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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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37,453Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 2652

$2.19M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 2652

876 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older
97% 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

2% of this provider’s 876 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 876 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 11%.

Brand Name Drugs

31% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

43 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 21.


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
DIOVAN 1,439 1,383 150 10 1 33
NEXIUM 1,145 1,107 148 2 46
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,049 907 117 3 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 988 983* 76 4 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 934 903 140 5 3
SIMVASTATIN 912 779 133 6 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 889 869 127 7 6
METFORMIN HCL 862 745 108 8 9
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 851 846* 135 9 32
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 850 778 119 10 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 713 671 113 11 10
LISINOPRIL 695 635 111 12 4
OMEPRAZOLE 669 619 117 13 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 664 640 90 14 13
FUROSEMIDE 597 576 102 15 5
CLOPIDOGREL 594 561 77 16 15
LIDODERM 523 509 112 17 92
VOLTAREN 481 476* 124 18 138
TRAMADOL HCL 469 448 130 19 22
MELOXICAM 461 446 106 20 48
TAMSULOSIN HCL 436 395 70 21 23
LORAZEPAM 417 379 76 B 22 35
MECLIZINE HCL 416 411* 83 23 111
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 414 387 45 24 34
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 411 411 56 25 77
RANITIDINE HCL 391 340 57 26 42
JANUVIA 390 361 52 27 52
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 363 331 66 28 16
ATENOLOL 346 331 41 29 17
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 333 317 37 30 28
DONEPEZIL HCL 300 300 45 31 24
CRESTOR 293 288* 44 32 29
CLONAZEPAM 293 263 46 B 32 71
LOVAZA 290 285* 33 34 114
CARVEDILOL 282 258 43 35 21
GLIMEPIRIDE 273 251 32 36 41
FAMOTIDINE* 262 257* 46 37 40
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 250 224 59 S3 38 8
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 244 221 47 39 45
GABAPENTIN 236 194 41 40 18
NAMENDA 235 235 27 41 25
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 221 204 52 42 62
IBUPROFEN 219 172 66 43 70
TRAZODONE HCL 202 127 30 44 58
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 196 184 32 45 99
AVODART 189 173 28 46 169
LANSOPRAZOLE 189 177 23 46 164
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 186 139 38 48 20
CREON 184 184 28 49 200
CLONIDINE HCL 176 176 42 50 64
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 175 175 26 51 53
ABILIFY 170 134 17 A 52 106
AZITHROMYCIN 165 160* 137 53 51
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 158 117 24 A 54 59
METFORMIN HCL ER 157 152* 18 55 67
HYDRALAZINE HCL 156 144 26 56 54
ALLOPURINOL 149 127 22 57 30
SERTRALINE HCL 144 121 18 58 27
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 144 130 21 58 36
ALPRAZOLAM 143 124 20 B 60 26
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 139 134* 24 61 14
PROAIR HFA 139 107 25 61 39
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 136 109 16 S3 63 93
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 136 124 25 63 197
NIFEDIPINE ER 135 130* 20 65 69
DIGOX 126 126 23 66 73
LACTULOSE 124 90 22 67 145
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 123 107 25 68 50
ZETIA 120 115* 13 69 72
FELODIPINE ER 119 107 16 70 129
AMMONIUM LACTATE 117 94 19 71 302
CYMBALTA 114 109* 11 72 60
PAROXETINE HCL 112 112 14 73 78
DICYCLOMINE HCL 109 109 28 74 215
SYNTHROID 107 <11 <11 75 76
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 105 100* 12 R 76 101
PROPRANOLOL HCL 103 103 11 77 136
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 102 51 11 78 121
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 101 96* 14 79 19
GLIPIZIDE 101 83 16 79 44
RISPERIDONE 100 82 11 A 81 66
PROCTOZONE-HC 100 100 32 81 271
NASONEX 99 94* 37 83 254
CITALOPRAM HBR 98 93* 17 84 31
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 97 97 13 85 161
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 97 92* 42 85 98
NITROSTAT 96 91* 48 87 182
ADVAIR DISKUS 95 90* 20 88 49
GLIPIZIDE XL 95 90* 14 88 146
SPIRONOLACTONE 94 89* 18 90 61
ROPINIROLE HCL 94 94 13 90 110
BYSTOLIC 93 93 11 92 104
DILTIAZEM ER 93 93 12 92 180
CILOSTAZOL 93 <11 <11 92 258
LEVETIRACETAM 92 75 15 95 80
PREDNISONE 92 87* 30 95 43
ULORIC 91 91 15 97 300
MIRTAZAPINE 88 75 19 98 65
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 85 72 16 99 128
LANTUS 85 80* 15 99 56
DIGOXIN 83 83 13 101 142
KETOCONAZOLE 81 67 20 102 193
OLANZAPINE 75 64 11 A 103 108
LOPERAMIDE 74 69* 49 104 221
TOPIRAMATE 73 <11 <11 105 155
LITHIUM CARBONATE 73 <11 <11 105 207
SPIRIVA 72 67* 18 107 63
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 71 66* 31 108 38
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 70 <11 <11 109 130
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 70 54 18 109 85
BENAZEPRIL HCL 69 <11 <11 111 89
MICARDIS 66 <11 <11 112 334
NOVOLOG 65 60* 13 113 115
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 65 60* 19 113 171
NYSTATIN 63 58* 34 115 154
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 62 34 12 R 116 109
BENICAR 61 <11 <11 117 144
GLYBURIDE 61 56* 12 R 117 94
LEVOFLOXACIN 60 55* 42 119 74
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 60 55* 22 119 181
MEGESTROL ACETATE 59 59 19 R 121 178
AMIODARONE HCL 58 53* 12 122 148
HUMALOG 58 58 15 122 107
LAMOTRIGINE 57 <11 <11 124 157
DIOVAN HCT 57 57 23 124 281
FINASTERIDE 57 45 11 124 87
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 56 51* 47 127 82
VESICARE 56 <11 <11 127 143
VALPROIC ACID* 55 <11 <11 129 191
GLIPIZIDE ER 54 <11 <11 130 84
EDARBI 54 <11 <11 130 532
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 54 <11 <11 130 47
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 54 <11 <11 130 259
AMITIZA 54 <11 <11 130 235
LYRICA 53 53 11 135 95
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 53 <11 <11 135 117
LOVASTATIN 52 <11 <11 137 37
SANTYL 52 52 15 137 176
ACEBUTOLOL HCL 52 <11 <11 137 381
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 52 47* 43 137 123
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 51 46* 25 141 103
ZENPEP 50 50 11 142 285
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 Feb. 7, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.