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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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16,454Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 145 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

$1.02M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 158 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

852 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

31% 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

2% of this provider’s 793 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

43% of this provider’s 852 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

19% of this provider’s 852 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 15%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$62 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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

$985K

2014

$1.04M

2015

$1.02M

2016

Number of Claims

15,659

2014

16,406

2015

16,454

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 856

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

836

prescriptions.

197

patients, 23% of all patients

1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 771

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

754

prescriptions.

149

patients, 17% of all patients

2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 587

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

557

prescriptions.

117

patients, 14% of all patients

3 8
FUROSEMIDE 576

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

562

prescriptions.

102

patients, 12% of all patients

4 6
SIMVASTATIN 494

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

113

patients, 13% of all patients

5 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 408

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

91

patients, 11% of all patients

6 3
LISINOPRIL 375

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

81

patients, 10% of all patients

7 4
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 333

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

8 17
WARFARIN SODIUM 296

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

9 13
METFORMIN HCL 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

10 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

11 16
TRAMADOL HCL 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

87

patients, 10% of all patients

O 12 22
GABAPENTIN 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

13 15
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

14 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

15 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

O 16 12
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

17 19
LORAZEPAM 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

18 30
ALPRAZOLAM 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

19 24
ATENOLOL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

20 23
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

120

patients, 14% of all patients

A 21 164
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

22 28
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

22 33
ALLOPURINOL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

24 26
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

127

patients, 15% of all patients

A 25 107
CLOPIDOGREL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

26 20
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

27 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

28 14
SERTRALINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

29 25
CITALOPRAM HBR 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

30 31
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

30 44
RALOXIFENE HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

30 224
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

33 37
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

34 71
GLIPIZIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

35 40
CLONAZEPAM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

36 61
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

36 41
TAMSULOSIN HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

38 18
DULOXETINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

38 52
DONEPEZIL HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

40 27
NAMENDA XR 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

41 43
CARVEDILOL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

42 21
PREDNISONE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

43 35
GLIMEPIRIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

43 32
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

45 56
ROPINIROLE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

46 113
JANUVIA 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

47 59
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

48 89
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

49 42
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

50 63
PROAIR HFA 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

51 51
TRAZODONE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

52 36
MELOXICAM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

52 39
LYRICA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 54 91
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

54 106
LEVOFLOXACIN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

A 54 84
LOVASTATIN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

57 45
ONDANSETRON HCL* 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 58 184
MEMANTINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

59 70
AMOXICILLIN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

A 59 131
MECLIZINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

61 118
VYTORIN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

61 317
FLUOXETINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

61 73
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

64 34
CRESTOR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

64 50
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

O 66 83
RANITIDINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

67 46
VALSARTAN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 67 58
MIRTAZAPINE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 67 55
AZITHROMYCIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

A 67 48
ZETIA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

71 80
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 72 117
ADVAIR DISKUS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

73 77
GEMFIBROZIL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 73 156
NIACIN ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 75 243
BUSPIRONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 75 129
CLONIDINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

75 69
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 P 75 53
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 March 19, 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.