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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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5,345Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1069 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

$565K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 582 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

254 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
56% Patients 65 Years and Older

31% 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 141 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

0% of this provider’s 254 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

18% of this provider’s 254 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 15%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$106 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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

$452K

2014

$537K

2015

$565K

2016

Number of Claims

4,648

2014

4,869

2015

5,345

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
DOXEPIN HCL 227

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

44

patients, 17% of all patients

1 288
BYSTOLIC 210

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

43

patients, 17% of all patients

2 132
TIZANIDINE HCL 203

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

54

patients, 21% of all patients

3 135
CLONAZEPAM 180

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

30

patients, 12% of all patients

4 61
TOPIRAMATE 178

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

30

patients, 12% of all patients

5 144
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 161

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

32

patients, 13% of all patients

6 116
BACLOFEN 142

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

42

patients, 17% of all patients

7 85
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

32

patients, 13% of all patients

8 300
LORAZEPAM 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

26

patients, 10% of all patients

9 30
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

P 10 53
DIPHENHYDRAMINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 30

patients, 12% of all patients

11 374
MEMANTINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

35

patients, 14% of all patients

12 70
ORPHENADRINE CITRATE 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

40

patients, 16% of all patients

13 410
KETOROLAC TROMETHAMINE 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

28

patients, 11% of all patients

14 421
DEXAMETHASONE 97

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

40

patients, 16% of all patients

15 325
VALPROIC ACID* 81

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

31

patients, 12% of all patients

16 387
DULOXETINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

17 52
PROMETHAZINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 28

patients, 11% of all patients

18 226
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

19 9
HALOPERIDOL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

23

patients, 9% of all patients

P 20 145
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 23

patients, 9% of all patients

20 112
CANDESARTAN CILEXETIL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

22 438
ONDANSETRON HCL* 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 6% of all patients

23 184
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

24 120
GABAPENTIN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

24 15
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

O 24 12
CHLORDIAZEPOXIDE-AMITRIPTYLINE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

10 27 534
LEVETIRACETAM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

27 68
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

29 101
ARIPIPRAZOLE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

P 29 160
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

31 54
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 32 208
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. 26, 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.