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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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15,100Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 183 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

$568K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 578 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

562 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

38% 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

3% of this provider’s 516 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

30% of this provider’s 562 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

13% of this provider’s 562 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 15%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$38 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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

$679K

2014

$667K

2015

$568K

2016

Number of Claims

16,982

2014

16,345

2015

15,100

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 821

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

776

prescriptions.

140

patients, 25% of all patients

1 1
FUROSEMIDE 593

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

538

prescriptions.

83

patients, 15% of all patients

2 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 538

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

504

prescriptions.

87

patients, 15% of all patients

3 2
LISINOPRIL 480

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

77

patients, 14% of all patients

4 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 463

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

450

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

5 3
METFORMIN HCL 457

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

440

prescriptions.

88

patients, 16% of all patients

6 7
ATENOLOL 451

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

7 23
OMEPRAZOLE 422

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

82

patients, 15% of all patients

8 8
SIMVASTATIN 365

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

9 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

10 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

11 16
CARVEDILOL 265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

12 21
SYNTHROID 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

13 72
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

14 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

15 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

16 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

17 9
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

18 211
GABAPENTIN 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

19 15
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

O 20 12
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

21 63
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

22 37
LORAZEPAM 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

23 30
SPIRONOLACTONE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

24 57
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

25 19
TRAMADOL HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

O 26 22
TRAZODONE HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

27 36
DONEPEZIL HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

27 27
ALPRAZOLAM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

29 24
SERTRALINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

30 25
PREDNISONE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

31 35
CLOPIDOGREL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

32 20
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

<11 33 71
TAMSULOSIN HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

33 18
ALLOPURINOL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

35 26
MELOXICAM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

36 39
CITALOPRAM HBR 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

36 31
RANITIDINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

38 46
PAROXETINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

39 79
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

40 41
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

41 33
CLONAZEPAM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 42 61
NYSTOP 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

43 215
FAMOTIDINE* 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

43 38
DIGOXIN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

43 100
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

46 29
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

47 126
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

48 44
GLIMEPIRIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

49 32
GLIPIZIDE ER 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

50 82
JANUVIA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 51 59
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 P 52 53
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

53 114
DIAZEPAM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 53 134
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 55 101
BENAZEPRIL HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 55 96
FLUOXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 57 73
RISPERIDONE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 P 57 64
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 57 56
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

57 42
FENOFIBRATE* 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 61 119
AMOXICILLIN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

A 61 131
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

61 28
GLIPIZIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 64 40
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

65 17
NIFEDIPINE ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 66 76
SYMBICORT 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

67 66
PROAIR HFA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

68 51
VERAPAMIL ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 68 158
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 70 74
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 Aug. 22, 2014.
  • 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.