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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,989Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 44 out of 2588

$1.63M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 17 out of 2588

422 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76%Patients 65 Years and Older
76% 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

6% of this provider’s 422 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

16% of this provider’s 422 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 11%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 16,362 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$74 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

52 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 21.


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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
NAMENDA 795 795 1 32
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 762 521 2 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 741 671 3 10
OMEPRAZOLE 697 475 4 6
SIMVASTATIN 680 431 5 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 557 474 6 9
FUROSEMIDE 502 451 7 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 469 307 8 4
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 457 403 9 68
MIRTAZAPINE 448 412 10 63
LISINOPRIL 429 276 11 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 419 259 12 11
DONEPEZIL HCL 381 381 13 22
RISPERIDONE 379 315 14 57
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 371 336 S3 15 7
METFORMIN HCL 345 188 16 8
GABAPENTIN 281 237 17 18
ABILIFY 264 187 18 134
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 244 203 19 74
EXELON 242 242 20 118
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 218 161 21 12
CITALOPRAM HBR 215 159 22 27
TAMSULOSIN HCL 206 186 23 23
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 203 199 24 15
LANTUS 197 132 25 47
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 195 177 26 28
OLANZAPINE 192 77 27 126
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 185 71 28 85
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 175 105 29 158
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 170 96 30 89
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 170 157 30 83
SPIRONOLACTONE 163 151 32 58
LIDODERM 163 162 32 86
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 162 144 34 104
TRAZODONE HCL 162 121 34 61
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 156 42 R 36 107
MELOXICAM 155 102 37 51
IBUPROFEN 154 76 38 62
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 151 88 39 121
BYSTOLIC 145 66 40 110
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 127 113 41 24
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 126 74 42 125
KLOR-CON M20 126 100 42 52
SERTRALINE HCL 126 103 42 26
LEXAPRO 122 93 45 182
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 119 82 46 13
BUSPIRONE HCL 113 90 47 173
FAMOTIDINE 112 49 48 36
CARVEDILOL 111 108 49 20
LEVETIRACETAM 107 89 50 90
GLIMEPIRIDE 105 87 51 39
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 100 94 52 116
ALLOPURINOL 99 72 53 33
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 96 67 54 16
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 94 77 55 55
CLOPIDOGREL 91 81 56 30
FENTANYL 90 90 S2 57 78
SPIRIVA 89 44 58 56
FINASTERIDE 88 87 59 97
NOVOLOG 86 70 60 103
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 84 80 61 93
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 83 50 62 31
DIGOXIN 83 83 62 38
MEGESTROL ACETATE 82 67 R 64 169
CARBAMAZEPINE 81 17 65 146
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 79 65 66 17
LYRICA 78 49 67 100
FLUOXETINE HCL 77 23 68 92
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 76 70 69 21
CYMBALTA 74 60 70 70
METRONIDAZOLE 72 0 71 263
DIOVAN 71 48 72 29
GLIPIZIDE 70 51 73 44
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 65 63 74 159
SEROQUEL 65 45 74 186
ADVAIR DISKUS 64 31 76 48
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 62 51 77 127
FLUCONAZOLE 61 50 78 277
LEVEMIR 59 27 79 206
NOVOLIN R 58 28 80 175
CLINDAMYCIN PHOSPHATE 58 0 80 335
VALPROIC ACID 58 0 80 174
TRAMADOL HCL 57 51 83 19
TRAVATAN Z 56 56 84 232
PEN NEEDLE 56 51 84 112
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 55 53 86 234
LATANOPROST 54 54 87 286
ATENOLOL 52 37 88 14
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 50 39 89 176
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 Oct. 27, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.