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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,327Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 30 providers in this state and specialty

$1.24M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 30 providers in this state and specialty

914 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

56% 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

2% of this provider’s 750 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

32% of this provider’s 914 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

30% of this provider’s 914 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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

$1.13M

2014

$1.18M

2015

$1.24M

2016

Number of Claims

22,021

2014

23,851

2015

24,327

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 1,179

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

914

prescriptions.

178

patients, 19% of all patients

1 1
SIMVASTATIN 796

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

614

prescriptions.

143

patients, 16% of all patients

2 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 714

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

630

prescriptions.

144

patients, 16% of all patients

3 4
LISINOPRIL 633

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

494

prescriptions.

113

patients, 12% of all patients

4 5
FUROSEMIDE 573

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

538

prescriptions.

99

patients, 11% of all patients

5 2
OMEPRAZOLE 573

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

105

patients, 11% of all patients

5 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 561

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

147

patients, 16% of all patients

O 7 16
WARFARIN SODIUM 550

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

476

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

8 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 481

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

97

patients, 11% of all patients

9 3
METFORMIN HCL 460

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

89

patients, 10% of all patients

10 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 430

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

11 9
TRAMADOL HCL 409

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

121

patients, 13% of all patients

O 12 20
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 401

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

13 11
CARVEDILOL 396

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

14 25
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 390

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

86

patients, 9% of all patients

15 28
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 352

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

16 10
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 349

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

124

patients, 14% of all patients

17 36
GABAPENTIN 346

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

18 13
CLOPIDOGREL 340

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

19 22
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 327

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

20 15
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 310

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

21 17
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

22 18
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

23 45
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

24 49
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

25 54
CITALOPRAM HBR 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

26 24
ATENOLOL 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

27 29
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

28 39
RANITIDINE HCL 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

29 57
DONEPEZIL HCL 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

30 12
ALPRAZOLAM 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

31 30
TAMSULOSIN HCL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

32 26
DULOXETINE HCL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

32 37
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

34 55
GLIMEPIRIDE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

35 47
HYDRALAZINE HCL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

36 44
GLIPIZIDE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

37 41
LORAZEPAM 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

37 33
LEVETIRACETAM 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

39 46
ALLOPURINOL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

40 32
SPIRONOLACTONE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

41 40
MIRTAZAPINE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

42 21
SERTRALINE HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

43 23
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

44 64
CEFUROXIME 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

83

patients, 9% of all patients

A 45 109
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

45 58
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

45 56
AZITHROMYCIN 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

95

patients, 10% of all patients

A 48 73
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

49 27
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

50 59
CRESTOR 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

51 63
SYMBICORT 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

52 83
FLUOXETINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

53 84
MEMANTINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

54 34
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

55 105
CLONAZEPAM 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

56 78
PREDNISONE 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

57 42
MELOXICAM 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

58 53
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

59 52
CLONIDINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

60 80
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

60 69
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

62 212
FENTANYL 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

O 63 50
TRAZODONE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

64 31
DIGOXIN 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

65 62
PROAIR HFA 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

66 66
NAMENDA XR 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

67 19
PAROXETINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

68 101
BUSPIRONE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

69 87
VALSARTAN 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

70 65
LANTUS 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

71 67
LEVOFLOXACIN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

A 71 100
SYNTHROID 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 73 88
LOVASTATIN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

74 68
NYSTATIN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

75 102
SPIRIVA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

76 79
DILTIAZEM HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 76 227
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

78 77
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 79 132
RISPERIDONE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P 80 43
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

80 137
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

82 128
VENTOLIN HFA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

82 141
LYRICA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

82 85
ADVAIR DISKUS 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

85 97
GLIPIZIDE ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 86 124
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 86 180
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 P 88 35
KLOR-CON M20 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 89 95
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 89 208
TORSEMIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

89 72
GEMFIBROZIL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 89 148
CEPHALEXIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

A 89 103
OLANZAPINE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 P 89 106
CELECOXIB 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

95 139
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

95 154
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

95 261
FENOFIBRATE* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 95 159
VERAPAMIL ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 95 176
PHENOBARBITAL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 100 264
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 Oct. 17, 2011.
  • 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.