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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,433Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 222 out of 2429

$582K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 196 out of 2429

321 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77%Patients 65 Years and Older
67% 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
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this specialty
in Illinois
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 321 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 321 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 12%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 8,459 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

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

Prescriptions per Patient

33 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 416 367 1 1
LISINOPRIL 401 362 2 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 302 250 3 3
NAMENDA 289 280 4 35
OMEPRAZOLE 272 231 5 7
DONEPEZIL HCL 261 261 6 26
WARFARIN SODIUM 256 239 7 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 254 214 8 4
FUROSEMIDE 241 237 9 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 239 221 10 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 222 179 11 19
GABAPENTIN 174 133 12 18
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 162 128 S3 13 6
RISPERIDONE 156 113 14 52
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 150 138 15 12
TRAMADOL HCL 142 134 16 17
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 126 118 17 34
RANITIDINE HCL 125 77 18 24
METFORMIN HCL 123 62 19 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 119 109 20 13
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 119 86 20 56
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 118 115 22 10
KLOR-CON M20 108 108 23 60
MIRTAZAPINE 108 93 23 63
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 108 98 23 74
DIOVAN 93 93 26 36
CARVEDILOL 87 84 27 21
JANUVIA 86 53 28 66
PREDNISONE 85 79 29 38
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 84 69 30 14
GLIPIZIDE ER 82 82 31 72
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 81 33 R 32 110
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 80 60 33 22
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 77 54 34 79
SERTRALINE HCL 76 73 35 23
OXCARBAZEPINE 75 41 36 183
CEPHALEXIN 74 67 37 104
LANTUS 73 62 38 45
CLOPIDOGREL 73 73 38 31
ABILIFY 72 43 40 121
CLOZAPINE 66 25 41 147
KLOR-CON M10 63 51 42 139
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 63 63 42 16
PLAVIX 62 62 44 44
NOVOLOG 62 62 44 127
TAMSULOSIN HCL 60 41 46 29
TORSEMIDE 56 44 47 145
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56 46 47 27
GLIMEPIRIDE 55 49 49 51
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 55 29 49 231
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 55 54 49 20
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 54 29 52 98
CARBAMAZEPINE 53 40 53 133
DIGOXIN 53 51 53 43
NAPROXEN 51 11 55 75
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 50 50 56 85
LEXAPRO 50 48 56 203
ATENOLOL 50 41 56 15
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 July 15, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.