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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,951Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 30 providers in this state and specialty

$833K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 15 out of 30 providers in this state and specialty

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

22% 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

2% of this provider’s 898 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

34% of this provider’s 931 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

13% of this provider’s 931 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$42 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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

$899K

2014

$852K

2015

$833K

2016

Number of Claims

21,895

2014

21,104

2015

19,951

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 1,194

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,176

prescriptions.

213

patients, 23% of all patients

1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 749

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

715

prescriptions.

157

patients, 17% of all patients

2 3
OMEPRAZOLE 744

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

739

prescriptions.

158

patients, 17% of all patients

3 6
SIMVASTATIN 685

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

662

prescriptions.

128

patients, 14% of all patients

4 8
FUROSEMIDE 682

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

677

prescriptions.

122

patients, 13% of all patients

5 2
LISINOPRIL 654

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

593

prescriptions.

134

patients, 14% of all patients

6 5
GABAPENTIN 597

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

584

prescriptions.

119

patients, 13% of all patients

7 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 547

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

533

prescriptions.

99

patients, 11% of all patients

8 9
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 539

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

481

prescriptions.

107

patients, 11% of all patients

9 18
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 529

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

517

prescriptions.

115

patients, 12% of all patients

10 15
WARFARIN SODIUM 527

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

516

prescriptions.

83

patients, 9% of all patients

11 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 467

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

442

prescriptions.

99

patients, 11% of all patients

12 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 444

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

432

prescriptions.

98

patients, 11% of all patients

13 4
DONEPEZIL HCL 434

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

14 12
METFORMIN HCL 429

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

95

patients, 10% of all patients

15 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 397

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

93

patients, 10% of all patients

16 17
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 386

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

17 11
ALLOPURINOL 332

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

18 32
CLOPIDOGREL 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

19 22
CLONIDINE HCL 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

20 80
TRAMADOL HCL 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

O 21 20
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

22 27
GLIPIZIDE 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

23 41
TAMSULOSIN HCL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

24 26
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

O 25 16
MEMANTINE HCL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

26 34
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

27 28
CITALOPRAM HBR 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

28 24
ATENOLOL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

29 29
ALPRAZOLAM 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

30 30
PREDNISONE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

31 42
CARVEDILOL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

32 25
SERTRALINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

33 23
FAMOTIDINE* 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

34 38
TRAZODONE HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

35 31
KLOR-CON M20 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

36 95
LORAZEPAM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

37 33
RANITIDINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

38 57
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

39 56
KLOR-CON M10 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

40 139
SYNTHROID 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

41 88
MELOXICAM 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

42 53
PAROXETINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

43 101
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

A 44 99
SPIRONOLACTONE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

45 40
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

46 54
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

A 47 89
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

47 48
BUPROPION HCL SR 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

47 162
CEPHALEXIN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

A 50 103
MIRTAZAPINE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

51 21
LANTUS 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

51 67
CRESTOR 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

51 63
AMIODARONE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

54 93
SOTALOL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

55 199
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

55 39
IRBESARTAN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

55 141
FINASTERIDE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

58 50
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

58 36
NAMENDA XR 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 60 19
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

61 55
DIGOXIN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

61 62
LOVASTATIN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

63 68
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

A 63 196
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

65 143
SPIRIVA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

65 79
LACTULOSE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

67 125
FLUOXETINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

67 84
PROAIR HFA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

69 66
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

70 49
METOLAZONE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

71 150
AZITHROMYCIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

A 72 73
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

73 104
VALSARTAN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 73 65
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

A 75 108
SYMBICORT 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

76 83
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

O 76 264
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 24, 2008.
  • 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.