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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,924Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 81 out of 2429

$687K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 129 out of 2429

444 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82%Patients 65 Years and Older
37% 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

12% of this provider’s 444 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 12,803 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 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
LISINOPRIL 695 656 1 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 643 601 2 11
SIMVASTATIN 521 477 3 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 484 386 4 3
FUROSEMIDE 457 422 5 5
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 450 397 6 12
METFORMIN HCL 439 341 7 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 381 274 S3 8 6
CARVEDILOL 378 340 9 21
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 373 328 10 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 352 326 11 4
CRESTOR 276 227 12 25
TRAMADOL HCL 275 245 13 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 260 233 14 10
OMEPRAZOLE 259 219 15 7
SERTRALINE HCL 206 156 16 23
DIGOXIN 203 175 17 43
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 186 165 18 13
NAMENDA 172 172 19 35
CLOPIDOGREL 171 158 20 31
DONEPEZIL HCL 150 150 21 26
KLOR-CON M20 144 142 22 60
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 141 131 23 9
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 141 139 23 27
TAMSULOSIN HCL 140 133 25 29
TRAZODONE HCL 138 138 26 50
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 138 114 26 16
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 136 118 28 34
PREDNISONE 127 103 29 38
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 122 107 30 22
RANITIDINE HCL 120 68 31 24
PLAVIX 119 111 32 44
ATENOLOL 116 106 33 15
GLIPIZIDE ER 109 97 34 72
DIOVAN 109 96 34 36
NEXIUM 103 83 36 37
GABAPENTIN 102 73 37 18
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 99 90 38 20
ALLOPURINOL 91 89 39 33
GLYBURIDE 90 66 R 40 64
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 90 90 40 53
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 81 75 42 227
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 79 43 43 28
ROPINIROLE HCL 77 72 44 92
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 74 65 45 102
PAROXETINE HCL 74 61 45 67
SYNTHROID 74 61 45 93
SPIRONOLACTONE 74 53 45 62
CYMBALTA 73 33 49 58
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 72 58 50 100
SPIRIVA 71 70 51 54
TORSEMIDE 70 58 52 145
LANTUS 69 56 53 45
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 67 46 54 148
PROPRANOLOL HCL 66 62 55 119
LOVASTATIN 65 49 56 30
ONGLYZA 65 55 56 230
TRICOR 63 31 58 125
AZITHROMYCIN 63 53 58 46
MELOXICAM 60 53 60 40
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 58 42 R 61 71
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 54 54 62 137
CITALOPRAM HBR 52 21 63 19
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 3, 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.