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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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18,075Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 120 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

$971K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 178 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

974 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

70% 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

33% of this provider’s 974 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

10% of this provider’s 974 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 15%.

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Brand Name Drugs

13% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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

$895K

2014

$895K

2015

$971K

2016

Number of Claims

15,863

2014

17,506

2015

18,075

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,069

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,040

prescriptions.

272

patients, 28% of all patients

1 3
OMEPRAZOLE 1,036

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

993

prescriptions.

308

patients, 32% of all patients

2 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 782

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

750

prescriptions.

202

patients, 21% of all patients

3 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 747

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

704

prescriptions.

211

patients, 22% of all patients

4 1
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 712

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

651

prescriptions.

172

patients, 18% of all patients

5 9
SIMVASTATIN 709

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

674

prescriptions.

190

patients, 20% of all patients

6 5
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 609

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

598

prescriptions.

134

patients, 14% of all patients

7 41
METFORMIN HCL 489

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

484

prescriptions.

120

patients, 12% of all patients

8 7
GLIMEPIRIDE 480

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

454

prescriptions.

121

patients, 12% of all patients

9 32
RANITIDINE HCL 454

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

454

prescriptions.

125

patients, 13% of all patients

10 46
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 445

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

445

prescriptions.

116

patients, 12% of all patients

11 33
ATENOLOL 355

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

87

patients, 9% of all patients

12 23
TAMSULOSIN HCL 324

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

91

patients, 9% of all patients

13 18
LISINOPRIL 315

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

83

patients, 9% of all patients

14 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

72

patients, 7% of all patients

15 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

76

patients, 8% of all patients

16 16
FENOFIBRATE* 282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

17 93
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

73

patients, 7% of all patients

18 220
WARFARIN SODIUM 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

19 13
CLOPIDOGREL 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

20 20
METFORMIN HCL ER 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

20 49
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

22 37
AZITHROMYCIN 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

160

patients, 16% of all patients

A 23 48
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

24 19
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

25 10
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

26 140
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

27 227
PAROXETINE HCL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

28 79
DONEPEZIL HCL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

29 27
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

30 44
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

88

patients, 9% of all patients

A 31 90
GABAPENTIN 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

32 15
BOOSTRIX TDAP 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

126

patients, 13% of all patients

33 147
GLIPIZIDE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

34 40
CARVEDILOL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

35 21
ALLOPURINOL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

36 26
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

O 36 12
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

38 78
MELOXICAM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

38 39
NEXIUM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

38 111
FINASTERIDE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

41 62
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

42 28
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

43 109
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

43 60
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

45 54
FUROSEMIDE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

45 6
NIFEDIPINE ER 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

47 76
LOVASTATIN 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

48 45
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

49 88
ALPRAZOLAM 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

50 24
LORAZEPAM 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

50 30
ZOSTAVAX 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

82

patients, 8% of all patients

52 99
JANUVIA 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

53 59
ZENPEP 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

54 349
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

55 63
MECLIZINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

55 118
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

57 17
SYMBICORT 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

58 66
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

A 59 107
VALSARTAN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

60 58
NIFEDICAL XL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

61 161
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

62 14
HYDROCORTISONE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

63 202
BACLOFEN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

64 85
TRADJENTA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

65 102
CREON 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 66 180
INSULIN SYRINGE* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

67 272
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

67 56
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

O 69 83
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

70 126
TRAZODONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

71 36
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. 23, 2015.
  • 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.