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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,156Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 149 out of 2482

$662K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 168 out of 2482

676 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older
56% 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

12% of this provider’s 676 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 12%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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
SIMVASTATIN 820 759 184 1 3
METFORMIN HCL 695 618 152 2 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 664 612 120 3 1
OMEPRAZOLE 503 427 123 4 7
LISINOPRIL 471 423 107 5 2
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 284 272 68 6 19
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 257 218 60 7 4
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 255 250* 50 8 29
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 229 210 49 9 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 229 210 56 9 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 228 210 67 S3 11 6
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 224 212 59 12 13
TRAMADOL HCL 161 156* 66 13 20
CLONAZEPAM 156 126 45 B 14 59
ATENOLOL 151 128 30 15 18
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 147 126 27 16 32
GLIPIZIDE 143 117 32 17 45
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 141 136* 35 18 10
IBUPROFEN 135 90 43 19 62
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 132 127* 37 20 38
FUROSEMIDE 130 125* 40 21 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 128 128 20 22 12
DONEPEZIL HCL 124 124 24 23 31
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 123 106 30 24 37
GABAPENTIN 116 100 40 25 17
BENAZEPRIL HCL 115 110* 27 26 88
ALPRAZOLAM 111 106* 24 B 27 21
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 108 83 54 28 39
AZITHROMYCIN 107 102* 88 29 56
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 106 65 24 R 30 74
SERTRALINE HCL 106 84 21 30 25
TAMSULOSIN HCL 103 103 27 32 27
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 95 95 19 R 33 95
NEXIUM 95 73 17 33 44
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 93 93 19 35 87
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 93 88* 41 35 111
GLIMEPIRIDE 92 80 23 37 47
LORAZEPAM 90 85* 16 B 38 26
DIOVAN 90 85* 18 38 42
LOVASTATIN 86 81* 23 40 35
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 86 70 20 40 43
CLOPIDOGREL 80 75* 20 42 16
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79 74* 23 43 63
PAROXETINE HCL 79 <11 <11 43 72
RANITIDINE HCL 76 71* 14 45 30
CARVEDILOL 76 71* 21 45 22
MECLIZINE HCL 76 71* 33 45 137
ADVAIR DISKUS 68 53 16 48 52
PROAIR HFA 67 53 18 49 36
FENOFIBRATE* 65 54 16 50 53
ACTONEL 65 60* 12 50 229
CRESTOR 65 65 13 50 34
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 65 52 22 50 24
PREDNISONE 63 58* 35 54 41
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 63 51 11 54 97
NAPROXEN 60 55* 23 56 76
GLIPIZIDE ER 60 49 13 56 82
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 59 54* 14 58 379
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 59 54* 17 R 58 203
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 58 <11 <11 60 113
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 57 46 45 61 146
NAMENDA 55 55 11 62 28
LOVAZA 54 54 11 63 132
LANTUS 52 33 15 64 51
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 51 46* 29 65 98
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 50 38 13 66 15
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 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.