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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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13,434Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 241 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

$1.05M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 147 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

575 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
49% Patients 65 Years and Older

77% 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

48% of this provider’s 575 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

46% of this provider’s 575 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 15%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

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

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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

$928K

2014

$1.14M

2015

$1.05M

2016

Number of Claims

12,015

2014

13,318

2015

13,434

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,186

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

475

prescriptions.

214

patients, 37% of all patients

O 1 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 383

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

123

patients, 21% of all patients

2 16
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 371

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

118

patients, 21% of all patients

3 3
LISINOPRIL 351

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

119

patients, 21% of all patients

4 4
FUROSEMIDE 284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

94

patients, 16% of all patients

5 6
ALPRAZOLAM 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

6 24
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 267

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

7 2
OMEPRAZOLE 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

102

patients, 18% of all patients

8 8
SIMVASTATIN 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

74

patients, 13% of all patients

9 5
METFORMIN HCL 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

74

patients, 13% of all patients

10 7
GABAPENTIN 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

70

patients, 12% of all patients

11 15
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

79

patients, 14% of all patients

12 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

83

patients, 14% of all patients

12 14
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

86

patients, 15% of all patients

14 1
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

74

patients, 13% of all patients

15 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

16 10
AZITHROMYCIN 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

133

patients, 23% of all patients

A 17 48
CLOPIDOGREL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

18 20
BACLOFEN 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

69

patients, 12% of all patients

18 85
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

O 20 133
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

21 9
SPIRONOLACTONE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

22 57
MELOXICAM 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

75

patients, 13% of all patients

23 39
FINASTERIDE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

24 62
CRESTOR 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

25 50
HYDRALAZINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

26 47
ALLOPURINOL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

27 26
GLIPIZIDE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

28 40
FENTANYL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

O 29 108
LEVOFLOXACIN 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

74

patients, 13% of all patients

A 30 84
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

31 41
SYMBICORT 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

32 66
TAMSULOSIN HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

32 18
DICYCLOMINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

34 185
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

35 28
TIZANIDINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

36 135
CLINDAMYCIN PHOSPHATE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

A 36 438
CITALOPRAM HBR 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

36 31
VENTOLIN HFA 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

39 81
CARVEDILOL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

40 21
TRAMADOL HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

O 41 22
ATENOLOL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

42 23
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

42 206
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

44 19
LANTUS 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

44 65
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

44 205
LOVASTATIN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

47 45
LORAZEPAM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

48 30
WARFARIN SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 48 13
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

50 37
VOLTAREN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

51 127
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

52 63
ULORIC 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

53 218
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

A 54 128
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

55 54
NEXIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

56 111
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

57 34
PROAIR HFA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

57 51
PREDNISONE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

59 35
DULOXETINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

60 52
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

60 56
VASCEPA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

62 390
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

62 106
DONEPEZIL HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

64 27
DIAZEPAM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 64 134
MEGESTROL ACETATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

66 273
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

67 223
PAROXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

68 79
LEVETIRACETAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

68 68
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 Jan. 16, 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.