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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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12,634Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 277 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

$700K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 396 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

372 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

58% 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

7% of this provider’s 341 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

45% of this provider’s 372 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

29% of this provider’s 372 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 15%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 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

$504K

2014

$615K

2015

$700K

2016

Number of Claims

9,851

2014

11,960

2015

12,634

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 440

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

83

patients, 22% of all patients

1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 421

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

66

patients, 18% of all patients

2 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 354

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

3 13
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 341

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

57

patients, 15% of all patients

O 4 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

46

patients, 12% of all patients

5 16
LISINOPRIL 295

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

56

patients, 15% of all patients

6 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 290

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

58

patients, 16% of all patients

7 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

52

patients, 14% of all patients

8 3
METFORMIN HCL 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

46

patients, 12% of all patients

9 7
OMEPRAZOLE 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

53

patients, 14% of all patients

10 8
SERTRALINE HCL 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

11 25
DONEPEZIL HCL 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

12 27
GABAPENTIN 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

13 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

14 9
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

15 29
BUMETANIDE 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

16 110
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

16 17
CLOPIDOGREL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

18 20
ALPRAZOLAM 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

19 24
SIMVASTATIN 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

20 5
NAMENDA XR 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

<11 21 43
NYSTATIN 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

22 137
TAMSULOSIN HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

23 18
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

24 11
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

P 25 53
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

26 19
FUROSEMIDE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

27 6
CITALOPRAM HBR 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

28 31
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

61

patients, 16% of all patients

A 29 107
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

30 54
GLIPIZIDE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

31 40
PREDNISONE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

31 35
LEVETIRACETAM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

<11 31 68
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

34 63
LORAZEPAM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

35 30
MIRTAZAPINE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

35 55
ALLOPURINOL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

37 26
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

38 71
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

39 14
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

39 33
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

41 95
TRAZODONE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

42 36
CARVEDILOL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

43 21
ROPINIROLE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

43 113
GLIMEPIRIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

45 32
BUSPIRONE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

46 129
TRAMADOL HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

O 46 22
FENTANYL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 O 46 108
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

49 88
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

A 49 90
DIGOXIN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 51 100
AZITHROMYCIN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

47

patients, 13% of all patients

A 52 48
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 52 98
CLONAZEPAM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

54 61
MEMANTINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 55 70
LANTUS 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

56 65
BACLOFEN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 56 85
FENOFIBRATE* 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 58 93
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

58 60
DICYCLOMINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

60 185
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

A 61 128
NUEDEXTA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 61 170
ATENOLOL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

63 23
LEVEMIR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 64 169
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 64 101
TIZANIDINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

66 135
NIFEDIPINE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 67 76
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.