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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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19,991Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 89 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

$1.13M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 120 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

655 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

90% 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

15% of this provider’s 557 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

32% of this provider’s 655 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

11% of this provider’s 655 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 15%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% 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

31 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

$785K

2014

$928K

2015

$1.13M

2016

Number of Claims

12,267

2014

15,250

2015

19,991

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
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,074

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

988

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

1 13
FUROSEMIDE 815

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

704

prescriptions.

126

patients, 19% of all patients

2 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 656

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

544

prescriptions.

150

patients, 23% of all patients

3 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 627

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

581

prescriptions.

124

patients, 19% of all patients

4 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 512

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

475

prescriptions.

99

patients, 15% of all patients

5 2
LISINOPRIL 498

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

451

prescriptions.

115

patients, 18% of all patients

6 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 458

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

107

patients, 16% of all patients

7 10
DONEPEZIL HCL 453

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

91

patients, 14% of all patients

8 27
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 359

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

76

patients, 12% of all patients

9 16
OMEPRAZOLE 345

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

76

patients, 12% of all patients

10 8
HEPARIN SODIUM 343

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

11 94
GABAPENTIN 322

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

12 15
SIMVASTATIN 317

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

80

patients, 12% of all patients

13 5
CARVEDILOL 285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

14 21
CLOPIDOGREL 264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

15 20
XARELTO 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

16 86
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

17 9
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

18 17
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

19 29
METFORMIN HCL 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

20 7
TAMSULOSIN HCL 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

21 18
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

P 22 53
SERTRALINE HCL 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

23 25
FAMOTIDINE* 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

24 38
ALLOPURINOL 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

25 26
LEVETIRACETAM 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

26 68
HYDRALAZINE HCL 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

27 47
RISPERIDONE 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

P 28 64
TRAZODONE HCL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

29 36
NAMENDA XR 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

30 43
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

30 95
MIRTAZAPINE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

32 55
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

33 11
DIGOXIN 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

34 100
MEMANTINE HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

35 70
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

36 154
BACLOFEN 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

37 85
CITALOPRAM HBR 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

38 31
LANTUS 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

39 65
HUMALOG 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

40 123
TRAMADOL HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

O 40 22
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

A 42 90
ELIQUIS 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

43 87
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

44 14
VANCOMYCIN HCL* 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

A 45 240
ATENOLOL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

46 23
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

47 63
SENSIPAR 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

48 237
KLOR-CON M20 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

48 124
BUSPIRONE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

50 129
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

51 162
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

51 19
NUEDEXTA 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11 53 170
SANTYL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

54 200
SPIRIVA 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

54 75
LEVOFLOXACIN 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

A 54 84
NOVOLOG 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

57 163
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

57 34
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

59 28
OLANZAPINE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P 60 105
CLONIDINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

61 69
PREDNISONE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

62 35
TRANSDERM-SCOP 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 63 281
AMIODARONE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

64 136
ZETIA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 64 80
LATANOPROST 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

66 155
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 66 44
MIDODRINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

68 260
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

O 69 12
SYMBICORT 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

70 66
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 70 112
HALOPERIDOL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P 72 145
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

A 73 128
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

73 42
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

75 186
NYSTOP 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

75 215
PHENYTOIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 75 229
LACTULOSE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

78 130
GLIPIZIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

79 40
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 80 117
SEROQUEL XR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 P 80 267
HYDROCORTISONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

82 202
CELECOXIB 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 82 121
JANUVIA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 82 59
ONDANSETRON HCL* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

85 184
FINASTERIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

85 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 Dec. 7, 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.