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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,320Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 55 out of 27 providers in this state and specialty

$358K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 119 out of 27 providers in this state and specialty

586 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

19% 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 557 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

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

Prescription Price

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $82 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

11 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

$324K

2014

$304K

2015

$358K

2016

Number of Claims

6,919

2014

6,660

2015

6,320

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 748

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

691

prescriptions.

190

patients, 32% of all patients

1 1
CLOPIDOGREL 689

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

644

prescriptions.

163

patients, 28% of all patients

2 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 605

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

573

prescriptions.

144

patients, 25% of all patients

3 5
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 456

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

419

prescriptions.

120

patients, 20% of all patients

4 2
FUROSEMIDE 314

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

100

patients, 17% of all patients

5 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 256

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

69

patients, 12% of all patients

6 7
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 242

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

72

patients, 12% of all patients

7 10
LISINOPRIL 232

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

8 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 227

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

9 9
BRILINTA 189

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

10 51
SIMVASTATIN 171

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

11 11
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 161

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

12 28
CARVEDILOL 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

13 4
XARELTO 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

14 17
CILOSTAZOL 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

15 77
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

16 18
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

17 24
AMIODARONE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

18 20
METFORMIN HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

19 30
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

20 27
SPIRONOLACTONE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

21 16
VALSARTAN 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

22 32
HYDRALAZINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

23 25
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 Dec. 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.