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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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13,344Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 244 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

$568K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 576 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

401 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
66% Patients 65 Years and Older

97% 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

35% of this provider’s 401 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

40% of this provider’s 401 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

$43 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 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

$227K

2014

$317K

2015

$568K

2016

Number of Claims

6,318

2014

8,451

2015

13,344

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
LISINOPRIL 614

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

120

patients, 30% of all patients

1 4
OMEPRAZOLE 484

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

121

patients, 30% of all patients

2 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 390

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

78

patients, 19% of all patients

3 1
TRAMADOL HCL 389

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

87

patients, 22% of all patients

O 4 22
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 384

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

O 5 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 376

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

68

patients, 17% of all patients

6 14
IBUPROFEN 361

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

83

patients, 21% of all patients

7 67
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 335

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

64

patients, 16% of all patients

8 3
SIMVASTATIN 325

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

56

patients, 14% of all patients

9 5
GABAPENTIN 324

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

88

patients, 22% of all patients

10 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 312

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

56

patients, 14% of all patients

11 9
METFORMIN HCL 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

47

patients, 12% of all patients

12 7
PROAIR HFA 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

61

patients, 15% of all patients

13 51
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

59

patients, 15% of all patients

14 28
TAMSULOSIN HCL 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

15 18
HYDROCORTISONE 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

52

patients, 13% of all patients

16 202
SERTRALINE HCL 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

17 25
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

18 34
LORAZEPAM 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

19 30
ALPRAZOLAM 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

20 24
GLIPIZIDE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

21 40
PROMETHAZINE HCL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

22 226
CLOPIDOGREL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

23 20
MECLIZINE HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

24 118
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

O 25 83
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

25 216
VENTOLIN HFA 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

27 81
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

28 54
FUROSEMIDE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

29 6
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

30 117
DONEPEZIL HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

31 27
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

32 10
LOPERAMIDE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

32 259
LYRICA 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

34 91
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

35 88
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

36 2
LIDOCAINE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

37 92
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

38 11
FAMOTIDINE* 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

39 38
ALLOPURINOL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

40 26
RANITIDINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

41 46
DICYCLOMINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

41 185
PREDNISONE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

43 35
SYMBICORT 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

44 66
AZITHROMYCIN 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

61

patients, 15% of all patients

A 44 48
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

46 37
GEMFIBROZIL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 47 156
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

47 116
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

49 17
ADVAIR DISKUS 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

50 77
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

51 16
CARVEDILOL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

52 21
HYDRALAZINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

53 47
PATADAY 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

54 241
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

55 140
MEGESTROL ACETATE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

56 273
ALCOHOL PADS 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

56 149
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 23

patients, 6% of all patients

58 157
PENTOXIFYLLINE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

59 322
CLONIDINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

60 69
HYDROXYZINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

60 355
TEMAZEPAM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

62 177
TRAZODONE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 63 36
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 64 33
VALSARTAN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 65 58
LACTULOSE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

65 130
JANUVIA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 67 59
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 67 63
TIZANIDINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 67 135
SINGLE USE SWAB 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

70 341
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 Nov. 18, 2015.
  • 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.