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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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15,852Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 163 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

$1.07M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 137 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

291 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
63% Patients 65 Years and Older

99% 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

18% of this provider’s 183 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Antibiotics

40% of this provider’s 291 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

29% of this provider’s 291 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

$67 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

54 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

$1.16M

2014

$1.19M

2015

$1.07M

2016

Number of Claims

16,621

2014

15,374

2015

15,852

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
FUROSEMIDE 668

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

533

prescriptions.

68

patients, 23% of all patients

1 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 638

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

458

prescriptions.

94

patients, 32% of all patients

2 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 551

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

47

patients, 16% of all patients

3 2
HEPARIN SODIUM 403

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

36

patients, 12% of all patients

4 94
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 385

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

55

patients, 19% of all patients

5 3
LISINOPRIL 351

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

49

patients, 17% of all patients

6 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 346

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

52

patients, 18% of all patients

7 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 325

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

59

patients, 20% of all patients

8 16
NAMENDA XR 296

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

9 43
GABAPENTIN 283

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

37

patients, 13% of all patients

10 15
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

42

patients, 14% of all patients

11 95
METFORMIN HCL 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

41

patients, 14% of all patients

12 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

13 13
LEVETIRACETAM 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

14 68
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

52

patients, 18% of all patients

O 15 12
FAMOTIDINE* 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

48

patients, 16% of all patients

16 38
SODIUM CHLORIDE* 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

17 283
TAMSULOSIN HCL 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

33

patients, 11% of all patients

18 18
TRAMADOL HCL 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

35

patients, 12% of all patients

O 19 22
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

31

patients, 11% of all patients

20 162
TRAZODONE HCL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

21 36
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

37

patients, 13% of all patients

22 60
JANUVIA 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

23 59
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

P 24 53
LORAZEPAM 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

39

patients, 13% of all patients

24 30
SIMVASTATIN 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

26 5
DONEPEZIL HCL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

26 27
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

28 222
SERTRALINE HCL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

29 25
LANTUS 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

30 65
OMEPRAZOLE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

34

patients, 12% of all patients

31 8
BACLOFEN 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

32 85
CARVEDILOL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

32 21
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

35

patients, 12% of all patients

34 17
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

35 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

36 14
RANITIDINE HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

37 46
FENOFIBRATE* 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

38 93
MIRTAZAPINE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

39 55
NYSTATIN 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

32

patients, 11% of all patients

40 137
XARELTO 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

41 86
AMIODARONE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

42 136
SANTYL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

43 200
VALPROIC ACID* 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

44 192
VANCOMYCIN HCL* 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

A 44 240
NOVOLOG 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

44 163
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

47 29
CLOPIDOGREL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

48 20
HUMALOG 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

49 123
CLONIDINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 49 69
CLONAZEPAM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

51 61
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

52 28
RISPERIDONE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

P 53 64
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 53 34
GLIPIZIDE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

55 40
HYDRALAZINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

56 47
GLIPIZIDE XL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 57 181
LYRICA 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 57 91
SODIUM CHLORIDE* 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

59 329
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

60 154
FINASTERIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 60 62
LEVEMIR 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

62 169
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

62 56
LIDOCAINE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

64 92
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 64 146
SODIUM CHLORIDE* 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

64 257
LEVOFLOXACIN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

37

patients, 13% of all patients

A 67 84
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

67 74
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

69 11
DULOXETINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 70 52
IBUPROFEN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

71 67
OLANZAPINE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

P 71 105
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

73 33
GLIPIZIDE ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 73 82
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 75 101
METHOTREXATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 76 191
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 Jan. 30, 2018.
  • 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.