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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,320Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 41 out of 2588

$1.52M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 21 out of 2588

755 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
43%Patients 65 Years and Older
96% 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

13% of this provider’s 755 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 11%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 9,938 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

$68 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
LISINOPRIL 808 309 1 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 614 353 2 4
SIMVASTATIN 596 341 3 1
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 589 122 R 4 107
HALOPERIDOL 485 193 5 154
FUROSEMIDE 447 255 6 5
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 439 57 7 89
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 414 157 8 13
DONEPEZIL HCL 402 330 9 22
RISPERIDONE 402 134 9 57
METFORMIN HCL 348 122 11 8
IBUPROFEN 346 78 12 62
FAMOTIDINE 345 161 13 36
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 336 134 14 9
TRAZODONE HCL 328 80 15 61
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 309 126 16 28
CLOPIDOGREL 301 220 17 30
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 283 148 18 31
LANTUS 281 121 19 47
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 276 117 20 2
CRESTOR 271 150 21 25
CARVEDILOL 264 170 22 20
NAMENDA 250 214 23 32
NAPROXEN 241 91 24 95
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 239 123 25 11
OMEPRAZOLE 238 130 26 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 237 85 S3 27 7
RANITIDINE HCL 223 115 28 37
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 223 125 28 12
TAMSULOSIN HCL 204 107 30 23
ABILIFY 200 80 31 134
OLANZAPINE 198 38 32 126
PLAVIX 197 145 33 43
WARFARIN SODIUM 191 132 34 10
HALOPERIDOL LACTATE 183 60 10 35 306
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 179 84 36 68
HEPARIN SODIUM 175 130 37 79
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 174 95 38 136
SERTRALINE HCL 168 45 39 26
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 163 71 40 15
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 154 64 41 109
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 149 59 42 74
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 147 69 S3 43 80
NIFEDIPINE ER 147 97 43 59
GABAPENTIN 139 30 45 18
PROAIR HFA 138 42 46 50
DIOVAN 134 78 47 29
VALPROIC ACID 132 59 48 174
HYDRALAZINE HCL 129 84 49 53
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 127 20 50 121
KLOR-CON M20 124 61 51 52
TRAMADOL HCL 124 49 51 19
SANTYL 118 55 53 160
SYMBICORT 117 62 54 129
LABETALOL HCL 115 44 55 177
MIRTAZAPINE 114 28 56 63
VENTOLIN HFA 113 25 57 101
SPIRIVA 109 64 58 56
LEVETIRACETAM 108 51 59 90
CARBAMAZEPINE 108 23 59 146
NOVOLOG 107 47 61 103
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 106 36 R 62 87
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 100 0 63 325
AZITHROMYCIN 96 49 64 45
CITALOPRAM HBR 94 60 65 27
FINASTERIDE 92 50 66 97
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 91 56 67 17
CLONIDINE HCL 90 53 68 54
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 90 43 68 76
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 90 17 68 272
HUMULIN R 87 45 71 288
DIGOXIN 86 27 72 38
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 86 0 72 252
EXELON 84 59 74 118
GLIPIZIDE 84 61 74 44
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 77 77 76 21
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 77 43 76 85
PAROXETINE HCL 75 21 78 71
ADVAIR DISKUS 74 46 79 48
CLOZAPINE 68 0 80 163
TOPIRAMATE 67 17 81 167
RAMIPRIL 67 37 81 111
SODIUM CHLORIDE 65 30 83 168
LEVOFLOXACIN 64 36 84 77
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 62 35 85 132
CELEBREX 58 31 86 99
NOVOLIN R 58 22 86 175
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 58 30 86 116
SEROQUEL 56 15 89 186
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 56 48 89 49
KETOCONAZOLE 56 16 89 195
LAMOTRIGINE 55 0 92 170
OXCARBAZEPINE 55 12 92 192
LACTULOSE 54 16 94 135
EXFORGE 53 33 95 209
HYDROCORTISONE 53 20 95 221
BACLOFEN 53 13 95 142
DIOVAN HCT 53 13 95 72
LITHIUM CARBONATE 53 16 95 229
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 52 25 100 104
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 52 31 100 82
RISPERDAL CONSTA 51 0 102 300
NEXIUM 51 37 102 41
KLOR-CON M10 51 37 102 139
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 51 23 102 24
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 July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.