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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,935Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 51 out of 30 providers in this state and specialty

$328K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 52 out of 30 providers in this state and specialty

357 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

11% 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

19% of this provider’s 357 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

11% of this provider’s 357 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 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

$318K

2014

$300K

2015

$328K

2016

Number of Claims

5,284

2014

5,199

2015

5,935

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 492

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

456

prescriptions.

125

patients, 35% of all patients

1 3
LISINOPRIL 303

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

87

patients, 24% of all patients

2 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 239

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

65

patients, 18% of all patients

3 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 229

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

55

patients, 15% of all patients

4 1
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 218

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

61

patients, 17% of all patients

5 15
SIMVASTATIN 189

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

53

patients, 15% of all patients

6 8
METFORMIN HCL 188

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

49

patients, 14% of all patients

7 14
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 162

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

42

patients, 12% of all patients

8 11
GABAPENTIN 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

42

patients, 12% of all patients

9 13
OMEPRAZOLE 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

42

patients, 12% of all patients

10 6
FUROSEMIDE 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

42

patients, 12% of all patients

11 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

12 9
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

13 64
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

14 77
GLIMEPIRIDE 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

14 47
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 97

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

16 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

17 7
SPIRONOLACTONE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

18 40
MIRTAZAPINE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

19 21
FAMOTIDINE* 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

20 38
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

21 17
SERTRALINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

22 23
ALLOPURINOL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

23 32
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

24 18
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

24 36
DONEPEZIL HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

26 12
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

27 28
CARVEDILOL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

28 25
ATENOLOL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

29 29
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.