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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,424Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 50 out of 27 providers in this state and specialty

$528K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 46 out of 27 providers in this state and specialty

167 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

68% 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

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

37% of this provider’s 167 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 4%.

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Opioids

43% of this provider’s 167 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$82 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $82 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 10.


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

$545K

2014

$584K

2015

$528K

2016

Number of Claims

7,474

2014

7,101

2015

6,424

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
TRAMADOL HCL 350

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

50

patients, 30% of all patients

O 1 62
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 253

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

38

patients, 23% of all patients

O 2 52
FUROSEMIDE 251

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

42

patients, 25% of all patients

3 6
LORAZEPAM 186

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

31

patients, 19% of all patients

4 69
WARFARIN SODIUM 184

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

25

patients, 15% of all patients

5 9
GABAPENTIN 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

24

patients, 14% of all patients

6 55
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

30

patients, 18% of all patients

7 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

32

patients, 19% of all patients

8 1
ALPRAZOLAM 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

16

patients, 10% of all patients

9 50
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

26

patients, 16% of all patients

10 24
SIMVASTATIN 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

28

patients, 17% of all patients

11 11
OMEPRAZOLE 97

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

35

patients, 21% of all patients

12 34
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

28

patients, 17% of all patients

13 14
KLOR-CON M20 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

16

patients, 10% of all patients

14 65
METFORMIN HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 10% of all patients

15 30
GENERLAC 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

25

patients, 15% of all patients

15 129
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 11% of all patients

17 10
DIGOXIN 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 9% of all patients

18 22
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

17

patients, 10% of all patients

19 103
LISINOPRIL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 12% of all patients

20 3
HYDRALAZINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 11% of all patients

21 25
MIRTAZAPINE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 22 108
LYRICA 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 23 212
SENSIPAR 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 23 212
HEPARIN SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 25 166
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 26 117
LANTUS 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 27 97
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 8% of all patients

27 2
ONDANSETRON HCL* 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

14

patients, 8% of all patients

27 221
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 30 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 11% of all patients

30 7
CLONAZEPAM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 32 135
CLOPIDOGREL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 33 8
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 Sept. 6, 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.