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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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18,762Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 105 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

$889K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 235 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

791 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

15% 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

3% of this provider’s 751 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

34% of this provider’s 791 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

21% of this provider’s 791 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 15%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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

$934K

2014

$917K

2015

$889K

2016

Number of Claims

19,395

2014

19,091

2015

18,762

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 770

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

734

prescriptions.

132

patients, 17% of all patients

1 2
LISINOPRIL 672

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

660

prescriptions.

141

patients, 18% of all patients

2 4
FUROSEMIDE 626

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

608

prescriptions.

114

patients, 14% of all patients

3 6
OMEPRAZOLE 617

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

578

prescriptions.

126

patients, 16% of all patients

4 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 605

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

586

prescriptions.

139

patients, 18% of all patients

5 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 600

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

587

prescriptions.

135

patients, 17% of all patients

6 3
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 445

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

88

patients, 11% of all patients

7 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 433

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

92

patients, 12% of all patients

8 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 409

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

99

patients, 13% of all patients

9 16
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 377

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

O 10 12
ATENOLOL 372

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

11 23
SIMVASTATIN 370

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

91

patients, 12% of all patients

12 5
GABAPENTIN 341

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

83

patients, 10% of all patients

13 15
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 301

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

14 19
SERTRALINE HCL 299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

15 25
TRAMADOL HCL 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

81

patients, 10% of all patients

O 16 22
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

17 44
WARFARIN SODIUM 281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

18 13
DONEPEZIL HCL 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

19 27
METFORMIN HCL 275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

20 7
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

21 9
TAMSULOSIN HCL 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

22 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

23 14
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

24 17
CARVEDILOL 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

25 21
ALPRAZOLAM 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

26 24
LORAZEPAM 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

27 30
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

28 28
NAMENDA XR 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

<11 29 43
CLOPIDOGREL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

30 20
LOVASTATIN 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

31 45
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

32 71
TERAZOSIN HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

33 152
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

P 34 53
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

35 29
PREDNISONE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

36 35
MELOXICAM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

37 39
TRAZODONE HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

38 36
FAMOTIDINE* 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

38 38
MIRTAZAPINE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

40 55
ALLOPURINOL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

41 26
TORSEMIDE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

42 142
CRESTOR 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

43 50
HYDRALAZINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

44 47
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

A 45 90
GLIPIZIDE ER 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

46 82
SYNTHROID 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

47 72
CLONAZEPAM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

48 61
ADVAIR DISKUS 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

49 77
RANITIDINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

50 46
TIZANIDINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

51 135
CITALOPRAM HBR 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

52 31
DULOXETINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

53 52
CLONIDINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

54 69
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

O 55 83
PAROXETINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

56 79
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

57 42
FLUOXETINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

58 73
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

59 63
SPIRONOLACTONE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

59 57
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

A 61 128
CARTIA XT 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

62 150
XARELTO 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

63 86
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

64 98
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

65 33
AZITHROMYCIN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

A 65 48
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

67 54
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

67 167
GLIPIZIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

67 40
KLOR-CON M20 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

70 124
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

70 88
SPIRIVA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

70 75
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

73 34
IRBESARTAN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

74 97
AMOXICILLIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

A 75 131
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

76 101
DICYCLOMINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 77 185
VERAPAMIL ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

77 158
METFORMIN HCL ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 79 49
VALSARTAN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 80 58
DIAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

80 134
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 Feb. 5, 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.