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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Surgery

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,246Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 191

$968K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 191

284 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
32% Patients 65 Years and Older
99% 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

52% of this provider’s 284 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 44%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 15%.

Prescription Price

$63 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

54 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 5.


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
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 1,036 295 133 S3 10 1 10
DESOXIMETASONE 852 237 116 10 2 20
PROMETHAZINE HCL 750 218 131 R 10 3 22
FLUNISOLIDE 583 185 77 10 4 33
PROAIR HFA 535 150 82 5 15
ADVAIR DISKUS 520 104 74 6 34
AMOXICILLIN 439 119 142 7 41
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 409 82 75 8 48
NIZATIDINE 406 148 80 10 9 50
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 371 158 60 10 19
IBUPROFEN 365 103 86 11 31
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 347 116 53 12 42
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 321 115 57 13 12
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 310 60 61 R 14 36
AMPICILLIN TRIHYDRATE 302 91 108 10 15 55
CLONIDINE HCL 293 50 46 16 47
SIMVASTATIN 272 83 55 17 4
HYDROXYZINE HCL 245 33 63 R 18 65
VENTOLIN HFA 236 27 47 19 67
AZITHROMYCIN 233 76 91 20 44
LORAZEPAM 226 78 54 B 21 37
PENICILLIN V POTASSIUM 223 48 70 22 69
NAPROXEN 212 81 53 23 60
FUROSEMIDE 200 71 38 24 5
NEXIUM 200 73 40 24 49
METFORMIN HCL 178 74 35 26 9
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 173 38 78 27 68
SYMBICORT 173 44 42 27 77
MECLOFENAMATE SODIUM 165 47 44 10 29 79
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 154 62 28 30 14
GLIPIZIDE 138 23 25 31 45
ALPRAZOLAM 133 20 29 B 32 40
TRAMADOL HCL 118 35 31 33 16
SPIRIVA 113 34 19 34 78
NIFEDIPINE ER 110 33 17 35 54
FELODIPINE ER 110 32 18 35 94
PREDNISONE 109 13 22 37 59
FAMOTIDINE* 108 22 21 38 27
TAMSULOSIN HCL 106 55 20 39 51
ALCOHOL PADS 103 33 24 40 76
KETOCONAZOLE 101 29 26 41 98
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 91 14 16 42 32
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 90 26 65 43 104
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 89 0 12 A 44 82
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 88 33 17 45 8
LIDODERM 85 18 13 46 106
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 83 21 29 S3 47 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 75 29 13 48 10
SPIRONOLACTONE 73 <11 23 49 86
METRONIDAZOLE 70 14 44 50 117
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 67 14 15 51 61
SURE COMFORT ALCOHOL 66 19 18 52 122
LISINOPRIL 64 39 15 53 7
OMEPRAZOLE 62 21 11 54 3
FLOVENT HFA 62 22 11 54 125
GABAPENTIN 61 22 16 56 23
CARISOPRODOL 58 <11 <11 R 57 131
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 57 <11 <11 58 75
ALLOPURINOL 56 <11 <11 59 52
LACTULOSE 50 <11 11 60 143
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. 5, 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.