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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,596Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 21 out of 2429

$1.05M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 41 out of 2429

451 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84%Patients 65 Years and Older
56% 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

8% of this provider’s 451 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

30% of this provider’s 451 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 12%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 18,138 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

48 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 857 741 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 845 694 2 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 840 642 S3 3 6
FUROSEMIDE 717 653 4 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 675 650 5 3
CARVEDILOL 645 592 6 21
WARFARIN SODIUM 469 379 7 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 411 382 8 14
SPIRONOLACTONE 411 359 8 62
ALLOPURINOL 407 372 10 33
LISINOPRIL 372 294 11 2
TRAMADOL HCL 346 296 12 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 344 310 13 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 319 268 14 19
ACTOS 314 248 15 114
DONEPEZIL HCL 304 292 16 26
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 301 270 17 16
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 266 238 18 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 259 211 19 13
CRESTOR 257 236 20 25
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 242 242 21 4
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 223 181 22 22
METFORMIN HCL ER 220 151 23 65
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 209 165 R 10 24 304
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 209 186 24 9
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 209 171 24 27
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 191 165 27 74
NAMENDA 182 169 28 35
CLOPIDOGREL 182 163 28 31
FENTANYL 179 155 S2 30 59
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 178 170 31 55
GABAPENTIN 165 102 32 18
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 163 124 33 56
PREDNISONE 159 137 34 38
NEXIUM 158 105 35 37
TAMSULOSIN HCL 153 135 36 29
SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 152 128 37 238
ADVAIR DISKUS 151 143 38 49
METOLAZONE 146 123 39 174
DIOVAN 145 133 40 36
METFORMIN HCL 144 128 41 8
ATENOLOL 143 121 42 15
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 140 116 43 20
TRAZODONE HCL 137 95 44 50
SPIRIVA 129 114 45 54
FAMOTIDINE 124 114 46 42
ULORIC 117 117 47 359
PLAVIX 112 99 48 44
DIGOXIN 111 111 49 43
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 106 99 50 102
LANTUS 104 85 51 45
GLIMEPIRIDE 102 69 52 51
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 99 83 53 149
AZITHROMYCIN 98 90 54 46
BYSTOLIC 98 77 54 138
RISPERIDONE 97 72 56 52
MIRTAZAPINE 97 83 56 63
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 97 87 56 34
EXELON 97 97 56 132
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 91 67 R 60 71
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 88 64 61 120
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 87 78 62 28
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86 86 63 73
VESICARE 85 76 64 158
NAPROXEN 85 39 64 75
FINASTERIDE 83 83 66 126
DIOVAN HCT 82 65 67 83
PROAIR HFA 80 57 68 41
SERTRALINE HCL 76 51 69 23
KLOR-CON 10 76 76 69 89
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 71 60 71 137
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 70 58 72 105
CELEBREX 69 56 73 97
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 68 68 74 148
ZETIA 66 45 75 70
LEVOFLOXACIN 62 53 76 87
RANITIDINE HCL 61 45 77 24
NIASPAN 61 19 77 113
COMBIVENT 60 52 79 154
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 60 17 79 129
LEXAPRO 60 50 79 203
MECLIZINE HCL 59 58 82 131
NATEGLINIDE 55 50 83 320
AMIODARONE HCL 55 55 83 210
SINGULAIR 55 41 83 86
FLUOXETINE HCL 55 21 83 61
DOXEPIN HCL 54 18 87 346
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 53 29 88 98
HYDRALAZINE HCL 52 52 89 81
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 52 44 89 84
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 50 50 91 122
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 50 13 91 108
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 27, 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.