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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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26,361Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 16 out of 2588

$1.75M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 12 out of 2588

561 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
65%Patients 65 Years and Older
95% 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

10% of this provider’s 561 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

22% of this provider’s 561 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 11%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 16,376 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% 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

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


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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 881 501 1 6
FUROSEMIDE 865 573 2 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 823 419 S3 3 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 770 575 4 9
LISINOPRIL 765 558 5 3
SIMVASTATIN 585 415 6 1
METFORMIN HCL 577 372 7 8
CARVEDILOL 533 328 8 20
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 518 330 9 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 506 341 10 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 496 348 11 10
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 406 232 12 28
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 348 250 13 11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 328 253 14 23
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 318 227 15 24
RISPERIDONE 291 128 16 57
GABAPENTIN 282 108 17 18
DONEPEZIL HCL 277 218 18 22
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 274 132 19 74
OXYCODONE HCL 240 44 S2 20 259
TRAZODONE HCL 240 108 20 61
TRAMADOL HCL 225 144 22 19
OLANZAPINE 224 110 23 126
NAMENDA 214 183 24 32
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 207 71 25 89
CLOPIDOGREL 204 188 26 30
SERTRALINE HCL 203 145 27 26
LANTUS 199 103 28 47
CYMBALTA 190 140 29 70
IBUPROFEN 188 79 30 62
CLONIDINE HCL 185 117 31 54
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 180 162 32 12
LEVETIRACETAM 174 73 33 90
FAMOTIDINE 173 107 34 36
NEXIUM 164 129 35 41
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 164 111 35 40
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 162 53 37 116
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 160 72 38 13
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 159 61 39 109
ADVAIR DISKUS 158 114 40 48
JANUVIA 158 109 40 60
LIDODERM 156 133 42 86
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 150 40 43 104
PLAVIX 146 136 44 43
LEVOFLOXACIN 143 88 45 77
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 142 61 46 15
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 139 64 R 47 107
DIGOXIN 138 117 48 38
HEPARIN SODIUM 132 58 49 79
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 126 32 50 159
HYDRALAZINE HCL 125 57 51 53
FENTANYL 125 51 S2 51 78
GLIPIZIDE 123 86 53 44
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 123 101 53 55
HALOPERIDOL 118 28 55 154
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 118 100 55 124
CRESTOR 117 93 57 25
MIRTAZAPINE 115 82 58 63
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 115 64 58 31
ATENOLOL 113 94 60 14
DIOVAN HCT 113 104 60 72
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 109 63 62 131
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 108 71 63 68
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 105 65 64 155
DIOVAN 104 94 65 29
NOVOLOG 102 69 66 103
KLOR-CON M20 101 48 67 52
SPIRONOLACTONE 101 60 67 58
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 99 0 69 121
SEROQUEL 98 65 70 186
CITALOPRAM HBR 97 64 71 27
TOPIRAMATE 97 0 71 167
ACTOS 93 67 73 105
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 92 90 74 35
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 90 34 75 85
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 89 70 76 21
ABILIFY 87 59 77 134
SODIUM CHLORIDE 86 49 78 168
PREDNISONE 86 40 78 42
BACLOFEN 85 17 80 142
NOVOLIN R 84 38 81 175
AMIODARONE HCL 84 56 81 156
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 83 69 83 83
MEGESTROL ACETATE 83 75 R 83 169
FLUOXETINE HCL 83 52 83 92
MECLIZINE HCL 83 71 83 120
METHADONE HCL 81 28 S2 87 305
LOVAZA 80 78 88 119
LYRICA 79 51 89 100
HUMULIN R 78 35 90 288
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 78 41 90 125
GLIPIZIDE ER 76 74 92 73
TRAVATAN Z 76 44 92 232
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 75 52 94 136
HYDROXYZINE HCL 75 46 R 94 194
FENOFIBRATE 73 37 96 64
SINGULAIR 71 43 97 94
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 70 57 98 295
SANTYL 69 50 99 160
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 68 22 100 252
ZETIA 68 29 100 69
AVODART 68 68 100 164
RANITIDINE HCL 67 41 103 37
PAROXETINE HCL 66 47 104 71
MORPHINE SULFATE 66 0 S2 104 323
VENTOLIN HFA 66 37 104 101
SPIRIVA 63 46 107 56
LACTULOSE 63 36 107 135
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 62 35 109 132
ALLOPURINOL 62 62 109 33
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 62 55 S3 109 80
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 60 0 S2 112 291
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 59 29 R 113 87
CELEBREX 57 57 114 99
HYDROCORTISONE 57 27 114 221
LIPITOR 57 28 114 114
PROPRANOLOL HCL 57 35 114 128
LANSOPRAZOLE 56 51 118 157
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 56 51 118 106
CARBAMAZEPINE 56 38 118 146
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 54 17 S2 121 218
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 54 36 121 153
ENABLEX 53 53 123 304
LOPERAMIDE 53 30 123 238
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 53 40 123 16
NYSTATIN 53 49 123 196
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 52 52 127 49
BUMETANIDE 51 37 128 117
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 51 39 128 149
LABETALOL HCL 51 36 128 177
RENVELA 50 35 131 278
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. 10, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.