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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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10,102Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 439 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

$479K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 751 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

251 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

88% 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

14% of this provider’s 200 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 251 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

12% of this provider’s 251 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 15%.

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Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

40 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

$411K

2014

$502K

2015

$479K

2016

Number of Claims

9,410

2014

10,494

2015

10,102

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 476

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

425

prescriptions.

83

patients, 33% of all patients

1 1
FUROSEMIDE 409

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

59

patients, 24% of all patients

2 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 332

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

3 13
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 323

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

45

patients, 18% of all patients

4 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 297

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

53

patients, 21% of all patients

5 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 288

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

29

patients, 12% of all patients

6 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 262

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

43

patients, 17% of all patients

7 16
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

8 29
SIMVASTATIN 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

33

patients, 13% of all patients

9 5
METFORMIN HCL 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

35

patients, 14% of all patients

10 7
LISINOPRIL 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

42

patients, 17% of all patients

11 4
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

24

patients, 10% of all patients

12 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

32

patients, 13% of all patients

13 14
NAMENDA XR 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

<11 14 43
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

23

patients, 9% of all patients

15 42
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

26

patients, 10% of all patients

16 17
MIRTAZAPINE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

17 55
OMEPRAZOLE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

24

patients, 10% of all patients

18 8
DONEPEZIL HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

19 27
FAMOTIDINE* 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

23

patients, 9% of all patients

19 38
CLOPIDOGREL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

24

patients, 10% of all patients

21 20
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

22 11
CARVEDILOL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

23 21
ELIQUIS 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 24 87
GABAPENTIN 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

24 15
CRESTOR 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

<11 24 50
IBUPROFEN 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

25

patients, 10% of all patients

27 67
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

P 28 53
LACTULOSE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

29 130
SERTRALINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 29 25
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

31 33
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

O 31 12
TAMSULOSIN HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

31 18
HEPARIN SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 34 94
CLONIDINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 35 69
LEVETIRACETAM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 36 68
ATENOLOL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

37 23
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

23

patients, 9% of all patients

38 28
NIFEDIPINE ER 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

39 76
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

38

patients, 15% of all patients

A 40 107
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 40 98
ALLOPURINOL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 42 26
HYDRALAZINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

42 47
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 44 74
GLIPIZIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

45 40
ZETIA 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 46 80
RISPERIDONE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 P 47 64
SPIRONOLACTONE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 48 57
NIFEDICAL XL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

49 161
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 50 56
DIGOX 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 50 199
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 May 14, 2012.
  • 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.