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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,523Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 260 out of 2429

$851K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 72 out of 2429

324 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
9%Patients 65 Years and Older
99% 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

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 68 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

$89 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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 795 0 1 3
LAMOTRIGINE 372 0 2 130
BACLOFEN 328 0 3 143
RISPERIDONE 260 0 4 52
FORTICAL 202 0 5 214
SERTRALINE HCL 183 0 6 23
PROPRANOLOL HCL 167 0 7 119
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 162 0 8 39
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 158 0 R 9 110
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 153 0 10 111
TOPIRAMATE 150 0 11 136
CARBAMAZEPINE XR 150 0 11 302
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 147 0 13 264
LEVETIRACETAM 140 0 14 91
RANITIDINE HCL 139 0 15 24
GLYCOPYRROLATE 136 0 16 340
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 135 0 17 78
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 125 0 18 20
LEVOCARNITINE 121 0 19 359
NYSTATIN 116 0 20 167
KETOCONAZOLE 114 0 21 194
CARBAMAZEPINE 109 0 22 133
METRONIDAZOLE 106 0 23 237
OMEPRAZOLE 102 0 24 7
SIMVASTATIN 101 0 25 1
TAMIFLU 99 0 26 288
TAMSULOSIN HCL 95 0 27 29
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 90 0 28 77
ZONISAMIDE 88 0 29 309
ECONAZOLE NITRATE 79 0 30 325
TRAZODONE HCL 78 0 31 50
BANZEL 78 0 31 430
LISINOPRIL 76 0 33 2
FLOVENT HFA 75 0 34 187
DILANTIN 74 0 35 222
NORTREL 73 0 10 36 442
FLUOXETINE HCL 72 0 37 61
PATANOL 72 0 37 300
CLINDAMYCIN PHOSPHATE 71 0 39 398
OXCARBAZEPINE 71 0 39 183
BUPROPION HCL SR 64 0 41 204
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 63 0 42 149
CLOZAPINE 61 0 43 147
BETHANECHOL CHLORIDE 59 0 44 333
NAMENDA 59 0 44 35
CITALOPRAM HBR 57 0 46 19
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 56 0 47 129
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 55 0 48 102
TRAMADOL HCL 52 0 49 17
VALPROIC ACID 51 0 50 166
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50 0 51 10
ALLOPURINOL 50 0 51 33
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.