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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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8,861Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 537 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

$390K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 984 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

239 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% 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

8% of this provider’s 199 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

39% of this provider’s 239 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

33% of this provider’s 239 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 15%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$44 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 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

$1.06M

2014

$809K

2015

$390K

2016

Number of Claims

21,744

2014

16,712

2015

8,861

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
FUROSEMIDE 425

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

70

patients, 29% of all patients

1 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 404

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

61

patients, 26% of all patients

2 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 318

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

32

patients, 13% of all patients

3 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 299

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

54

patients, 23% of all patients

4 16
DONEPEZIL HCL 264

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

33

patients, 14% of all patients

5 27
GABAPENTIN 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

37

patients, 15% of all patients

6 15
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

37

patients, 15% of all patients

7 3
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

42

patients, 18% of all patients

8 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

33

patients, 14% of all patients

9 10
OMEPRAZOLE 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

26

patients, 11% of all patients

10 8
CLOPIDOGREL 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

22

patients, 9% of all patients

11 20
LISINOPRIL 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

30

patients, 13% of all patients

12 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

42

patients, 18% of all patients

O 13 12
MIRTAZAPINE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

21

patients, 9% of all patients

14 55
ALPRAZOLAM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

26

patients, 11% of all patients

15 24
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

16 29
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

25

patients, 10% of all patients

16 1
FENTANYL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

19

patients, 8% of all patients

O 18 108
SIMVASTATIN 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

22

patients, 9% of all patients

19 5
NAMENDA XR 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

20 43
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

21 9
SERTRALINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

22 25
METFORMIN HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

23 7
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

24 162
FAMOTIDINE* 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

25 38
RISPERIDONE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

P 26 64
HYDRALAZINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

27 47
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 28 63
MELOXICAM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

29 39
TRAMADOL HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 8% of all patients

O 30 22
CARVEDILOL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

31 21
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 32 11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 33 34
LEVETIRACETAM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 34 68
CITALOPRAM HBR 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

34 31
DULOXETINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

36 52
TAMSULOSIN HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

36 18
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

38 186
LORAZEPAM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

39 30
ELIQUIS 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 40 87
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 40 117
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 42 98
CLONIDINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 43 69
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 43 71
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 45 19
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

45 95
GLIMEPIRIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

47 32
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 Nov. 24, 2009.
  • 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.