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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,897Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 71 out of 2588

$959K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 100 out of 2588

410 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88%Patients 65 Years and Older
36% 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

7% of this provider’s 410 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

29% of this provider’s 410 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 11%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 16,236 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

46 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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 956 848 1 4
SIMVASTATIN 732 629 2 1
LISINOPRIL 643 548 3 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 580 435 S3 4 7
OMEPRAZOLE 535 444 5 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 522 468 6 2
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 475 424 7 12
FUROSEMIDE 420 358 8 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 358 330 9 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 356 324 10 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 326 319 11 11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 295 261 12 13
GLIMEPIRIDE 293 272 13 39
METFORMIN HCL 289 198 14 8
CLONIDINE HCL 288 267 15 54
WARFARIN SODIUM 274 236 16 10
TORSEMIDE 257 246 17 133
ATENOLOL 248 204 18 14
CLOPIDOGREL 226 205 19 30
NEXIUM 208 177 20 41
GABAPENTIN 205 125 21 18
ALLOPURINOL 200 192 22 33
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 194 176 23 24
NAMENDA 190 190 24 32
CARVEDILOL 187 185 25 20
CRESTOR 179 129 26 25
DIOVAN 176 165 27 29
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 173 154 28 28
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 172 151 29 49
PLAVIX 166 146 30 43
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 163 131 31 17
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 151 126 32 16
MELOXICAM 150 137 33 51
DONEPEZIL HCL 147 147 34 22
CITALOPRAM HBR 144 115 35 27
PREDNISONE 142 133 36 42
SPIRONOLACTONE 135 131 37 58
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 128 109 38 68
LEVOFLOXACIN 126 98 39 77
BYSTOLIC 123 120 40 110
JANUVIA 121 100 41 60
KLOR-CON 10 120 107 42 75
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 116 81 43 131
TRICOR 111 92 44 122
HYDRALAZINE HCL 109 103 45 53
CEFDINIR 108 94 46 358
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 105 94 R 47 91
MIRTAZAPINE 100 70 48 63
PREMARIN 95 84 R 49 247
ABILIFY 94 80 50 134
QUINAPRIL HCL 91 82 51 148
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 86 65 52 151
FELODIPINE ER 85 85 53 108
BENICAR 81 71 54 143
TRAMADOL HCL 79 55 55 19
TAMSULOSIN HCL 77 72 56 23
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 75 69 57 127
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 75 46 57 93
LANTUS 75 54 57 47
PROPRANOLOL HCL 74 63 60 128
AZITHROMYCIN 74 63 60 45
EXFORGE 73 62 62 209
AMIODARONE HCL 72 60 63 156
ENABLEX 72 69 63 304
PAROXETINE HCL 72 72 63 71
TRAZODONE HCL 71 63 66 61
LACTULOSE 70 69 67 135
INSULIN SYRINGE 70 54 67 81
VENLAFAXINE HCL 68 45 69 351
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67 55 70 35
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 67 57 70 132
METOLAZONE 66 61 72 152
PEN NEEDLE 64 32 73 112
PROAIR HFA 64 34 73 50
LOVASTATIN 64 64 73 34
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 63 52 76 144
SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 63 62 76 201
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 61 56 78 98
SYMBICORT 60 33 79 129
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 60 60 79 188
SERTRALINE HCL 60 51 79 26
VERAPAMIL ER 59 59 82 102
VESICARE 56 56 83 172
FENOFIBRATE 54 38 84 64
ADVAIR DISKUS 53 40 85 48
CYMBALTA 52 38 86 70
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 51 51 87 83
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 24, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.