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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,500Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 44 out of 2429

$1.3M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 17 out of 2429

482 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82%Patients 65 Years and Older
74% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 482 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

17% of this provider’s 482 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 15,772 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

29% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$71 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 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 717 603 1 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 545 443 S3 2 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 526 459 3 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 508 470 4 4
OMEPRAZOLE 475 423 5 7
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 425 408 6 12
FUROSEMIDE 348 283 7 5
HEPARIN SODIUM 346 328 8 116
WARFARIN SODIUM 344 300 9 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 333 315 10 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 292 251 11 9
LISINOPRIL 284 244 12 2
GABAPENTIN 262 170 13 18
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 259 240 14 34
DONEPEZIL HCL 248 248 15 26
TAMSULOSIN HCL 239 189 16 29
NEXIUM 225 178 17 37
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 210 205 18 20
NAMENDA 208 208 19 35
METFORMIN HCL 205 175 20 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 193 151 21 14
LANTUS 183 137 22 45
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 174 152 23 28
CLOPIDOGREL 169 159 24 31
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 167 138 25 22
TRAZODONE HCL 159 137 26 50
LIDODERM 154 133 27 109
SERTRALINE HCL 153 148 28 23
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 150 134 29 56
MIRTAZAPINE 145 144 30 63
LEVETIRACETAM 140 63 31 91
PLAVIX 135 127 32 44
RAMIPRIL 130 115 33 118
JANUVIA 127 102 34 66
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 120 91 35 39
ATENOLOL 115 111 36 15
SPIRONOLACTONE 113 85 37 62
FONDAPARINUX SODIUM 106 96 10 38 292
CITALOPRAM HBR 106 101 38 19
FAMOTIDINE 104 89 40 42
HYDRALAZINE HCL 102 99 41 81
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 102 74 41 207
FINASTERIDE 101 80 43 126
RISPERIDONE 101 96 43 52
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 97 97 45 88
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 97 94 45 32
LACTULOSE 97 89 45 142
CARVEDILOL 94 61 48 21
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 94 94 48 73
AMIODARONE HCL 92 81 50 210
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 91 86 51 98
ADVAIR DISKUS 90 63 52 49
DIOVAN 87 85 53 36
NIFEDIPINE ER 86 86 54 76
GLIPIZIDE 85 83 55 47
LAMOTRIGINE 85 51 55 130
SPIRIVA 84 61 57 54
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 84 58 57 74
HUMALOG 82 54 59 140
LIPITOR 81 72 60 168
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78 74 61 10
TORSEMIDE 77 77 62 145
ALLOPURINOL 77 72 62 33
TRAMADOL HCL 76 68 64 17
MECLIZINE HCL 75 73 65 131
PREDNISONE 74 59 66 38
SODIUM CHLORIDE 74 51 66 176
GLIMEPIRIDE 73 70 68 51
CYMBALTA 73 72 68 58
LOVASTATIN 72 72 70 30
SANTYL 71 66 71 189
IBUPROFEN 71 36 71 57
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 70 56 73 77
CRESTOR 69 65 74 25
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 67 50 75 120
EXELON 66 66 76 132
LEVOFLOXACIN 65 48 77 87
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 64 52 78 16
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 63 39 79 111
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 62 30 R 80 110
DICYCLOMINE HCL 61 53 81 254
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 61 54 81 55
HALOPERIDOL 61 57 81 146
FELODIPINE ER 60 60 84 141
NOVOLOG 58 54 85 127
MEGESTROL ACETATE 57 52 R 86 165
SUCRALFATE 55 42 87 150
LYRICA 55 45 87 95
VESICARE 55 43 87 158
CLONIDINE HCL 54 48 90 68
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 52 49 91 53
FLUOXETINE HCL 52 51 91 61
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 52 29 91 112
PRADAXA 52 51 91 256
CELEBREX 52 50 91 97
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 51 0 R 96 69
RANITIDINE HCL 51 38 96 24
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 Aug. 21, 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.