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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,879Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 94 out of 2429

$696K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 122 out of 2429

501 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85%Patients 65 Years and Older
46% 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 501 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 501 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 12,102 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

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 830 745 1 3
LISINOPRIL 713 657 2 2
FUROSEMIDE 497 455 3 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 455 451 4 11
SIMVASTATIN 411 368 5 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 365 320 6 4
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 344 313 7 16
OMEPRAZOLE 306 273 8 7
GABAPENTIN 269 212 9 18
TRAMADOL HCL 266 200 10 17
MELOXICAM 254 250 11 40
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 192 191 12 22
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 190 180 13 12
RISPERIDONE 185 163 14 52
METFORMIN HCL 183 161 15 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 182 168 16 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 180 149 17 10
MIRTAZAPINE 177 177 18 63
ATENOLOL 154 140 19 15
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 152 92 S3 20 6
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 147 140 21 20
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 137 137 22 53
ALLOPURINOL 136 124 23 33
NIASPAN 135 96 24 113
SERTRALINE HCL 133 120 25 23
DONEPEZIL HCL 132 132 26 26
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 130 122 27 105
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 130 105 27 9
FENOFIBRATE 127 108 29 48
SPIRONOLACTONE 122 107 30 62
CARVEDILOL 118 105 31 21
CEPHALEXIN 110 94 32 104
CYMBALTA 107 77 33 58
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 107 92 33 34
PAROXETINE HCL 104 95 35 67
DIOVAN 98 94 36 36
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 90 75 37 13
GLIPIZIDE ER 86 80 38 72
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 82 50 39 98
CITALOPRAM HBR 77 50 40 19
NAMENDA 77 77 40 35
CELEBREX 73 72 42 97
LEVETIRACETAM 72 42 43 91
DIGOXIN 70 68 44 43
KLOR-CON M20 70 64 44 60
TAMSULOSIN HCL 69 56 46 29
NABUMETONE 69 54 46 96
SYNTHROID 69 57 46 93
RANITIDINE HCL 68 65 49 24
FLUOXETINE HCL 68 46 49 61
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66 63 51 27
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 63 60 52 102
NEXIUM 63 50 52 37
EVISTA 63 51 52 185
PREDNISONE 63 50 52 38
METFORMIN HCL ER 60 43 56 65
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 58 46 57 100
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 58 58 57 32
TRICOR 58 36 57 125
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 56 56 60 55
ABILIFY 56 38 60 121
CRESTOR 55 36 62 25
LOVASTATIN 54 53 63 30
GLIMEPIRIDE 54 54 63 51
CLOPIDOGREL 52 52 65 31
TOPIRAMATE 50 0 66 136
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 50 50 66 88
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. 26, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.