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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,629Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 15 out of 30 providers in this state and specialty

$668K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 23 out of 30 providers in this state and specialty

430 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

10% 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 419 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 8%.

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Antibiotics

32% of this provider’s 430 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

26% of this provider’s 430 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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

$949K

2014

$896K

2015

$668K

2016

Number of Claims

18,449

2014

17,632

2015

13,629

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 607

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

602

prescriptions.

84

patients, 20% of all patients

1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 574

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

569

prescriptions.

92

patients, 21% of all patients

2 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 518

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

513

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

3 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 482

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

482

prescriptions.

72

patients, 17% of all patients

4 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 395

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

66

patients, 15% of all patients

5 4
DONEPEZIL HCL 388

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

61

patients, 14% of all patients

6 12
GABAPENTIN 363

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

56

patients, 13% of all patients

7 13
OMEPRAZOLE 314

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

67

patients, 16% of all patients

8 6
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 312

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

9 27
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 302

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

10 11
NAMENDA XR 299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

11 19
LISINOPRIL 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

12 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 272

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

13 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

14 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

51

patients, 12% of all patients

O 15 16
FENTANYL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

O 16 50
SIMVASTATIN 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

17 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

18 15
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

19 18
TAMSULOSIN HCL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

20 26
METFORMIN HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

21 14
CITALOPRAM HBR 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

21 24
SERTRALINE HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

23 23
JANTOVEN 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

<11 23 109
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

25 98
RISPERIDONE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

P 26 43
TRAMADOL HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

O 27 20
MIRTAZAPINE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

28 21
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

29 39
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

P 30 35
ALPRAZOLAM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

31 30
CLOPIDOGREL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

32 22
MEMANTINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

33 34
ELIQUIS 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

34 74
CARVEDILOL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

35 25
LORAZEPAM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

36 33
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

37 58
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

38 52
JANUVIA 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11 39 60
TORSEMIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

40 72
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

41 17
ALLOPURINOL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

42 32
FINASTERIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

43 50
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

44 36
RIVASTIGMINE* 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

45 113
LATANOPROST 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

46 75
PAROXETINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

47 101
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

48 28
ROPINIROLE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 48 91
ATENOLOL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

48 29
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

51 132
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

51 54
VESICARE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 53 115
LANTUS 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 54 67
FLUOXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 55 84
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

A 56 89
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

57 92
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 58 45
VALSARTAN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 59 65
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 Sept. 22, 2014.
  • 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.