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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,238Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 28 out of 27 providers in this state and specialty

$373K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 110 out of 27 providers in this state and specialty

447 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

22% 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

0% of this provider’s 399 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 0%.

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Antibiotics

This provider prescribed antibiotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Opioids

This provider prescribed opioids to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $82 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 10.


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

$355K

2014

$374K

2015

$373K

2016

Number of Claims

7,789

2014

7,694

2015

7,238

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
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 646

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

571

prescriptions.

107

patients, 24% of all patients

1 2
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 578

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

492

prescriptions.

97

patients, 22% of all patients

2 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 520

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

480

prescriptions.

89

patients, 20% of all patients

3 5
FUROSEMIDE 321

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

70

patients, 16% of all patients

4 6
CARVEDILOL 320

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

5 4
LISINOPRIL 293

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

60

patients, 13% of all patients

6 3
SIMVASTATIN 289

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

57

patients, 13% of all patients

7 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 285

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

53

patients, 12% of all patients

8 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 248

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

9 14
CLOPIDOGREL 218

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

10 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 204

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

11 1
SPIRONOLACTONE 187

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

12 16
CRESTOR 184

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

13 21
DIGOXIN 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

14 22
WARFARIN SODIUM 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

15 9
XARELTO 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

16 17
FENOFIBRATE* 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

17 74
AMIODARONE HCL 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

18 20
ZETIA 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

19 26
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

20 28
PROPAFENONE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

21 115
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

22 122
NITROSTAT 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

83

patients, 19% of all patients

23 41
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

24 10
KLOR-CON M20 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

25 65
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

26 47
CARTIA XT 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

26 23
LIVALO 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 26 149
DIGOX 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

29 33
VALSARTAN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

30 32
RANEXA 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

31 39
ATENOLOL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

32 19
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

33 18
WELCHOL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 34 163
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.