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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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15,426Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 173 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

$942K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 191 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

459 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73% Patients 65 Years and Older

81% 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

29% of this provider’s 459 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

35% of this provider’s 459 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 15%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 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

$738K

2014

$883K

2015

$942K

2016

Number of Claims

14,571

2014

15,516

2015

15,426

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 595

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

104

patients, 23% of all patients

1 3
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 500

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

82

patients, 18% of all patients

2 14
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 490

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

90

patients, 20% of all patients

O 3 83
LISINOPRIL 457

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

86

patients, 19% of all patients

4 4
SIMVASTATIN 454

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

84

patients, 18% of all patients

5 5
METFORMIN HCL 453

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

75

patients, 16% of all patients

6 7
IBUPROFEN 450

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

69

patients, 15% of all patients

7 67
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 424

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

69

patients, 15% of all patients

8 1
PROAIR HFA 423

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

79

patients, 17% of all patients

9 51
ALPRAZOLAM 288

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

10 24
TAMSULOSIN HCL 272

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

11 18
OMEPRAZOLE 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

12 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

12 2
GABAPENTIN 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

14 15
VENTOLIN HFA 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

15 81
FUROSEMIDE 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

16 6
TRAMADOL HCL 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

56

patients, 12% of all patients

O 17 22
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

18 10
LORAZEPAM 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

19 30
GLIPIZIDE 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

20 40
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

21 88
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

22 11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

22 28
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

22 9
RANITIDINE HCL 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

25 46
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

26 42
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

27 16
NAPROXEN 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

28 103
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

O 29 12
SYMBICORT 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

30 66
CLOPIDOGREL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

31 20
NIFEDIPINE ER 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

32 76
PROMETHAZINE HCL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

33 226
ALLOPURINOL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

34 26
ATENOLOL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

35 23
CLONIDINE HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

36 69
FLOVENT HFA 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

37 246
JANUVIA 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

38 59
CARVEDILOL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

39 21
AMOXICILLIN 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

A 40 131
TRAZODONE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

41 36
ALCOHOL PADS 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

42 149
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

43 17
LIDOCAINE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

44 92
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

45 34
SERTRALINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

46 25
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

47 56
NEXIUM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

48 111
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

49 37
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

49 44
LOVASTATIN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

51 45
NIFEDICAL XL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

52 161
FAMOTIDINE* 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

53 38
HYDROCORTISONE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

54 202
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 55 140
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 56 29
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

56 60
FLUOXETINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 58 73
ADVAIR DISKUS 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 59 77
VESICARE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 60 171
PREDNISONE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 60 35
HYDRALAZINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

62 47
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 63 19
CITALOPRAM HBR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 63 31
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

A 63 107
BENAZEPRIL HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 63 96
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.