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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,681Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 30 providers in this state and specialty

$955K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 12 out of 30 providers in this state and specialty

579 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

52% 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 545 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

40% of this provider’s 579 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

32% of this provider’s 579 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 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

$1.42M

2014

$915K

2015

$955K

2016

Number of Claims

25,280

2014

17,158

2015

19,681

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 1,592

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

1,553

prescriptions.

147

patients, 25% of all patients

1 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 800

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

780

prescriptions.

129

patients, 22% of all patients

2 10
NAMENDA XR 690

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

668

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

3 19
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 617

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

599

prescriptions.

89

patients, 15% of all patients

4 1
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 604

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

604

prescriptions.

70

patients, 12% of all patients

5 27
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 558

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

553

prescriptions.

85

patients, 15% of all patients

6 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 524

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

519

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

7 7
LISINOPRIL 476

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

471

prescriptions.

71

patients, 12% of all patients

8 5
OMEPRAZOLE 402

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

9 6
GABAPENTIN 395

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

10 13
DONEPEZIL HCL 375

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

11 12
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 373

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

12 39
MIRTAZAPINE 361

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

13 21
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 332

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

82

patients, 14% of all patients

O 14 16
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

15 4
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

16 61
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

P 17 35
SERTRALINE HCL 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

18 23
DULOXETINE HCL 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

19 37
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

20 18
CITALOPRAM HBR 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

21 24
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

22 3
TRAZODONE HCL 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

23 31
CLOPIDOGREL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

24 22
MEMANTINE HCL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

25 34
CARVEDILOL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

26 25
XARELTO 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

27 70
TRAMADOL HCL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

O 28 20
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

29 117
DIGOXIN 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

30 62
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

31 15
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

32 28
METFORMIN HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

33 14
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

34 92
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

35 17
SIMVASTATIN 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

36 8
FENTANYL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O 37 50
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

38 36
VESICARE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

39 115
MELOXICAM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

40 53
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

40 11
LORAZEPAM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

40 33
FAMOTIDINE* 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

43 38
ELIQUIS 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

44 74
PREDNISONE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

45 42
HYDRALAZINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

45 44
ATENOLOL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

47 29
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

<11 48 134
LANTUS 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

49 67
FINASTERIDE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

50 50
GLIPIZIDE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

51 41
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

<11 52 59
BUSPIRONE HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

52 87
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

52 56
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

55 52
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

56 45
ALPRAZOLAM 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

57 30
ALLOPURINOL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

58 32
MYRBETRIQ 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11 58 160
AMIODARONE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

60 93
TAMSULOSIN HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

61 26
CELECOXIB 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 62 139
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

A 62 108
RANITIDINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

64 57
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

A 64 99
SPIRIVA 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

66 79
LOVASTATIN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

67 68
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

68 48
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

69 49
LATANOPROST 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

70 75
METOLAZONE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

70 150
OLANZAPINE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 P 72 106
VERAPAMIL ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 73 176
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

74 58
RIVASTIGMINE* 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 74 113
SUCRALFATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

74 240
JANUVIA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 77 60
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 77 128
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 79 174
ADVAIR DISKUS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

80 97
KLOR-CON SPRINKLE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

81 205
NOVOLOG 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 81 166
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. 10, 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.