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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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7,462Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 697 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

$770K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 316 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

352 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
61% Patients 65 Years and Older

54% 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 215 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Antibiotics

21% of this provider’s 352 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

64% of this provider’s 352 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 15%.

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Brand Name Drugs

11% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$103 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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

$594K

2014

$692K

2015

$770K

2016

Number of Claims

8,599

2014

7,816

2015

7,462

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 635

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

127

patients, 36% of all patients

O 1 12
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 618

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

161

patients, 46% of all patients

O 2 83
PREDNISONE 451

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

149

patients, 42% of all patients

3 35
DIAZEPAM 329

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

60

patients, 17% of all patients

4 134
OMEPRAZOLE 245

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

57

patients, 16% of all patients

5 8
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 241

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

66

patients, 19% of all patients

6 44
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 239

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

48

patients, 14% of all patients

7 42
LEFLUNOMIDE 210

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

52

patients, 15% of all patients

8 284
GABAPENTIN 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

42

patients, 12% of all patients

9 15
ALLOPURINOL 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

10 26
METFORMIN HCL 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

11 7
TRAMADOL HCL 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

O 12 22
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

13 9
TRAZODONE HCL 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

44

patients, 13% of all patients

14 36
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

15 19
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

16 195
ALPRAZOLAM 112

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

17 24
CARVEDILOL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

18 21
FAMOTIDINE* 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

37

patients, 11% of all patients

19 38
METHOTREXATE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

20 191
LORAZEPAM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

21 30
RANITIDINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

22 46
FUROSEMIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

23 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

24 16
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

25 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

26 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

27 10
FLUOXETINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

28 73
LISINOPRIL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

29 4
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

O 29 228
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

31 88
NABUMETONE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

32 196
LYRICA 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 33 91
ENBREL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 33 361
AMOXICILLIN 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

A 33 131
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 Feb. 24, 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.