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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,711Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

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

$522K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 33 out of 30 providers in this state and specialty

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

49% 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

14% of this provider’s 435 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

25% of this provider’s 448 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

16% of this provider’s 448 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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

$697K

2014

$622K

2015

$522K

2016

Number of Claims

15,051

2014

12,828

2015

11,711

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
DONEPEZIL HCL 1,090

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

1,054

prescriptions.

201

patients, 45% of all patients

1 12
FUROSEMIDE 1,052

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

1,047

prescriptions.

85

patients, 19% of all patients

2 2
NAMENDA XR 455

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

455

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

3 19
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 448

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

57

patients, 13% of all patients

4 10
MEMANTINE HCL 426

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

81

patients, 18% of all patients

5 34
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 378

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

63

patients, 14% of all patients

6 1
GABAPENTIN 340

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

7 13
MIRTAZAPINE 299

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

68

patients, 15% of all patients

8 21
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

P 9 35
SERTRALINE HCL 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

10 23
WARFARIN SODIUM 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

11 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

12 3
LISINOPRIL 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

13 5
LORAZEPAM 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

65

patients, 15% of all patients

14 33
TRAMADOL HCL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

O 15 20
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

O 16 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

17 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

18 4
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

19 58
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

20 11
SPIRONOLACTONE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

21 40
DIGOXIN 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

22 62
FENTANYL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

O 22 50
CLOPIDOGREL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

24 22
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

25 17
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

26 27
LEVOFLOXACIN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

A 26 100
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

26 15
DULOXETINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

29 37
TAMSULOSIN HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

30 26
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

31 52
CITALOPRAM HBR 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

32 24
TRAZODONE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

33 31
CARVEDILOL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

33 25
METFORMIN HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

35 14
OMEPRAZOLE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

36 6
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

A 37 99
ONDANSETRON ODT 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 38 238
XARELTO 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 38 70
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

40 28
KLOR-CON SPRINKLE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

40 205
LEVETIRACETAM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 42 46
RIVASTIGMINE* 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

43 113
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

44 61
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 45 48
CEFTRIAXONE* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

A 45 202
ALPRAZOLAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

47 30
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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.