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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Pulmonary Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,075Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 236

$650K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 44 out of 236

430 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

73% 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

6% of this provider’s 362 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

22% of this provider’s 430 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

4% of this provider’s 362 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 4%.

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Opioids

9% of this provider’s 430 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 4%.

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Brand Name Drugs

34% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 56%.

Prescription Price

$92 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $257 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 8.


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 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$353K

2012

$440K

2013

$630K

2014

$650K

2015

Number of Claims

1,962

2012

2,093

2013

5,434

2014

7,075

2015

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.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

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
SPIRIVA

Prevents the symptoms of br... +

Prevents the symptoms of bronchospasm caused by emphysema, chronic bronchitis, or COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). Source: National Library of Medicine

327

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

59

patients, 14% of all patients

1 1
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) and high blood pressure (hypertension). Source: National Library of Medicine

278

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

2 8
DONEPEZIL HCL

Donepezil is used to treat ... +

Donepezil is used to treat dementia (a brain disorder that affects the ability to remember, think clearly, communicate, and perform daily activities and may cause changes in mood and personality) associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD; a brain disease that slowly destroys the memory and the ability to think, learn, communicate and handle daily activities). Source: National Library of Medicine

248

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

3 43
OMEPRAZOLE

Treats heartburn, stomach u... +

Treats heartburn, stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, endocrine tumors, and systemic mastocytosis. Source: National Library of Medicine

235

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

4 13
SYMBICORT

This is a combination of bu... +

This is a combination of budesonide and formoterol used to help control the symptoms of asthma and improve lung function. Source: National Library of Medicine

207

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

5 2
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and heart failure. Source: National Library of Medicine

187

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

6 14
PROAIR HFA

Treats or prevents bronchos... +

Treats or prevents bronchospasm in patients with asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, and other lung diseases. Source: National Library of Medicine

184

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

61

patients, 14% of all patients

7 3
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

Treats seizures, panic disorder, and anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

8 45
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

9 23
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM

Levothyroxine, a thyroid ho... +

Levothyroxine, a thyroid hormone, is used to treat hypothyroidism, a condition where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. Source: National Library of Medicine

136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

10 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

Used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

O 11 27
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE

Amlodipine is used alone or... +

Amlodipine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

12 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Source: National Library of Medicine

115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

13 15
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

Used to treat the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

<11 14 55
WARFARIN SODIUM

Warfarin is used to prevent... +

Warfarin is used to prevent blood clots from forming or growing larger in your blood and blood vessels. Source: National Library of Medicine

104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

15 11
VENTOLIN HFA

Treats or prevents bronchos... +

Treats or prevents bronchospasm in patients with asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, and other lung diseases. Source: National Library of Medicine

102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

16 16
DULERA

Used to treat asthma and im... +

Used to treat asthma and improve lung function. Source: National Library of Medicine

99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

17 24
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

Treats infections caused by certain bacteria. Source: National Library of Medicine

94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

A 18 9
TUDORZA PRESSAIR

Used as a long term treatme... +

Used as a long term treatment to prevent wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, and chest tightness in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD, a group of diseases that affect the lungs and airways) such as chronic bronchitis (swelling of the air passages that lead to the lungs) and emphysema (damage to air sacs in the lungs). Source: National Library of Medicine

92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

19 42
KLOR-CON M20

Potassium is essential for ... +

Potassium is essential for the proper functioning of the heart, kidneys, muscles, nerves, and digestive system. Source: National Library of Medicine

88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11 20 131
MONTELUKAST SODIUM

Montelukast is used to prev... +

Montelukast is used to prevent wheezing, difficulty breathing, chest tightness, and coughing caused by asthma. Source: National Library of Medicine

83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

21 6
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

Treats anxiety, anxiety with depression, and insomnia (trouble sleeping). Source: National Library of Medicine

81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 22 52
ADVAIR DISKUS

Prevents symptoms of asthma... +

Prevents symptoms of asthma or COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), including chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

23 5
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

Treats inflammation (swelling), severe allergies, complications of chronic illnesses, and other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

23 4
TAMSULOSIN HCL

Tamsulosin is used in men t... +

Tamsulosin is used in men to treat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH) which include difficulty urinating (hesitation, dribbling, weak stream, and incomplete bladder emptying), painful urination, and urinary frequency and urgency. Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 25 47
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM

Pantoprazole is used to tre... +

Pantoprazole is used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and possible injury of the esophagus (the tube between the throat and stomach). Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

26 22
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

Treats seizures (epilepsy). Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 26 116
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and congestive heart failure (CHF). Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

28 34
METOPROLOL TARTRATE

Metoprolol is used alone or... +

Metoprolol is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

29 17
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS

Theophylline is used to pre... +

Theophylline is used to prevent and treat wheezing, shortness of breath, and chest tightness caused by asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and other lung diseases. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 30 32
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 31 73
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 32 19
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

Used to help control certain types of seizures caused by epilepsy. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 33 66
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

Treats gout and some kinds of kidney stones. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 33 53
ALENDRONATE SODIUM

Alendronate is used to trea... +

Alendronate is used to treat and prevent osteoporosis (a condition in which the bones become thin and weak and break easily) in women who have undergone menopause (''change of life,'' end of menstrual periods) and to treat osteoporosis in men. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 35 71
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT

Used to help control the sy... +

Used to help control the symptoms of lung diseases, such as asthma, chronic bronchitis, and emphysema. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

36 29
SPIRIVA RESPIMAT

Treats chronic obstructive ... +

Treats chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

37 33
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

Citalopram is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 37 51
NAMENDA

Treats dementia (memory los... +

Treats dementia (memory loss and mental changes) that is a sign of Alzheimer's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 39 130
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM

Pravastatin is used with di... +

Pravastatin is used with diet, weight-loss, and exercise to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke and to decrease the chance that heart surgery will be needed in people who have heart disease or who are at risk of developing heart disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 39 30
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 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 Nov. 4, 2014.
  • 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.