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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,204Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 93

$1.3M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 93

240 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92%Patients 65 Years and Older
99% 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

9% of this provider’s 240 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 15,789 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

46% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$80 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

68 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 12.


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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
LOVAZA 670 654 1 58
NEXIUM 498 485 2 33
METFORMIN HCL 474 461 3 7
CRESTOR 469 446 4 31
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 376 374 5 40
IBUPROFEN 370 370 6 34
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 368 364 7 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 357 351 8 5
DIOVAN HCT 355 348 9 52
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 300 300 10 18
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 268 268 11 28
LISINOPRIL 268 247 11 3
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 238 231 13 29
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 238 238 13 14
ATENOLOL 233 233 15 16
OMEPRAZOLE 219 219 16 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 214 213 17 12
DIOVAN 212 211 18 35
ULORIC 210 210 19 132
DEXILANT 192 186 20 139
LIDODERM 181 178 21 125
SYNTHROID 177 176 22 77
JANUVIA 171 157 23 76
CLONIDINE HCL 169 168 24 50
DONEPEZIL HCL 161 161 25 25
CARVEDILOL 161 161 25 23
KETOCONAZOLE 153 144 27 153
CLOPIDOGREL 148 142 28 27
PLAVIX 143 143 29 44
AMITIZA 143 143 29 130
SIMVASTATIN 142 136 31 2
FUROSEMIDE 136 136 32 4
DICYCLOMINE HCL 131 131 33 164
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 130 130 34 53
GLIPIZIDE XL 125 111 35 81
LANSOPRAZOLE 125 116 35 118
RANITIDINE HCL 122 120 37 21
GLIPIZIDE ER 117 115 38 56
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 112 108 39 11
ZETIA 109 108 40 92
VOLTAREN 109 109 40 176
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 109 109 40 63
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 108 94 43 39
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 107 106 S3 44 9
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 101 92 45 184
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 99 96 46 90
ZENPEP 96 96 47 187
GLIMEPIRIDE 92 92 48 60
MECLIZINE HCL 90 89 49 132
TRAMADOL HCL 87 79 50 15
TAMSULOSIN HCL 83 82 51 24
BONIVA 83 80 51 200
BYSTOLIC 81 81 53 116
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 81 81 53 116
PROCTOZONE-HC 79 79 55 204
FEXOFENADINE HCL 78 78 56 208
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 78 78 56 22
LIPITOR 76 76 58 158
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 76 76 58 70
NITROSTAT 76 76 58 209
SINGULAIR 75 67 61 71
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74 69 62 75
ACTONEL 73 70 63 210
AMMONIUM LACTATE 72 72 64 212
CREON 72 72 64 212
CELEBREX 70 70 66 137
ADVAIR DISKUS 70 61 66 59
GLIPIZIDE 66 62 68 41
ENALAPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65 65 69 160
VERAPAMIL ER 65 65 69 98
SERTRALINE HCL 64 64 71 43
PREMARIN 63 62 R 72 224
COREG CR 60 60 73 166
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 60 60 73 229
NASONEX 60 60 73 229
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 59 59 76 26
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58 57 77 10
KLOR-CON 8 58 58 77 101
JANUMET 57 57 79 233
NAMENDA 55 55 80 55
PROAIR HFA 54 54 81 37
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 53 53 82 124
VENTOLIN HFA 52 49 83 83
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 50 50 84 13
AZITHROMYCIN 50 44 84 51
RAMIPRIL 50 50 84 154
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 March 29, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.