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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,631Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 132 out of 2429

$740K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 100 out of 2429

614 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73%Patients 65 Years and Older
45% 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

5% of this provider’s 614 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

18% of this provider’s 614 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 10,155 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 24%.

Prescription Price

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 542 353 S3 1 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 537 465 2 3
SIMVASTATIN 506 400 3 1
FUROSEMIDE 408 367 4 5
LISINOPRIL 347 289 5 2
METFORMIN HCL 258 156 6 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 254 219 7 9
OMEPRAZOLE 236 204 8 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 220 181 9 4
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 212 190 10 10
GLIMEPIRIDE 196 150 11 51
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 193 176 12 13
ATENOLOL 190 160 13 15
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 187 155 14 28
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 177 166 15 20
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 164 130 16 27
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 152 138 17 12
DONEPEZIL HCL 141 141 18 26
CARVEDILOL 140 115 19 21
WARFARIN SODIUM 139 123 20 11
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 134 98 21 73
LOVASTATIN 132 102 22 30
CITALOPRAM HBR 131 116 23 19
ALLOPURINOL 128 97 24 33
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 111 101 25 14
TRAMADOL HCL 104 66 26 17
CLOPIDOGREL 102 93 27 31
PREDNISONE 102 81 27 38
FENOFIBRATE 99 81 29 48
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 97 71 30 16
GABAPENTIN 97 67 30 18
GLIPIZIDE 96 87 32 47
CRESTOR 96 81 32 25
ROPINIROLE HCL 95 84 34 92
NAMENDA 90 90 35 35
PLAVIX 89 78 36 44
NIASPAN 84 58 37 113
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 76 66 38 22
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 72 55 39 34
DIOVAN 71 36 40 36
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 70 56 41 144
KLOR-CON M20 68 58 42 60
RANITIDINE HCL 67 56 43 24
NEXIUM 66 41 44 37
TAMSULOSIN HCL 66 66 44 29
FLUOXETINE HCL 66 27 44 61
MELOXICAM 62 51 47 40
INSULIN SYRINGE 62 40 47 90
SERTRALINE HCL 61 38 49 23
RISPERIDONE 60 60 50 52
AZITHROMYCIN 59 43 51 46
COMBIVENT 58 58 52 154
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 58 54 52 55
ACTONEL 57 45 54 188
DIOVAN HCT 57 44 54 83
KLOR-CON M10 57 57 54 139
CLONIDINE HCL 56 35 57 68
EVISTA 56 51 57 185
DIGOXIN 56 34 57 43
KLOR-CON 10 53 45 60 89
PRAZOSIN HCL 52 45 61 494
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 52 51 61 85
VERAPAMIL ER 52 47 61 115
BENICAR HCT 50 28 64 241
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 March 5, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.