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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,152Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 113 out of 2429

$598K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 183 out of 2429

249 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86%Patients 65 Years and Older
77% 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

6% of this provider’s 249 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

25% of this provider’s 249 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 12%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 12,302 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

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

53 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 530 496 1 3
FUROSEMIDE 526 520 2 5
LISINOPRIL 520 487 3 2
SIMVASTATIN 469 439 4 1
OMEPRAZOLE 431 421 5 7
DONEPEZIL HCL 381 366 6 26
WARFARIN SODIUM 366 356 7 11
NAMENDA 355 343 8 35
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 321 304 9 4
CITALOPRAM HBR 293 292 10 19
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 287 256 11 9
GABAPENTIN 273 243 12 18
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 272 267 13 14
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 268 231 S3 14 6
METFORMIN HCL 197 160 15 8
SERTRALINE HCL 178 157 16 23
TRAZODONE HCL 162 147 17 50
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 161 158 18 10
CARVEDILOL 153 149 19 21
PREDNISONE 131 126 20 38
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 124 124 21 13
LOVAZA 122 122 22 134
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 121 110 23 79
FAMOTIDINE 114 80 24 42
LANTUS 113 89 25 45
GLIPIZIDE 112 106 26 47
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 107 78 27 16
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 106 106 28 74
TAMSULOSIN HCL 103 103 29 29
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 101 101 30 12
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 100 98 31 22
LOVASTATIN 98 89 32 30
MIRTAZAPINE 98 98 32 63
ATENOLOL 98 87 32 15
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 97 97 35 20
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 91 83 36 39
CLOPIDOGREL 91 79 36 31
FLUOXETINE HCL 88 88 38 61
RISPERIDONE 85 76 39 52
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 84 73 40 78
FENOFIBRATE 84 69 40 48
ALLOPURINOL 81 81 42 33
INSULIN SYRINGE 80 72 43 90
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 78 71 44 28
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 77 72 45 122
KLOR-CON M20 73 73 46 60
FENTANYL 72 72 S2 47 59
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 70 70 48 77
DIGOXIN 69 55 49 43
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 68 68 50 88
TAMIFLU 67 66 51 288
CYMBALTA 67 59 51 58
PLAVIX 63 55 53 44
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 60 60 54 55
PAROXETINE HCL 59 55 55 67
LIDODERM 59 58 55 109
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 58 50 57 34
RANITIDINE HCL 56 56 58 24
NOVOLOG 54 43 59 127
AZITHROMYCIN 51 50 60 46
HYDRALAZINE HCL 51 51 60 81
BUMETANIDE 51 49 60 157
ADVAIR DISKUS 50 48 63 49
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 Dec. 20, 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.