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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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8,028Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 624 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

$340K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1145 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

175 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
17% 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 information is unavailable.

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Antibiotics

41% of this provider’s 175 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

18% of this provider’s 175 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

$42 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

46 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

$376K

2014

$354K

2015

$340K

2016

Number of Claims

8,549

2014

8,178

2015

8,028

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
FUROSEMIDE 549

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

544

prescriptions.

60

patients, 34% of all patients

1 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 394

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

49

patients, 28% of all patients

2 16
SIMVASTATIN 307

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

36

patients, 21% of all patients

3 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 281

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

38

patients, 22% of all patients

4 2
LISINOPRIL 250

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

33

patients, 19% of all patients

5 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 236

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

32

patients, 18% of all patients

6 3
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 235

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

28

patients, 16% of all patients

7 29
OMEPRAZOLE 224

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

31

patients, 18% of all patients

8 8
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

23

patients, 13% of all patients

P 9 53
DONEPEZIL HCL 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

24

patients, 14% of all patients

10 27
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

27

patients, 15% of all patients

11 1
NAMENDA XR 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

<11 12 43
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

23

patients, 13% of all patients

13 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

19

patients, 11% of all patients

14 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

21

patients, 12% of all patients

O 15 12
TAMSULOSIN HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

14

patients, 8% of all patients

16 18
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

19

patients, 11% of all patients

17 11
JANTOVEN 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

<11 18 172
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

25

patients, 14% of all patients

19 60
NYAMYC 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

20

patients, 11% of all patients

20 364
MEMANTINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

14

patients, 8% of all patients

21 70
CARVEDILOL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11 22 21
DIGOX 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11 23 199
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

24 33
SERTRALINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 25 25
CITALOPRAM HBR 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 26 31
XARELTO 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 27 86
ATENOLOL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 28 23
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

29 17
METFORMIN HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 9% of all patients

30 7
GABAPENTIN 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

31 15
ALLOPURINOL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 32 26
WARFARIN SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

33 13
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 9% of all patients

34 205
DULOXETINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 35 52
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

33

patients, 19% of all patients

A 35 107
TRAMADOL HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 7% of all patients

O 35 22
CLOPIDOGREL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 38 20
HYDRALAZINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 39 47
MIRTAZAPINE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 40 55
NYSTATIN 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 9% of all patients

41 137
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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.