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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,154Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 136 out of 2588

$816K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 151 out of 2588

522 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87%Patients 65 Years and Older
38% 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
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 522 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

18% of this provider’s 522 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 11%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 13,332 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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
LISINOPRIL 559 522 1 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 467 432 2 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 467 298 S3 2 7
FUROSEMIDE 453 423 4 5
SIMVASTATIN 438 411 5 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 421 395 6 2
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 378 341 7 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 354 330 8 9
ATENOLOL 322 296 9 14
OMEPRAZOLE 309 256 10 6
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 273 226 11 16
GABAPENTIN 253 218 12 18
WARFARIN SODIUM 245 218 13 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 240 238 14 17
CLOPIDOGREL 192 185 15 30
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 191 180 16 11
CARVEDILOL 188 177 17 20
SERTRALINE HCL 179 160 18 26
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 165 165 19 35
DONEPEZIL HCL 159 159 20 22
TRAMADOL HCL 159 128 20 19
DIOVAN 154 154 22 29
PREDNISONE 146 127 23 42
METFORMIN HCL 137 124 24 8
KLOR-CON M20 137 107 24 52
CRESTOR 136 134 26 25
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 129 119 27 15
GLIPIZIDE ER 127 106 28 73
PLAVIX 124 119 29 43
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 121 108 30 166
FENOFIBRATE 118 115 31 64
FENTANYL 113 74 S2 32 78
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 112 87 33 24
ZETIA 110 103 34 69
DIGOXIN 109 109 35 38
CITALOPRAM HBR 108 108 36 27
CLONIDINE HCL 106 95 37 54
TAMSULOSIN HCL 106 105 37 23
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 106 105 37 21
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 103 101 40 49
OXYCODONE HCL 98 73 S2 41 259
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 98 98 41 31
ALLOPURINOL 91 81 43 33
NAMENDA 90 90 44 32
MIRTAZAPINE 90 75 44 63
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 89 86 46 55
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 89 72 46 68
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 88 86 48 98
GLIPIZIDE 84 77 49 44
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 84 76 49 28
TERAZOSIN HCL 82 74 51 137
ROPINIROLE HCL 81 75 52 113
LOVASTATIN 81 81 52 34
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 79 79 54 12
SPIRONOLACTONE 75 57 55 58
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 72 60 56 149
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 70 62 57 74
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70 57 57 171
ADVAIR DISKUS 68 67 59 48
FELODIPINE ER 67 66 60 108
LEVETIRACETAM 66 66 61 90
KLOR-CON 10 64 64 62 75
INSULIN SYRINGE 62 56 63 81
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 61 61 64 104
KLOR-CON M10 61 61 64 139
LANTUS 60 47 66 47
AGGRENOX 57 57 67 214
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 57 24 67 109
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 55 55 69 85
HYDRALAZINE HCL 55 46 69 53
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 55 42 69 40
CARBAMAZEPINE 54 37 72 146
RISPERIDONE 54 36 72 57
PREMARIN 53 50 R 74 247
METOLAZONE 52 42 75 152
PRADAXA 51 51 76 207
TRAZODONE HCL 51 49 76 61
SPIRIVA 50 38 78 56
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 23, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.