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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,325Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 68 out of 2588

$1.18M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 57 out of 2588

550 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79%Patients 65 Years and Older
58% 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
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this specialty
in Illinois
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 550 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 550 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 16,396 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 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 818 710 1 3
SIMVASTATIN 756 621 2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 592 468 3 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 573 484 4 2
FUROSEMIDE 456 446 5 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 434 395 6 4
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 416 381 7 13
NAMENDA 402 399 8 32
WARFARIN SODIUM 380 352 9 10
DONEPEZIL HCL 377 365 10 22
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 360 263 11 9
METFORMIN HCL 345 331 12 8
LOVASTATIN 324 274 13 34
TRAMADOL HCL 282 242 14 19
CLOPIDOGREL 248 218 15 30
ATENOLOL 241 212 16 14
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 239 220 17 11
GABAPENTIN 235 198 18 18
CRESTOR 228 212 19 25
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 225 197 20 12
CITALOPRAM HBR 222 199 21 27
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 205 184 22 21
MELOXICAM 193 163 23 51
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 187 170 24 85
PLAVIX 187 170 24 43
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 187 166 24 16
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 158 128 27 40
SPIRIVA 158 148 27 56
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 154 132 29 68
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 152 118 30 15
GLIPIZIDE 151 144 31 44
CARVEDILOL 151 127 31 20
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 150 100 S3 33 7
RANITIDINE HCL 149 105 34 37
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 143 112 35 74
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 142 140 36 49
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 129 78 R 37 87
ADVAIR DISKUS 123 111 38 48
VERAPAMIL ER 123 111 38 102
SERTRALINE HCL 119 50 40 26
PREDNISONE 118 80 41 42
BENAZEPRIL HCL 111 94 42 84
TAMSULOSIN HCL 110 100 43 23
CYMBALTA 110 78 43 70
LANTUS 107 91 45 47
EXELON 103 103 46 118
ABILIFY 102 92 47 134
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 100 78 48 35
VYTORIN 100 93 48 200
TRAZODONE HCL 100 83 48 61
PROAIR HFA 98 80 51 50
FENOFIBRATE 94 69 52 64
FLUOXETINE HCL 93 69 53 92
DIGOXIN 93 89 53 38
NAPROXEN 93 80 53 95
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 92 91 56 132
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 92 73 56 17
QUINAPRIL HCL 91 86 58 148
FENTANYL 89 74 S2 59 78
BUSPIRONE HCL 88 88 60 173
KLOR-CON M20 84 74 61 52
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 81 75 62 93
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 80 73 63 127
SPIRONOLACTONE 78 78 64 58
DILTIAZEM ER 77 75 65 150
SEROQUEL XR 77 63 65 268
NABUMETONE 76 74 67 147
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 74 74 68 76
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 71 50 69 24
DIOVAN 70 63 70 29
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 69 56 71 98
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 68 62 72 106
ALLOPURINOL 65 58 73 33
FELODIPINE ER 64 60 74 108
MUPIROCIN 63 50 75 235
NIASPAN 63 28 75 115
NEXIUM 62 57 77 41
PAROXETINE HCL 62 58 77 71
JANUVIA 61 53 79 60
INSULIN SYRINGE 59 47 80 81
MIRTAZAPINE 59 59 80 63
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 57 48 82 82
PROPRANOLOL HCL 57 57 82 128
LEVETIRACETAM 57 57 82 90
FINASTERIDE 56 46 85 97
RISPERIDONE 56 47 85 57
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 56 48 85 46
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 55 36 R 88 91
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE 55 55 88 393
CEPHALEXIN 53 43 90 138
GEMFIBROZIL 53 33 90 123
SANTYL 52 32 92 160
AZITHROMYCIN 52 42 92 45
HUMALOG 51 46 94 141
CLOZAPINE 51 0 94 163
SINGULAIR 51 41 94 94
OLANZAPINE 50 42 97 126
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 50 43 97 55
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. 22, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.