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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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14,682Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 198 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

$725K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 364 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

543 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
62% Patients 65 Years and Older

85% 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

4% of this provider’s 334 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Antibiotics

47% of this provider’s 543 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

34% of this provider’s 543 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 15%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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

$823K

2014

$789K

2015

$725K

2016

Number of Claims

18,604

2014

16,205

2015

14,682

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 663

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

512

prescriptions.

110

patients, 20% of all patients

1 3
LISINOPRIL 546

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

440

prescriptions.

84

patients, 15% of all patients

2 4
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 522

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

119

patients, 22% of all patients

O 3 83
FUROSEMIDE 494

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

74

patients, 14% of all patients

4 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 411

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

71

patients, 13% of all patients

5 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 370

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

6 10
METFORMIN HCL 363

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

7 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 344

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

63

patients, 12% of all patients

8 16
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 302

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

9 37
TRAMADOL HCL 282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

74

patients, 14% of all patients

O 10 22
IBUPROFEN 265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

78

patients, 14% of all patients

11 67
ALCOHOL PADS 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

12 149
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

13 14
SIMVASTATIN 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

14 5
OMEPRAZOLE 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

14 8
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

16 19
AMOXICILLIN 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

120

patients, 22% of all patients

A 17 131
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

18 42
GABAPENTIN 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

19 15
VENTOLIN HFA 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

20 81
PROAIR HFA 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

21 51
DONEPEZIL HCL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

21 27
ALPRAZOLAM 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

21 24
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

24 223
GLIMEPIRIDE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

24 32
CARVEDILOL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

26 21
WARFARIN SODIUM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

27 13
RANITIDINE HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

28 46
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

29 54
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

30 56
SYMBICORT 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

31 66
TAMSULOSIN HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

32 18
LORAZEPAM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

33 30
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

34 17
LOVASTATIN 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

35 45
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

36 2
AZITHROMYCIN 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

84

patients, 15% of all patients

A 37 48
CLOPIDOGREL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

38 20
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

39 9
GLIPIZIDE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

40 40
NIFEDIPINE ER 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

41 76
PREDNISONE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

42 35
CLONIDINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

43 69
LANTUS 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

44 65
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

44 44
HYDRALAZINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

46 47
ATENOLOL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

47 23
NAPROXEN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

48 103
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

49 11
DIAZEPAM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

50 134
ECONAZOLE NITRATE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

51 343
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

52 63
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

53 159
FLUCONAZOLE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

53 251
LACTULOSE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

55 130
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 P 56 53
SERTRALINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

57 25
SPIRONOLACTONE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

58 57
DIGOXIN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 59 100
SURE COMFORT* 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

59 513
ALLOPURINOL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

61 26
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

62 88
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 63 115
ELIQUIS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 64 87
ADVAIR DISKUS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

65 77
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

66 126
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

66 28
JANUVIA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 66 59
ALCOHOL PREP PADS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

66 248
KETOPROFEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

70 574
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 70 114
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 June 18, 2008.
  • 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.