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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,329Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 117

$1.62M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 117

273 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82%Patients 65 Years and Older
99% 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

16% of this provider’s 273 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

30% of this provider’s 273 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 15,719 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

30% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$80 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

74 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 24.


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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
OMEPRAZOLE 722 603 1 6
TRAMADOL HCL 709 565 2 18
NAMENDA 676 665 3 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 604 542 4 5
HEPARIN SODIUM 572 468 10 5 78
CARVEDILOL 534 455 6 24
DONEPEZIL HCL 515 496 7 10
SIMVASTATIN 497 399 8 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 497 410 8 15
LISINOPRIL 392 318 10 4
MIRTAZAPINE 392 324 10 25
FUROSEMIDE 345 280 12 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 331 206 S3 13 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 299 248 14 8
FENTANYL 269 171 S2 15 41
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 263 198 16 103
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE 255 227 10 17 146
MISOPROSTOL 254 213 18 147
WARFARIN SODIUM 251 152 19 9
LIDODERM 250 197 20 46
EXELON 241 236 21 55
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 226 159 22 130
LEVETIRACETAM 225 147 23 71
EVISTA 221 208 24 157
GABAPENTIN 220 164 25 16
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 209 129 26 27
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 207 130 27 105
ACTOS 204 143 28 144
METFORMIN HCL 187 136 29 11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 179 141 30 28
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 173 158 31 23
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 166 119 32 52
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 164 142 33 2
CLONIDINE 150 128 34 187
FAMOTIDINE 150 108 34 38
CYMBALTA 143 57 36 59
DIOVAN 136 106 37 31
ARANESP 136 123 10 37 196
VALPROIC ACID 130 72 39 197
SPIRONOLACTONE 127 121 40 53
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 126 104 41 21
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 113 74 42 32
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 111 55 43 77
HYDROXYZINE HCL 110 61 R 44 172
LIDOCAINE 106 79 45 132
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 105 60 46 99
JANUVIA 104 90 47 64
NOVOLIN R 103 95 48 214
RISPERIDONE 102 85 49 39
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 101 77 50 26
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 100 100 51 45
LANTUS 99 80 52 43
IBUPROFEN 96 47 53 91
SANTYL 95 60 54 183
HYDRALAZINE HCL 94 79 55 54
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 93 93 56 216
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 91 62 R 57 217
PROCRIT 91 79 57 153
BACLOFEN 91 39 57 120
TRAVATAN Z 89 89 60 165
DIGOXIN 86 83 61 35
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 83 59 62 65
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 81 63 63 123
AZITHROMYCIN 79 60 64 57
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 78 48 65 36
CLOPIDOGREL 78 62 65 30
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 77 57 S3 67 76
LACTULOSE 77 66 67 221
RIVASTIGMINE 74 62 69 223
FRAGMIN 74 72 10 69 223
HUMULIN R 72 59 71 225
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 70 26 72 178
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 69 35 R 73 231
LYRICA 69 37 73 92
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 68 60 75 101
PENTOXIFYLLINE 66 48 76 237
TRANSDERM-SCOP 66 44 76 237
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 64 54 78 79
ENULOSE 63 63 79 242
TIZANIDINE HCL 60 23 80 243
CLONIDINE HCL 60 44 80 73
METRONIDAZOLE 59 40 82 205
SPIRIVA 58 39 83 60
CILOSTAZOL 56 40 84 248
CEFTRIAXONE 55 40 85 250
ALLOPURINOL 55 53 85 48
HYDROCORTISONE 55 18 85 138
LIPITOR 54 33 88 119
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 54 46 88 170
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 54 25 88 177
HUMALOG 54 48 88 135
LEVOFLOXACIN 52 44 92 80
LOPERAMIDE 52 32 92 176
ABILIFY 51 39 94 125
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 50 35 95 75
HALOPERIDOL 50 31 95 192
FINASTERIDE 50 37 95 109
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 June 11, 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.