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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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7,232Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 737 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

$471K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 771 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

345 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

23% 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

50% of this provider’s 345 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

26% of this provider’s 345 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 15%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$65 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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

$553K

2014

$557K

2015

$471K

2016

Number of Claims

8,070

2014

8,665

2015

7,232

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 317

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

78

patients, 23% of all patients

1 2
SIMVASTATIN 317

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

89

patients, 26% of all patients

1 5
LISINOPRIL 244

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

69

patients, 20% of all patients

3 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 234

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

58

patients, 17% of all patients

4 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 230

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

51

patients, 15% of all patients

O 5 12
METFORMIN HCL 225

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

57

patients, 17% of all patients

6 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 198

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

52

patients, 15% of all patients

7 10
GABAPENTIN 191

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

50

patients, 14% of all patients

8 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

58

patients, 17% of all patients

9 1
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

39

patients, 11% of all patients

10 34
WARFARIN SODIUM 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

11 13
FUROSEMIDE 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

45

patients, 13% of all patients

12 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

40

patients, 12% of all patients

13 16
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

14 14
CLOPIDOGREL 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

15 20
OMEPRAZOLE 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

16 8
ALPRAZOLAM 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

17 24
DONEPEZIL HCL 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

18 27
GLIPIZIDE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

19 40
TRAMADOL HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

41

patients, 12% of all patients

O 20 22
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

21 17
SERTRALINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

22 25
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

23 29
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

24 28
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

24 9
ALLOPURINOL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

26 26
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

27 11
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

50

patients, 14% of all patients

A 28 107
ATENOLOL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

28 23
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

48

patients, 14% of all patients

A 30 90
ZETIA 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

30 80
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

41

patients, 12% of all patients

A 32 128
AZITHROMYCIN 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

44

patients, 13% of all patients

A 33 48
SPIRIVA 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

34 75
TAMSULOSIN HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

34 18
CRESTOR 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

36 50
CLONIDINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

37 69
HYDRALAZINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

38 47
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. 21, 2013.
  • 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.