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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,237Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 11 out of 30 providers in this state and specialty

$1.18M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 30 providers in this state and specialty

881 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

14% 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

2% of this provider’s 835 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 8%.

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Antibiotics

16% of this provider’s 881 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

12% of this provider’s 881 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$65 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 21.


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

$1.01M

2014

$1.06M

2015

$1.18M

2016

Number of Claims

18,043

2014

18,678

2015

18,237

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 663

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

640

prescriptions.

201

patients, 23% of all patients

1 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 595

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

567

prescriptions.

163

patients, 19% of all patients

2 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 555

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

534

prescriptions.

127

patients, 14% of all patients

3 1
LISINOPRIL 552

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

532

prescriptions.

155

patients, 18% of all patients

4 5
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 531

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

498

prescriptions.

144

patients, 16% of all patients

5 28
OMEPRAZOLE 521

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

477

prescriptions.

145

patients, 16% of all patients

6 6
TRAMADOL HCL 423

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

92

patients, 10% of all patients

O 7 20
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 386

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

108

patients, 12% of all patients

8 9
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 380

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

155

patients, 18% of all patients

9 36
FUROSEMIDE 369

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

107

patients, 12% of all patients

10 2
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 362

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

102

patients, 12% of all patients

11 15
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 359

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

91

patients, 10% of all patients

12 64
WARFARIN SODIUM 327

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

13 7
SIMVASTATIN 299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

82

patients, 9% of all patients

14 8
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

78

patients, 9% of all patients

15 49
MIRTAZAPINE 285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

16 21
DULOXETINE HCL 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

17 37
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

18 18
METFORMIN HCL ER 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

19 76
SERTRALINE HCL 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

20 23
LOVASTATIN 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

20 68
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

117

patients, 13% of all patients

22 152
METFORMIN HCL 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

23 14
INDAPAMIDE 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

24 157
SPIRONOLACTONE 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

74

patients, 8% of all patients

25 40
CARVEDILOL 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

26 25
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

27 77
GLIMEPIRIDE 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

28 47
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

28 11
RANITIDINE HCL 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

30 57
LABETALOL HCL 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

31 162
TRAZODONE HCL 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

31 31
ATENOLOL 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

33 29
CITALOPRAM HBR 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

34 24
GABAPENTIN 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

35 13
TAMSULOSIN HCL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

35 26
DONEPEZIL HCL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

37 12
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

38 39
PROAIR HFA 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

39 66
ALLOPURINOL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

40 32
MELOXICAM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

41 53
BUSPIRONE HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

41 87
TRULICITY 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

41 198
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

41 56
SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

45 170
PREDNISONE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

46 42
SPIRIVA 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

47 79
PROPRANOLOL HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

48 181
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

49 17
CLONAZEPAM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

50 78
CLOPIDOGREL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

51 22
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

51 69
ADVAIR DISKUS 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

51 97
BENAZEPRIL HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

54 122
MIDODRINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

55 188
LEVETIRACETAM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

56 46
XARELTO 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

57 70
ALPRAZOLAM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

58 30
BREO ELLIPTA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

59 230
DIGOXIN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

60 62
TORSEMIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

61 72
RAMIPRIL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

62 155
LORAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

63 33
TIZANIDINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

64 252
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

A 64 172
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

64 104
AMIODARONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

67 93
CALCIUM ACETATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 67 255
CALCITRIOL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 69 129
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

P 69 35
CRESTOR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

71 63
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 April 25, 2012.
  • 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.