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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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19,229Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 100 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

$1.08M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 130 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

829 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

26% 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

10% of this provider’s 781 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

24% of this provider’s 829 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

15% of this provider’s 829 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

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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

$870K

2014

$1.07M

2015

$1.08M

2016

Number of Claims

15,404

2014

18,505

2015

19,229

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 702

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

681

prescriptions.

133

patients, 16% of all patients

1 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 609

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

579

prescriptions.

125

patients, 15% of all patients

2 1
FUROSEMIDE 606

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

601

prescriptions.

87

patients, 10% of all patients

3 6
DONEPEZIL HCL 585

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

585

prescriptions.

91

patients, 11% of all patients

4 27
LISINOPRIL 584

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

554

prescriptions.

119

patients, 14% of all patients

5 4
SERTRALINE HCL 538

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

490

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

6 25
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 500

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

474

prescriptions.

99

patients, 12% of all patients

7 3
OMEPRAZOLE 447

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

425

prescriptions.

101

patients, 12% of all patients

8 8
SIMVASTATIN 445

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

431

prescriptions.

103

patients, 12% of all patients

9 5
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 395

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

89

patients, 11% of all patients

10 9
MEMANTINE HCL 355

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

11 70
METFORMIN HCL 343

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

12 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 331

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

13 16
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 323

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

P 14 53
WARFARIN SODIUM 298

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

15 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

16 10
NAMENDA XR 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

17 43
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

18 29
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

19 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

20 14
CITALOPRAM HBR 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

21 31
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

22 11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

97

patients, 12% of all patients

23 28
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

24 19
TAMSULOSIN HCL 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

25 18
MIRTAZAPINE 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

26 55
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

O 27 12
GABAPENTIN 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

28 15
MELOXICAM 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

29 39
CARVEDILOL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

30 21
TRAMADOL HCL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

O 31 22
CLOPIDOGREL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

32 20
RISPERIDONE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

P 33 64
ALLOPURINOL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

34 26
TRAZODONE HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

35 36
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

36 154
FINASTERIDE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

36 62
PREDNISONE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

38 35
JANTOVEN 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

39 172
FLUOXETINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

40 73
ATENOLOL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

41 23
XARELTO 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

42 86
GLIMEPIRIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

43 32
DULOXETINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

44 52
LATANOPROST 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

45 155
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

46 34
PROAIR HFA 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

47 51
PAROXETINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

47 79
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

49 98
LOVASTATIN 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

50 45
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

51 60
OLANZAPINE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P 52 105
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

53 42
LORAZEPAM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

54 30
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 55 101
HYDRALAZINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

55 47
SPIRONOLACTONE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

57 57
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

58 33
LEVETIRACETAM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

59 68
AMIODARONE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

60 136
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

61 74
TRADJENTA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 61 102
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

63 37
BUPROPION HCL SR 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

64 203
HUMALOG 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

64 123
LEVOFLOXACIN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

A 64 84
TERAZOSIN HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 67 152
CLONAZEPAM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

67 61
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

69 167
EPOGEN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 10 70 542
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

70 116
NAPROXEN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

70 103
FAMOTIDINE* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 70 38
VANCOMYCIN HCL* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 A 70 240
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 70 56
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

76 95
SPIRIVA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

76 75
EXELON 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 78 306
CLONIDINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 78 69
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

78 54
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

A 81 90
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

81 41
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 6, 2015.
  • 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.