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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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9,874Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 453 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

$544K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 622 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

679 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older

75% 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

50% of this provider’s 679 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

31% of this provider’s 679 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 15%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 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

$545K

2014

$582K

2015

$544K

2016

Number of Claims

10,409

2014

11,036

2015

9,874

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 593

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

497

prescriptions.

158

patients, 23% of all patients

O 1 12
PREDNISONE 371

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

243

patients, 36% of all patients

2 35
LISINOPRIL 350

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

77

patients, 11% of all patients

3 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 251

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

4 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

5 16
METFORMIN HCL 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

6 7
CEPHALEXIN 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

162

patients, 24% of all patients

A 7 122
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

8 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

9 2
CARVEDILOL 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

10 21
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

11 17
SIMVASTATIN 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

12 5
FUROSEMIDE 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

13 6
CRESTOR 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

14 50
ALPRAZOLAM 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

15 24
LORAZEPAM 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

16 30
CITALOPRAM HBR 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

17 31
GABAPENTIN 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

18 15
CLOPIDOGREL 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

19 20
FENOFIBRATE* 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

20 93
TRAMADOL HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

O 21 22
RANITIDINE HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

22 46
DULOXETINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

23 52
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

24 10
DILTIAZEM HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

25 198
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

26 11
OMEPRAZOLE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

27 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

28 14
JANUVIA 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

29 59
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

30 29
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

31 37
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

A 32 107
FENOFIBRATE* 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

33 119
ATENOLOL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

33 23
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

33 106
DIGOXIN 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

36 100
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

37 19
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

38 138
ROPINIROLE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 39 113
LOVASTATIN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

40 45
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

41 9
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

42 41
TAMSULOSIN HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

43 18
PROAIR HFA 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

44 51
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

A 45 90
LANTUS 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

46 65
MEMANTINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

47 70
SUCRALFATE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

47 194
GLIPIZIDE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

49 40
WARFARIN SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

50 13
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 10, 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.