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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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10,231Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 429 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

$1.05M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 148 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

350 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
54% Patients 65 Years and Older

78% 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

22% of this provider’s 350 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

32% of this provider’s 350 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 15%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$102 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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

$1.05M

2014

$936K

2015

$1.05M

2016

Number of Claims

10,655

2014

9,995

2015

10,231

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 443

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

58

patients, 17% of all patients

O 1 12
LISINOPRIL 389

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

103

patients, 29% of all patients

2 4
GABAPENTIN 341

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

81

patients, 23% of all patients

3 15
METFORMIN HCL 306

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

86

patients, 25% of all patients

4 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 287

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

77

patients, 22% of all patients

5 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 276

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

82

patients, 23% of all patients

6 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 257

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

61

patients, 17% of all patients

7 2
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

61

patients, 17% of all patients

8 28
PROAIR HFA 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

56

patients, 16% of all patients

9 51
OMEPRAZOLE 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

60

patients, 17% of all patients

10 8
TRAMADOL HCL 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

O 11 22
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

12 34
FUROSEMIDE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

13 6
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

14 29
ALPRAZOLAM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

15 24
SIMVASTATIN 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

16 5
SERTRALINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

17 25
SYMBICORT 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

18 66
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

19 10
DULOXETINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

20 52
TOPIRAMATE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

20 144
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

22 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

23 16
TRAZODONE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

24 36
LYRICA 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

25 91
MELOXICAM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

26 39
FAMOTIDINE* 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

27 38
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

27 19
CARVEDILOL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

29 21
CLONAZEPAM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

30 61
GLIMEPIRIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

30 32
LIDOCAINE-PRILOCAINE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

32 242
ADVAIR DISKUS 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

33 77
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

P 34 53
BACLOFEN 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

35 85
BUSPIRONE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

35 129
PREDNISONE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

44

patients, 13% of all patients

35 35
WARFARIN SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

38 13
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

38 9
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

40 89
SPIRIVA 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

40 75
METHADONE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 O 42 294
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

43 11
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 22

patients, 6% of all patients

44 157
LAMOTRIGINE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

44 152
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

46 116
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

47 139
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 O 47 228
IBUPROFEN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 5% of all patients

49 67
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

49 56
CLOPIDOGREL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

49 20
BUPROPION XL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

52 173
TIZANIDINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

53 135
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

53 37
HYDRALAZINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

55 47
VENTOLIN HFA 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

55 81
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

55 60
MIRTAZAPINE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

58 55
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

58 17
TRADJENTA 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

58 102
SPIRONOLACTONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

61 57
ARIPIPRAZOLE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 P 61 160
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 22, 2009.
  • 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.