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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,382Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 87 out of 2429

$837K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 76 out of 2429

395 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72%Patients 65 Years and Older
43% 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

11% of this provider’s 395 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

33% of this provider’s 395 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 9,916 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 927 416 S3 1 6
SIMVASTATIN 596 431 2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 465 320 3 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 446 399 4 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 417 367 5 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 414 346 6 11
LISINOPRIL 334 274 7 2
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 320 287 8 32
FUROSEMIDE 319 274 9 5
METFORMIN HCL 294 225 10 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 294 229 10 4
CITALOPRAM HBR 207 150 12 19
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 205 146 13 39
FENOFIBRATE 203 138 14 48
NABUMETONE 192 135 15 96
PROAIR HFA 168 64 16 41
GABAPENTIN 168 56 16 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 164 129 18 10
SERTRALINE HCL 150 124 19 23
FENTANYL 147 43 S2 20 59
CLOPIDOGREL 145 134 21 31
DIGOXIN 142 112 22 43
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 138 84 23 28
TRAMADOL HCL 124 111 24 17
CARVEDILOL 124 99 24 21
CYMBALTA 124 71 24 58
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 121 95 27 14
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 117 99 28 13
GLYBURIDE 104 73 R 29 64
PLAVIX 98 91 30 44
NEXIUM 96 63 31 37
TRICOR 92 65 32 125
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 92 74 32 12
OXYCONTIN 88 38 S2 34 212
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 87 20 35 122
ROPINIROLE HCL 87 56 35 92
ADVAIR DISKUS 86 43 37 49
CARTIA XT 85 68 38 335
RISPERIDONE 84 65 39 52
GLIPIZIDE 83 68 40 47
CELEBREX 82 61 41 97
DONEPEZIL HCL 76 76 42 26
VESICARE 72 72 43 158
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 72 57 43 137
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 68 59 45 20
LOVASTATIN 67 66 46 30
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 66 36 S2 47 162
FELODIPINE ER 66 55 47 141
LEVOFLOXACIN 65 42 49 87
ATENOLOL 65 35 49 15
MELOXICAM 64 63 51 40
PREMARIN 62 17 R 52 205
TAMSULOSIN HCL 61 48 53 29
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 61 60 53 155
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 60 38 R 55 71
SPIRIVA 59 38 56 54
DIOVAN 58 55 57 36
HYDRALAZINE HCL 57 47 58 81
PAROXETINE HCL 57 27 58 67
SPIRONOLACTONE 57 51 58 62
PREDNISONE 56 46 61 38
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 55 23 R 62 69
GEMFIBROZIL 55 24 62 107
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 54 39 64 56
RANITIDINE HCL 54 20 64 24
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 53 0 66 108
ALLOPURINOL 53 42 66 33
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 53 53 66 16
MIRTAZAPINE 52 39 69 63
LEVETIRACETAM 52 20 69 91
NIASPAN 51 46 71 113
QUINAPRIL HCL 51 51 71 153
TRAZODONE HCL 50 22 73 50
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 July 9, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.