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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,320Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 14 out of 30 providers in this state and specialty

$757K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 18 out of 30 providers in this state and specialty

749 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

45% 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 714 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 8%.

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Antibiotics

18% of this provider’s 749 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

15% of this provider’s 749 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 21.


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

$672K

2014

$616K

2015

$757K

2016

Number of Claims

13,248

2014

13,587

2015

14,320

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 725

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

697

prescriptions.

222

patients, 30% of all patients

1 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 558

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

535

prescriptions.

114

patients, 15% of all patients

2 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 546

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

546

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

3 7
FUROSEMIDE 475

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

94

patients, 13% of all patients

4 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 474

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

469

prescriptions.

137

patients, 18% of all patients

5 4
LISINOPRIL 383

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

115

patients, 15% of all patients

6 5
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 366

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

100

patients, 13% of all patients

7 18
DONEPEZIL HCL 366

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

79

patients, 11% of all patients

7 12
SIMVASTATIN 341

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

99

patients, 13% of all patients

9 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 319

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

102

patients, 14% of all patients

10 9
OMEPRAZOLE 290

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

11 6
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

12 11
GABAPENTIN 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

79

patients, 11% of all patients

13 13
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

14 119
METFORMIN HCL 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

15 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

16 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

O 17 16
CITALOPRAM HBR 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

18 24
NAMENDA XR 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

19 19
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

P 20 35
CLOPIDOGREL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

21 22
TAMSULOSIN HCL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

21 26
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

23 15
MIRTAZAPINE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

24 21
LORAZEPAM 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

25 33
ATENOLOL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

26 29
HUMALOG 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

27 94
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

28 17
LIDOCAINE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

28 71
FINASTERIDE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

30 50
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

31 39
TRAMADOL HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

O 32 20
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

33 27
SERTRALINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

34 23
DULOXETINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

34 37
CARVEDILOL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

36 25
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

37 28
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

38 45
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

39 58
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

40 61
MEMANTINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

41 34
TRAZODONE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

42 31
FENTANYL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O 43 50
LEVETIRACETAM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

44 46
SPIRONOLACTONE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

44 40
ALLOPURINOL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

46 32
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

46 56
AMIODARONE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

48 93
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

48 52
NYSTATIN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

50 102
GLIPIZIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

51 41
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

52 55
HEPARIN SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

53 90
ALPRAZOLAM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

53 30
PREDNISONE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

55 42
HYDRALAZINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

55 44
VALSARTAN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

55 65
FAMOTIDINE* 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

58 38
LANTUS 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

58 67
BUMETANIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

58 82
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

61 69
DIGOXIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

61 62
ZETIA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

63 118
GLIMEPIRIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

64 47
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

A 64 89
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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.