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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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8,930Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 530 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

$858K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 255 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

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

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
1% 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

54% of this provider’s 288 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

27% of this provider’s 288 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 15%.

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Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$96 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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

$740K

2014

$842K

2015

$858K

2016

Number of Claims

7,801

2014

8,827

2015

8,930

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 438

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

438

prescriptions.

77

patients, 27% of all patients

1 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 325

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

65

patients, 23% of all patients

2 1
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 280

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

51

patients, 18% of all patients

3 9
CRESTOR 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

57

patients, 20% of all patients

4 50
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

36

patients, 13% of all patients

5 11
SIMVASTATIN 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

35

patients, 12% of all patients

6 5
FUROSEMIDE 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

38

patients, 13% of all patients

7 6
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

45

patients, 16% of all patients

8 14
PREDNISONE 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

63

patients, 22% of all patients

9 35
WARFARIN SODIUM 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

10 13
LISINOPRIL 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

28

patients, 10% of all patients

10 4
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

33

patients, 11% of all patients

12 44
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

35

patients, 12% of all patients

O 13 12
SYNTHROID 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

14 72
LORAZEPAM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

15 30
NAMENDA XR 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

16 43
ZETIA 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

17 80
OMEPRAZOLE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

18 8
CLOPIDOGREL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

19 20
CARVEDILOL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

20 21
TAMSULOSIN HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

21 18
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

O 22 83
SERTRALINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

23 25
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

24 3
DONEPEZIL HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

25 27
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

25 54
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

27 10
VALSARTAN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

27 58
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

40

patients, 14% of all patients

29 138
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

42

patients, 15% of all patients

A 30 107
ATENOLOL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

31 23
AZITHROMYCIN 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

54

patients, 19% of all patients

A 32 48
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

33 89
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 34 41
TRAZODONE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 34 36
CEPHALEXIN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

31

patients, 11% of all patients

A 34 122
XARELTO 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 37 86
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 37 78
RAMIPRIL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

39 143
METFORMIN HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

40 7
CELECOXIB 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

40 121
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

40 17
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 43 115
GABAPENTIN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

43 15
LIVALO 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

45 555
JANUVIA 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 45 59
PAROXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 47 79
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 48 33
ALLOPURINOL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

48 26
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. 24, 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.