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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,841Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 51 out of 2482

$967K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 53 out of 2482

499 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
10% Patients 65 Years and Older
100% 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

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,908 99 194 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 695 58 68 2 7
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 573 202 20 A 3 65
LISINOPRIL 509 257 35 4 2
TAMSULOSIN HCL 490 114 43 5 27
RISPERIDONE 417 64 36 A 6 58
SERTRALINE HCL 398 27 38 7 25
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 349 58 25 8 83
METFORMIN HCL 340 113 28 9 8
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 335 26 61 10 39
TOPIRAMATE 329 0 12 11 144
CALCITONIN-SALMON 327 109 44 10 12 241
OLANZAPINE 313 42 16 A 13 100
CARBAMAZEPINE 286 84 17 14 133
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 279 31 16 15 14
WARFARIN SODIUM 278 105 11 16 12
ALLOPURINOL 269 <11 29 17 33
NAMENDA 257 <11 29 18 28
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 253 81 19 19 10
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 249 50 15 20 115
SIMVASTATIN 225 30 19 21 3
LEVETIRACETAM 214 24 18 22 92
LAMOTRIGINE 210 41 13 23 136
LACTULOSE 209 <11 <11 24 152
ACTONEL 205 66 21 25 229
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 182 25 23 26 29
ABILIFY 181 20 16 A 27 102
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 173 72 12 28 11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 169 65 11 29 50
FORTICAL 162 51 47 30 281
CITALOPRAM HBR 160 16 13 31 23
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 152 66 16 32 9
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 148 87 11 33 112
GABAPENTIN 140 18 11 34 17
DESLORATADINE 140 <11 <11 10 34 391
MIRTAZAPINE 132 52 12 36 66
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 126 0 12 37 43
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 126 34 15 37 78
DIOVAN 118 <11 <11 39 42
LOVASTATIN 117 <11 <11 40 35
TRAZODONE HCL 115 <11 19 41 46
CARBAMAZEPINE XR 114 <11 11 42 297
FUROSEMIDE 114 <11 <11 42 5
CLONAZEPAM 111 16 17 B 44 59
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 110 <11 <11 45 13
RANITIDINE HCL 110 0 11 45 30
HUMALOG 108 <11 <11 47 119
FAMOTIDINE* 100 <11 <11 48 48
DIGOX 99 <11 <11 49 84
FINASTERIDE 97 <11 <11 50 105
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 95 <11 <11 R 51 117
MONOJECT INSULIN SAFETY SYRNG 94 <11 <11 52 326
KETOCONAZOLE 94 <11 36 52 182
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 92 <11 <11 54 4
VIMPAT 86 <11 <11 55 332
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 84 <11 <11 56 106
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 81 0 11 57 277
ECONAZOLE NITRATE 80 <11 32 58 341
BETHANECHOL CHLORIDE 79 <11 <11 59 317
OXCARBAZEPINE 78 <11 <11 60 177
LANTUS 76 <11 <11 61 51
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 76 0 17 61 60
TRAVATAN Z 74 <11 <11 63 224
PAROXETINE HCL 72 <11 <11 64 72
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 70 <11 <11 65 142
VALPROIC ACID* 69 <11 <11 66 168
NALTREXONE HCL 64 <11 <11 67 460
FAZACLO 64 <11 <11 A 67 409
PHENYTOIN 64 <11 <11 67 194
PROPRANOLOL HCL 63 <11 <11 70 123
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 62 <11 <11 71 121
NYSTATIN 61 <11 16 72 157
METRONIDAZOLE 60 <11 26 73 231
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 59 <11 <11 74 184
GLYBURIDE 58 <11 <11 R 75 91
METHIMAZOLE 58 <11 <11 75 479
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 55 <11 <11 77 99
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 51 <11 <11 78 98
AMOXICILLIN 51 <11 32 78 122
LORAZEPAM 50 <11 22 B 80 26
NAPROXEN 50 <11 <11 80 76
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 50 <11 <11 80 188
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.