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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,990Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 261 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

$725K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 363 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

757 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

52% 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

4% of this provider’s 649 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Antibiotics

26% of this provider’s 757 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

16% of this provider’s 757 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 15%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 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 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$573K

2014

$648K

2015

$725K

2016

Number of Claims

10,280

2014

11,493

2015

12,990

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 572

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

513

prescriptions.

119

patients, 16% of all patients

1 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 477

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

449

prescriptions.

108

patients, 14% of all patients

2 2
LISINOPRIL 426

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

106

patients, 14% of all patients

3 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 409

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

99

patients, 13% of all patients

4 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 340

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

101

patients, 13% of all patients

5 3
SIMVASTATIN 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

6 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 302

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

7 16
OMEPRAZOLE 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

8 8
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

79

patients, 10% of all patients

9 17
METFORMIN HCL 267

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

10 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

11 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

12 13
DONEPEZIL HCL 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

13 27
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

84

patients, 11% of all patients

O 13 12
CLOPIDOGREL 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

15 20
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

P 16 53
GABAPENTIN 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

17 15
TAMSULOSIN HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

18 18
SERTRALINE HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

19 25
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

20 9
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

21 42
CARVEDILOL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

22 21
ALLOPURINOL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

23 26
FAMOTIDINE* 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

24 38
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

24 14
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

26 11
ALPRAZOLAM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

27 24
ELIQUIS 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

27 87
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

29 154
ATENOLOL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

30 23
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

31 63
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

31 29
DULOXETINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

31 52
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

34 106
TRAMADOL HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

O 35 22
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

A 35 164
CLONAZEPAM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

35 61
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

38 34
LEVETIRACETAM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 39 68
CITALOPRAM HBR 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

40 31
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

41 33
LORAZEPAM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

42 30
TRAZODONE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

43 36
MIRTAZAPINE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

44 55
JANUVIA 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

45 59
NAMENDA XR 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 46 43
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

47 56
VALSARTAN 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

47 58
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

49 54
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

49 28
BACLOFEN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

51 85
DIGOXIN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 52 100
GLIPIZIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

53 40
ADVAIR DISKUS 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

53 77
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

55 19
HEPARIN SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

56 94
FINASTERIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

57 62
HYDRALAZINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

57 47
CLONIDINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

59 69
AZITHROMYCIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

A 59 48
PREDNISONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

61 35
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

62 44
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 63 74
MEMANTINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 64 70
CEPHALEXIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

A 64 122
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 May 21, 2008.
  • 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.