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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,726Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 552 out of 2588

$496K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 475 out of 2588

254 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83%Patients 65 Years and Older
37% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 254 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 11%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 6,806 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$64 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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
CARVEDILOL 305 274 1 20
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 296 274 2 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 278 258 3 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 265 206 4 2
OMEPRAZOLE 239 216 5 6
SIMVASTATIN 235 209 6 1
LISINOPRIL 204 165 7 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 196 184 8 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 194 184 9 12
DIGOXIN 183 183 10 38
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 140 133 11 13
ALLOPURINOL 132 126 12 33
TRAMADOL HCL 122 92 13 19
BUMETANIDE 110 108 14 117
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 110 108 14 49
SPIRIVA 104 98 16 56
SERTRALINE HCL 103 75 17 26
DIOVAN 102 102 18 29
GABAPENTIN 96 77 19 18
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 91 79 20 35
METFORMIN HCL 88 52 21 8
CLOPIDOGREL 86 73 22 30
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 78 72 23 16
LANTUS 76 46 24 47
CRESTOR 74 48 25 25
NIASPAN 74 74 25 115
TAMSULOSIN HCL 73 73 27 23
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 69 67 28 17
GLIPIZIDE ER 68 61 29 73
DONEPEZIL HCL 67 65 30 22
TRAZODONE HCL 66 46 31 61
PROAIR HFA 64 63 32 50
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 61 51 33 85
NAMENDA 60 56 34 32
METFORMIN HCL ER 59 59 35 67
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 59 46 S3 35 7
PLAVIX 58 53 37 43
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 56 54 38 212
KLOR-CON M20 54 54 39 52
SYMBICORT 54 49 39 129
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 54 53 39 98
FUROSEMIDE 53 47 42 5
RANITIDINE HCL 51 51 43 37
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 50 35 44 28
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 20, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.