32
PATADAY 73 66 83 311
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 71 40 84 53
RISPERDAL CONSTA 71 0 84 261
FLUOXETINE HCL 71 12 84 61
NOVOLOG 67 21 87 127
GLIPIZIDE XL 67 47 87 117
LOVAZA 65 26 89 134
NIZATIDINE 65 33 89 256
GEMFIBROZIL 64 13 91 107
ORPHENADRINE CITRATE 63 12 R 92 350
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 62 11 93 98
DIOVAN 60 47 94 36
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 60 41 94 84
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 56 12 96 197
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 55 37 97 181
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 55 35 97 159
AMOXICILLIN 55 32 97 128
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 53 29 100 94
GLUCAGEN 53 0 100 299
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53 44 100 27
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 53 33 100 55
GLIMEPIRIDE 52 49 104 51
MEGESTROL ACETATE 51 35 R 105 165
LOPERAMIDE 51 26 105 243
GLYBURIDE 50 0 R 107 64
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. 28, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.