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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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16,507Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 144 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

$941K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 192 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

286 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

87% 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

19% of this provider’s 254 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

51% of this provider’s 286 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 286 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 15%.

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Brand Name Drugs

22% 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

58 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

$755K

2014

$928K

2015

$941K

2016

Number of Claims

15,215

2014

18,495

2015

16,507

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
FUROSEMIDE 720

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

668

prescriptions.

73

patients, 26% of all patients

1 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 594

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

567

prescriptions.

104

patients, 36% of all patients

2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 492

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

442

prescriptions.

83

patients, 29% of all patients

3 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 480

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

467

prescriptions.

64

patients, 22% of all patients

4 2
HEPARIN SODIUM 449

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

444

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

10 5 94
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 443

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

58

patients, 20% of all patients

6 16
LISINOPRIL 398

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

54

patients, 19% of all patients

7 4
GABAPENTIN 377

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

64

patients, 22% of all patients

8 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 373

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

51

patients, 18% of all patients

9 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 331

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

44

patients, 15% of all patients

10 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 330

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

57

patients, 20% of all patients

O 11 12
WARFARIN SODIUM 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

12 13
NAMENDA XR 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

13 43
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

P 14 53
XARELTO 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

15 86
METFORMIN HCL 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

36

patients, 13% of all patients

16 7
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

28

patients, 10% of all patients

17 17
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

43

patients, 15% of all patients

17 95
SERTRALINE HCL 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

19 25
SIMVASTATIN 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

28

patients, 10% of all patients

20 5
CITALOPRAM HBR 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

21 31
MIRTAZAPINE 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

32

patients, 11% of all patients

22 55
FAMOTIDINE* 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

31

patients, 11% of all patients

22 38
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

28

patients, 10% of all patients

24 9
DONEPEZIL HCL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

25 27
CLOPIDOGREL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

26 20
CARVEDILOL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

27 21
TRAMADOL HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

37

patients, 13% of all patients

O 28 22
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

28

patients, 10% of all patients

29 11
PREDNISONE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

30 35
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

31 74
LYRICA 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

32 91
BUMETANIDE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

33 110
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

34 14
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

35 33
LEVETIRACETAM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 36 68
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

<11 36 98
ALLOPURINOL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

38 26
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

38

patients, 13% of all patients

39 28
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

40 29
TRAZODONE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

41 36
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

42 115
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

34

patients, 12% of all patients

43 60
LIDOCAINE HCL* 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

44 308
TAMSULOSIN HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

45 18
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

46 139
LORAZEPAM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

47 30
BACLOFEN 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

48 85
MEMANTINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

49 70
LATANOPROST 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

50 155
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

51 56
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

52 186
RISPERIDONE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 P 53 64
RENVELA 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 54 201
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

54 146
JANUVIA 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 54 59
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 57 42
NUEDEXTA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 58 170
ATENOLOL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 59 23
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 60 151
MYRBETRIQ 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 60 234
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

62 63
HYDRALAZINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

63 47
FINASTERIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 63 62
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

35

patients, 12% of all patients

A 63 164
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

35

patients, 12% of all patients

A 63 90
MEGESTROL ACETATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

63 273
KLOR-CON M20 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

68 124
ELIQUIS 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 69 87
NYSTATIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

31

patients, 11% of all patients

69 137
ALPRAZOLAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 71 24
LEVOFLOXACIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

33

patients, 12% of all patients

A 71 84
LANTUS 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 71 65
CLONAZEPAM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 74 61
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

74 88
ONDANSETRON HCL* 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

76 184
BETHANECHOL CHLORIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 76 320
LIDOCAINE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

78 92
PRIMIDONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 79 254
CLOZAPINE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 P 80 141
DIGOXIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 81 100
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 Nov. 22, 2013.
  • 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.