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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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24,411Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 54 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

$2.94M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

1,362 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

21% 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

1% of this provider’s 1,237 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

32% of this provider’s 1,362 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

15% of this provider’s 1,362 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 15%.

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Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$121 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

$1.98M

2014

$2.6M

2015

$2.94M

2016

Number of Claims

20,609

2014

22,205

2015

24,411

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 1,075

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

989

prescriptions.

266

patients, 20% of all patients

1 1
LISINOPRIL 943

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

856

prescriptions.

221

patients, 16% of all patients

2 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 832

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

772

prescriptions.

188

patients, 14% of all patients

3 2
FUROSEMIDE 745

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

683

prescriptions.

171

patients, 13% of all patients

4 6
SIMVASTATIN 696

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

609

prescriptions.

176

patients, 13% of all patients

5 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 683

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

645

prescriptions.

150

patients, 11% of all patients

6 3
OMEPRAZOLE 668

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

628

prescriptions.

137

patients, 10% of all patients

7 8
SPIRIVA 607

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

515

prescriptions.

133

patients, 10% of all patients

8 75
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 487

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

117

patients, 9% of all patients

9 10
METFORMIN HCL 473

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

104

patients, 8% of all patients

10 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 468

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

449

prescriptions.

72

patients, 5% of all patients

11 13
PREDNISONE 431

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

187

patients, 14% of all patients

12 35
PROAIR HFA 421

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

152

patients, 11% of all patients

13 51
TRAMADOL HCL 393

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

112

patients, 8% of all patients

O 14 22
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 390

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

86

patients, 6% of all patients

15 11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 366

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

73

patients, 5% of all patients

16 17
ALPRAZOLAM 360

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

98

patients, 7% of all patients

17 24
ADVAIR DISKUS 325

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

84

patients, 6% of all patients

18 77
GLIMEPIRIDE 292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

63

patients, 5% of all patients

19 32
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

78

patients, 6% of all patients

O 20 12
MELOXICAM 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

73

patients, 5% of all patients

21 39
CARVEDILOL 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

22 21
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

67

patients, 5% of all patients

23 16
ATENOLOL 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

68

patients, 5% of all patients

24 23
SYMBICORT 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

70

patients, 5% of all patients

25 66
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

102

patients, 7% of all patients

25 28
GABAPENTIN 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

27 15
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

28 19
VENTOLIN HFA 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

79

patients, 6% of all patients

29 81
CLOPIDOGREL 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

30 20
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

173

patients, 13% of all patients

A 31 164
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

47

patients, 3% of all patients

32 9
ZETIA 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

33 80
SERTRALINE HCL 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

34 25
ALLOPURINOL 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

35 26
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

45

patients, 3% of all patients

36 14
TAMSULOSIN HCL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

37 18
FENOFIBRATE* 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

38 93
LORAZEPAM 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

39 30
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

40 34
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

41 44
LEVOFLOXACIN 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

105

patients, 8% of all patients

A 42 84
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

43 54
BREO ELLIPTA 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

44 253
CLONAZEPAM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

45 61
CITALOPRAM HBR 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

46 31
TRAZODONE HCL 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

47 36
VALSARTAN 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

48 58
QVAR 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

49 332
SPIRONOLACTONE 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

50 57
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

51 104
FAMOTIDINE* 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

51 38
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

79

patients, 6% of all patients

A 53 107
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

53 42
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

65

patients, 5% of all patients

A 55 225
INCRUSE ELLIPTA 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

56 435
IRBESARTAN 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

57 97
AZITHROMYCIN 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

65

patients, 5% of all patients

A 58 48
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

59 41
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

60 33
IBUPROFEN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

61 67
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

62 138
DONEPEZIL HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

63 27
SYNTHROID 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

63 72
CRESTOR 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

65 50
BENICAR 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

65 183
FLUOXETINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

67 73
ELIQUIS 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

68 87
SPIRIVA RESPIMAT 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

69 268
NABUMETONE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

70 196
DULOXETINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

71 52
VYTORIN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

72 317
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

P 72 53
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

72 206
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

75 117
NAMENDA XR 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 75 43
THEOPHYLLINE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

77 513
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

77 29
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

77 116
DIGOX 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

80 199
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

80 115
AMOXICILLIN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

A 82 131
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

83 56
CARTIA XT 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

84 150
TERAZOSIN HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

84 152
LOVASTATIN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

84 45
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

87 89
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

87 37
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

89 63
VERAPAMIL ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

89 158
XARELTO 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 91 86
FLUOCINONIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

91 383
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

93 167
ACYCLOVIR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

94 391
LYRICA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 94 91
PROPRANOLOL HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 96 187
ANORO ELLIPTA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

96 359
CELECOXIB 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

98 121
FENOFIBRATE* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

98 119
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

100 60
THEO-24 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 100 574
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. 4, 2011.
  • 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.