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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Emergency Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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33,886Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 184

$2M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 184

801 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68%Patients 65 Years and Older
81% 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 801 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

26% of this provider’s 801 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 34%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 23,443 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 10%.

Prescription Price

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $48 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

42 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 5.


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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
FUROSEMIDE 1,300 966 1 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,167 843 2 4
OMEPRAZOLE 1,165 782 3 5
LISINOPRIL 1,140 854 4 3
SIMVASTATIN 1,034 717 5 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 976 613 S3 6 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 871 722 7 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 665 438 8 17
RISPERIDONE 562 323 9 16
NAMENDA 552 510 10 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 548 472 11 9
DONEPEZIL HCL 501 487 12 11
METFORMIN HCL 483 399 13 10
KLOR-CON M20 479 361 14 32
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 476 335 15 8
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 436 257 16 47
CITALOPRAM HBR 419 302 17 20
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 416 201 18 30
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 378 301 19 13
MIRTAZAPINE 359 271 20 31
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 342 259 21 35
SERTRALINE HCL 331 254 22 23
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 329 150 R 23 36
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 312 151 24 39
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 298 161 25 34
GABAPENTIN 295 165 26 15
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 280 168 27 62
NYSTATIN 278 250 28 78
OLANZAPINE 264 197 29 55
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 263 173 30 50
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 252 167 31 81
TAMSULOSIN HCL 242 188 32 45
TRAMADOL HCL 240 184 33 14
AZITHROMYCIN 237 179 34 37
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 235 177 35 41
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 234 201 36 21
ATENOLOL 232 201 37 28
CRESTOR 230 155 38 19
GLIPIZIDE 213 164 39 33
CARVEDILOL 210 141 40 24
LEVOFLOXACIN 209 162 41 70
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 207 76 42 49
RANITIDINE HCL 204 96 43 40
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 200 151 44 69
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 196 156 45 59
ABILIFY 193 111 46 98
SPIRIVA 192 113 47 52
CYMBALTA 189 145 48 83
FENTANYL 177 126 S2 49 73
FAMOTIDINE 176 125 50 26
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 173 75 51 86
SPIRONOLACTONE 171 123 52 89
SEROQUEL XR 163 94 53 102
GEMFIBROZIL 159 94 54 105
IBUPROFEN 158 76 55 42
CLOPIDOGREL 155 128 56 29
CLONIDINE HCL 148 62 57 65
NYSTOP 145 136 58 110
EXELON 143 131 59 111
PREDNISONE 143 119 59 18
TRAZODONE HCL 142 87 61 60
ROPINIROLE HCL 138 111 62 115
CLOZAPINE 137 19 63 96
DIGOXIN 137 103 63 48
HALOPERIDOL 135 52 65 86
LANTUS 135 106 65 38
ALLOPURINOL 132 81 67 46
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 130 79 68 82
FLUOXETINE HCL 129 60 69 79
GLYBURIDE 128 86 R 70 94
LEVETIRACETAM 127 34 71 85
PLAVIX 126 102 72 54
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 122 92 73 91
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 119 69 74 126
ADVAIR DISKUS 118 60 75 74
NAPROXEN 115 80 76 44
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 115 83 76 67
LEXAPRO 115 77 76 129
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 112 89 79 131
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 105 91 80 25
SEROQUEL 103 56 81 134
VALPROIC ACID 100 54 82 136
NOVOLOG 99 77 83 66
LAMOTRIGINE 98 53 84 137
SOTALOL 98 98 84 137
PROPRANOLOL HCL 96 65 86 139
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 94 19 R 87 140
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 94 53 87 93
HYDROCORTISONE 91 39 89 142
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 90 46 90 143
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 90 80 90 114
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 88 82 92 144
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 88 64 92 22
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 87 50 94 145
CARBAMAZEPINE 87 61 94 145
FENOFIBRATE 85 52 96 104
CEPHALEXIN 85 69 96 51
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 84 76 98 72
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 83 65 S3 99 61
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 82 39 R 100 149
INSULIN SYRINGE 82 51 100 80
VENTOLIN HFA 82 27 100 111
DIOVAN 82 47 100 56
ZYPREXA 78 49 104 152
FINASTERIDE 77 65 105 99
PAROXETINE HCL 77 34 105 84
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 76 59 107 75
NEXIUM 75 65 108 94
NOVOLIN R 74 48 109 155
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 73 47 110 76
HYDROXYZINE HCL 71 52 R 111 159
ACTOS 70 33 112 119
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70 57 112 43
SINGULAIR 69 37 114 118
PROAIR HFA 68 0 115 71
RISPERDAL CONSTA 68 67 115 124
BACLOFEN 68 36 115 116
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 67 46 118 53
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 67 30 118 163
HUMULIN R 66 28 120 164
CLONIDINE 64 59 121 166
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 64 43 121 166
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 61 38 123 170
DILTIAZEM HCL 59 46 124 174
COMBIVENT 59 30 124 174
GENERLAC 58 44 126 176
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 56 26 127 179
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 56 20 127 132
ZETIA 55 22 129 100
AMIODARONE HCL 54 54 130 133
DILANTIN 54 47 130 183
FELODIPINE ER 53 34 132 120
SANTYL 52 29 133 77
LOPERAMIDE 52 36 133 184
MEGESTROL ACETATE 52 38 R 133 184
HUMALOG 52 25 133 63
MELOXICAM 51 27 137 105
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 51 41 137 190
TRAVATAN Z 51 34 137 123
GLIPIZIDE ER 50 50 140 120
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 50 25 140 120
MICARDIS 50 34 140 192
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 Sept. 27, 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.