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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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6,325Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 877 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

$413K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 901 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

213 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

90% 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

11% of this provider’s 182 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

39% of this provider’s 213 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

9% of this provider’s 213 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 15%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$65 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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

$407K

2014

$580K

2015

$413K

2016

Number of Claims

6,900

2014

9,179

2015

6,325

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
HEPARIN SODIUM 314

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

35

patients, 16% of all patients

1 94
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 259

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

52

patients, 24% of all patients

2 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 247

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

47

patients, 22% of all patients

3 10
LISINOPRIL 229

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

42

patients, 20% of all patients

4 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 194

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

36

patients, 17% of all patients

5 3
FUROSEMIDE 190

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

29

patients, 14% of all patients

6 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 160

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

26

patients, 12% of all patients

7 2
GABAPENTIN 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

21

patients, 10% of all patients

8 15
WARFARIN SODIUM 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

9 13
METFORMIN HCL 112

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

16

patients, 8% of all patients

10 7
LANTUS 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

24

patients, 11% of all patients

11 65
CLOPIDOGREL 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

12 20
DONEPEZIL HCL 100

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

13 27
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

27

patients, 13% of all patients

14 95
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

27

patients, 13% of all patients

15 17
SERTRALINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 16 25
LEVETIRACETAM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

17 68
SIMVASTATIN 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

18 5
OMEPRAZOLE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 8% of all patients

19 8
SODIUM CHLORIDE* 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

21

patients, 10% of all patients

20 257
NOVOLOG 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

22

patients, 10% of all patients

21 163
RENVELA 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 22 201
TAMSULOSIN HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

22 18
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

24 154
HYDRALAZINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

25 47
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

25 16
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

27 162
TRAZODONE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

28 36
SANTYL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

29 200
BUMETANIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 29 110
TRANSDERM-SCOP 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 29 281
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 32 42
NOVOLIN R 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

33 282
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 34 14
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 Jan. 3, 2012.
  • 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.