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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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13,316Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 245 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

$1.19M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 109 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

194 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

95% 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

30% of this provider’s 194 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

15% of this provider’s 194 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 15%.

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Brand Name Drugs

32% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$89 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

69 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

$966K

2014

$1.11M

2015

$1.19M

2016

Number of Claims

12,572

2014

13,119

2015

13,316

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
WARFARIN SODIUM 398

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

22

patients, 11% of all patients

1 13
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 384

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

30

patients, 15% of all patients

2 2
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 366

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

45

patients, 23% of all patients

3 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

42

patients, 22% of all patients

4 3
VALSARTAN 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

27

patients, 14% of all patients

5 58
VOLTAREN 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

42

patients, 22% of all patients

6 127
BYSTOLIC 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

27

patients, 14% of all patients

7 132
SYNTHROID 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

8 72
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

39

patients, 20% of all patients

9 28
DEXILANT 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

26

patients, 13% of all patients

10 204
CRESTOR 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

21

patients, 11% of all patients

11 50
VASCEPA 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

21

patients, 11% of all patients

12 390
LINZESS 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

24

patients, 12% of all patients

13 190
SIMVASTATIN 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

17

patients, 9% of all patients

14 5
METFORMIN HCL ER 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

21

patients, 11% of all patients

15 49
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

27

patients, 14% of all patients

16 140
OMEPRAZOLE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

27

patients, 14% of all patients

17 8
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

21

patients, 11% of all patients

18 60
BENICAR 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

18

patients, 9% of all patients

19 183
DONEPEZIL HCL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

20

patients, 10% of all patients

20 27
NIFEDICAL XL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

22

patients, 11% of all patients

21 161
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

32

patients, 16% of all patients

21 14
RANITIDINE HCL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

20

patients, 10% of all patients

23 46
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

21

patients, 11% of all patients

23 19
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

16

patients, 8% of all patients

25 29
LISINOPRIL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

21

patients, 11% of all patients

26 4
AMMONIUM LACTATE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

22

patients, 11% of all patients

27 274
NEXIUM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

19

patients, 10% of all patients

28 111
GLIMEPIRIDE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

13

patients, 7% of all patients

28 32
ATENOLOL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

19

patients, 10% of all patients

30 23
ZETIA 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

15

patients, 8% of all patients

31 80
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

32 42
TAMSULOSIN HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

18

patients, 9% of all patients

33 18
KETOCONAZOLE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

20

patients, 10% of all patients

34 193
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

15

patients, 8% of all patients

35 1
LIDOCAINE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

20

patients, 10% of all patients

36 92
METFORMIN HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

16

patients, 8% of all patients

37 7
FUROSEMIDE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

18

patients, 9% of all patients

37 6
LYRICA 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

18

patients, 9% of all patients

39 91
CREON 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

40 180
CLOPIDOGREL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

41 20
CHLORTHALIDONE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

13

patients, 7% of all patients

42 165
MIRTAZAPINE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

18

patients, 9% of all patients

43 55
DULOXETINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

15

patients, 8% of all patients

44 52
ALLOPURINOL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

13

patients, 7% of all patients

45 26
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

46 78
NAMENDA XR 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

<11 47 43
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

16

patients, 8% of all patients

48 54
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE* 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

25

patients, 13% of all patients

49 292
ALCOHOL PADS 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 8% of all patients

50 149
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 51 37
MECLIZINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

19

patients, 10% of all patients

52 118
TRAMADOL HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

O 53 22
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

54 10
LORAZEPAM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 8% of all patients

55 30
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 56 17
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 57 63
CLONAZEPAM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

58 61
NITROSTAT 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

59 233
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

60 16
NYAMYC 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 60 364
FLUOCINONIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

20

patients, 10% of all patients

60 383
TELMISARTAN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 60 364
HYDROCORTISONE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

64 202
PROCTOZONE-HC 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 7% of all patients

64 239
DUTASTERIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 64 221
NIFEDIPINE ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 64 76
SPIRONOLACTONE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 68 57
GABAPENTIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

69 15
TERAZOSIN HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 70 152
CARVEDILOL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 71 21
LANSOPRAZOLE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 71 286
CELECOXIB 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 73 121
JANUVIA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 73 59
GLIPIZIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 73 40
ZENPEP 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 76 349
BENICAR HCT 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 76 219
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 Jan. 14, 2008.
  • 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.