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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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18,068Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 122 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

$951K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 182 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

573 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

68% 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

14% of this provider’s 449 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

43% of this provider’s 573 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

8% of this provider’s 573 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

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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

$976K

2014

$951K

2015

$951K

2016

Number of Claims

19,418

2014

18,482

2015

18,068

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 889

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

529

prescriptions.

130

patients, 23% of all patients

1 2
LISINOPRIL 622

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

490

prescriptions.

114

patients, 20% of all patients

2 4
FUROSEMIDE 529

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

453

prescriptions.

81

patients, 14% of all patients

3 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 488

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

4 13
OMEPRAZOLE 437

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

90

patients, 16% of all patients

5 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 426

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

408

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

6 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 426

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

98

patients, 17% of all patients

6 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 424

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

74

patients, 13% of all patients

8 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 417

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

78

patients, 14% of all patients

9 16
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 413

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

10 29
DONEPEZIL HCL 387

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

11 27
SIMVASTATIN 385

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

12 5
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 372

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

P 13 53
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 305

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

70

patients, 12% of all patients

14 3
ATENOLOL 288

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

15 23
MEMANTINE HCL 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

16 70
SERTRALINE HCL 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

17 25
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

18 74
BUMETANIDE 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

19 110
METFORMIN HCL 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

20 7
GABAPENTIN 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

21 15
LEVETIRACETAM 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

22 68
TAMSULOSIN HCL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

23 18
CARBAMAZEPINE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

24 166
TRAZODONE HCL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

25 36
DULOXETINE HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

26 52
CITALOPRAM HBR 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

27 31
NAMENDA XR 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

28 43
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

28 71
ALLOPURINOL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

30 26
HYDRALAZINE HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

31 47
CARVEDILOL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

32 21
AZITHROMYCIN 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

88

patients, 15% of all patients

A 33 48
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

34 95
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

35 11
LACTULOSE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 36 130
SPIRONOLACTONE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

36 57
CLOPIDOGREL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

38 20
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

39 63
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

40 19
PREDNISONE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

41 35
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

42 60
NYSTATIN 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

43 137
GLIPIZIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

43 40
LOVASTATIN 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

45 45
MELOXICAM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

45 39
FLUOXETINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

47 73
MIRTAZAPINE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

48 55
FENOFIBRATE* 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 49 119
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 50 120
DICYCLOMINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

51 185
DIGOXIN 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11 52 100
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

52 17
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

A 54 90
TRAMADOL HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O 55 22
DIGOX 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

56 199
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

A 56 107
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

O 56 12
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

59 98
CARBAMAZEPINE ER 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 59 269
RANITIDINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

61 46
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

62 14
LATANOPROST 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

63 155
MIDODRINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 64 260
LANTUS 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

65 65
FAMOTIDINE* 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

66 38
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

67 28
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 68 236
PHENOBARBITAL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 69 244
PROPRANOLOL HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 69 187
LAMOTRIGINE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 71 152
RISPERIDONE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P 72 64
PHENYTOIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 73 229
MYRBETRIQ 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 73 234
RIVASTIGMINE* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

75 230
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 76 33
LEVOFLOXACIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

A 77 84
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

77 37
FINASTERIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 79 62
SINGLE USE SWAB 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

79 341
BENAZEPRIL HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 81 96
VALSARTAN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 81 58
CEPHALEXIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

A 81 122
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. 16, 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.