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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,315Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 64 out of 2429

$921K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 52 out of 2429

629 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81%Patients 65 Years and Older
33% 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

5% of this provider’s 629 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

20% of this provider’s 629 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 13,039 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% 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

26 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 807 717 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 734 607 2 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 604 362 S3 3 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 591 520 4 4
OMEPRAZOLE 487 408 5 7
LISINOPRIL 476 342 6 2
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 353 287 7 27
METFORMIN HCL 312 236 8 8
FUROSEMIDE 307 259 9 5
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 300 253 10 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 275 213 11 11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 271 206 12 28
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 270 232 13 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 254 250 14 9
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 231 213 15 20
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 225 208 16 12
TRAMADOL HCL 204 138 17 17
SERTRALINE HCL 203 197 18 23
GABAPENTIN 198 134 19 18
ALLOPURINOL 197 180 20 33
CRESTOR 194 143 21 25
LOVASTATIN 178 152 22 30
CARVEDILOL 178 144 22 21
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 164 129 24 16
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 162 96 25 39
CITALOPRAM HBR 156 114 26 19
CLOPIDOGREL 147 135 27 31
AZITHROMYCIN 142 106 28 46
ZETIA 136 114 29 70
NEXIUM 135 83 30 37
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 134 95 31 14
MELOXICAM 132 112 32 40
TAMSULOSIN HCL 129 119 33 29
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 126 109 34 22
PLAVIX 109 106 35 44
KLOR-CON M20 105 99 36 60
DONEPEZIL HCL 105 99 36 26
SPIRIVA 102 73 38 54
BENAZEPRIL HCL 101 101 39 80
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 101 101 39 85
PROAIR HFA 99 54 41 41
FENOFIBRATE 91 67 42 48
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 89 77 43 94
SPIRONOLACTONE 88 85 44 62
CYMBALTA 87 52 45 58
ATENOLOL 87 69 45 15
DIGOXIN 86 82 47 43
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 85 81 48 55
ROPINIROLE HCL 85 58 48 92
LANTUS 83 59 50 45
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83 79 50 73
ADVAIR DISKUS 82 57 52 49
TERAZOSIN HCL 80 80 53 124
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 78 27 R 54 69
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 77 76 55 34
COMBIVENT 74 29 56 154
DIOVAN HCT 74 65 56 83
TRAZODONE HCL 72 37 58 50
ACTOS 69 60 59 114
GLIPIZIDE 69 65 59 47
DIOVAN 68 63 61 36
KLOR-CON 10 67 67 62 89
GLIMEPIRIDE 67 67 62 51
GEMFIBROZIL 63 60 64 107
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 57 34 65 84
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 56 40 66 144
RANITIDINE HCL 51 34 67 24
NAPROXEN 51 36 67 75
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 50 29 69 149
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 50 44 69 215
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 Jan. 22, 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.