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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,475Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 58 out of 30 providers in this state and specialty

$523K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 32 out of 30 providers in this state and specialty

528 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

87% 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

21% of this provider’s 528 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

15% of this provider’s 528 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$95 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

10 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

$572K

2014

$581K

2015

$523K

2016

Number of Claims

6,136

2014

6,245

2015

5,475

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 202

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

67

patients, 13% of all patients

1 3
METFORMIN HCL 167

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

2 14
LISINOPRIL 149

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

3 5
JANUVIA 146

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

4 60
RANITIDINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

5 57
OMEPRAZOLE 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

6 6
GLIPIZIDE ER 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

7 124
TRAMADOL HCL 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

O 8 20
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

9 36
MIRTAZAPINE 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

10 21
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

11 1
GABAPENTIN 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

12 13
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

13 15
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

13 17
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 100

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

15 4
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 97

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

16 11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

17 49
TAMSULOSIN HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

18 26
VOLTAREN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

19 121
SIMVASTATIN 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

20 8
DULOXETINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

21 37
PROAIR HFA 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

22 66
FUROSEMIDE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

23 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

24 9
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

25 96
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

O 26 16
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

26 168
VALSARTAN 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

28 65
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. 29, 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.