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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,611Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 56 out of 30 providers in this state and specialty

$304K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 59 out of 30 providers in this state and specialty

139 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
34% 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

This information is unavailable.

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Antibiotics

37% of this provider’s 139 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

12% of this provider’s 139 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

40 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

$304K

2014

$300K

2015

$304K

2016

Number of Claims

6,242

2014

5,759

2015

5,611

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
FUROSEMIDE 291

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

30

patients, 22% of all patients

1 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 285

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

41

patients, 29% of all patients

2 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 213

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

28

patients, 20% of all patients

3 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 204

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

27

patients, 19% of all patients

4 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 180

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

17

patients, 12% of all patients

5 7
LISINOPRIL 178

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

31

patients, 22% of all patients

6 5
OMEPRAZOLE 172

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

27

patients, 19% of all patients

7 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 169

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

26

patients, 19% of all patients

8 9
NAMENDA XR 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

<11 9 19
DONEPEZIL HCL 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

19

patients, 14% of all patients

10 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

19

patients, 14% of all patients

11 4
TAMSULOSIN HCL 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

19

patients, 14% of all patients

12 26
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

13

patients, 9% of all patients

13 11
SERTRALINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

<11 14 23
METFORMIN HCL 89

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

15

patients, 11% of all patients

15 14
MIRTAZAPINE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11 16 21
LANTUS 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

11

patients, 8% of all patients

17 67
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 12% of all patients

18 17
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 19 27
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 20 15
LATANOPROST 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 21 75
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 22 52
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 P 23 35
MEMANTINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 24 34
CLONIDINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 25 80
ATENOLOL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 9% of all patients

26 29
LEVETIRACETAM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 27 46
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 June 3, 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.
  • 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.