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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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15,675Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 169 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

$1.2M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 108 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

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

24% 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

3% of this provider’s 731 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

26% of this provider’s 760 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

22% of this provider’s 760 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 15%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$76 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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

$1.34M

2014

$1.36M

2015

$1.2M

2016

Number of Claims

20,460

2014

19,378

2015

15,675

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 670

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

632

prescriptions.

145

patients, 19% of all patients

1 2
SIMVASTATIN 577

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

551

prescriptions.

187

patients, 25% of all patients

2 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 463

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

130

patients, 17% of all patients

3 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 460

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

436

prescriptions.

119

patients, 16% of all patients

4 3
LISINOPRIL 425

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

118

patients, 16% of all patients

5 4
FUROSEMIDE 390

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

95

patients, 13% of all patients

6 6
OMEPRAZOLE 383

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

109

patients, 14% of all patients

7 8
METFORMIN HCL 343

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

101

patients, 13% of all patients

8 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 340

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

106

patients, 14% of all patients

9 14
CARVEDILOL 325

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

88

patients, 12% of all patients

10 21
WARFARIN SODIUM 317

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

11 13
GABAPENTIN 314

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

87

patients, 11% of all patients

12 15
TRAMADOL HCL 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

112

patients, 15% of all patients

O 13 22
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

88

patients, 12% of all patients

14 9
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

15 34
TRAZODONE HCL 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

16 36
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

17 10
MELOXICAM 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

18 39
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

19 17
TAMSULOSIN HCL 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

20 18
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

21 16
ALLOPURINOL 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

22 26
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

87

patients, 11% of all patients

23 28
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

O 24 12
CLOPIDOGREL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

25 20
CRESTOR 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

26 50
TRADJENTA 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

27 102
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

28 37
NABUMETONE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

28 196
CLONIDINE HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

28 69
CITALOPRAM HBR 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

31 31
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

31 19
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

33 117
ALPRAZOLAM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

34 24
PAROXETINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

35 79
DULOXETINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

36 52
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

37 56
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

38 168
DONEPEZIL HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

38 27
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

A 40 90
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

41 11
LANTUS 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

42 65
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

P 42 53
ELIQUIS 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

44 87
ATENOLOL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

44 23
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

46 44
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

A 47 128
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

47 71
PREDNISONE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

49 35
LORAZEPAM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

50 30
MIRTAZAPINE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

50 55
SPIRONOLACTONE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

52 57
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

53 89
HYDRALAZINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

54 47
CEPHALEXIN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

A 54 122
ZETIA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

56 80
ASPIRIN-DIPYRIDAMOLE ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

57 522
CELECOXIB 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

58 121
FINASTERIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

58 62
JANUVIA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

60 59
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

61 63
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

62 138
CHLORTHALIDONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

63 165
SERTRALINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

63 25
LYRICA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

65 91
GLIMEPIRIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

65 32
XARELTO 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

65 86
NYSTOP 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 65 215
SYNTHROID 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 69 72
METFORMIN HCL ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

69 49
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. 4, 2014.
  • 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.