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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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26,100Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 18 out of 2588

$1.44M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 25 out of 2588

616 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91%Patients 65 Years and Older
91% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 616 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 24,707 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

33% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

42 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
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 876 841 1 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 852 828 2 4
OMEPRAZOLE 841 781 3 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 807 800 4 10
LISINOPRIL 770 746 5 3
SIMVASTATIN 735 704 6 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 716 641 7 2
FUROSEMIDE 570 558 8 5
DIOVAN 563 548 9 29
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 484 456 10 11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 470 459 11 24
METFORMIN HCL 424 396 12 8
NEXIUM 390 366 13 41
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 373 368 14 55
TAMSULOSIN HCL 343 331 15 23
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 304 296 16 13
CARVEDILOL 303 299 17 20
LIDODERM 296 269 18 86
ATENOLOL 294 287 19 14
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 287 281 20 21
CRESTOR 284 271 21 25
RANITIDINE HCL 279 254 22 37
GABAPENTIN 275 254 23 18
GLIMEPIRIDE 270 229 24 39
DONEPEZIL HCL 266 266 25 22
CITALOPRAM HBR 264 264 26 27
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 255 230 27 9
DIOVAN HCT 241 241 28 72
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 241 241 28 49
CLOPIDOGREL 234 213 30 30
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 227 206 31 40
FAMOTIDINE 225 219 32 36
DIGOXIN 222 220 33 38
JANUVIA 218 174 34 60
NAMENDA 215 215 35 32
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 204 202 36 15
CLONIDINE HCL 204 203 36 54
SYNTHROID 203 201 38 88
NIFEDIPINE ER 191 186 39 59
MIRTAZAPINE 189 189 40 63
PLAVIX 182 179 41 43
TRAMADOL HCL 180 160 42 19
LIPITOR 177 167 43 114
LANSOPRAZOLE 172 172 44 157
SERTRALINE HCL 165 158 45 26
ZETIA 158 139 46 69
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 158 139 46 28
ADVAIR DISKUS 153 146 48 48
AZITHROMYCIN 144 125 49 45
ALLOPURINOL 134 134 50 33
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 126 125 51 31
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 125 125 52 17
LOVAZA 124 123 53 119
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 123 123 54 35
ZENPEP 122 122 55 250
GLIPIZIDE XL 120 120 56 140
PREDNISONE 115 92 57 42
METFORMIN HCL ER 112 112 58 67
SPIRONOLACTONE 110 104 59 58
FINASTERIDE 109 108 60 97
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 109 101 60 46
MEGESTROL ACETATE 109 109 R 60 169
PROPRANOLOL HCL 108 108 63 128
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 107 101 64 16
GLIPIZIDE ER 105 105 65 73
HEPARIN SODIUM 104 68 66 79
HYDRALAZINE HCL 100 100 67 53
SODIUM CHLORIDE 92 92 68 168
FELODIPINE ER 92 92 68 108
LANTUS 91 82 70 47
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 86 81 S3 71 7
PROCTOZONE-HC 86 86 71 264
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 84 76 73 149
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 84 81 73 158
MECLIZINE HCL 82 81 75 120
DILTIAZEM ER 81 81 76 150
VOLTAREN 80 77 77 161
PAROXETINE HCL 79 77 78 71
AMIODARONE HCL 78 78 79 156
DICYCLOMINE HCL 77 76 80 215
JANUMET 76 70 81 211
LEVOFLOXACIN 76 70 81 77
HYDROCORTISONE 76 72 81 221
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 75 69 84 144
TERAZOSIN HCL 72 72 85 137
VERAPAMIL ER 72 56 85 102
NITROSTAT 70 67 87 181
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 68 68 88 68
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 66 65 89 106
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 65 58 90 176
BYSTOLIC 63 63 91 110
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 63 63 91 96
IBUPROFEN 62 50 93 62
SANTYL 62 54 93 160
NOVOLOG 60 60 95 103
INSULIN SYRINGE 60 56 95 81
GLIPIZIDE 59 59 97 44
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 58 56 98 83
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 57 57 S3 99 80
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 56 56 100 155
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 55 52 101 166
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 53 50 102 197
MUPIROCIN 53 52 102 235
AGGRENOX 52 52 104 214
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 52 52 104 98
ACTONEL 51 48 106 184
AVODART 51 49 106 164
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 51 40 106 85
LABETALOL HCL 50 40 109 177
SPIRIVA 50 50 109 56
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 8, 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.