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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,956Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 646 out of 2745

$4.51M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 2745

143 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
27% Patients 65 Years and Older

69% 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

Comparisons are not shown because this provider has fewer than 100 patients who are 65 and older.

0 of this provider’s 38 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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Antibiotics

45% of this provider’s 143 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 26%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

This provider prescribed potentially inappropriate drugs to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Opioids

29% of this provider’s 143 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

39% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$567 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $79 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

56 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


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

$2.93M

2012

$3.58M

2013

$4.52M

2014

$4.51M

2015

Number of Claims

6,508

2012

7,167

2013

7,919

2014

7,956

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
ISENTRESS

Treats human immunodeficien... +

Treats human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Source: National Library of Medicine

331

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

39

patients, 27% of all patients

1 256
TRUVADA

Treats HIV infection. Also ... +

Treats HIV infection. Source: National Library of Medicine

292

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

36

patients, 25% of all patients

2 215
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Source: National Library of Medicine

266

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

38

patients, 27% of all patients

3 1
NORVIR

Treats human immunodeficien... +

Treats human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Source: National Library of Medicine

162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

21

patients, 15% of all patients

4 243
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

Treats anxiety, panic disorder, insomnia (trouble sleeping), and anxiety caused by depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

18

patients, 13% of all patients

5 24
PREZISTA

Treats human immunodeficien... +

Treats human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Source: National Library of Medicine

152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

18

patients, 13% of all patients

6 281
INTELENCE 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 13% of all patients

6 369
VIREAD 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

17

patients, 12% of all patients

8 347
ANDROGEL

Treats low testosterone lev... +

Treats low testosterone levels when your body does not produce enough natural testosterone. Source: National Library of Medicine

124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

18

patients, 13% of all patients

9 412
ABACAVIR 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

14

patients, 10% of all patients

10 474
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and heart failure. Source: National Library of Medicine

114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

15

patients, 10% of all patients

11 4
DULOXETINE HCL

Duloxetine is used to treat... +

Duloxetine is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD; excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

13

patients, 9% of all patients

12 58
VALACYCLOVIR

Treats herpes virus infecti... +

Treats herpes virus infections, including shingles (herpes zoster), cold sores (herpes labialis), and genital herpes (herpes simplex) in adults. Source: National Library of Medicine

106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

24

patients, 17% of all patients

13 338
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE

Escitalopram is used to tre... +

Escitalopram is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

13

patients, 9% of all patients

14 33
COMPLERA 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 8% of all patients

15 489
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

Treats mild to moderate pain and help relieve symptoms of arthritis (e. Source: National Library of Medicine

95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

17

patients, 12% of all patients

16 119
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL) is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

12

patients, 8% of all patients

16 185
PIOGLITAZONE HCL

Pioglitazone is used to tre... +

Pioglitazone is used to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

12

patients, 8% of all patients

18 100
SEROSTIM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 19 500
LYRICA

Treats nerve and muscle pai... +

Treats nerve and muscle pain caused by diabetes, shingles, fibromyalgia, or a spinal cord injury. Source: National Library of Medicine

87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 20 88
EGRIFTA 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

12

patients, 8% of all patients

10 21 503
TAMOXIFEN CITRATE

Tamoxifen is used to treat ... +

Tamoxifen is used to treat breast cancer that has spread to other parts of the body in men and women. Source: National Library of Medicine

85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

16

patients, 11% of all patients

21 352
STRIBILD 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 21 442
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

Oxycodone is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 8% of all patients

O 24 255
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

Treats seizures, panic disorder, and anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

11

patients, 8% of all patients

24 64
TAMSULOSIN HCL

Tamsulosin is used in men t... +

Tamsulosin is used in men to treat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH) which include difficulty urinating (hesitation, dribbling, weak stream, and incomplete bladder emptying), painful urination, and urinary frequency and urgency. Source: National Library of Medicine

83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

14

patients, 10% of all patients

26 20
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

Lowers high levels of cholesterol and triglycerides (fats) in your blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 27 29
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

Used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

19

patients, 13% of all patients

O 28 12
ACYCLOVIR

Treats herpes labialis (col... +

Treats herpes labialis (cold sores). Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 8% of all patients

29 435
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 30 16
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL

Cyclobenzaprine, a muscle r... +

Cyclobenzaprine, a muscle relaxant, is used with rest, physical therapy, and other measures to relax muscles and relieve pain and discomfort caused by strains, sprains, and other muscle injuries. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 R 31 114
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE

Amlodipine is used alone or... +

Amlodipine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

13

patients, 9% of all patients

32 3
OMEPRAZOLE

Treats heartburn, stomach u... +

Treats heartburn, stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, endocrine tumors, and systemic mastocytosis. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 32 7
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE

Metoprolol is used alone or... +

Metoprolol is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 32 9
LAMIVUDINE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 32 466
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE

Zolpidem is used to treat i... +

Zolpidem is used to treat insomnia (difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep). Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

16

patients, 11% of all patients

R 32 48
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

Helps control and prevent certain kinds of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 37 152
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

Treating infections caused by certain bacteria. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

21

patients, 15% of all patients

A 37 124
OXANDROLONE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 39 559
NEVIRAPINE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 39 559
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures and mood disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 41 154
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE

Doxycycline is used to trea... +

Doxycycline is used to treat bacterial infections, including pneumonia and other respiratory tract infections; Lyme disease; acne; infections of skin, genital, and urinary systems; and anthrax (after inhalational exposure). Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 A 41 170
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 43 53
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

53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 43 38
EPZICOM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 43 384
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE

Quetiapine is used to treat... +

Quetiapine is used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions). Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 46 52
REYATAZ 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 46 419
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM

Levothyroxine, a thyroid ho... +

Levothyroxine, a thyroid hormone, is used to treat hypothyroidism, a condition where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 48 2
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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.