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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,037Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 47 out of 120

$317K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 57 out of 120

261 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
56% Patients 65 Years and Older
82% 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

31% of this provider’s 261 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 13%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 23.


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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 377 69 64 S3 1 8
ALPRAZOLAM 330 47 54 B 2 26
PROAIR HFA 202 58 62 3 49
FUROSEMIDE 186 140 43 4 1
METFORMIN HCL 184 128 48 5 13
PROMETHAZINE HCL 169 45 62 R 6 176
CLONIDINE HCL 168 109 37 7 73
LISINOPRIL 163 122 42 8 5
SIMVASTATIN 155 110 40 9 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 139 95 37 10 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 128 72 30 11 16
RANITIDINE HCL 122 43 30 12 58
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 117 76 32 13 10
FAMOTIDINE* 110 83 25 14 36
AMOXICILLIN 106 46 49 15 152
IBUPROFEN 99 36 42 16 80
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 94 75 26 17 15
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 93 57 23 S3 18 87
HYDRALAZINE HCL 93 65 17 18 46
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 91 46 25 20 37
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 89 55 25 21 9
NAPROXEN 76 41 33 22 90
BENAZEPRIL HCL 75 52 16 23 115
WARFARIN SODIUM 72 <11 <11 24 7
CLOPIDOGREL 70 56 17 25 18
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 63 22 16 26 35
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 62 <11 13 27 60
DIOVAN 62 32 13 27 29
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61 39 15 29 157
CLONAZEPAM 59 <11 <11 B 30 76
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 59 38 12 30 2
TRAMADOL HCL 59 19 18 30 19
OMEPRAZOLE 59 54* 11 30 6
JANUVIA 57 44 20 34 50
NIFEDIPINE ER 56 51* 17 35 72
DIGOX 50 <11 <11 36 61
LORAZEPAM 50 38 14 B 36 33
CITALOPRAM HBR 50 <11 <11 36 21
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. 30, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.