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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Allergy

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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3,422Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 27

$548K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 27

457 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

6% 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 than average Average for
this specialty
in Illinois
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 445 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 0%.

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Antibiotics

20% of this provider’s 457 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 18%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

Comparisons are not shown because we do not have exact prescribing data for enough providers in this specialty and state.

24 of this provider’s 445 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug.

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Opioids

This provider prescribed opioids to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Brand Name Drugs *

38% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 41%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$160 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $172 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

7 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 6.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all patients.

This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$397K

2012

$380K

2013

$503K

2014

$548K

2015

Number of Claims

2,439

2012

2,770

2013

3,401

2014

3,422

2015

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. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

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.

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 Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
MONTELUKAST SODIUM

Montelukast is used to prev... +

Montelukast is used to prevent wheezing, difficulty breathing, chest tightness, and coughing caused by asthma. Source: National Library of Medicine

910

prescriptions, 27% of all prescriptions

889

prescriptions.

227

patients, 50% of all patients

1 1
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

Treats stuffy nose caused by hay fever and other allergies. Source: National Library of Medicine

253

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

65

patients, 14% of all patients

2 2
ADVAIR DISKUS

Prevents symptoms of asthma... +

Prevents symptoms of asthma or COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), including chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Source: National Library of Medicine

221

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

3 3
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

Treats inflammation (swelling), severe allergies, complications of chronic illnesses, and other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

96

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

4 8
FLOVENT HFA

Prevents asthma attacks. Th... +

Prevents asthma attacks. Source: National Library of Medicine

92

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

5 7
AZELASTINE HCL

Used to treat hay fever and... +

Used to treat hay fever and allergy symptoms including runny nose, sneezing, and itchy nose. Source: National Library of Medicine

86

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

6 4
PROAIR HFA

Treats or prevents bronchos... +

Treats or prevents bronchospasm in patients with asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, and other lung diseases. Source: National Library of Medicine

86

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

6 6
QVAR

Prevents asthma attacks. +

Prevents asthma attacks. Source: National Library of Medicine

85

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

8 13
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE

Triamcinolone is used to tr... +

Triamcinolone is used to treat the itching, redness, dryness, crusting, scaling, inflammation, and discomfort of various skin conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

82

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

9 10
SPIRIVA

Prevents the symptoms of br... +

Prevents the symptoms of bronchospasm caused by emphysema, chronic bronchitis, or COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). Source: National Library of Medicine

77

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

10 11
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE

Ipratropium oral inhalation... +

Ipratropium oral inhalation is used to prevent wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, and chest tightness in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; a group of diseases that affect the lungs and airways) such as chronic bronchitis (swelling of the air passages that lead to the lungs) and emphysema (damage to the air sacs in the lungs). Source: National Library of Medicine

76

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

11 14
PULMICORT FLEXHALER 69

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

12 17
ATROVENT HFA

Prevents asthma attacks and... +

Prevents asthma attacks and treats other lung problems such as chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

13 18
SYMBICORT

This is a combination of bu... +

This is a combination of budesonide and formoterol used to help control the symptoms of asthma and improve lung function. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

14 9
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. The data for 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than 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 there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • 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. 24, 2017.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.