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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,312Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 30 providers in this state and specialty

$1.04M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 30 providers in this state and specialty

460 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
99% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
85% 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 information is unavailable.

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Antibiotics

31% of this provider’s 460 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

20% of this provider’s 460 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

44 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

$944K

2014

$1.08M

2015

$1.04M

2016

Number of Claims

18,315

2014

20,524

2015

20,312

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
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,043

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,043

prescriptions.

56

patients, 12% of all patients

1 7
FUROSEMIDE 837

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

832

prescriptions.

92

patients, 20% of all patients

2 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 770

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

770

prescriptions.

101

patients, 22% of all patients

3 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 668

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

663

prescriptions.

103

patients, 22% of all patients

4 3
OMEPRAZOLE 562

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

557

prescriptions.

89

patients, 19% of all patients

5 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 546

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

541

prescriptions.

85

patients, 18% of all patients

6 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 436

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

436

prescriptions.

68

patients, 15% of all patients

7 9
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 434

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

55

patients, 12% of all patients

8 11
LISINOPRIL 418

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

63

patients, 14% of all patients

9 5
DONEPEZIL HCL 417

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

63

patients, 14% of all patients

10 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 398

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

58

patients, 13% of all patients

11 10
SERTRALINE HCL 317

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

12 23
TAMSULOSIN HCL 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

13 26
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 297

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

P 14 35
SIMVASTATIN 287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

15 8
MIRTAZAPINE 282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

16 21
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

17 18
BUMETANIDE 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

18 82
METFORMIN HCL 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

19 14
NAMENDA XR 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

20 19
GABAPENTIN 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

21 13
GLIPIZIDE 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

22 41
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

23 27
TRAZODONE HCL 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

24 31
LIDOCAINE 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

62

patients, 13% of all patients

25 71
CARVEDILOL 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

26 25
CITALOPRAM HBR 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

27 24
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

28 17
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

29 15
CLOPIDOGREL 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

30 22
ALPRAZOLAM 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

31 30
HYDRALAZINE HCL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

32 44
TRAMADOL HCL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

O 33 20
FINASTERIDE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

34 50
FAMOTIDINE* 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

35 38
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

O 36 16
AUTOSHIELD DUO PEN NEEDLE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

37 185
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

38 39
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

39 45
LORAZEPAM 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

40 33
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

53

patients, 12% of all patients

41 36
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

63

patients, 14% of all patients

42 98
DULOXETINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

43 37
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

43 48
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

45 28
PAROXETINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

46 101
LEVETIRACETAM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

47 46
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

48 58
ELIQUIS 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

49 74
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

49 61
PREDNISONE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

51 42
ALLOPURINOL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

52 32
RISPERIDONE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P 53 43
MELOXICAM 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

54 53
MEMANTINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

55 34
BETHANECHOL CHLORIDE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

56 177
SYMBICORT 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

56 83
PROCTOZONE-HC 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

58 214
VOLTAREN 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

59 121
AMIODARONE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

59 93
LATANOPROST 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

61 75
BUSPIRONE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11 62 87
CRESTOR 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 63 63
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 64 56
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

65 55
ATENOLOL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

66 29
PROAIR HFA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

66 66
DIGOX 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 68 131
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

68 52
LOVASTATIN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

70 68
VALSARTAN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 71 65
NYSTATIN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

72 102
SPIRONOLACTONE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

73 40
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 73 81
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 75 165
CLONAZEPAM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 75 78
NIFEDIPINE ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 77 111
ONDANSETRON HCL* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

77 116
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 79 59
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 April 11, 2016.
  • 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.