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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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13,463Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 240 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

$770K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 317 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

485 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71% Patients 65 Years and Older

64% 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

25% of this provider’s 485 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

13% of this provider’s 485 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 15%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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

$720K

2014

$705K

2015

$770K

2016

Number of Claims

12,992

2014

13,242

2015

13,463

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 943

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

129

patients, 27% of all patients

1 2
OMEPRAZOLE 679

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

98

patients, 20% of all patients

2 8
LISINOPRIL 378

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

61

patients, 13% of all patients

3 4
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 323

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

4 60
ATENOLOL 316

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

5 23
SIMVASTATIN 283

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

6 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

7 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

8 1
LEVETIRACETAM 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

8 68
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

O 8 12
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

11 33
PHENYTOIN 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

10 12 229
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

13 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

14 16
CARVEDILOL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

15 21
ALPRAZOLAM 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

16 24
TAMSULOSIN HCL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

17 18
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

18 19
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

19 11
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

20 44
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

21 37
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

22 28
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

23 34
FUROSEMIDE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

24 6
FAMOTIDINE* 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

25 38
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

26 17
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

27 159
LOVASTATIN 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

28 45
MELOXICAM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

29 39
LACTULOSE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

<11 30 130
BACLOFEN 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 31 85
CARBAMAZEPINE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 32 166
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

33 10
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

34 74
GABAPENTIN 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

34 15
TRAMADOL HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

O 36 22
CLONAZEPAM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

37 61
LAMOTRIGINE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 37 152
ALLOPURINOL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

39 26
SERTRALINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

39 25
METFORMIN HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

41 7
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

42 9
NIACIN ER 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 42 243
PHENOBARBITAL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 44 244
DONEPEZIL HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

45 27
TORSEMIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

46 142
METFORMIN HCL ER 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

46 49
PAROXETINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

48 79
OXCARBAZEPINE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 49 174
WARFARIN SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

50 13
VALPROIC ACID* 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 50 192
CELECOXIB 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

52 121
DIAZEPAM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

53 134
FENOFIBRIC ACID* 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 54 289
NAMENDA XR 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 54 43
EXELON 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 56 306
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 57 453
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

A 58 225
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 58 182
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 60 140
TAMIFLU 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

60 542
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 62 117
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 63 71
GLYCOPYRROLATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 64 338
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

64 88
NEXIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 64 111
CITALOPRAM HBR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 67 31
VESICARE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 68 171
CARBAMAZEPINE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 68 269
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 Aug. 3, 2016.
  • 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.