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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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56,152Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 2652

$3.46M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 2652

1,060 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 1,060 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 11%.

Brand Name Drugs

37% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$62 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

53 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 1,808 1,796 176 10 1 33
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,732 1,706 162 2 2
CRESTOR 1,704 1,681 183 10 3 29
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,694 1,661 192 4 3
NEXIUM 1,515 1,499 189 5 46
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,457 1,457 95 6 11
FUROSEMIDE 1,430 1,393 166 7 5
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 1,399 1,376 157 8 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,381 1,338 158 9 6
OMEPRAZOLE 1,372 1,342 179 10 7
METFORMIN HCL 1,271 1,237 145 11 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,227 1,212 146 12 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,130 1,102 119 13 10
CLOPIDOGREL 1,067 1,067 115 14 15
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 976 971* 164 15 32
JANUVIA 895 867 94 10 16 52
SIMVASTATIN 876 846 93 17 1
LISINOPRIL 867 816 112 18 4
LIDODERM 767 767 185 19 92
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 739 734* 93 20 13
CARVEDILOL 730 712 78 21 21
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 549 544* 56 22 34
TAMSULOSIN HCL 531 492 71 23 23
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 524 498 67 24 14
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 519 519 68 25 77
GLIMEPIRIDE 515 510* 61 26 41
COUMADIN 515 510* 42 10 26 199
FAMOTIDINE* 501 477 72 28 40
LOVAZA 500 495* 56 29 114
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 498 484 108 30 62
PINDOLOL 490 479 61 10 31 311
ATENOLOL 485 462 53 32 17
LORAZEPAM 463 458* 89 B 33 35
HYDRALAZINE HCL 438 425 54 34 54
MECLIZINE HCL 427 422* 113 35 111
VOLTAREN 425 420* 123 36 138
TRAMADOL HCL 421 416* 125 37 22
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 388 383* 51 38 45
CREON 354 343 50 39 200
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 344 339* 39 40 53
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 324 301 35 41 28
SYNTHROID 298 293* 32 42 76
DEXILANT 293 288* 34 43 214
SPIRONOLACTONE 292 292 37 44 61
GABAPENTIN 290 285* 53 45 18
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 289 284* 34 46 86
AVODART 276 265 38 47 169
KETOCONAZOLE 273 268* 70 48 193
DONEPEZIL HCL 268 268 39 49 24
RANITIDINE HCL 268 268 35 49 42
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 267 253 123 51 38
LANSOPRAZOLE 250 245* 32 52 164
NIFEDIPINE ER 245 240* 30 53 69
SERTRALINE HCL 244 244 21 54 27
NITROSTAT 233 228* 87 55 182
ALPRAZOLAM 222 217* 36 B 56 26
PREDNISONE 219 214* 47 57 43
NAMENDA 216 216 21 58 25
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 214 209* 23 59 203
CLONIDINE HCL 214 209* 30 59 64
ALLOPURINOL 214 209* 23 59 30
BYSTOLIC 204 199* 21 62 104
ACEBUTOLOL HCL 200 200 19 10 63 381
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 195 177 78 S3 64 8
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 188 188 25 65 19
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 188 173 25 65 55
DIGOX 185 185 34 67 73
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 180 180 37 68 50
KLOR-CON M20 174 163 24 69 57
METFORMIN HCL ER 170 153 25 70 67
CLONAZEPAM 170 155 29 B 70 71
ADVAIR DISKUS 167 167 36 72 49
CYMBALTA 166 161* 22 73 60
PROPRANOLOL HCL 166 166 23 73 136
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 159 154* 76 75 98
SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 158 158 19 76 210
MELOXICAM 154 149* 77 77 48
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 152 152 18 78 130
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 146 146 16 79 99
DIGOXIN 144 144 25 80 142
MIRTAZAPINE 143 131 22 81 65
AZITHROMYCIN 139 134* 125 82 51
LEVOFLOXACIN 137 132* 95 83 74
BENAZEPRIL HCL 136 136 14 84 89
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 136 131* 24 84 20
ULORIC 134 134 15 86 300
GLIPIZIDE 126 126 15 87 44
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 125 125 17 88 161
LANTUS 125 120* 16 88 56
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 122 63 16 90 75
RISPERIDONE 122 86 12 A 90 66
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 121 121 19 A 92 59
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 118 118 14 93 259
TERAZOSIN HCL 117 117 12 94 140
NIFEDICAL XL 115 115 18 95 160
FELODIPINE ER 114 114 12 96 129
DIOVAN HCT 114 114 39 96 281
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE 109 109 11 98 457
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 109 81 16 98 165
CITALOPRAM HBR 109 104* 15 98 31
DICYCLOMINE HCL 107 107 27 101 215
PROCTOZONE-HC 105 100* 37 102 271
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 104 99* 15 103 79
IBUPROFEN 101 96* 53 104 70
GLYBURIDE 100 95* 12 R 105 94
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 99 <11 <11 106 36
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 99 99 12 R 106 101
PROAIR HFA 96 91* 34 108 39
JANUMET 95 <11 <11 109 230
TEMAZEPAM 94 94 17 B 110 159
ACARBOSE 91 <11 <11 111 295
AMMONIUM LACTATE 89 89 24 112 302
AMITIZA 89 89 17 112 235
HUMALOG 89 67 18 112 107
FINASTERIDE 88 72 12 115 87
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 85 80* 67 116 116
CEPHALEXIN 84 79* 44 117 134
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 84 84 19 117 197
NADOLOL 83 <11 <11 119 396
EXFORGE HCT 82 <11 <11 120 476
METHIMAZOLE 82 <11 <11 120 307
ENALAPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 82 <11 <11 120 287
AZELASTINE HCL 80 80 31 123 303
NASONEX 79 79 23 124 254
OLANZAPINE 78 <11 <11 A 125 108
CILOSTAZOL 77 77 11 126 258
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 76 76 58 127 82
ABILIFY 76 <11 <11 A 127 106
INSULIN SYRINGE* 75 75 11 129 156
NOVOLOG 75 70* 17 129 115
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 74 <11 <11 131 121
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 73 73 16 132 171
SPIRIVA 70 70 13 133 63
AMIODARONE HCL 70 <11 <11 133 148
LACTULOSE 68 68 16 135 145
LOVASTATIN 68 <11 <11 135 37
ZENPEP 68 <11 <11 135 285
PAROXETINE HCL 67 <11 <11 138 78
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 66 66 15 139 292
HYDROCORTISONE 65 37 30 140 233
CAPTOPRIL 65 <11 <11 140 354
LIDOCAINE 65 60* 29 140 223
NOVOLIN N 64 <11 <11 143 325
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 63 63 22 144 273
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 62 62 20 145 149
DILTIAZEM ER 62 <11 <11 145 180
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 62 <11 <11 145 131
PROCRIT 61 <11 <11 148 414
PATADAY 61 <11 <11 148 251
VESICARE 60 60 14 150 143
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE* 59 59 19 151 282
SURE COMFORT ALCOHOL 58 58 15 152 344
LIDOCAINE HCL* 57 <11 <11 153 419
COLCRYS 57 52* 12 153 189
ZETIA 56 <11 <11 155 72
NYSTATIN 55 55 34 156 154
HYDROXYZINE HCL 55 55 12 R 156 196
BENICAR 54 <11 <11 158 144
MICARDIS 54 <11 <11 158 334
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 53 48* 17 S3 160 93
DILTIAZEM HCL 53 53 12 160 217
TRAZODONE HCL 53 <11 <11 160 58
MOMETASONE FUROATE 53 53 23 160 333
TORSEMIDE 50 <11 <11 164 141
FLOVENT HFA 50 50 11 164 205
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 50 <11 <11 R 164 96
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.