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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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15,619Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 170 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

$949K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 185 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

541 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

32% 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

49% of this provider’s 541 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

28% of this provider’s 541 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 15%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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

$793K

2014

$896K

2015

$949K

2016

Number of Claims

15,071

2014

15,482

2015

15,619

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 815

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

775

prescriptions.

154

patients, 28% of all patients

1 2
OMEPRAZOLE 622

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

535

prescriptions.

114

patients, 21% of all patients

2 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 557

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

507

prescriptions.

107

patients, 20% of all patients

3 1
LISINOPRIL 421

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

82

patients, 15% of all patients

4 4
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 418

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

95

patients, 18% of all patients

5 19
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 411

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

92

patients, 17% of all patients

O 6 12
METFORMIN HCL ER 375

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

86

patients, 16% of all patients

7 49
FUROSEMIDE 371

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

69

patients, 13% of all patients

8 6
SIMVASTATIN 352

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

73

patients, 13% of all patients

9 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 318

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

67

patients, 12% of all patients

10 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

64

patients, 12% of all patients

11 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 304

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

12 13
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 291

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

13 9
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

14 17
MELOXICAM 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

66

patients, 12% of all patients

15 39
TRAMADOL HCL 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

64

patients, 12% of all patients

O 16 22
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

17 3
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

18 11
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

19 44
GABAPENTIN 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

20 15
ALPRAZOLAM 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

21 24
LORAZEPAM 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

22 30
CARVEDILOL 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

23 21
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

24 116
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

25 37
METFORMIN HCL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

26 7
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

27 41
NAMENDA XR 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

28 43
LOVASTATIN 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

29 45
AZITHROMYCIN 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

110

patients, 20% of all patients

A 30 48
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

31 168
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

32 28
CLOPIDOGREL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

33 20
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

34 33
ATENOLOL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

35 23
SYMBICORT 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

36 66
CRESTOR 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

37 50
LEVOFLOXACIN 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

76

patients, 14% of all patients

A 38 84
SPIRONOLACTONE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

39 57
JANUVIA 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

40 59
RANITIDINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

40 46
DONEPEZIL HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

<11 42 27
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

66

patients, 12% of all patients

42 106
SERTRALINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

44 25
DULOXETINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

45 52
CITALOPRAM HBR 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 46 31
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

47 14
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

47 34
RAMIPRIL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

49 143
LYRICA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 50 91
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

A 51 90
GLIMEPIRIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

51 32
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

53 54
TAMSULOSIN HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

53 18
LACTULOSE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 55 130
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 O 56 83
LABETALOL HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 57 178
MEMANTINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 58 70
MINOXIDIL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

59 534
ALLOPURINOL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

59 26
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

59 71
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

A 62 107
FENTANYL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 O 62 108
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

64 78
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 64 379
DICYCLOMINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 66 185
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

66 138
BENAZEPRIL HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

68 96
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 Aug. 22, 2008.
  • 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.