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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,623Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 19 out of 30 providers in this state and specialty

$670K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 22 out of 30 providers in this state and specialty

285 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% 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

14% of this provider’s 272 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

44% of this provider’s 285 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

28% of this provider’s 285 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

44 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

$853K

2014

$904K

2015

$670K

2016

Number of Claims

13,219

2014

14,118

2015

12,623

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 547

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

535

prescriptions.

64

patients, 22% of all patients

1 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 540

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

501

prescriptions.

72

patients, 25% of all patients

2 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 373

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

54

patients, 19% of all patients

3 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 357

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

55

patients, 19% of all patients

4 1
NAMENDA XR 340

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

30

patients, 11% of all patients

5 19
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 336

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

37

patients, 13% of all patients

6 9
DONEPEZIL HCL 325

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

45

patients, 16% of all patients

7 12
GABAPENTIN 298

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

47

patients, 16% of all patients

8 13
MIRTAZAPINE 296

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

46

patients, 16% of all patients

9 21
WARFARIN SODIUM 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

10 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 267

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

47

patients, 16% of all patients

11 10
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

69

patients, 24% of all patients

12 39
LISINOPRIL 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

39

patients, 14% of all patients

13 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

43

patients, 15% of all patients

O 14 16
FAMOTIDINE* 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

37

patients, 13% of all patients

15 38
SERTRALINE HCL 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

32

patients, 11% of all patients

16 23
OMEPRAZOLE 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

38

patients, 13% of all patients

17 6
TRAZODONE HCL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

18 31
METFORMIN HCL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

19 14
TORSEMIDE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

20 72
CITALOPRAM HBR 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

21 24
SIMVASTATIN 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

22 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

23 11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

24 27
RISPERIDONE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

P 25 43
TRAMADOL HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

38

patients, 13% of all patients

O 26 20
CLOPIDOGREL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

27 22
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

28 18
CARVEDILOL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

29 25
TAMSULOSIN HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

30 26
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

31 59
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

P 32 35
JANUVIA 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

33 60
HYDRALAZINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

34 44
FENTANYL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

O 35 50
ALLOPURINOL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

36 32
LEVETIRACETAM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

37 46
LORAZEPAM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

28

patients, 10% of all patients

38 33
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

39 15
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 39 107
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

41 45
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 42 92
LEVOFLOXACIN 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

45

patients, 16% of all patients

A 43 100
XARELTO 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 44 70
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

44 36
DULOXETINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 46 37
ROPINIROLE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 47 91
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 48 58
VESICARE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 49 115
CLONIDINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 50 80
ZETIA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 51 118
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 51 28
BACLOFEN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 53 86
RIVASTIGMINE* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 54 113
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 55 180
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 3, 2017.
  • 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.