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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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55,097Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 2588

$3.66M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 2588

1,024 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93%Patients 65 Years and Older
98% 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

1% of this provider’s 1,024 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 1,024 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 11%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 53,219 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

43% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$66 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

54 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 21.


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This Prescriber's Drugs

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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
CRESTOR 1,865 1,830 10 1 25
DIOVAN 1,761 1,744 10 2 29
NEXIUM 1,648 1,628 10 3 41
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 1,566 1,550 4 12
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,565 1,521 5 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,440 1,396 6 4
FUROSEMIDE 1,364 1,318 7 5
OMEPRAZOLE 1,321 1,289 8 6
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 1,221 1,219 9 24
METFORMIN HCL 1,209 1,165 10 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,156 1,148 11 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,074 1,039 12 15
SIMVASTATIN 976 915 13 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 968 959 14 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 949 907 15 9
LISINOPRIL 912 860 16 3
LIDODERM 898 894 17 86
JANUVIA 760 720 18 60
CARVEDILOL 734 706 19 20
DIOVAN HCT 675 673 20 72
CLOPIDOGREL 636 630 21 30
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 624 613 22 13
COUMADIN 604 604 10 23 165
GLIMEPIRIDE 592 583 24 39
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 586 566 25 31
TAMSULOSIN HCL 544 500 26 23
ATENOLOL 517 513 27 14
PLAVIX 503 503 28 43
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 493 488 29 55
MECLIZINE HCL 483 483 30 120
LOVAZA 473 473 31 119
TRAMADOL HCL 467 462 32 19
FAMOTIDINE 454 414 33 36
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 433 422 34 21
VOLTAREN 431 428 35 161
HYDRALAZINE HCL 405 388 36 53
LIPITOR 389 389 37 114
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 388 386 38 17
PINDOLOL 357 357 10 39 341
SYNTHROID 355 352 40 88
DIGOXIN 346 343 41 38
NIFEDIPINE ER 334 324 42 59
KETOCONAZOLE 328 323 43 195
RANITIDINE HCL 315 307 44 37
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 314 313 45 49
CREON 301 301 46 216
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 296 295 47 68
DEXILANT 291 291 48 250
SPIRONOLACTONE 283 264 49 58
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 279 272 50 76
AVODART 278 267 51 164
LANSOPRAZOLE 272 272 52 157
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 261 232 53 40
GABAPENTIN 254 253 54 18
KLOR-CON M20 227 200 55 52
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 225 215 56 198
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 221 207 57 16
PREDNISONE 216 203 58 42
ALLOPURINOL 213 192 59 33
BYSTOLIC 213 207 59 110
SERTRALINE HCL 205 203 61 26
SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 205 205 61 201
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 200 177 S3 63 7
CLONIDINE HCL 194 181 64 54
ACEBUTOLOL HCL 192 192 65 388
PROPRANOLOL HCL 190 190 66 128
DONEPEZIL HCL 189 189 67 22
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 181 180 68 66
NITROSTAT 180 180 69 181
ADVAIR DISKUS 176 171 70 48
MIRTAZAPINE 173 168 71 63
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 167 167 72 98
AZITHROMYCIN 155 151 73 45
IBUPROFEN 152 126 74 62
RISPERIDONE 145 104 75 57
SINGULAIR 145 140 75 94
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 144 125 77 96
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 142 128 78 28
AMITIZA 138 138 79 302
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 138 135 79 106
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 138 138 79 149
ULORIC 136 136 82 310
CITALOPRAM HBR 134 134 83 27
TERAZOSIN HCL 132 132 84 137
GLYBURIDE 127 126 R 85 65
LANTUS 127 109 85 47
PROCTOZONE-HC 125 119 87 264
NASONEX 123 123 88 218
ENALAPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 121 106 89 266
DICYCLOMINE HCL 117 117 90 215
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE 116 116 91 393
GLIPIZIDE 116 116 91 44
NAMENDA 116 116 91 32
METFORMIN HCL ER 114 102 94 67
INSULIN SYRINGE 112 111 95 81
FELODIPINE ER 111 111 96 108
NOVOLOG 110 93 97 103
COMBIVENT 109 108 98 145
EXFORGE HCT 109 109 98 401
BENAZEPRIL HCL 109 109 98 84
NADOLOL 107 107 101 377
LEVOFLOXACIN 106 103 102 77
JANUMET 104 104 103 211
CILOSTAZOL 102 102 104 236
SPIRIVA 101 99 105 56
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 97 97 106 348
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 96 88 107 153
MELOXICAM 94 88 108 51
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 93 93 R 109 91
ACTOS 91 91 110 105
PROCRIT 91 91 110 316
BETAMETHASONE VALERATE 90 90 112 360
LEXAPRO 89 89 113 182
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89 89 113 35
PRANDIN 85 85 115 355
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 85 76 115 82
ZETIA 84 78 117 69
PEN NEEDLE 84 74 117 112
ZENPEP 83 77 119 250
BENICAR 83 77 119 143
LACTULOSE 82 82 121 135
ACARBOSE 82 82 121 253
NOVOLIN N 80 38 123 298
DILTIAZEM HCL 78 78 124 228
AMMONIUM LACTATE 76 76 125 308
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE 73 71 126 258
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 72 72 127 208
FLOVENT HFA 72 72 127 191
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 72 48 127 121
METHYLDOPA 72 72 R 127 425
DILTIAZEM ER 71 71 131 150
NYSTATIN 70 70 132 196
CYMBALTA 69 69 133 70
FINASTERIDE 69 53 133 97
HYDROXYZINE HCL 68 59 R 135 194
LIDOCAINE 68 68 135 292
FLUOXETINE HCL 68 47 135 92
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 68 62 135 74
MICARDIS 67 67 139 274
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 67 64 139 83
CEPHALEXIN 66 65 141 138
MOMETASONE FUROATE 65 64 142 276
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 65 45 142 205
BONIVA 62 62 144 381
PROAIR HFA 61 61 145 50
LABETALOL HCL 61 61 145 177
METOLAZONE 61 61 145 152
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 61 45 145 85
PAROXETINE HCL 61 61 145 71
DETROL LA 60 60 150 400
PROCHLORPERAZINE MALEATE 60 60 150 346
TRAZODONE HCL 59 59 152 61
KLOR-CON 10 58 58 153 75
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58 58 153 335
LOVASTATIN 58 58 153 34
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 56 53 R 156 162
PROCTOSOL-HC 55 51 157 500
AGGRENOX 55 55 157 214
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 54 20 159 93
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 54 51 159 176
CLONIDINE 54 54 159 369
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 53 52 162 197
AMIODARONE HCL 53 53 162 156
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 53 53 162 158
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 52 49 165 155
VESICARE 51 51 166 172
ABILIFY 51 49 166 134
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 50 50 S3 168 80
POTASSIUM CITRATE 50 50 168 533
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. 7, 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.