Prescriber Checkup

Prescriber Checkup

The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Medical Oncology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

See Other Prescribers With This Specialty in This State »

3,299Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 280 providers in this state and specialty

$2.34M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 280 providers in this state and specialty

348 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

35% 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

0% of this provider’s 285 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 0%.

More resources »

Antibiotics

26% of this provider’s 348 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 14%.

More resources »

Opioids

23% of this provider’s 348 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

More resources »

Brand Name Drugs *

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$709 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $973 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

9 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 8.


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

$2.03M

2014

$2.01M

2015

$2.34M

2016

Number of Claims

3,272

2014

3,289

2015

3,299

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.

Click to Filter by Category

Clear Filter


O

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
ANASTROZOLE 196

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

1 1
TAMOXIFEN CITRATE 138

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

2 4
ONDANSETRON HCL* 122

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

63

patients, 18% of all patients

3 12
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 118

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

O 4 23
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 108

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

5 15
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 106

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

6 49
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 105

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

O 7 3
GABAPENTIN 103

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

8 18
PREDNISONE 91

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

9 7
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 81

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

10 54
DEXAMETHASONE 74

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

11 5
EXEMESTANE 71

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

12 9
TRAMADOL HCL 61

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

O 13 32
ALPRAZOLAM 61

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 13 39
LETROZOLE 60

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 15 2
ACYCLOVIR 59

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

16 30
RALOXIFENE HCL 55

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

17 63
HYDROXYUREA 52

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 18 19
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 52

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

18 65
CELECOXIB 51

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

20 69
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 »

Incorrect Info?

If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to [email protected] and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to [email protected].

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 Jan. 29, 2018.
  • 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.