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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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6,014Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 935 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

$396K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 960 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

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

96% 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

35% of this provider’s 168 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

14% of this provider’s 168 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 15%.

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Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$66 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 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

$545K

2014

$479K

2015

$396K

2016

Number of Claims

7,058

2014

6,349

2015

6,014

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
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 329

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

48

patients, 29% of all patients

1 9
SIMVASTATIN 248

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

38

patients, 23% of all patients

2 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 209

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

23

patients, 14% of all patients

3 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 197

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

30

patients, 18% of all patients

4 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 170

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

29

patients, 17% of all patients

5 1
FUROSEMIDE 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

27

patients, 16% of all patients

6 6
CARVEDILOL 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

18

patients, 11% of all patients

7 21
METFORMIN HCL 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

24

patients, 14% of all patients

8 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

12

patients, 7% of all patients

9 13
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

15

patients, 9% of all patients

10 140
OMEPRAZOLE 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

30

patients, 18% of all patients

10 8
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 112

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

22

patients, 13% of all patients

12 33
CLOPIDOGREL 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

12

patients, 7% of all patients

13 20
VALSARTAN 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

12

patients, 7% of all patients

14 58
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 98

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

12

patients, 7% of all patients

15 227
ALLOPURINOL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

11

patients, 7% of all patients

16 26
BYSTOLIC 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 17 132
GLIPIZIDE ER 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 9% of all patients

18 82
NEXIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 11% of all patients

18 111
TRAMADOL HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 11% of all patients

O 20 22
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 8% of all patients

21 11
BENICAR 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 22 183
CRESTOR 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 8% of all patients

23 50
RANITIDINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 8% of all patients

24 46
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 25 41
MECLIZINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 10% of all patients

26 118
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 10% of all patients

27 34
IBUPROFEN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

23

patients, 14% of all patients

27 67
TERBINAFINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 9% of all patients

29 388
FENOFIBRATE* 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 29 119
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 7% of all patients

31 16
CLONAZEPAM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 31 61
LISINOPRIL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 8% of all patients

31 4
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 Oct. 2, 2012.
  • 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.