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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,261Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 61 providers in this state and specialty

$490K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 16 out of 61 providers in this state and specialty

393 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

15% 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

6% of this provider’s 360 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 5%.

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Antibiotics

35% of this provider’s 393 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

19% of this provider’s 393 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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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

$37 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $71 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 22.


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

$516K

2014

$497K

2015

$490K

2016

Number of Claims

14,756

2014

14,038

2015

13,261

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 582

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

556

prescriptions.

64

patients, 16% of all patients

1 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 478

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

457

prescriptions.

60

patients, 15% of all patients

2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 435

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

56

patients, 14% of all patients

3 7
RANITIDINE HCL 410

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

50

patients, 13% of all patients

4 23
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 387

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

51

patients, 13% of all patients

5 13
FUROSEMIDE 379

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

50

patients, 13% of all patients

6 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 350

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

7 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

8 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

9 14
GABAPENTIN 288

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

10 9
METFORMIN HCL 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

11 6
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

12 17
LISINOPRIL 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

13 2
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

14 42
TAMSULOSIN HCL 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

15 18
TRAMADOL HCL 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

O 16 16
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

17 12
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

18 74
SIMVASTATIN 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

19 8
CLOPIDOGREL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

20 19
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

P 21 49
CARVEDILOL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

22 20
ALPRAZOLAM 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

23 22
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

24 21
DIGOXIN 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

25 86
MELOXICAM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

26 27
ATENOLOL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

27 25
MIRTAZAPINE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

<11 28 50
PAROXETINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

29 71
DONEPEZIL HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

30 28
CLONIDINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

31 58
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

32 73
SYMBICORT 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

32 68
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

O 34 11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

35 46
GLIPIZIDE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

36 33
WARFARIN SODIUM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

37 15
ENALAPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

38 194
SERTRALINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11 39 32
PREDNISONE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

40 30
ALLOPURINOL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

41 26
DILTIAZEM HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11 42 164
CHLORTHALIDONE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

43 112
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 44 101
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 44 61
RALOXIFENE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 46 212
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 47 130
PROAIR HFA 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

48 34
LOVASTATIN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 49 48
BENAZEPRIL HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 50 113
CITALOPRAM HBR 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 50 38
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 52 100
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 53 231
LORAZEPAM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

53 29
XARELTO 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 55 106
CLONAZEPAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 56 55
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 57 66
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 58 39
BUMETANIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 58 257
DULOXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 58 76
AZITHROMYCIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

A 61 59
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 25, 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.