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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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7,242Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 734 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

$4.75M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

143 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
28% Patients 65 Years and Older

63% 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

Comparisons are not shown because this provider has fewer than 100 patients who are 65 and older.

0 of this provider’s 40 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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Antibiotics

38% of this provider’s 143 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

27% of this provider’s 143 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 15%.

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Brand Name Drugs

40% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$656 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

51 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

$4.52M

2014

$4.51M

2015

$4.75M

2016

Number of Claims

7,919

2014

7,956

2015

7,242

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
ISENTRESS 296

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

33

patients, 23% of all patients

1 295
TRUVADA 228

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

30

patients, 21% of all patients

2 235
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 218

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

35

patients, 24% of all patients

3 1
INTELENCE 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 14% of all patients

4 394
PREZISTA 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

15

patients, 10% of all patients

5 310
VIREAD 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

15

patients, 10% of all patients

6 345
NORVIR 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

17

patients, 12% of all patients

6 271
ALPRAZOLAM 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

21

patients, 15% of all patients

8 24
VALACYCLOVIR 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

18

patients, 13% of all patients

9 304
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 112

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 13% of all patients

10 3
LISINOPRIL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 10% of all patients

11 4
TAMSULOSIN HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

15

patients, 10% of all patients

12 18
SEROSTIM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 10 13 470
ABACAVIR 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

11

patients, 8% of all patients

14 471
ANDROGEL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

17

patients, 12% of all patients

15 474
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

20

patients, 14% of all patients

A 16 128
EGRIFTA 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 8% of all patients

10 17 477
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 18 104
CELECOXIB 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

13

patients, 9% of all patients

18 121
BUPROPION XL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 20 173
DULOXETINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 21 52
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 22 29
TOPIRAMATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 23 144
LEVOCARNITINE* 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

13

patients, 9% of all patients

23 498
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

15

patients, 10% of all patients

25 54
OMEPRAZOLE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 26 8
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 27 53
NEVIRAPINE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 27 513
CRESTOR 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 29 50
LYRICA 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 30 91
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 A 31 164
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 13% of all patients

O 32 12
CLONAZEPAM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 8% of all patients

33 61
ODEFSEY 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 33 530
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 35 9
TAMOXIFEN CITRATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 36 359
OXANDROLONE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 36 534
TIVICAY 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 38 345
MELOXICAM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 38 39
ACYCLOVIR 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

11

patients, 8% of all patients

40 391
OXYCODONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

12

patients, 8% of all patients

O 40 209
PENTOXIFYLLINE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 42 322
COMPLERA 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

11

patients, 8% of all patients

42 571
REYATAZ 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 44 406
RISPERIDONE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 44 64
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.