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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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16,406Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

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

$941K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 193 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

440 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71% Patients 65 Years and Older

80% 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

11% of this provider’s 314 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Antibiotics

37% of this provider’s 440 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

13% of this provider’s 440 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 15%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 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

$991K

2014

$914K

2015

$941K

2016

Number of Claims

17,488

2014

16,958

2015

16,406

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 766

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

580

prescriptions.

124

patients, 28% of all patients

1 1
LISINOPRIL 616

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

115

patients, 26% of all patients

2 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 610

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

500

prescriptions.

100

patients, 23% of all patients

3 3
FUROSEMIDE 491

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

78

patients, 18% of all patients

4 6
METFORMIN HCL 448

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

75

patients, 17% of all patients

5 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 432

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

58

patients, 13% of all patients

6 10
SIMVASTATIN 382

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

74

patients, 17% of all patients

7 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 348

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

8 13
OMEPRAZOLE 338

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

65

patients, 15% of all patients

9 8
FAMOTIDINE* 290

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

10 38
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 288

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

11 11
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

12 2
GABAPENTIN 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

70

patients, 16% of all patients

13 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

14 16
TAMSULOSIN HCL 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

15 18
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

16 9
GLIPIZIDE ER 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

17 82
CARVEDILOL 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

18 21
LEVETIRACETAM 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

19 68
DONEPEZIL HCL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

20 27
CLOPIDOGREL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

21 20
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

22 17
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

22 33
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

24 14
RISPERIDONE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

P 25 64
CLONIDINE HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

26 69
TRADJENTA 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

27 102
JANUVIA 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

28 59
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

28 42
NAPROXEN 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

30 103
NIFEDIPINE ER 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

31 76
SERTRALINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

32 25
TRAZODONE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

32 36
FENOFIBRATE* 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

34 119
HYDRALAZINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

35 47
PROAIR HFA 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

36 51
AZITHROMYCIN 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

70

patients, 16% of all patients

A 37 48
MELOXICAM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

38 39
IBUPROFEN 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

39 67
GLIPIZIDE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

40 40
AMIODARONE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 41 136
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 42 116
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

43 56
NIFEDICAL XL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

44 161
CITALOPRAM HBR 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

44 31
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

P 46 53
PAROXETINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

47 79
CELECOXIB 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

48 121
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

49 34
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

49 206
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

51 28
PREDNISONE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

52 35
VALSARTAN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

53 58
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

54 154
HEPARIN SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

55 94
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

56 29
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

57 106
ALLOPURINOL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

58 26
BACLOFEN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 58 85
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

60 88
LANTUS 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

60 65
RANITIDINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

62 46
GLIPIZIDE XL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

63 181
FENOFIBRATE* 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

64 148
FENOFIBRIC ACID* 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 65 289
SANTYL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

66 200
MIRTAZAPINE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 66 55
PENTOXIFYLLINE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 68 322
MEMANTINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 68 70
ADVAIR DISKUS 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 70 77
ELIQUIS 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 70 87
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

O 70 12
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

73 19
PHENYTOIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 74 229
FINASTERIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 75 62
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 76 126
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 76 98
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 78 63
ATENOLOL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

78 23
OLANZAPINE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 P 80 105
FLUOXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 81 73
MECLIZINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

82 118
PATADAY 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 82 241
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 March 9, 2017.
  • 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.