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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,329Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 11 out of 166 providers in this state and specialty

$529K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 166 providers in this state and specialty

832 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% Patients 65 Years and Older

4% 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 813 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 0%.

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Antibiotics

2% of this provider’s 832 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Opioids

This provider prescribed opioids to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Brand Name Drugs *

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$63 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $74 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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

$398K

2014

$430K

2015

$529K

2016

Number of Claims

6,239

2014

7,024

2015

8,329

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 863

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

858

prescriptions.

198

patients, 24% of all patients

1 1
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 536

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

531

prescriptions.

152

patients, 18% of all patients

2 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 533

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

528

prescriptions.

142

patients, 17% of all patients

3 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 497

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

492

prescriptions.

131

patients, 16% of all patients

4 7
FUROSEMIDE 463

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

458

prescriptions.

149

patients, 18% of all patients

5 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 444

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

439

prescriptions.

167

patients, 20% of all patients

6 5
SIMVASTATIN 324

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

80

patients, 10% of all patients

7 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 278

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

89

patients, 11% of all patients

8 16
LISINOPRIL 268

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

9 4
CLOPIDOGREL 245

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

86

patients, 10% of all patients

10 2
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

11 54
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

12 15
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

12 10
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

12 12
CARVEDILOL 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

15 6
VALSARTAN 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

16 40
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

17 14
CARTIA XT 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

18 23
XARELTO 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

19 17
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

20 32
AMIODARONE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

21 21
CRESTOR 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

22 20
METOLAZONE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

23 72
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

24 26
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

25 39
ELIQUIS 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

26 13
ZETIA 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

27 24
TOPROL XL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

28 112
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

29 25
FENOFIBRATE* 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

29 115
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

31 35
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 17, 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.