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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,994Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 32 out of 30 providers in this state and specialty

$518K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 34 out of 30 providers in this state and specialty

314 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
33% 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

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Antibiotics

27% of this provider’s 314 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

18% of this provider’s 314 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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

$709K

2014

$604K

2015

$518K

2016

Number of Claims

13,435

2014

11,280

2015

8,994

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 460

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

444

prescriptions.

71

patients, 23% of all patients

1 1
FUROSEMIDE 343

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

49

patients, 16% of all patients

2 2
GABAPENTIN 295

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

50

patients, 16% of all patients

3 13
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 261

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

48

patients, 15% of all patients

4 3
DONEPEZIL HCL 233

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

40

patients, 13% of all patients

5 12
SIMVASTATIN 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

44

patients, 14% of all patients

6 8
OMEPRAZOLE 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

37

patients, 12% of all patients

7 6
SERTRALINE HCL 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

33

patients, 11% of all patients

8 23
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

35

patients, 11% of all patients

9 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

10 7
MIRTAZAPINE 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

11 21
METFORMIN HCL 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

12 14
LISINOPRIL 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

34

patients, 11% of all patients

13 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

34

patients, 11% of all patients

14 9
BUMETANIDE 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

15 82
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

16 11
FAMOTIDINE* 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

17 38
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

<11 18 81
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

19 18
TRAZODONE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

20 31
TRAMADOL HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

35

patients, 11% of all patients

O 21 20
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

22 10
CARVEDILOL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

23 25
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

24 15
CLOPIDOGREL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

25 22
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

25 39
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

27 27
NAMENDA XR 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

27 19
LEVETIRACETAM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 29 46
SPIRONOLACTONE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

29 40
MEMANTINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

31 34
CITALOPRAM HBR 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

32 24
GLIPIZIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

33 41
ALLOPURINOL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

34 32
NYSTOP 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

35 134
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 36 107
HYDRALAZINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

37 44
RISPERIDONE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

P 38 43
ALPRAZOLAM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

39 30
ATENOLOL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

40 29
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 41 134
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 P 42 35
DULOXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 43 37
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 Oct. 8, 2013.
  • 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.