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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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32,243Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 15 out of 2652

$1.57M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 29 out of 2652

876 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older
50% 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

4% 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

21% 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

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,096 923 193 1 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,091 779 179 S3 2 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,090 947 156 3 2
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 1,068 945 183 4 19
LISINOPRIL 1,056 883 203 5 4
FUROSEMIDE 998 925 183 6 5
SIMVASTATIN 790 637 129 7 1
OMEPRAZOLE 783 621 148 8 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 750 695 138 9 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 690 568 65 10 11
CARVEDILOL 629 557 106 11 21
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 622 537 113 12 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 571 462 86 13 16
NAMENDA 508 508 38 14 25
ALPRAZOLAM 446 385 74 B 15 26
CLOPIDOGREL 407 347 69 16 15
DONEPEZIL HCL 394 389* 46 17 24
TRAMADOL HCL 376 309 81 18 22
METFORMIN HCL 375 278 74 19 9
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 366 320 61 20 12
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 364 295 61 21 14
SERTRALINE HCL 352 279 56 22 27
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 338 232 59 23 13
SPIRONOLACTONE 321 286 58 24 61
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 297 242 53 25 20
CITALOPRAM HBR 290 240 51 26 31
GABAPENTIN 283 207 55 27 18
TAMSULOSIN HCL 278 255 46 28 23
GLIPIZIDE 268 191 41 29 44
MELOXICAM 266 231 58 30 48
ALLOPURINOL 261 230 44 31 30
RANITIDINE HCL 246 159 35 32 42
MIRTAZAPINE 225 220* 38 33 65
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 221 140 23 A 34 59
LANTUS 210 163 34 35 56
AZITHROMYCIN 206 155 146 36 51
FINASTERIDE 196 191* 25 37 87
LORAZEPAM 192 159 50 B 38 35
CYMBALTA 189 147 22 39 60
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 186 167 27 40 45
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 184 179* 29 41 130
DIOVAN 182 140 20 42 33
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 176 147 43 43 62
SPIRIVA 172 135 33 44 63
METFORMIN HCL ER 170 157 28 45 67
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 169 123 30 46 36
ATENOLOL 168 152 24 47 17
FAMOTIDINE* 166 122 31 48 40
AMOXICILLIN 163 116 115 49 122
CLONIDINE HCL 160 140 27 50 64
GLIMEPIRIDE 152 147* 27 51 41
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 151 146* 26 52 53
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 149 113 32 53 32
NEXIUM 148 107 22 54 46
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 132 112 97 55 82
ADVAIR DISKUS 128 108 32 56 49
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 128 92 17 56 50
TRAZODONE HCL 126 89 27 58 58
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 123 88 42 59 38
LEVETIRACETAM 123 90 18 59 80
PROAIR HFA 120 73 49 61 39
HYDRALAZINE HCL 116 90 24 62 54
ROPINIROLE HCL 116 94 25 62 110
LYRICA 113 59 20 64 95
SYMBICORT 111 90 31 65 124
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 110 82 18 66 128
CRESTOR 107 102* 26 67 29
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 107 102* 20 67 28
CEPHALEXIN 106 79 73 69 134
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 105 94 20 70 366
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 104 69 19 71 103
LABETALOL HCL 102 71 19 72 186
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 100 45 23 R 73 96
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 100 95* 27 73 47
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 98 71 14 75 86
NOVOLOG 91 71 18 76 115
VERAPAMIL ER 91 78 13 76 118
DIGOXIN 88 68 19 78 142
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 88 88 14 78 99
PREDNISONE 87 74 54 80 43
VENLAFAXINE HCL 87 48 12 80 321
BACLOFEN 87 31 11 80 125
FENTANYL 85 80* 15 S2 83 83
JANUVIA 82 <11 <11 84 52
FELODIPINE ER 78 78 15 85 129
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 78 55 19 85 75
MEGESTROL ACETATE 77 72* 19 R 87 178
SEROQUEL XR 76 <11 <11 A 88 228
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 75 61 22 89 131
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 74 69* 16 90 126
FLUCONAZOLE 74 61 17 90 262
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 73 36 14 92 79
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 72 <11 <11 93 120
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 72 67* 14 93 175
LOVASTATIN 71 66* 17 95 37
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 70 <11 <11 96 34
DILTIAZEM ER 70 59 13 96 180
INSULIN SYRINGE* 67 62* 12 98 156
DIGOX 66 61* 20 99 73
BENAZEPRIL HCL 65 60* 13 100 89
MECLIZINE HCL 65 65 24 100 111
GLIPIZIDE ER 65 65 11 100 84
VESICARE 64 <11 <11 103 143
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 64 <11 <11 103 117
PRIMIDONE 64 <11 <11 103 279
KLOR-CON M20 64 59* 14 103 57
AMIODARONE HCL 64 36 18 103 148
BYSTOLIC 64 59* 14 103 104
EXELON 64 <11 <11 103 112
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 63 63 11 110 100
INSULIN SYRINGE* 63 58* 16 110 156
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 61 <11 12 R 112 88
CILOSTAZOL 61 56* 12 112 258
MICARDIS 61 <11 <11 112 334
OLANZAPINE 61 <11 <11 A 112 108
BUSPIRONE HCL 61 56* 15 112 153
FENOFIBRATE* 61 31 11 112 68
QUINAPRIL HCL 60 <11 <11 118 151
KLOR-CON 10 59 54* 12 119 91
LEVOFLOXACIN 59 48 52 119 74
PROCHLORPERAZINE MALEATE 58 53* 29 121 352
FENOFIBRATE* 58 <11 <11 121 68
CLONAZEPAM 57 <11 <11 B 123 71
FLUOXETINE HCL 57 <11 <11 123 90
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 57 42 44 123 116
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 55 28 20 126 166
BUPROPION HCL SR 54 32 11 127 219
ABILIFY 54 <11 <11 A 127 106
LAMOTRIGINE 53 <11 <11 129 157
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 52 <11 <11 130 224
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51 46* 14 131 55
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 51 20 28 131 123
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 51 46* 42 131 98
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 Dec. 27, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.