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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,099Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 427 out of 2482

$467K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 366 out of 2482

203 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
44% 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 81928cdb0ebe162ff75cf405bfacadd396bf3ec84bc467b6f3e612dd63daa776 Average for
this specialty
in Illinois
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

40 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 20.


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.

B

A benzodiazepine, or tranquilizer. More » The American Geriatrics Society says these drugs increase the risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls and fractures in older adults.

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 with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Recieving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Illinois
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 445 224 50 1 9
RISPERIDONE 264 193 25 A 2 58
METFORMIN HCL 248 89 33 3 8
LISINOPRIL 246 146 36 4 2
FUROSEMIDE 242 128 24 5 5
SIMVASTATIN 221 136 36 6 3
OMEPRAZOLE 211 114 28 7 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 208 169 26 8 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 195 104 30 9 1
ABILIFY 184 39 12 A 10 102
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 164 79 26 R 11 117
FAMOTIDINE* 146 78 21 12 48
DONEPEZIL HCL 140 126 22 13 31
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 138 86 22 14 4
SERTRALINE HCL 136 115 14 15 25
IBUPROFEN 119 33 21 16 62
TRAZODONE HCL 119 72 19 16 46
NAMENDA 112 87 13 18 28
OLANZAPINE 111 59 14 A 19 100
CLOPIDOGREL 111 89 13 19 16
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 109 84 15 21 11
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 105 54 16 A 22 65
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 100 63 13 23 14
HALOPERIDOL 93 61 18 A 24 151
WARFARIN SODIUM 93 <11 <11 24 12
RANITIDINE HCL 92 69 15 26 30
LEVETIRACETAM 90 <11 <11 27 92
JANUVIA 87 <11 <11 28 57
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 87 29 14 28 83
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 84 <11 <11 30 115
GABAPENTIN 83 <11 <11 31 17
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 81 64 13 32 24
HEPARIN SODIUM 78 <11 <11 33 120
GLIPIZIDE 77 <11 <11 34 45
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 76 <11 <11 35 106
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 76 <11 <11 35 78
KLOR-CON M20 75 40 11 37 67
VALPROIC ACID* 70 <11 <11 38 168
TAMSULOSIN HCL 69 37 11 39 27
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 67 <11 <11 A 40 163
FINASTERIDE 55 <11 <11 41 105
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 54 <11 <11 42 233
ENULOSE 54 <11 <11 42 169
BACLOFEN 52 <11 <11 44 129
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 50 <11 <11 A 45 220
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths of these prescriptions 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.
  • 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 Sept. 11, 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.