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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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35,329Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 2588

$1.74M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 14 out of 2588

800 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79%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

10% of this provider’s 800 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 800 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 27,599 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 25%.

Prescription Price

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

44 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
FUROSEMIDE 1,600 1,388 1 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,359 1,056 2 2
LISINOPRIL 1,124 912 3 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,020 819 4 10
SIMVASTATIN 897 665 5 1
OMEPRAZOLE 832 690 6 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 795 470 S3 7 7
DONEPEZIL HCL 756 734 8 22
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 647 588 9 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 607 499 10 9
METFORMIN HCL 566 413 11 8
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 544 447 12 55
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 538 468 13 4
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 529 402 10 14 159
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 521 391 15 116
NAMENDA 501 485 16 32
RISPERIDONE 489 371 17 57
KLOR-CON M20 426 347 18 52
CITALOPRAM HBR 426 311 18 27
ATENOLOL 415 355 20 14
FAMOTIDINE 401 332 21 36
MELOXICAM 359 307 22 51
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 338 302 23 12
PREDNISONE 335 241 24 42
GABAPENTIN 317 204 25 18
SERTRALINE HCL 303 237 26 26
CLOPIDOGREL 294 271 27 30
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 288 199 28 16
GLIPIZIDE 281 178 29 44
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 277 151 30 89
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 257 250 31 104
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 254 212 32 11
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 251 195 33 74
MIRTAZAPINE 241 215 34 63
LEVETIRACETAM 241 183 34 90
FENTANYL 236 174 S2 36 78
DIGOXIN 234 214 37 38
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 218 163 38 13
METOLAZONE 216 178 39 152
CARVEDILOL 210 194 40 20
NOVOLOG 194 171 41 103
ROPINIROLE HCL 194 137 41 113
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 190 150 43 85
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 189 134 44 24
PLAVIX 187 174 45 43
LANTUS 185 138 46 47
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 184 151 47 82
ALLOPURINOL 183 165 48 33
LEVOFLOXACIN 183 166 48 77
NYSTOP 182 169 50 242
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 180 70 R 51 87
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 179 125 52 35
RANITIDINE HCL 177 107 53 37
TRAMADOL HCL 176 139 54 19
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 170 137 55 83
CEPHALEXIN 170 122 55 138
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 168 146 57 136
OLANZAPINE 165 116 58 126
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 164 148 59 109
PAROXETINE HCL 158 112 60 71
FLUOXETINE HCL 152 104 61 92
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 151 124 62 127
HYDROXYZINE HCL 149 129 R 63 194
AZITHROMYCIN 146 96 64 45
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 145 108 65 68
NYSTATIN 144 106 66 196
GEMFIBROZIL 141 89 67 123
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 134 95 68 21
IBUPROFEN 132 48 69 62
CYMBALTA 130 111 70 70
TRAZODONE HCL 128 95 71 61
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 126 106 72 132
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 125 116 73 158
ABILIFY 125 68 73 134
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 121 83 75 106
PROAIR HFA 116 78 76 50
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 115 94 77 46
TAMSULOSIN HCL 115 91 77 23
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 115 86 77 131
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 111 111 80 149
METHOCARBAMOL 110 83 R 81 303
SPIRONOLACTONE 110 109 81 58
DIOVAN 107 106 83 29
CRESTOR 106 87 84 25
MEGESTROL ACETATE 104 95 R 85 169
CLONIDINE HCL 103 65 86 54
NEXIUM 102 75 87 41
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 101 88 88 49
BACLOFEN 97 84 89 142
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 94 75 90 234
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 94 73 90 40
CARBAMAZEPINE 93 15 92 146
SODIUM CHLORIDE 91 77 93 168
LOVASTATIN 88 84 94 34
SEROQUEL 88 68 94 186
FLUCONAZOLE 87 56 96 277
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 85 55 97 359
PREMARIN 85 61 R 97 247
NOVOLIN 70-30 82 73 99 244
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 82 64 99 28
VERAPAMIL ER 80 40 101 102
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 78 36 102 121
SUCRALFATE 74 70 103 193
ETODOLAC 74 16 103 287
LEVEMIR 73 59 105 206
PROPRANOLOL HCL 72 43 106 128
MECLIZINE HCL 72 62 106 120
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 72 37 S2 106 281
VALPROIC ACID 70 37 109 174
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 69 34 S2 110 204
PROMETHAZINE HCL 69 46 R 110 180
CEFTRIAXONE 68 52 112 362
ADVAIR DISKUS 65 44 113 48
ACTONEL 65 65 113 184
TIZANIDINE HCL 65 37 113 225
CELEBREX 63 60 116 99
LEXAPRO 62 54 117 182
RESTASIS 62 50 117 479
NIFEDIPINE ER 60 30 119 59
PHENYTOIN 60 60 119 280
LYRICA 60 24 119 100
LATANOPROST 59 58 122 286
SPS 58 58 123 387
LACTULOSE 58 47 123 135
CILOSTAZOL 57 45 125 236
DEXTROSE WITH SODIUM CHLORIDE 57 56 125 386
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 55 55 127 96
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 55 47 127 151
FENOFIBRATE 55 22 127 64
DILANTIN 53 39 130 257
BUPROPION HCL SR 51 40 131 246
NITROSTAT 50 44 132 181
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 March 27, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.