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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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12,768Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 271 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

$681K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 428 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

457 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

58% 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

6% of this provider’s 399 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

32% of this provider’s 457 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

18% of this provider’s 457 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

28 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

$890K

2014

$791K

2015

$681K

2016

Number of Claims

16,099

2014

14,964

2015

12,768

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 489

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

458

prescriptions.

102

patients, 22% of all patients

1 1
LISINOPRIL 473

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

94

patients, 21% of all patients

2 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 453

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

431

prescriptions.

77

patients, 17% of all patients

3 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 385

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

81

patients, 18% of all patients

4 3
FUROSEMIDE 369

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

61

patients, 13% of all patients

5 6
OMEPRAZOLE 366

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

70

patients, 15% of all patients

6 8
NAMENDA XR 366

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

6 43
DONEPEZIL HCL 327

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

8 27
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 318

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

9 9
METFORMIN HCL 297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

64

patients, 14% of all patients

10 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 266

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

11 13
SIMVASTATIN 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

12 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

13 16
MIRTAZAPINE 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

14 55
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

15 11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

O 16 12
HYDRALAZINE HCL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

16 47
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

18 10
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

19 34
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

20 17
SERTRALINE HCL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

21 25
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

22 29
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

68

patients, 15% of all patients

23 28
GABAPENTIN 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

24 15
LEVETIRACETAM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

25 68
ALLOPURINOL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

26 26
CARVEDILOL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

27 21
ATENOLOL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

28 23
TRAMADOL HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

O 29 22
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

30 56
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

31 71
CLOPIDOGREL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

32 20
TORSEMIDE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

33 142
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

34 60
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

35 37
GLIMEPIRIDE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

36 32
CITALOPRAM HBR 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

37 31
PREDNISONE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

37 35
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 39 101
LABETALOL HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 40 178
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

41 14
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

42 19
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 43 33
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

44 63
LANTUS 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

44 65
SPIRIVA 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

44 75
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 P 47 53
TAMSULOSIN HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

47 18
MEMANTINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 49 70
BACLOFEN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 50 85
FLUOXETINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

50 73
ALPRAZOLAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

52 24
SPIRONOLACTONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 52 57
AZITHROMYCIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

A 54 48
TRAZODONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

55 36
RISPERIDONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 P 55 64
AMIODARONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

57 136
BREO ELLIPTA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 57 253
FENOFIBRATE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 59 93
CEPHALEXIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

A 59 122
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 59 139
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 Jan. 31, 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.