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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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12,288Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 294 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

$648K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 467 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

286 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

80% 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

11% of this provider’s 254 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

33% of this provider’s 286 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

24% of this provider’s 286 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 15%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% 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

43 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

$599K

2014

$630K

2015

$648K

2016

Number of Claims

12,216

2014

12,438

2015

12,288

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
HEPARIN SODIUM 718

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

672

prescriptions.

56

patients, 20% of all patients

10 1 94
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 524

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

438

prescriptions.

87

patients, 30% of all patients

2 1
LISINOPRIL 464

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

419

prescriptions.

89

patients, 31% of all patients

3 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 459

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

70

patients, 24% of all patients

4 3
FUROSEMIDE 451

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

431

prescriptions.

44

patients, 15% of all patients

5 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 382

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

64

patients, 22% of all patients

6 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 367

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

43

patients, 15% of all patients

7 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

41

patients, 14% of all patients

8 16
WARFARIN SODIUM 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

9 13
OMEPRAZOLE 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

41

patients, 14% of all patients

10 8
METFORMIN HCL 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

51

patients, 18% of all patients

11 7
DONEPEZIL HCL 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

33

patients, 12% of all patients

12 27
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

36

patients, 13% of all patients

O 13 12
FAMOTIDINE* 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

31

patients, 11% of all patients

14 38
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

15 29
CLOPIDOGREL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

16 20
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

P 17 53
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

18 14
LORAZEPAM 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

19 30
SIMVASTATIN 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

20 5
TRAMADOL HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

31

patients, 11% of all patients

O 21 22
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

22 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

23 31
ATENOLOL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

23 23
NAMENDA XR 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

<11 25 43
HYDRALAZINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

26 47
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

27 17
GABAPENTIN 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

28 15
CARVEDILOL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

29 21
SERTRALINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

<11 30 25
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11 30 98
MEMANTINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

<11 32 70
HUMALOG 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

33 123
LANTUS 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

34 65
CLONIDINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

35 69
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

36 154
LEVETIRACETAM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 36 68
ALLOPURINOL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

38 26
LYRICA 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 39 91
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 40 71
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 41 63
VENTOLIN HFA 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

42 81
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

43 74
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 44 42
ALPRAZOLAM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

45 24
FENOFIBRATE* 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 46 148
PREDNISONE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

47 35
PROAIR HFA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

48 51
MIRTAZAPINE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

49 55
LIDOCAINE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

50 92
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

50 19
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

50 44
HALOPERIDOL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 P 53 145
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 54 115
TAMSULOSIN HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 54 18
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 Dec. 7, 2011.
  • 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.