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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,958Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 603 out of 2429

$299K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 725 out of 2429

298 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81%Patients 65 Years and Older
58% 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 298 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 298 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 4,426 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

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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
OMEPRAZOLE 258 206 1 7
GABAPENTIN 184 87 2 18
FUROSEMIDE 183 155 3 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 166 143 4 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 160 100 5 3
LISINOPRIL 157 124 6 2
CITALOPRAM HBR 150 88 7 19
METFORMIN HCL 147 114 8 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 144 118 9 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 136 106 S3 10 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 131 122 11 14
SIMVASTATIN 114 75 12 1
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 107 95 13 56
TRAMADOL HCL 105 82 14 17
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 105 74 14 12
DONEPEZIL HCL 101 101 16 26
WARFARIN SODIUM 91 91 17 11
ADVAIR DISKUS 89 74 18 49
LANTUS 81 69 19 45
RANITIDINE HCL 75 39 20 24
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 72 49 21 28
NAMENDA 70 70 22 35
JANUVIA 63 54 23 66
GLYBURIDE 59 58 R 24 64
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 58 32 25 22
TAMSULOSIN HCL 57 31 26 29
DIGOXIN 54 54 27 43
GLIPIZIDE 53 32 28 47
SERTRALINE HCL 53 33 28 23
SPIRONOLACTONE 51 43 30 62
FENTANYL 51 29 S2 30 59
AZITHROMYCIN 50 27 32 46
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 22, 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.