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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,669Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 117

$1.12M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 117

833 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91%Patients 65 Years and Older
33% 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

3% of this provider’s 833 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 833 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 15,049 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

$67 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 24.


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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
SIMVASTATIN 662 620 1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 529 521 2 5
LISINOPRIL 502 469 3 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 496 455 4 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 472 413 5 2
FUROSEMIDE 408 372 6 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 367 336 7 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 361 321 S3 8 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 325 309 9 15
OMEPRAZOLE 283 256 10 6
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 272 243 11 12
METFORMIN HCL 253 230 12 11
CARVEDILOL 245 227 13 24
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 220 176 14 93
DIGOXIN 204 187 15 35
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 195 192 16 26
TRAMADOL HCL 194 165 17 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 186 182 18 13
CLOPIDOGREL 166 151 19 30
GLIMEPIRIDE 160 152 20 69
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 157 157 21 23
TAMSULOSIN HCL 155 153 22 28
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 154 151 23 27
KLOR-CON M20 152 147 24 34
CITALOPRAM HBR 148 104 25 19
PREDNISONE 148 148 25 49
PLAVIX 147 137 27 47
SERTRALINE HCL 142 123 28 22
GABAPENTIN 134 130 29 16
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 130 115 30 17
PEN NEEDLE 127 91 31 139
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 125 125 32 42
JANUVIA 122 115 33 64
CLONIDINE HCL 121 121 34 73
ALLOPURINOL 120 116 35 48
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 113 113 36 83
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 112 98 37 32
DONEPEZIL HCL 111 111 38 10
LANTUS 111 89 38 43
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 111 105 38 29
FAMOTIDINE 109 104 41 38
ATENOLOL 104 99 42 20
DIOVAN 103 100 43 31
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 95 91 44 65
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 94 94 45 45
DIOVAN HCT 93 93 46 143
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 90 85 47 21
FLUOXETINE HCL 85 61 48 87
LEVETIRACETAM 83 44 49 71
KLOR-CON 10 82 71 50 100
AZITHROMYCIN 80 69 51 57
BYSTOLIC 79 74 52 94
NOVOLOG 79 57 52 90
GLIPIZIDE 79 64 52 37
TERAZOSIN HCL 78 76 55 171
CEPHALEXIN 78 69 55 113
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 77 73 R 57 104
LIDODERM 77 75 57 46
NATEGLINIDE 75 60 59 222
LOVASTATIN 72 68 60 40
SPIRIVA 71 71 61 60
NAMENDA 70 70 62 14
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 69 58 63 74
METFORMIN HCL ER 69 57 63 97
ADVAIR DISKUS 69 69 63 51
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67 67 66 72
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 65 65 67 52
CELEBREX 65 55 67 85
ZETIA 63 63 69 86
TORSEMIDE 59 59 70 118
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 59 58 70 105
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 59 59 70 33
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 59 51 70 82
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 58 54 74 109
MIRTAZAPINE 57 56 75 25
CRESTOR 57 48 75 50
FENTANYL 56 46 S2 77 41
INSULIN SYRINGE 54 40 78 95
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54 51 78 106
RISPERIDONE 54 54 78 39
BUSPIRONE HCL 53 42 81 131
CYMBALTA 52 32 82 59
PAROXETINE HCL 52 49 82 63
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 51 43 84 70
SPIRONOLACTONE 51 42 84 53
SYNTHROID 50 50 86 102
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 Feb. 20, 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.