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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,604Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 22 out of 2588

$1.74M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 13 out of 2588

1,130 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94%Patients 65 Years and Older
45% 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

4% of this provider’s 1,130 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

13% of this provider’s 1,130 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 24,389 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

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

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,128 1,092 1 10
SIMVASTATIN 1,117 1,053 2 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,021 994 3 2
FUROSEMIDE 731 685 4 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 685 655 5 4
LISINOPRIL 663 634 6 3
OMEPRAZOLE 650 633 7 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 585 579 8 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 537 483 S3 9 7
METFORMIN HCL 479 439 10 8
DONEPEZIL HCL 412 412 11 22
GABAPENTIN 394 376 12 18
NAMENDA 391 391 13 32
SERTRALINE HCL 364 364 14 26
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 354 344 15 11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 341 323 16 17
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 298 276 17 15
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 294 282 18 21
CITALOPRAM HBR 291 291 19 27
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 286 271 20 12
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 263 241 21 16
LIDODERM 235 234 22 86
TAMSULOSIN HCL 217 208 23 23
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 216 212 24 13
LOVASTATIN 212 204 25 34
FAMOTIDINE 207 191 26 36
CARVEDILOL 203 190 27 20
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 197 180 28 28
CLOPIDOGREL 193 187 29 30
DIOVAN 191 177 30 29
JANUVIA 187 187 31 60
MIRTAZAPINE 182 169 32 63
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 181 150 33 55
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 177 172 34 31
ALLOPURINOL 173 166 35 33
CRESTOR 170 164 36 25
VANCOMYCIN HCL 169 169 37 265
KLOR-CON M20 160 156 38 52
SPIRONOLACTONE 160 156 38 58
PREDNISONE 152 151 40 42
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 148 127 41 104
TRAZODONE HCL 147 125 42 61
FENTANYL 147 145 S2 42 78
ATENOLOL 143 142 44 14
PLAVIX 140 140 45 43
ADVAIR DISKUS 138 133 46 48
EXELON 124 124 47 118
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 117 106 48 166
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 114 104 49 68
DIGOXIN 112 108 50 38
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 111 111 51 89
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 107 102 52 24
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 106 106 53 66
PAROXETINE HCL 106 95 53 71
LANTUS 105 97 55 47
FINASTERIDE 105 98 55 97
GLIMEPIRIDE 102 92 57 39
METFORMIN HCL ER 100 97 58 67
RISPERIDONE 98 97 59 57
FLUOXETINE HCL 97 84 60 92
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 97 92 60 83
TRAMADOL HCL 95 93 62 19
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 93 93 63 46
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 92 87 64 35
AZITHROMYCIN 91 89 65 45
GLIPIZIDE 90 73 66 44
BENAZEPRIL HCL 86 82 67 84
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 85 71 68 98
KLOR-CON M10 82 82 69 139
COUMADIN 82 82 69 165
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 81 80 71 82
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 80 76 72 40
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 78 68 73 131
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 76 76 74 116
EVISTA 76 76 74 178
CYMBALTA 75 68 76 70
NYSTOP 74 70 77 242
TERAZOSIN HCL 74 74 77 137
TORSEMIDE 74 74 77 133
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 72 72 80 159
SPIRIVA 71 67 81 56
DILTIAZEM HCL 71 67 81 228
OLANZAPINE 69 69 83 126
BYSTOLIC 68 68 84 110
DIOVAN HCT 68 68 84 72
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 68 68 84 74
CLONIDINE HCL 65 65 87 54
HUMALOG 62 53 88 141
VESICARE 62 62 88 172
AMIODARONE HCL 62 59 88 156
VERAPAMIL ER 62 58 88 102
AMOXICILLIN 61 47 92 130
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 60 44 S3 93 80
DILTIAZEM ER 60 55 93 150
LATANOPROST 60 60 93 286
CELEBREX 60 60 93 99
PROAIR HFA 59 44 97 50
FENOFIBRATE 58 57 98 64
NOVOLOG 57 57 99 103
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 57 57 99 176
CARBAMAZEPINE 57 44 99 146
HYDRALAZINE HCL 56 56 102 53
LEVETIRACETAM 55 55 103 90
NYSTATIN 54 51 104 196
SANTYL 52 48 105 160
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 50 50 106 106
LOPERAMIDE 50 50 106 238
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 Jan. 27, 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.