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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,305Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 17 out of 30 providers in this state and specialty

$825K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 16 out of 30 providers in this state and specialty

659 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

13% 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 642 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

28% of this provider’s 659 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

15% of this provider’s 659 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

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

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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

$650K

2014

$755K

2015

$825K

2016

Number of Claims

10,664

2014

12,227

2015

13,305

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 787

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

766

prescriptions.

157

patients, 24% of all patients

1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 707

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

702

prescriptions.

152

patients, 23% of all patients

2 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 689

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

661

prescriptions.

144

patients, 22% of all patients

3 3
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 429

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

84

patients, 13% of all patients

4 11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 379

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

87

patients, 13% of all patients

5 18
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 367

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

6 15
LISINOPRIL 302

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

7 5
FUROSEMIDE 291

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

8 2
OMEPRAZOLE 282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

9 6
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

10 49
TRAMADOL HCL 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

O 11 20
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

12 9
SIMVASTATIN 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

13 8
METFORMIN HCL 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

14 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

15 10
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

16 27
CRESTOR 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

17 63
ALPRAZOLAM 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

18 30
CLOPIDOGREL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

19 22
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

20 28
GABAPENTIN 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

21 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

22 17
ELIQUIS 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

23 74
VALSARTAN 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

24 65
DONEPEZIL HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

25 12
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

O 26 16
ATENOLOL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

27 29
MIRTAZAPINE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

28 21
TRAZODONE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

29 31
WARFARIN SODIUM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

30 7
TORSEMIDE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

30 72
CEPHALEXIN 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

A 32 103
DULOXETINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

33 37
ALLOPURINOL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

34 32
PREDNISONE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

35 42
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

36 56
SERTRALINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

37 23
FAMOTIDINE* 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

38 38
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

39 154
LORAZEPAM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

40 33
CARVEDILOL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

40 25
CITALOPRAM HBR 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

42 24
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

43 77
MEMANTINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

44 34
SPIRIVA 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

45 79
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

46 54
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

47 104
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

47 45
REPAGLINIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

49 232
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

50 55
GLIMEPIRIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 51 47
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

52 36
PROAIR HFA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

53 66
SYMBICORT 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

53 83
VERAPAMIL ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 55 176
NAMENDA XR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

56 19
TAMSULOSIN HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

57 26
HYDRALAZINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

57 44
LOVASTATIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

59 68
SYNTHROID 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

59 88
ADVAIR DISKUS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 61 97
NYSTOP 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

62 134
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 63 48
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

A 63 99
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 Sept. 13, 2011.
  • 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.