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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,461Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 45 out of 2429

$1.28M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 19 out of 2429

579 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93%Patients 65 Years and Older
97% 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

2% of this provider’s 579 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 18,162 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

35% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$69 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,033 1,029 1 4
FAMOTIDINE 960 947 2 42
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 827 821 3 20
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 627 618 4 16
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 590 580 5 12
ATELVIA 567 559 6 209
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 479 469 7 22
DIOVAN 443 441 8 36
LIDODERM 415 414 9 109
TAMSULOSIN HCL 392 390 10 29
RANITIDINE HCL 351 339 11 24
ALLOPURINOL 341 339 12 33
MOMETASONE FUROATE 341 337 10 12 255
SINGULAIR 321 317 14 86
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 308 308 15 55
FUROSEMIDE 300 298 16 5
NAPROXEN 287 279 17 75
CRESTOR 264 264 18 25
LEVOFLOXACIN 261 254 19 87
SIMVASTATIN 243 232 20 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 241 236 21 13
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 240 236 22 112
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 231 228 23 39
BYSTOLIC 228 227 24 138
DONEPEZIL HCL 209 207 25 26
SYMBICORT 207 203 26 135
AVODART 200 198 27 177
ZETIA 193 190 28 70
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 193 189 28 161
LIDOCAINE 183 180 30 252
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 181 180 31 9
METFORMIN HCL ER 177 174 32 65
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 170 170 33 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 154 154 34 10
GLIPIZIDE XL 152 150 35 117
LISINOPRIL 151 149 36 2
GLIPIZIDE ER 150 146 37 72
OMEPRAZOLE 148 146 38 7
ACTOS 145 143 39 114
METFORMIN HCL 122 117 40 8
GLIPIZIDE 117 101 41 47
ACTONEL 116 116 42 188
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 115 108 43 84
FENOFIBRATE 112 109 44 48
MECLIZINE HCL 109 108 45 131
GABAPENTIN 107 100 46 18
BENICAR 99 99 47 164
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 96 92 48 73
LYRICA 90 90 49 95
DIOVAN HCT 90 90 49 83
LIPITOR 88 86 51 168
TRAMADOL HCL 85 79 52 17
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 82 79 53 3
PROAIR HFA 82 82 53 41
CLOPIDOGREL 76 76 55 31
AMOXICILLIN 75 71 56 128
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 72 69 57 99
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 71 71 58 34
CARVEDILOL 71 71 58 21
FELODIPINE ER 67 67 60 141
GLUCAGEN 67 67 60 299
DIGOXIN 67 67 60 43
JANUVIA 65 64 63 66
HEPARIN SODIUM 65 65 63 116
CELEBREX 61 60 65 97
FINASTERIDE 60 60 66 126
NOVOLIN R 60 60 66 196
CHLORZOXAZONE 57 55 R 68 367
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 55 55 69 155
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 55 53 69 88
CLARITHROMYCIN 52 50 71 344
LEVEMIR 51 51 72 193
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 51 51 72 85
PLAVIX 50 50 74 44
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.