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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,983Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 40 out of 2652

$1.38M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 42 out of 2652

743 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
64% Patients 65 Years and Older
90% 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 743 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

23% of this provider’s 743 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 11%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 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
WARFARIN SODIUM 881 701 85 1 11
FUROSEMIDE 839 653 134 2 5
FAMOTIDINE* 702 384 106 3 40
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 688 536 126 4 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 609 298 129 S3 5 8
SIMVASTATIN 607 349 100 6 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 536 378 106 7 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 527 378 112 8 6
NAMENDA 443 376 46 9 25
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 426 259 70 10 2
LISINOPRIL 409 280 88 11 4
DONEPEZIL HCL 406 369 79 12 24
CLOPIDOGREL 337 274 71 13 15
LEVETIRACETAM 306 156 45 14 80
OMEPRAZOLE 297 218 74 15 7
HYDRALAZINE HCL 291 180 62 16 54
HEPARIN SODIUM 282 254 45 17 81
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 279 177 67 18 16
TAMSULOSIN HCL 270 227 49 19 23
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 265 165 52 20 12
ATENOLOL 255 150 38 21 17
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 255 136 71 21 20
METFORMIN HCL 252 164 42 23 9
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 250 145 60 S3 24 93
RISPERIDONE 244 183 45 A 25 66
GABAPENTIN 235 141 50 26 18
SERTRALINE HCL 228 130 36 27 27
JANUVIA 226 151 35 28 52
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 211 150 49 29 14
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 201 88 29 A 30 59
RANITIDINE HCL 194 81 31 31 42
NIFEDIPINE ER 192 145 40 32 69
CARVEDILOL 181 145 40 33 21
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 178 105 28 34 28
TRAMADOL HCL 174 108 44 35 22
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 167 60 24 36 85
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 161 130 27 37 19
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 159 114 28 38 53
ADVAIR DISKUS 159 66 32 38 49
CLONIDINE HCL 156 130 28 40 64
GLIMEPIRIDE 152 74 24 41 41
METFORMIN HCL ER 150 22 30 42 67
KLOR-CON M20 143 112 40 43 57
PROAIR HFA 142 60 50 44 39
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 139 104 32 45 98
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 138 66 27 46 34
OLANZAPINE 137 66 21 A 47 108
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 136 90 44 48 126
PREDNISONE 135 100 43 49 43
LORAZEPAM 133 66 42 B 50 35
IBUPROFEN 131 80 35 51 70
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 130 59 28 52 13
HUMALOG 130 81 39 52 107
LANTUS 125 76 35 54 56
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 120 94 30 55 45
SPIRONOLACTONE 119 68 16 56 61
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 117 44 18 57 121
HALOPERIDOL 117 58 36 A 57 158
TRAZODONE HCL 117 76 28 57 58
MIRTAZAPINE 117 82 23 57 65
NOVOLOG 114 63 35 61 115
COLCRYS 111 54 16 62 189
FINASTERIDE 104 89 15 63 87
DIGOX 104 86 24 63 73
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 103 44 20 R 65 109
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 97 41 26 66 38
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 97 59 23 66 165
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 97 43 62 66 116
AMIODARONE HCL 94 69 22 69 148
KLOR-CON M10 93 88* 16 70 132
ALLOPURINOL 92 87* 18 71 30
CITALOPRAM HBR 92 87* 16 71 31
OXCARBAZEPINE 91 86* 11 73 184
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 91 71 18 73 75
SPIRIVA 90 59 16 75 63
ABILIFY 88 68 12 A 76 106
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 87 40 21 77 32
SANTYL 81 59 22 78 176
LACTULOSE 80 19 16 79 145
TRAVATAN Z 77 41 11 80 267
ALPRAZOLAM 77 39 15 B 80 26
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 76 40 17 82 117
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 75 51 27 83 149
DIOVAN 74 25 16 84 33
SUCRALFATE 73 34 14 85 179
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 73 53 14 85 100
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 71 29 11 87 86
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 71 <11 <11 87 329
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 69 41 51 89 82
GLIPIZIDE 69 <11 <11 89 44
AZITHROMYCIN 69 40 57 89 51
FLUOXETINE HCL 68 33 13 92 90
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 68 <11 <11 92 79
FAZACLO 68 <11 <11 A 92 401
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 66 27 23 95 133
RENVELA 66 49 12 95 232
LEVOFLOXACIN 66 44 49 95 74
CYMBALTA 64 <11 <11 98 60
GEMFIBROZIL 63 14 12 99 127
CRESTOR 63 58* 20 99 29
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 61 56* 25 101 171
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 60 <11 <11 102 50
METOLAZONE 60 23 11 102 150
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 59 34 12 104 128
NEXIUM 59 45 14 104 46
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58 <11 <11 106 36
VENTOLIN HFA 57 39 27 107 184
LATANOPROST 57 44 14 107 201
LOVASTATIN 57 <11 <11 107 37
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 57 52* 23 107 103
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 57 21 12 107 47
ZETIA 55 <11 <11 112 72
VALPROIC ACID* 54 <11 <11 113 191
MECLIZINE HCL 54 28 12 113 111
METRONIDAZOLE 53 38 35 115 266
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 52 24 11 116 282
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 51 <11 <11 117 120
SENSIPAR 51 <11 <11 117 335
NEUPOGEN 51 <11 <11 117 549
CLONAZEPAM 50 24 14 B 120 71
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 50 <11 <11 S2 120 290
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 50 45* 23 120 299
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 May 19, 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.