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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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7,335Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 717 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

$589K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 550 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

570 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

9% 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

17% of this provider’s 570 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

8% of this provider’s 570 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 15%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$80 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

13 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

$605K

2014

$622K

2015

$589K

2016

Number of Claims

8,065

2014

8,911

2015

7,335

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
LISINOPRIL 380

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

105

patients, 18% of all patients

1 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 310

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

103

patients, 18% of all patients

2 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 297

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

88

patients, 15% of all patients

3 3
LOVASTATIN 237

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

78

patients, 14% of all patients

4 45
METFORMIN HCL ER 233

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

66

patients, 12% of all patients

5 49
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 224

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

69

patients, 12% of all patients

6 19
SIMVASTATIN 223

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

67

patients, 12% of all patients

7 5
OMEPRAZOLE 218

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

67

patients, 12% of all patients

8 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 204

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

9 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

10 10
FENOFIBRATE* 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

11 93
METFORMIN HCL 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

12 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

13 13
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

14 11
ALLOPURINOL 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

15 26
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

16 17
FUROSEMIDE 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

17 6
TAMSULOSIN HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

18 18
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

18 9
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

20 216
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

21 14
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

O 22 12
VALSARTAN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

23 58
GABAPENTIN 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

24 15
CLOPIDOGREL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

24 20
CARVEDILOL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

26 21
GLIMEPIRIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

26 32
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

28 34
INVOKANA 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

29 212
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

30 104
AZITHROMYCIN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

A 31 48
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

32 41
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

33 37
LORAZEPAM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

34 30
FINASTERIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

35 62
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 April 25, 2011.
  • 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.