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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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28,807Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 30 providers in this state and specialty

$1.67M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 30 providers in this state and specialty

978 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

46% 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 886 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

27% of this provider’s 978 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

26% of this provider’s 978 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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

$2.06M

2014

$1.82M

2015

$1.67M

2016

Number of Claims

33,350

2014

31,737

2015

28,807

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,208

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,158

prescriptions.

202

patients, 21% of all patients

1 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,190

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,121

prescriptions.

180

patients, 18% of all patients

2 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,030

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

931

prescriptions.

186

patients, 19% of all patients

3 3
LISINOPRIL 807

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

745

prescriptions.

141

patients, 14% of all patients

4 5
FUROSEMIDE 722

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

658

prescriptions.

122

patients, 12% of all patients

5 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 702

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

514

prescriptions.

140

patients, 14% of all patients

O 6 16
SIMVASTATIN 662

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

621

prescriptions.

129

patients, 13% of all patients

7 8
CLOPIDOGREL 650

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

598

prescriptions.

106

patients, 11% of all patients

8 22
WARFARIN SODIUM 633

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

620

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

9 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 622

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

588

prescriptions.

100

patients, 10% of all patients

10 9
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 598

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

566

prescriptions.

105

patients, 11% of all patients

11 11
OMEPRAZOLE 527

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

470

prescriptions.

97

patients, 10% of all patients

12 6
METFORMIN HCL 522

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

464

prescriptions.

94

patients, 10% of all patients

13 14
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 510

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

483

prescriptions.

75

patients, 8% of all patients

14 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 444

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

77

patients, 8% of all patients

15 10
CARVEDILOL 402

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

73

patients, 7% of all patients

16 25
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 374

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

17 28
TRAMADOL HCL 361

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

107

patients, 11% of all patients

O 18 20
GLIMEPIRIDE 361

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

18 47
CRESTOR 350

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

20 63
DONEPEZIL HCL 350

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

20 12
ALLOPURINOL 350

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

20 32
CITALOPRAM HBR 348

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

23 24
NAMENDA XR 344

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

24 19
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 341

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

71

patients, 7% of all patients

25 17
SERTRALINE HCL 334

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

26 23
GABAPENTIN 332

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

27 13
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 330

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

28 18
MEMANTINE HCL 299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

29 34
ALPRAZOLAM 289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

30 30
TAMSULOSIN HCL 287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

31 26
RISPERIDONE 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

P 32 43
NAMZARIC 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

33 123
MIRTAZAPINE 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

34 21
LORAZEPAM 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

35 33
ATENOLOL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

36 29
PRADAXA 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

37 171
BENICAR 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

38 138
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

39 56
HYDRALAZINE HCL 143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

40 44
CLONIDINE HCL 142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

41 80
RANITIDINE HCL 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

42 57
VALSARTAN 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

43 65
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

44 69
GLIPIZIDE 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

45 41
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

46 45
DULOXETINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

47 37
JANUVIA 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

48 60
LEVETIRACETAM 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

49 46
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

A 50 108
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

51 52
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

52 36
LOVASTATIN 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

52 68
ELIQUIS 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

<11 54 74
ADVAIR DISKUS 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

55 97
LANTUS 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

56 67
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

56 154
MELOXICAM 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

58 53
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

59 27
FENTANYL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

O 60 50
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

60 54
HUMALOG 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

62 94
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 63 59
VENTOLIN HFA 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

63 141
CLONAZEPAM 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

65 78
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

65 58
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

65 114
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

A 68 89
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

69 55
ONGLYZA 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

69 216
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

71 128
BUSPIRONE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

72 87
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

72 61
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

72 117
PREDNISONE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

72 42
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

76 64
SPIRIVA 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

77 79
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

78 48
TRAZODONE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

78 31
CLONIDINE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 80 190
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

80 105
SPIRONOLACTONE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

80 40
LEVEMIR 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

83 196
MYRBETRIQ 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 83 160
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

83 77
METFORMIN HCL ER 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

86 76
FLUOXETINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 87 84
FINASTERIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

88 50
ROPINIROLE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

88 91
BENAZEPRIL HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

90 122
NYSTOP 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

91 134
PROAIR HFA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

92 66
AZITHROMYCIN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

A 93 73
BYSTOLIC 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

94 156
IRBESARTAN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

95 141
LACTULOSE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

95 125
NIFEDICAL XL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 95 203
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

98 107
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 98 168
BUPROPION HCL SR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

100 162
ZETIA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

100 118
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 O 100 136
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

103 49
DIGOX 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

103 131
NOVOLOG 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 105 166
CALCITRIOL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 106 129
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

106 92
SYNTHROID 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

106 88
FENOFIBRATE* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

106 159
SYMBICORT 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

110 83
TORSEMIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

111 72
RAMIPRIL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 111 155
DIGOXIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

111 62
NIFEDIPINE ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 114 111
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 114 81
CEPHALEXIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

A 116 103
RIVASTIGMINE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 117 113
OLANZAPINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 P 117 106
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 March 10, 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.