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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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12,625Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 278 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

$1.39M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 78 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

403 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older

86% 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 provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

23% of this provider’s 403 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

6% of this provider’s 403 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 15%.

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Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$110 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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

$953K

2014

$1.21M

2015

$1.39M

2016

Number of Claims

10,840

2014

13,431

2015

12,625

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 574

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

445

prescriptions.

132

patients, 33% of all patients

1 3
LISINOPRIL 431

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

104

patients, 26% of all patients

2 4
OMEPRAZOLE 389

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

88

patients, 22% of all patients

3 8
METFORMIN HCL 336

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

88

patients, 22% of all patients

4 7
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

56

patients, 14% of all patients

5 19
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

6 2
AZELASTINE HCL 272

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

141

patients, 35% of all patients

7 266
CARVEDILOL 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

57

patients, 14% of all patients

8 21
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

75

patients, 19% of all patients

9 1
BACLOFEN 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

71

patients, 18% of all patients

10 85
FUROSEMIDE 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

55

patients, 14% of all patients

11 6
FENOFIBRATE* 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

12 93
HYDRALAZINE HCL 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

13 47
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

14 11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

15 34
TRAZODONE HCL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

16 36
GABAPENTIN 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

47

patients, 12% of all patients

17 15
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

51

patients, 13% of all patients

18 28
TRADJENTA 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

19 102
MIRTAZAPINE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

20 55
TAMSULOSIN HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

21 18
CRESTOR 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

22 50
ZETIA 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

23 80
FAMOTIDINE* 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

23 38
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

25 10
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

26 89
WARFARIN SODIUM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

27 13
INVOKANA 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

27 212
SERTRALINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

29 25
CITALOPRAM HBR 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

30 31
JANUVIA 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

31 59
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

32 17
NAPROXEN 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

33 103
PROAIR HFA 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

34 51
NIFEDIPINE ER 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

35 76
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

36 115
LOVASTATIN 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

37 45
VICTOZA 2-PAK 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

38 424
VOLTAREN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

39 127
CLOPIDOGREL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

40 20
DONEPEZIL HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

40 27
RANITIDINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

42 46
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

43 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

43 16
LANTUS 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

45 65
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

46 307
FENOFIBRATE* 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

46 148
VALSARTAN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

48 58
SYMBICORT 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

49 66
SIMVASTATIN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

50 5
NEXIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 51 111
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

52 56
DICYCLOMINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

52 185
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

54 146
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

54 140
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

54 139
LEVETIRACETAM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

57 68
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

58 114
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

59 71
FENOFIBRATE* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

60 119
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

60 14
DULOXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

62 52
VENTOLIN HFA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

63 81
LEVEMIR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 64 169
QVAR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 65 332
AMITIZA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

65 189
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 30, 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.