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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,187Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 58 out of 2429

$914K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 54 out of 2429

766 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80%Patients 65 Years and Older
49% 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

5% of this provider’s 766 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

19% of this provider’s 766 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 12%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 13,864 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 676 489 S3 1 6
LISINOPRIL 658 562 2 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 481 416 3 3
FUROSEMIDE 431 382 4 5
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 402 378 5 16
METFORMIN HCL 387 330 6 8
SIMVASTATIN 362 311 7 1
OMEPRAZOLE 329 266 8 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 305 276 9 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 302 268 10 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 297 246 11 13
RANITIDINE HCL 291 228 12 24
TRAMADOL HCL 273 183 13 17
WARFARIN SODIUM 245 224 14 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 245 233 14 14
GABAPENTIN 240 168 16 18
ATENOLOL 227 199 17 15
ALLOPURINOL 223 201 18 33
CITALOPRAM HBR 222 189 19 19
CARVEDILOL 192 186 20 21
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 189 144 21 28
GLIMEPIRIDE 186 163 22 51
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 185 151 23 10
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 178 159 24 27
NEXIUM 173 97 25 37
CLOPIDOGREL 171 152 26 31
MELOXICAM 170 130 27 40
TAMSULOSIN HCL 168 146 28 29
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 166 144 29 12
CRESTOR 149 108 30 25
ADVAIR DISKUS 144 109 31 49
JANUVIA 140 105 32 66
DONEPEZIL HCL 140 134 32 26
GLYBURIDE 138 126 R 34 64
SPIRONOLACTONE 125 101 35 62
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 123 73 R 36 69
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 122 87 R 37 71
PLAVIX 118 105 38 44
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 117 112 39 34
SERTRALINE HCL 114 98 40 23
PREDNISONE 113 81 41 38
SPIRIVA 112 93 42 54
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 109 85 43 22
FLUOXETINE HCL 106 74 44 61
NAMENDA 94 94 45 35
NAPROXEN 89 65 46 75
TORSEMIDE 89 82 46 145
DIOVAN 88 82 48 36
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 88 79 48 20
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 86 74 50 53
ZETIA 85 68 51 70
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 82 73 52 84
DIOVAN HCT 82 54 52 83
PROAIR HFA 81 54 54 41
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 78 71 55 94
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 77 52 56 77
FENTANYL 75 46 S2 57 59
LYRICA 71 50 58 95
NIASPAN 70 57 59 113
MECLIZINE HCL 68 67 60 131
LOVAZA 67 47 61 134
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 67 54 61 148
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 67 62 61 122
CYMBALTA 66 56 64 58
TRAZODONE HCL 65 35 65 50
INSULIN SYRINGE 65 34 65 90
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 63 40 67 74
DILTIAZEM HCL 62 62 68 273
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 61 20 69 98
LEVOFLOXACIN 60 47 70 87
LOVASTATIN 60 56 70 30
PAROXETINE HCL 59 45 72 67
LANTUS 59 54 72 45
KLOR-CON 10 59 37 72 89
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 59 48 72 39
AZITHROMYCIN 58 40 76 46
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 55 55 77 55
SINGULAIR 55 24 77 86
TRICOR 55 40 77 125
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 53 52 R 80 173
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 53 53 80 88
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 52 52 82 85
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 51 47 S3 83 82
GEMFIBROZIL 51 33 83 107
AVODART 50 38 85 177
NIFEDIPINE ER 50 45 85 76
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50 46 85 152
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 Jan. 23, 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.