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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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48,270Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 2588

$2.91M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 2588

1,752 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85%Patients 65 Years and Older
34% 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

2% of this provider’s 1,752 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 1,752 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 11%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 41,777 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

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

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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 1,975 1,784 1 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,738 1,559 2 2
SIMVASTATIN 1,581 1,486 3 1
OMEPRAZOLE 1,519 1,326 4 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,393 850 S3 5 7
METFORMIN HCL 1,339 1,129 6 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,318 1,223 7 4
FUROSEMIDE 1,021 979 8 5
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 868 783 9 16
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 782 721 10 28
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 754 568 11 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 742 652 12 15
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 709 639 13 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 637 556 14 9
CARVEDILOL 611 570 15 20
DIOVAN 549 516 16 29
CRESTOR 534 400 17 25
GABAPENTIN 515 421 18 18
ZETIA 509 469 19 69
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 491 424 20 13
TRAMADOL HCL 483 442 21 19
TRAZODONE HCL 482 365 22 61
WARFARIN SODIUM 481 426 23 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 462 428 24 27
DONEPEZIL HCL 427 419 25 22
BUMETANIDE 420 368 26 117
SERTRALINE HCL 416 353 27 26
KLOR-CON 10 409 362 10 28 75
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 378 377 29 49
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 377 334 30 12
VERAPAMIL ER 368 302 31 102
GLIMEPIRIDE 366 327 32 39
FELODIPINE ER 359 352 33 108
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 337 323 34 21
ACTOS 337 321 34 105
INDAPAMIDE 336 307 36 189
CEFUROXIME 333 283 10 37 183
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 333 298 37 35
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 322 209 39 24
TAMSULOSIN HCL 317 279 40 23
PAROXETINE HCL 314 283 41 71
CLOPIDOGREL 292 273 42 30
NAMENDA 285 285 43 32
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 279 249 44 66
DIGOXIN 271 271 45 38
SYNTHROID 270 251 46 88
JANUVIA 258 239 47 60
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 256 242 48 55
HYDRALAZINE HCL 248 223 49 53
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 246 154 R 50 87
DILTIAZEM ER 246 243 50 150
ALLOPURINOL 239 212 52 33
GEMFIBROZIL 236 192 53 123
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 230 165 R 54 91
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 224 185 55 40
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 220 182 56 98
NIASPAN 216 180 57 115
PLAVIX 215 206 58 43
ATENOLOL 213 211 59 14
NEXIUM 208 171 60 41
LANTUS 207 164 61 47
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 198 168 62 151
GLYBURIDE 198 185 R 62 65
PRADAXA 197 197 64 207
ADVAIR DISKUS 196 164 65 48
LYRICA 194 148 66 100
ZOSTAVAX 190 177 67 312
SPIRIVA 184 143 68 56
KLOR-CON M20 184 181 68 52
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 177 161 70 82
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 177 130 70 124
MIRTAZAPINE 173 164 72 63
LEVOFLOXACIN 171 147 73 77
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 170 157 R 74 241
FAMOTIDINE 164 137 75 36
VYTORIN 164 152 75 200
CARTIA XT 156 145 10 77 290
BENICAR 155 146 78 143
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 155 135 78 96
LOVASTATIN 154 123 80 34
LIDODERM 153 132 81 86
INSULIN SYRINGE 148 114 82 81
AZITHROMYCIN 147 124 83 45
SINGULAIR 147 108 83 94
SPIRONOLACTONE 146 107 85 58
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 145 101 86 109
LIPITOR 137 85 87 114
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 136 121 88 68
MELOXICAM 135 129 89 51
RANITIDINE HCL 133 102 90 37
PREDNISONE 133 111 90 42
CYMBALTA 129 91 92 70
BENAZEPRIL HCL 127 114 93 84
CELEBREX 127 123 93 99
CLONIDINE HCL 126 89 95 54
METFORMIN HCL ER 120 106 96 67
FENOFIBRATE 118 110 97 64
ROPINIROLE HCL 117 92 98 113
NAPROXEN 116 63 99 95
FENTANYL 112 57 S2 100 78
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 110 106 101 83
ONGLYZA 110 96 101 248
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 107 102 103 31
DIOVAN HCT 105 101 104 72
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 104 91 105 106
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 102 102 106 74
KLOR-CON M10 102 81 106 139
TRICOR 98 78 108 122
PROAIR HFA 96 65 109 50
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 94 80 110 153
FLUOXETINE HCL 92 73 111 92
SYMBICORT 89 81 112 129
PROMETHAZINE HCL 86 63 R 113 180
BUSPIRONE HCL 84 53 114 173
TERAZOSIN HCL 83 65 115 137
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 82 70 116 85
ATACAND 81 81 117 456
IRBESARTAN 80 77 118 307
ACTONEL 79 76 119 184
GLIPIZIDE 78 67 120 44
MECLIZINE HCL 77 62 121 120
EVISTA 76 76 122 178
MICARDIS 74 63 123 274
JANUMET 73 65 124 211
AVODART 73 68 124 164
BUPROPION XL 73 54 124 256
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 72 64 127 234
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 72 39 127 93
LOVAZA 71 54 129 119
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 71 70 S3 129 80
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 70 70 131 116
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 69 69 132 76
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 68 53 133 188
QUINAPRIL HCL 67 47 134 148
LEVETIRACETAM 67 55 134 90
LEVOXYL 66 66 136 245
AMOXICILLIN 66 46 136 130
NOVOLOG 65 57 138 103
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 64 64 139 132
PEN NEEDLE 64 36 139 112
GUANFACINE HCL 63 56 R 141 433
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 63 44 141 125
DOXEPIN HCL 63 53 141 281
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 62 58 144 166
VESICARE 62 57 144 172
WELCHOL 62 60 144 343
IBUPROFEN 61 37 147 62
COMBIVENT 61 49 147 145
FINASTERIDE 61 61 147 97
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 59 49 R 150 162
BYSTOLIC 58 58 151 110
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 57 57 152 104
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 57 57 152 89
ANDROGEL 56 29 S3 154 408
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 56 53 154 158
PHENYTOIN 55 55 156 280
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 54 42 157 127
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 54 50 157 136
NIFEDIPINE ER 53 42 159 59
RAMIPRIL 52 50 160 111
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 52 47 160 131
METOLAZONE 51 43 162 152
DIPYRIDAMOLE 51 51 R 162 403
ALPRAZOLAM 51 40 162 439
HUMULIN 70-30 50 47 165 230
NITROSTAT 50 46 165 181
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 Jan. 17, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.