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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,327Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 30 providers in this state and specialty

$1.34M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 30 providers in this state and specialty

547 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

82% 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

17% of this provider’s 483 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 8%.

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Antibiotics

34% of this provider’s 547 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

16% of this provider’s 547 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$63 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

39 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 21.


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 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$1M

2014

$1.1M

2015

$1.34M

2016

Number of Claims

16,651

2014

17,987

2015

21,327

2016

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.

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
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,320

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,205

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

1 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 808

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

723

prescriptions.

148

patients, 27% of all patients

2 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 720

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

641

prescriptions.

110

patients, 20% of all patients

3 9
FUROSEMIDE 673

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

644

prescriptions.

91

patients, 17% of all patients

4 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 654

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

643

prescriptions.

104

patients, 19% of all patients

5 4
LISINOPRIL 525

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

442

prescriptions.

97

patients, 18% of all patients

6 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 482

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

81

patients, 15% of all patients

7 1
GABAPENTIN 431

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

72

patients, 13% of all patients

8 13
METFORMIN HCL 425

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

9 14
DONEPEZIL HCL 393

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

10 12
OMEPRAZOLE 346

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

86

patients, 16% of all patients

11 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 334

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

72

patients, 13% of all patients

12 10
SIMVASTATIN 300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

66

patients, 12% of all patients

13 8
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

P 14 35
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

67

patients, 12% of all patients

15 18
RISPERIDONE 272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

P 16 43
TAMSULOSIN HCL 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

17 26
MIRTAZAPINE 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

18 21
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

18 11
NAMENDA XR 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

20 19
CARVEDILOL 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

21 25
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

O 22 16
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

23 27
TRAZODONE HCL 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

24 31
CITALOPRAM HBR 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

25 24
FINASTERIDE 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

26 50
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

26 126
SERTRALINE HCL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

28 23
ALLOPURINOL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

29 32
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

30 119
LEVETIRACETAM 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

31 46
CLOPIDOGREL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

32 22
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

33 15
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

64

patients, 12% of all patients

34 61
DULOXETINE HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

35 37
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

36 17
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

37 48
FAMOTIDINE* 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

37 38
HYDRALAZINE HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

39 44
LANTUS 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

40 67
GLIPIZIDE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

41 41
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

42 98
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

43 45
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

43 52
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

45 55
LIDOCAINE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

46 71
MECLIZINE HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

47 177
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

48 28
JANUVIA 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

49 60
LORAZEPAM 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

50 33
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

51 36
SPIRIVA 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

52 79
BACLOFEN 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

53 86
LYRICA 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11 54 85
NOVOLOG 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

55 166
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

55 58
MEMANTINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

57 34
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

A 58 89
CRESTOR 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

58 63
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

60 134
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

60 39
DIGOXIN 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

62 62
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

62 190
TRAMADOL HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

O 64 20
HUMALOG 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

65 94
NUEDEXTA 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 66 120
ONDANSETRON HCL* 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

67 116
BETHANECHOL CHLORIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 68 177
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 69 81
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

70 49
VALSARTAN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

71 65
SPIRONOLACTONE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

71 40
ALPRAZOLAM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

73 30
LACTULOSE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 74 125
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

74 56
MUPIROCIN* 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

76 161
PREDNISONE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

76 42
ARIPIPRAZOLE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 P 78 162
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 78 147
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

A 78 108
NYSTATIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

78 102
OLANZAPINE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 P 82 106
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 83 183
HALOPERIDOL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 P 83 151
BUMETANIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

83 82
ADVAIR DISKUS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

86 97
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

A 86 99
LATANOPROST 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

86 75
ATENOLOL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

86 29
FENOFIBRATE* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 90 159
ELIQUIS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

91 74
FLUOXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 92 84
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 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 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 March 1, 2016.
  • 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.