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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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21,624Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 77 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

$1.19M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 110 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

549 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73% Patients 65 Years and Older

95% 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

17% of this provider’s 401 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

36% of this provider’s 549 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

13% of this provider’s 549 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 15%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

39 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

$1.04M

2014

$1.23M

2015

$1.19M

2016

Number of Claims

18,958

2014

21,560

2015

21,624

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 1,013

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

648

prescriptions.

162

patients, 30% of all patients

1 1
FUROSEMIDE 680

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

558

prescriptions.

92

patients, 17% of all patients

2 6
LISINOPRIL 605

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

97

patients, 18% of all patients

3 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 590

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

78

patients, 14% of all patients

4 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 582

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

5 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 483

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

83

patients, 15% of all patients

6 10
METFORMIN HCL 460

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

68

patients, 12% of all patients

7 7
DONEPEZIL HCL 451

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

408

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

8 27
SIMVASTATIN 445

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

9 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 433

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

84

patients, 15% of all patients

10 3
HEPARIN SODIUM 413

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

11 94
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 397

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

12 16
GABAPENTIN 385

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

13 15
CARVEDILOL 377

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

64

patients, 12% of all patients

14 21
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 332

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

68

patients, 12% of all patients

15 17
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

16 74
RISPERIDONE 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

P 17 64
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

18 14
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

P 19 53
CLOPIDOGREL 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

20 20
OMEPRAZOLE 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

21 8
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

22 112
TAMSULOSIN HCL 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

23 18
FAMOTIDINE* 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

24 38
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

25 9
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

26 42
NAMENDA XR 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

27 43
BACLOFEN 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

28 85
HYDRALAZINE HCL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

29 47
CITALOPRAM HBR 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

30 31
TRAZODONE HCL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

31 36
MIRTAZAPINE 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

32 55
MEMANTINE HCL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

32 70
IBUPROFEN 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

34 67
LEVETIRACETAM 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

35 68
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

O 35 12
LANTUS 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

37 65
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

38 11
ARIPIPRAZOLE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

P 39 160
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

40 95
HALOPERIDOL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

P 40 145
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

42 71
VALPROIC ACID* 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

43 192
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

44 29
NOVOLOG 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

45 163
LEVEMIR 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

46 169
HUMALOG 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

46 123
FENOFIBRATE* 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

48 93
ALLOPURINOL 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

49 26
OLANZAPINE 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

P 50 105
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

51 19
TRAMADOL HCL 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

O 52 22
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

52 154
SERTRALINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

54 25
JANUVIA 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

54 59
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

56 60
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

57 28
GLIPIZIDE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

57 40
FINASTERIDE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

59 62
LACTULOSE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

60 130
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

61 159
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 62 34
ELIQUIS 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

63 87
FENOFIBRATE* 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 64 119
NUEDEXTA 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 65 170
LEVOFLOXACIN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

A 66 84
LORAZEPAM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

66 30
ADVAIR DISKUS 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

68 77
LATANOPROST 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

68 155
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

70 117
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 71 98
ATENOLOL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

72 23
LIDOCAINE-PRILOCAINE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

73 242
AMIODARONE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

74 136
LIDOCAINE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 75 92
CLONIDINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

76 69
PAROXETINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 76 79
VALSARTAN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

76 58
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 79 146
VENLAFAXINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 80 299
CLOZAPINE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 80 141
SANTYL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

82 200
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

83 56
NIFEDIPINE ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

84 76
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

85 33
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

86 120
RANITIDINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 86 46
HALOPERIDOL LACTATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

P 88 291
FLUOXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 88 73
CARBAMAZEPINE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 88 166
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 91 151
SPIRONOLACTONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 91 57
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 P 93 277
NAPROXEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

93 103
DIGOXIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 93 100
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

93 162
VENTOLIN HFA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

93 81
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 93 261
PROPRANOLOL HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 99 187
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 July 8, 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.