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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,071Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 22 out of 30 providers in this state and specialty

$1.26M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 30 providers in this state and specialty

369 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

56% 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

12% of this provider’s 297 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

44% of this provider’s 369 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

22% of this provider’s 369 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$105 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 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

$1.32M

2014

$1.28M

2015

$1.26M

2016

Number of Claims

13,995

2014

13,114

2015

12,071

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 324

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

63

patients, 17% of all patients

1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

58

patients, 16% of all patients

2 4
LISINOPRIL 291

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

60

patients, 16% of all patients

3 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 290

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

67

patients, 18% of all patients

4 3
FUROSEMIDE 285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

62

patients, 17% of all patients

5 2
SIMVASTATIN 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

61

patients, 17% of all patients

6 8
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

7 27
OMEPRAZOLE 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

54

patients, 15% of all patients

8 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

O 9 16
NAMENDA XR 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

10 19
LORAZEPAM 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

11 33
LYRICA 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

12 85
ALLOPURINOL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

13 32
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

14 9
GABAPENTIN 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

15 13
WARFARIN SODIUM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

16 7
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

17 114
SYNTHROID 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

18 88
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

19 10
METFORMIN HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

19 14
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

21 18
CARVEDILOL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

22 25
FENTANYL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11 O 22 50
XARELTO 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

24 70
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

24 11
ALPRAZOLAM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

26 30
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

P 26 35
TRAMADOL HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

O 28 20
CITALOPRAM HBR 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

29 24
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

74

patients, 20% of all patients

A 30 108
DONEPEZIL HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

30 12
DULOXETINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

32 37
PERINDOPRIL ERBUMINE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

10 33 210
MEMANTINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

34 34
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 O 34 213
NAMZARIC 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

36 123
OLANZAPINE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 P 37 106
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

38 17
METFORMIN HCL ER 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

39 76
TAMSULOSIN HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

39 26
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

43

patients, 12% of all patients

A 41 89
CLOPIDOGREL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

41 22
FINASTERIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

43 50
CELECOXIB 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

43 139
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 45 59
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

46 186
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

47 49
AZITHROMYCIN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

56

patients, 15% of all patients

A 48 73
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

53

patients, 14% of all patients

49 143
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

49 28
ULORIC 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

49 226
CRESTOR 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

52 63
VESICARE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 53 115
SERTRALINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

54 23
TRAZODONE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

55 31
MUPIROCIN* 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

56 161
CLONAZEPAM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

57 78
ROPINIROLE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

58 91
MELOXICAM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

58 53
LANTUS 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 60 67
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

61 64
RANITIDINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 62 57
TOPIRAMATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 62 194
SPIRIVA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 64 79
RISPERIDONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 P 65 43
BUSPIRONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 65 87
JANUMET XR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 65 257
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 O 68 207
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

69 54
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 Jan. 28, 2015.
  • 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.