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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,117Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 30 providers in this state and specialty

$973K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

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

826 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

36% 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

6% of this provider’s 797 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

21% of this provider’s 826 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

18% of this provider’s 826 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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

$1.26M

2014

$1.16M

2015

$973K

2016

Number of Claims

22,224

2014

22,330

2015

20,117

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
OMEPRAZOLE 812

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

784

prescriptions.

174

patients, 21% of all patients

1 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 811

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

806

prescriptions.

179

patients, 22% of all patients

2 1
LISINOPRIL 774

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

729

prescriptions.

159

patients, 19% of all patients

3 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 704

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

665

prescriptions.

136

patients, 16% of all patients

4 4
FUROSEMIDE 700

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

640

prescriptions.

121

patients, 15% of all patients

5 2
SIMVASTATIN 690

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

663

prescriptions.

149

patients, 18% of all patients

6 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 597

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

574

prescriptions.

143

patients, 17% of all patients

7 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 496

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

480

prescriptions.

96

patients, 12% of all patients

8 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 447

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

9 7
CARVEDILOL 413

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

80

patients, 10% of all patients

10 25
GABAPENTIN 382

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

11 13
CITALOPRAM HBR 358

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

12 24
DONEPEZIL HCL 347

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

13 12
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 335

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

14 15
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 324

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

95

patients, 12% of all patients

O 15 16
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

16 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

17 9
LORAZEPAM 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

18 33
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

18 11
CLOPIDOGREL 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

20 22
METFORMIN HCL 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

21 14
FAMOTIDINE* 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

22 38
DULOXETINE HCL 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

23 37
MEMANTINE HCL 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

24 34
SERTRALINE HCL 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

25 23
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

26 27
TAMSULOSIN HCL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

27 26
TRAMADOL HCL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

O 28 20
ATENOLOL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

29 29
ALLOPURINOL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

30 32
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

31 28
GLIPIZIDE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

32 41
TRAZODONE HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

33 31
VALSARTAN 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

34 65
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

35 114
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

36 56
TORSEMIDE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

37 72
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

38 54
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

39 45
NAMENDA XR 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

40 19
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

41 105
LANTUS 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

42 67
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

43 39
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

44 18
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

44 36
RANITIDINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

46 57
LEVETIRACETAM 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

46 46
FINASTERIDE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

48 50
HUMALOG 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

49 94
ALPRAZOLAM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

50 30
VESICARE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

51 115
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

51 69
LATANOPROST 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

53 75
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

P 54 35
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

54 49
OLANZAPINE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

P 56 106
RISPERIDONE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

P 56 43
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 56 52
HYDRALAZINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

59 44
ARIPIPRAZOLE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 P 60 162
PREDNISONE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

60 42
ONDANSETRON HCL* 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

62 116
BACLOFEN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

63 86
SPIRONOLACTONE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

64 40
AZITHROMYCIN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

A 65 73
LOVASTATIN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

66 68
KLOR-CON M10 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

67 139
MIRTAZAPINE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

68 21
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

68 132
BENICAR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 68 138
TRANSDERM-SCOP 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 71 246
CEPHALEXIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

A 71 103
FLUOXETINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 73 84
SYNTHROID 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

73 88
LEVEMIR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 75 196
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 76 149
TERAZOSIN HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

76 167
ROPINIROLE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 78 91
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 6, 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.