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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,100Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 62 out of 30 providers in this state and specialty

$189K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 77 out of 30 providers in this state and specialty

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

78% 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

8% of this provider’s 328 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

20% of this provider’s 347 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

5% of this provider’s 347 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%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$37 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 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

$172K

2014

$184K

2015

$189K

2016

Number of Claims

4,309

2014

4,745

2015

5,100

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 248

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

96

patients, 28% of all patients

1 3
FUROSEMIDE 223

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

58

patients, 17% of all patients

2 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 202

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

3 7
OMEPRAZOLE 196

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

73

patients, 21% of all patients

4 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 169

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

66

patients, 19% of all patients

5 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 160

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

59

patients, 17% of all patients

6 9
LISINOPRIL 132

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

58

patients, 17% of all patients

7 5
HEPARIN SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

8 90
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

37

patients, 11% of all patients

9 11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

10 15
TAMSULOSIN HCL 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

11 26
DONEPEZIL HCL 100

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

12 12
FAMOTIDINE* 95

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

13 38
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

42

patients, 12% of all patients

14 1
GABAPENTIN 82

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

41

patients, 12% of all patients

15 13
CLOPIDOGREL 81

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

16 22
CARVEDILOL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

17 25
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

18 10
CALCITRIOL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 19 129
METFORMIN HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

19 14
HYDRALAZINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

21 44
SERTRALINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

22 23
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

23 48
MEMANTINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

23 34
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 July 8, 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.