Prescriber Checkup

Prescriber Checkup

The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

SHELLIE WILLIAMS M.D.

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,613Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 55 out of 30 providers in this state and specialty

$328K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 53 out of 30 providers in this state and specialty

302 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
68% 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 information is unavailable.

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Antibiotics

11% of this provider’s 302 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

25% of this provider’s 302 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%.

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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

$298K

2014

$268K

2015

$328K

2016

Number of Claims

4,637

2014

4,933

2015

5,613

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 357

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

75

patients, 25% of all patients

1 4
LISINOPRIL 235

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

46

patients, 15% of all patients

2 5
FUROSEMIDE 201

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

39

patients, 13% of all patients

3 2
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 196

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

39

patients, 13% of all patients

4 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 191

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

41

patients, 14% of all patients

5 3
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 180

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

46

patients, 15% of all patients

6 17
OMEPRAZOLE 177

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

35

patients, 12% of all patients

7 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 177

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

7 1
MIRTAZAPINE 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

34

patients, 11% of all patients

9 21
SIMVASTATIN 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

10 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

11 7
SERTRALINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

12 23
DONEPEZIL HCL 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

13 12
ALLOPURINOL 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

14 32
CARVEDILOL 100

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

15 25
GABAPENTIN 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

16 13
METFORMIN HCL 95

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

17 14
TAMSULOSIN HCL 90

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

18 26
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

19 10
CLOPIDOGREL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

20 22
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

34

patients, 11% of all patients

O 20 16
CITALOPRAM HBR 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

22 24
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

23 36
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

P 24 35
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

25 45
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 April 1, 2008.
  • 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.