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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

UDAY DEOSKAR MD

2103 E WASHINGTON ST STE 2C SENIOR HEALTH & GERIATRICS OF CENTRAL IL

Bloomington | Illinois | 61701

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,382Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 48 out of 30 providers in this state and specialty

$259K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 66 out of 30 providers in this state and specialty

316 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
42% 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

18% of this provider’s 316 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

18% of this provider’s 316 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$41 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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

$811K

2014

$546K

2015

$259K

2016

Number of Claims

18,164

2014

11,662

2015

6,382

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 268

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

62

patients, 20% of all patients

1 1
LISINOPRIL 251

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

53

patients, 17% of all patients

2 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 232

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

34

patients, 11% of all patients

3 10
FUROSEMIDE 213

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

38

patients, 12% of all patients

4 2
CITALOPRAM HBR 205

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

5 24
OMEPRAZOLE 179

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

34

patients, 11% of all patients

6 6
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 179

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

6 17
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 175

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

37

patients, 12% of all patients

8 4
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 170

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

9 11
NAMENDA XR 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

10 19
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

11 9
TRAMADOL HCL 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

O 12 20
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

13 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

41

patients, 13% of all patients

13 3
DONEPEZIL HCL 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

15 12
METFORMIN HCL 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

16 14
GABAPENTIN 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

17 13
SIMVASTATIN 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

18 8
ATENOLOL 100

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

19 29
MIRTAZAPINE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

20 21
WARFARIN SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

21 7
CLOPIDOGREL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

22 22
TAMSULOSIN HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

23 26
FAMOTIDINE* 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

23 38
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

25 28
SERTRALINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

26 23
LORAZEPAM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

26 33
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

28 39
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 P 29 35
FENTANYL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

O 30 50
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. 7, 2012.
  • 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.