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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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16,776Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 140 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

$949K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 187 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

884 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

29% 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

34% of this provider’s 884 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

21% of this provider’s 884 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 15%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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

$914K

2014

$949K

2015

$949K

2016

Number of Claims

18,034

2014

17,173

2015

16,776

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
SIMVASTATIN 776

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

728

prescriptions.

165

patients, 19% of all patients

1 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 770

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

723

prescriptions.

164

patients, 19% of all patients

2 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 721

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

669

prescriptions.

129

patients, 15% of all patients

3 2
LISINOPRIL 515

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

477

prescriptions.

110

patients, 12% of all patients

4 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 498

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

462

prescriptions.

101

patients, 11% of all patients

5 10
FUROSEMIDE 475

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

470

prescriptions.

94

patients, 11% of all patients

6 6
METFORMIN HCL 458

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

92

patients, 10% of all patients

7 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 431

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

108

patients, 12% of all patients

8 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 429

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

75

patients, 8% of all patients

9 13
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 380

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

108

patients, 12% of all patients

O 10 12
HYDRALAZINE HCL 340

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

11 47
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 334

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

12 16
ALPRAZOLAM 304

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

13 24
OMEPRAZOLE 299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

14 8
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

77

patients, 9% of all patients

15 17
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

16 11
TRAMADOL HCL 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

O 17 22
GABAPENTIN 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

18 15
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

19 14
FENOFIBRATE* 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

20 119
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

21 9
CLOPIDOGREL 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

22 20
GLIMEPIRIDE 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

23 32
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

24 44
ATENOLOL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

25 23
ZETIA 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

26 80
LOVASTATIN 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

27 45
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

28 19
SERTRALINE HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

28 25
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

30 54
FENTANYL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

O 31 108
AZITHROMYCIN 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

100

patients, 11% of all patients

A 32 48
CITALOPRAM HBR 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

33 31
LORAZEPAM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

34 30
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

34 42
CARVEDILOL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

36 21
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

76

patients, 9% of all patients

37 106
PROAIR HFA 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

38 51
ALLOPURINOL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

39 26
DONEPEZIL HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

39 27
LEVOFLOXACIN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

A 41 84
TAMSULOSIN HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

42 18
SYMBICORT 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

42 66
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

44 41
CRESTOR 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

45 50
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

45 60
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

45 37
JANTOVEN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11 48 172
FENOFIBRATE* 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

49 93
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

50 56
SPIRONOLACTONE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

51 57
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

52 89
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

53 126
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

54 29
CARTIA XT 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

55 150
CLONIDINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

55 69
FINASTERIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 57 62
DIAZEPAM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

58 134
MECLIZINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

58 118
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

60 34
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

60 71
BUMETANIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

62 110
MELOXICAM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

62 39
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

62 28
RAMIPRIL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

65 143
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

A 66 107
FAMOTIDINE* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

66 38
CEFUROXIME 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

A 66 175
DICYCLOMINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 69 185
FLUOXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 70 73
ADVAIR DISKUS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

71 77
PREDNISONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

71 35
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. 18, 2010.
  • 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.