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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,598Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 10 out of 30 providers in this state and specialty

$1.03M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 10 out of 30 providers in this state and specialty

499 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

21% 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

26% of this provider’s 481 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

40% of this provider’s 499 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

17% of this provider’s 499 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

39 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

$939K

2014

$1.01M

2015

$1.03M

2016

Number of Claims

17,730

2014

18,543

2015

19,598

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
FUROSEMIDE 1,160

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,121

prescriptions.

125

patients, 25% of all patients

1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 849

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

829

prescriptions.

110

patients, 22% of all patients

2 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 676

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

659

prescriptions.

108

patients, 22% of all patients

3 10
LISINOPRIL 564

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

559

prescriptions.

89

patients, 18% of all patients

4 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 499

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

494

prescriptions.

85

patients, 17% of all patients

5 3
OMEPRAZOLE 487

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

482

prescriptions.

81

patients, 16% of all patients

6 6
DONEPEZIL HCL 478

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

473

prescriptions.

82

patients, 16% of all patients

7 12
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 457

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

452

prescriptions.

67

patients, 13% of all patients

P 8 35
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 403

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

65

patients, 13% of all patients

9 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 397

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

10 9
NAMENDA XR 382

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

11 19
SIMVASTATIN 372

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

12 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 354

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

13 7
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 337

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

14 27
MIRTAZAPINE 316

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

15 21
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 316

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

15 11
RISPERIDONE 313

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

P 17 43
CITALOPRAM HBR 293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

18 24
SERTRALINE HCL 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

19 23
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

20 59
MEMANTINE HCL 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

21 34
CARVEDILOL 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

22 25
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

23 39
TAMSULOSIN HCL 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

24 26
TRAZODONE HCL 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

25 31
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

26 18
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

O 27 16
GABAPENTIN 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

28 13
HYDRALAZINE HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

29 44
LORAZEPAM 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

30 33
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

31 17
TRADJENTA 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

32 127
ALLOPURINOL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

32 32
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

34 15
XARELTO 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

35 70
LEVETIRACETAM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

36 46
METFORMIN HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

37 14
CLOPIDOGREL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

38 22
KLOR-CON M20 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

39 95
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

40 45
ATENOLOL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

41 29
LEVOFLOXACIN 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

76

patients, 15% of all patients

A 42 100
TRAMADOL HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

O 43 20
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

44 61
TORSEMIDE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

44 72
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

46 28
FENTANYL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

O 47 50
PREDNISONE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

47 42
DULOXETINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

49 37
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

50 52
ZETIA 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

51 118
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

52 137
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

52 92
FINASTERIDE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

54 50
ALPRAZOLAM 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

55 30
GENERLAC 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

55 182
AZITHROMYCIN 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

63

patients, 13% of all patients

A 57 73
LATANOPROST 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

58 75
JANUVIA 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 59 60
LOVASTATIN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 60 68
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

61 58
METOLAZONE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

62 150
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 62 165
FAMOTIDINE* 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

64 38
CEPHALEXIN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

A 65 103
SPIRONOLACTONE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

65 40
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 67 55
OLANZAPINE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 P 68 106
BACLOFEN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

69 86
DIGOX 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 70 131
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

70 36
DIGOXIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 72 62
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

A 73 172
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

73 69
NYSTOP 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

73 134
HALOPERIDOL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

P 73 151
KLOR-CON M10 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

77 139
MIDODRINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

78 188
LAMOTRIGINE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 79 252
TIMOLOL MALEATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 80 255
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 80 81
LANTUS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

82 67
PROCRIT 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 82 209
VOLTAREN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 84 121
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 2, 2017.
  • 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.