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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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30,955Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 2429

$1.53M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 2429

838 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82%Patients 65 Years and Older
53% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

5% of this provider’s 838 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

21% of this provider’s 838 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 12%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 24,772 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 24%.

Prescription Price

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 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 1,302 1,085 1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,237 1,034 2 3
FUROSEMIDE 977 798 3 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 933 676 S3 4 6
METFORMIN HCL 821 628 5 8
OMEPRAZOLE 761 644 6 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 743 702 7 4
SIMVASTATIN 722 614 8 1
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 684 604 9 10
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 641 593 10 16
TRAMADOL HCL 558 408 11 17
CARVEDILOL 556 496 12 21
WARFARIN SODIUM 498 453 13 11
CRESTOR 427 293 14 25
GABAPENTIN 383 278 15 18
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 374 315 16 14
CITALOPRAM HBR 360 292 17 19
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 319 287 18 22
GLIMEPIRIDE 309 253 19 51
NAMENDA 305 284 20 35
ATENOLOL 305 249 20 15
DIOVAN 295 259 22 36
TAMSULOSIN HCL 294 250 23 29
MIRTAZAPINE 277 230 24 63
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 236 221 25 88
VERAPAMIL ER 222 179 26 115
DONEPEZIL HCL 221 219 27 26
AZITHROMYCIN 216 167 28 46
PAROXETINE HCL 212 166 29 67
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 210 192 30 12
OLANZAPINE 209 160 31 101
CEFUROXIME 204 166 32 179
RANITIDINE HCL 203 167 33 24
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 199 161 34 13
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 197 164 35 56
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 193 181 36 53
TRAZODONE HCL 190 102 37 50
PROPRANOLOL HCL 177 127 38 119
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 174 166 39 9
LANTUS 173 151 40 45
LABETALOL HCL 160 160 41 225
PRADAXA 159 140 42 256
SPIRIVA 158 140 43 54
LYRICA 148 95 44 95
SPIRONOLACTONE 147 91 45 62
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 144 116 46 27
VESICARE 144 122 46 158
SUCRALFATE 143 106 48 150
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 141 115 49 34
CYMBALTA 138 110 50 58
ZETIA 138 104 50 70
ALLOPURINOL 137 124 52 33
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 135 75 53 78
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 135 110 53 84
BYSTOLIC 133 115 55 138
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 132 95 56 39
DIGOXIN 128 110 57 43
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 128 96 57 94
LEVOFLOXACIN 128 107 57 87
LOVASTATIN 126 114 60 30
INSULIN SYRINGE 126 104 60 90
CEPHALEXIN 125 101 62 104
NEXIUM 123 86 63 37
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 115 111 64 55
PREDNISONE 114 93 65 38
FENTANYL 110 68 S2 66 59
JANUVIA 108 76 67 66
LACTULOSE 107 74 68 142
RISPERIDONE 106 95 69 52
PROAIR HFA 106 81 69 41
CILOSTAZOL 105 103 71 267
SERTRALINE HCL 103 90 72 23
MELOXICAM 102 91 73 40
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 102 72 73 129
FINASTERIDE 100 100 75 126
METOLAZONE 99 83 76 174
FAMOTIDINE 98 65 77 42
NITROFURANTOIN 97 80 78 314
GLYBURIDE 96 66 R 79 64
BENICAR 96 72 79 164
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 95 77 81 20
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 94 51 82 28
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 94 56 82 103
EXELON 93 84 84 132
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 92 92 85 105
ACTOS 92 49 85 114
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 92 75 85 108
MEGESTROL ACETATE 92 88 R 85 165
SYNTHROID 91 73 89 93
CLOPIDOGREL 91 90 89 31
TEKTURNA 89 89 91 268
NOVOLOG 88 56 92 127
GEMFIBROZIL 87 81 93 107
FENOFIBRATE 86 74 94 48
ROPINIROLE HCL 85 68 95 92
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 84 56 96 102
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 83 51 R 97 110
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 83 74 R 97 173
SAVELLA 83 38 97 318
WELCHOL 80 73 100 247
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 79 34 101 215
BUPROPION HCL 79 59 101 323
HALOPERIDOL 78 50 103 146
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 78 55 103 159
NYSTATIN 75 69 105 167
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 73 52 106 74
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 73 19 106 77
METHOTREXATE 73 57 106 306
PLAVIX 71 69 109 44
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 70 24 R 110 71
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 69 62 111 137
AMOXICILLIN 69 63 111 128
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 68 60 113 85
KLOR-CON M10 67 44 114 139
COUMADIN 67 60 114 198
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 66 29 R 116 69
NIASPAN 66 62 116 113
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 65 53 118 144
RAMIPRIL 65 65 118 118
SINGULAIR 64 23 120 86
BUSPIRONE HCL 61 30 121 160
FLUOXETINE HCL 61 29 121 61
ADVAIR DISKUS 60 49 123 49
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 59 47 124 100
VENLAFAXINE HCL 58 32 125 279
ABILIFY 58 24 125 121
CELEBREX 55 34 127 97
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 54 32 128 148
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 54 11 128 98
ZOSTAVAX 53 51 130 123
HUMALOG 53 53 130 140
BENAZEPRIL HCL 53 53 130 80
AVODART 52 52 133 177
BUPROPION HCL SR 52 38 133 204
LEVETIRACETAM 52 50 133 91
SYMBICORT 51 46 136 135
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 51 41 136 79
GLIPIZIDE 50 43 138 47
AMIODARONE HCL 50 48 138 210
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 April 8, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.