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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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13,962Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 219 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

$813K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 290 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

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

11% 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 745 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

13% of this provider’s 787 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

16% of this provider’s 787 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 15%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 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

$838K

2014

$774K

2015

$813K

2016

Number of Claims

13,664

2014

13,564

2015

13,962

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
LISINOPRIL 742

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

707

prescriptions.

200

patients, 25% of all patients

1 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 666

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

630

prescriptions.

187

patients, 24% of all patients

2 1
SIMVASTATIN 648

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

643

prescriptions.

162

patients, 21% of all patients

3 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 502

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

467

prescriptions.

118

patients, 15% of all patients

4 2
OMEPRAZOLE 396

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

113

patients, 14% of all patients

5 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 375

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

102

patients, 13% of all patients

6 3
SPIRONOLACTONE 295

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

85

patients, 11% of all patients

7 57
METFORMIN HCL 293

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

8 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

83

patients, 11% of all patients

9 14
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

10 11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

11 19
WARFARIN SODIUM 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

12 13
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

O 13 12
FUROSEMIDE 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

14 6
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

15 28
TAMSULOSIN HCL 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

16 18
METFORMIN HCL ER 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

17 49
CARVEDILOL 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

18 21
GLIMEPIRIDE 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

19 32
CRESTOR 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

20 50
ATENOLOL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

21 23
GABAPENTIN 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

22 15
TRAMADOL HCL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

O 23 22
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

24 37
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

25 10
FLUOXETINE HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

26 73
CITALOPRAM HBR 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

27 31
CLOPIDOGREL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

28 20
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

29 101
MIRTAZAPINE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

29 55
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

31 9
ALLOPURINOL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

32 26
SERTRALINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

33 25
QUINAPRIL HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

33 179
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

35 16
SYMBICORT 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

36 66
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

37 138
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

38 44
RANITIDINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

39 46
FINASTERIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

40 62
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

41 41
MELOXICAM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

41 39
FENOFIBRATE* 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

43 93
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

43 54
GEMFIBROZIL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

45 156
BUSPIRONE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

46 129
LORAZEPAM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

47 30
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

48 78
FENTANYL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

O 48 108
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

50 104
FENOFIBRATE* 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

50 148
HYDRALAZINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

50 47
PROAIR HFA 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

53 51
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

53 34
PREDNISONE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

55 35
DONEPEZIL HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

56 27
NAMENDA XR 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

57 43
SPIRIVA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

58 75
ALPRAZOLAM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

59 24
IRBESARTAN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 60 97
VALSARTAN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

60 58
TERAZOSIN HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

62 152
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

63 33
PAROXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

64 79
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 Oct. 3, 2016.
  • 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.