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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,041Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 126 out of 2652

$947K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 114 out of 2652

491 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older
66% 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

7% of this provider’s 491 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

17% of this provider’s 491 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 11%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 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
FUROSEMIDE 797 778 114 1 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 610 569 101 2 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 586 562 60 3 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 530 514 73 4 16
LISINOPRIL 418 371 76 5 4
OMEPRAZOLE 388 360 83 6 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 379 308 74 S3 7 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 318 313* 53 8 3
SIMVASTATIN 301 290 47 9 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 295 251 43 10 10
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 285 246 54 11 20
DONEPEZIL HCL 262 262 36 12 24
METFORMIN HCL 242 198 50 13 9
CLOPIDOGREL 241 212 41 14 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 232 190 37 15 31
NAMENDA 229 229 18 16 25
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 218 152 48 17 6
CARVEDILOL 210 205* 37 18 21
FENTANYL 189 164 25 S2 19 83
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 183 178* 37 20 19
SERTRALINE HCL 182 160 18 21 27
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 172 167* 30 22 14
LORAZEPAM 169 132 39 B 23 35
GLIMEPIRIDE 165 160* 30 24 41
LANTUS 159 143 20 25 56
TRAMADOL HCL 158 153* 39 26 22
PREDNISONE 157 146 34 27 43
GABAPENTIN 157 152* 27 27 18
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 147 142* 50 29 126
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 147 122 23 29 45
TAMSULOSIN HCL 145 133 26 31 23
CYMBALTA 143 98 11 32 60
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 138 133* 31 33 12
RISPERIDONE 134 115 19 A 34 66
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 133 122 22 35 75
ALPRAZOLAM 128 117 37 B 36 26
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 120 115* 16 37 53
LEVETIRACETAM 116 92 13 38 80
ZETIA 115 94 13 39 72
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 112 96 18 40 50
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 111 106* 55 41 123
NOVOLOG 110 94 20 42 115
XARELTO 109 109 11 43 194
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 98 93* 19 44 165
LIDODERM 98 93* 18 44 92
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 98 93* 15 44 100
ADVAIR DISKUS 96 75 21 47 49
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 92 77 24 48 47
MELOXICAM 91 77 21 49 48
TRAZODONE HCL 90 58 15 50 58
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 82 63 22 51 32
DIOVAN 81 81 13 52 33
HUMALOG 80 68 17 53 107
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 80 68 11 53 79
MIRTAZAPINE 78 73* 13 55 65
NIASPAN 77 <11 <11 56 135
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 74 69* 33 57 245
FAMOTIDINE* 73 68* 11 58 40
JANUVIA 72 <11 <11 59 52
KLOR-CON M20 70 65* 19 60 57
SPIRIVA 70 56 25 60 63
DIGOX 68 63* 14 62 73
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 67 62* 17 63 103
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64 <11 <11 64 13
NITROFURANTOIN* 64 59* 12 64 420
AMIODARONE HCL 64 <11 <11 64 148
BYSTOLIC 62 <11 <11 67 104
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 62 57* 23 67 62
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 62 57* 16 67 130
ALLOPURINOL 61 56* 11 70 30
NYSTATIN 61 56* 23 70 154
METOLAZONE 61 <11 <11 70 150
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 58 <11 <11 73 183
LEVOFLOXACIN 56 51* 39 74 74
SUCRALFATE 55 50* 16 75 179
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 55 50* 32 75 116
SPIRONOLACTONE 54 <11 <11 77 61
HYDRALAZINE HCL 53 <11 <11 78 54
PAROXETINE HCL 52 <11 <11 79 78
RANITIDINE HCL 52 47* 12 79 42
BUSPIRONE HCL 51 <11 <11 81 153
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 50 45* 14 82 292
FINASTERIDE 50 <11 <11 82 87
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 50 45* 32 82 82
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 Jan. 10, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.