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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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10,695Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 400 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

$740K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 344 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

507 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older

57% 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

32% of this provider’s 507 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

24% of this provider’s 507 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 15%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$69 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

$591K

2014

$641K

2015

$740K

2016

Number of Claims

9,475

2014

10,157

2015

10,695

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 488

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

425

prescriptions.

112

patients, 22% of all patients

1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 480

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

109

patients, 21% of all patients

2 3
FUROSEMIDE 381

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

92

patients, 18% of all patients

3 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

65

patients, 13% of all patients

O 4 12
METFORMIN HCL 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

5 7
GABAPENTIN 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

6 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

7 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

8 14
SIMVASTATIN 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

9 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

10 2
LISINOPRIL 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

11 4
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

12 33
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

13 34
OMEPRAZOLE 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

14 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

15 16
TAMSULOSIN HCL 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

16 18
CARVEDILOL 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

17 21
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

18 10
TRAMADOL HCL 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

O 19 22
HYDRALAZINE HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

20 47
CLOPIDOGREL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

21 20
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

22 42
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

23 11
ALPRAZOLAM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

24 24
FAMOTIDINE* 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

25 38
ATENOLOL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

26 23
ALLOPURINOL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

27 26
GLIPIZIDE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

28 40
ZETIA 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

29 80
IBUPROFEN 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

30 67
NIFEDIPINE ER 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

31 76
PROAIR HFA 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

32 51
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

33 17
WARFARIN SODIUM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

34 13
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

60

patients, 12% of all patients

A 35 107
JANUVIA 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

36 59
CLONIDINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

37 69
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

38 63
METFORMIN HCL ER 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

39 49
AZITHROMYCIN 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

A 40 48
CRESTOR 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

41 50
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

42 89
GLIPIZIDE ER 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

42 82
DONEPEZIL HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

44 27
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 45 37
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

46 56
PREDNISONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

46 35
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

48 139
SPIRIVA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 48 75
FENOFIBRIC ACID* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

50 289
DIGOXIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 50 100
LOVASTATIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 50 45
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 May 13, 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.