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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Emergency Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,212Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 184

$1.01M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 184

553 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77%Patients 65 Years and Older
86% 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

6% of this provider’s 553 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 553 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 34%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 12,438 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 10%.

Prescription Price

$62 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $48 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 5.


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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 669 499 1 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 643 459 2 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 546 370 3 9
FUROSEMIDE 492 387 4 6
LISINOPRIL 434 313 5 3
DONEPEZIL HCL 388 375 6 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 383 347 7 8
OMEPRAZOLE 359 315 8 5
HEPARIN SODIUM 290 263 9 63
GABAPENTIN 290 218 9 15
FAMOTIDINE 278 217 11 26
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 252 218 12 27
NAMENDA 239 231 13 12
HYDRALAZINE HCL 231 201 14 89
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 219 195 15 4
TRAMADOL HCL 213 182 16 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 192 141 17 25
RISPERIDONE 183 137 18 16
SANTYL 179 176 19 77
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 175 119 S3 20 1
NIFEDIPINE ER 174 108 21 92
SERTRALINE HCL 170 121 22 23
DIGOXIN 169 120 23 48
NAPROXEN 168 115 24 44
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 168 141 24 13
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 158 132 26 41
METFORMIN HCL 152 61 27 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 145 111 28 21
MIRTAZAPINE 143 121 29 31
LANTUS 137 100 30 38
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 137 124 30 53
CLOPIDOGREL 127 91 32 29
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 122 100 33 39
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 120 101 34 22
ALLOPURINOL 119 72 35 46
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 114 89 36 17
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 110 50 R 37 36
LEVETIRACETAM 109 74 38 85
CARVEDILOL 108 72 39 24
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 106 103 S3 40 61
NOVOLOG 106 69 40 66
OLANZAPINE 103 102 42 55
ADVAIR DISKUS 102 71 43 74
HALOPERIDOL 98 70 44 86
DIOVAN 97 77 45 56
SPIRIVA 95 76 46 52
LACTULOSE 94 76 47 140
CLONIDINE HCL 92 76 48 65
CITALOPRAM HBR 89 67 49 20
GLIPIZIDE 88 59 50 33
METRONIDAZOLE 85 80 51 147
TRAZODONE HCL 85 45 51 60
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 85 67 51 62
PLAVIX 81 61 54 54
KLOR-CON M20 79 70 55 32
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 77 55 56 75
FENTANYL 74 67 S2 57 73
ATENOLOL 73 54 58 28
RANITIDINE HCL 73 51 58 40
TRAVATAN Z 71 70 60 123
ZETIA 69 45 61 100
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 69 62 61 161
TAMSULOSIN HCL 68 60 63 45
HUMALOG 65 48 64 63
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 63 23 65 49
ACTOS 62 43 66 119
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 61 43 67 34
CRESTOR 61 35 67 19
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 60 60 69 86
LEVOFLOXACIN 59 55 70 70
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 55 55 71 93
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 55 53 71 97
SODIUM CHLORIDE 55 43 71 130
PROAIR HFA 52 20 74 71
AMIODARONE HCL 51 34 75 133
PROCRIT 51 49 75 190
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 Nov. 26, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.