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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,297Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 31 out of 2588

$1.34M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 38 out of 2588

644 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
65%Patients 65 Years and Older
90% 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 644 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

23% of this provider’s 644 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 15,489 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 25%.

Prescription Price

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 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
SIMVASTATIN 833 599 1 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 768 620 2 10
FAMOTIDINE 733 457 3 36
FUROSEMIDE 723 547 4 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 576 424 5 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 551 293 S3 6 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 499 343 7 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 476 331 8 2
DONEPEZIL HCL 472 440 9 22
LISINOPRIL 410 260 10 3
OMEPRAZOLE 398 283 11 6
NAMENDA 335 298 12 32
HEPARIN SODIUM 278 246 13 79
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 277 204 14 15
HYDRALAZINE HCL 275 203 15 53
RISPERIDONE 267 198 16 57
CLOPIDOGREL 262 216 17 30
TAMSULOSIN HCL 254 210 18 23
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 249 145 19 12
METFORMIN HCL 245 116 20 8
LEVETIRACETAM 241 122 21 90
ATENOLOL 221 119 22 14
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 219 142 23 11
GABAPENTIN 208 115 24 18
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 206 127 25 28
SERTRALINE HCL 198 150 26 26
TRAZODONE HCL 194 115 27 61
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 188 87 S3 28 80
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 188 113 28 89
RANITIDINE HCL 187 75 30 37
PLAVIX 185 154 31 43
DIGOXIN 183 134 32 38
KLOR-CON M20 182 145 33 52
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 175 128 34 17
CARVEDILOL 174 147 35 20
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 170 83 36 74
JANUVIA 170 124 36 60
NOVOLOG 167 114 38 103
CITALOPRAM HBR 159 127 39 27
MIRTAZAPINE 157 118 40 63
TRAMADOL HCL 156 110 41 19
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 154 112 42 21
ADVAIR DISKUS 137 59 43 48
NIFEDIPINE ER 132 83 44 59
CLONIDINE HCL 130 112 45 54
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 130 120 45 116
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 129 97 47 49
IBUPROFEN 124 58 48 62
FINASTERIDE 121 111 49 97
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 119 99 50 16
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 119 117 50 159
METFORMIN HCL ER 119 25 50 67
GLIMEPIRIDE 116 63 53 39
HALOPERIDOL 114 65 54 154
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 113 66 55 13
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 112 86 56 31
AMIODARONE HCL 111 86 57 156
PREDNISONE 110 75 58 42
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 108 69 59 106
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 107 27 R 60 107
ABILIFY 106 71 61 134
SPIRONOLACTONE 106 42 61 58
LANTUS 105 62 63 47
CRESTOR 99 78 64 25
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 98 60 65 93
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 98 40 65 136
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 98 30 65 121
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 98 90 65 83
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 97 89 69 68
OLANZAPINE 96 62 70 126
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 91 52 71 82
AZITHROMYCIN 89 62 72 45
HUMALOG 89 51 72 141
VALPROIC ACID 88 55 74 174
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 84 20 75 40
SPIRIVA 84 58 75 56
SANTYL 83 65 77 160
PROAIR HFA 81 22 78 50
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 80 38 79 124
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 80 21 79 76
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 78 52 81 205
GLIPIZIDE 76 61 82 44
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 74 46 83 131
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 73 54 84 125
BACLOFEN 72 34 85 142
VENTOLIN HFA 72 30 85 101
KLOR-CON M10 69 65 87 139
TRAVATAN Z 68 43 88 232
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 68 16 88 46
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 68 43 88 24
ALLOPURINOL 67 60 91 33
CARAFATE 66 46 92 390
DIOVAN 64 50 93 29
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 61 61 94 220
HYDROXYZINE HCL 60 39 R 95 194
GEMFIBROZIL 60 16 95 123
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 59 35 97 295
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 59 0 S2 97 291
ACARBOSE 58 46 99 253
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 58 40 99 85
LOVASTATIN 57 39 101 34
SEROQUEL 56 23 102 186
COMBIVENT 55 43 103 145
PEN NEEDLE 55 33 103 112
METRONIDAZOLE 54 39 105 263
CARBAMAZEPINE 53 31 106 146
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 53 49 106 104
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 53 36 106 176
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 52 25 109 109
LACTULOSE 51 29 110 135
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 51 28 110 132
MORPHINE SULFATE 51 30 S2 110 323
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 May 19, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.