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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,420Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 16 out of 30 providers in this state and specialty

$866K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 14 out of 30 providers in this state and specialty

800 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% 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

2% of this provider’s 704 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 8%.

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Antibiotics

11% of this provider’s 800 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

15% of this provider’s 800 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$65 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 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

$853K

2014

$967K

2015

$866K

2016

Number of Claims

14,125

2014

15,343

2015

13,420

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
LISINOPRIL 578

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

531

prescriptions.

161

patients, 20% of all patients

1 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 475

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

425

prescriptions.

127

patients, 16% of all patients

2 4
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 474

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

441

prescriptions.

143

patients, 18% of all patients

3 17
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 466

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

435

prescriptions.

125

patients, 16% of all patients

4 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 413

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

114

patients, 14% of all patients

5 3
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 377

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

95

patients, 12% of all patients

6 15
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 367

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

102

patients, 13% of all patients

7 28
METFORMIN HCL 359

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

94

patients, 12% of all patients

8 14
SIMVASTATIN 316

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

92

patients, 12% of all patients

9 8
FUROSEMIDE 298

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

10 2
ATENOLOL 267

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

80

patients, 10% of all patients

11 29
GLIMEPIRIDE 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

12 47
OMEPRAZOLE 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

13 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

14 9
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

15 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

16 10
TAMSULOSIN HCL 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

17 26
METFORMIN HCL ER 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

17 76
GABAPENTIN 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

19 13
MELOXICAM 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

20 53
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

21 18
WARFARIN SODIUM 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

22 7
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

23 54
TRAMADOL HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

O 24 20
CLOPIDOGREL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

25 22
ALLOPURINOL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

26 32
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

27 48
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

O 28 16
SERTRALINE HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

28 23
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

30 64
ALPRAZOLAM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

31 30
SPIRONOLACTONE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

32 40
CLONAZEPAM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

33 78
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

34 104
GEMFIBROZIL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

35 148
SYMBICORT 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

36 83
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

37 36
SYNTHROID 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

38 88
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

39 45
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

40 49
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

41 55
MIRTAZAPINE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

42 21
PROAIR HFA 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

42 66
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

44 69
FENOFIBRATE* 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

45 145
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

46 117
PREDNISONE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

46 42
BUPROPION HCL SR 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

48 162
DONEPEZIL HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 49 12
TERAZOSIN HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

50 167
CARTIA XT 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

51 146
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

52 56
FLUOXETINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

52 84
JANUVIA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

54 60
CITALOPRAM HBR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

55 24
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 55 107
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

57 58
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 Nov. 24, 2009.
  • 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.