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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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10,997Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 372 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

$737K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 347 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

268 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

97% 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

26% of this provider’s 268 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

15% of this provider’s 268 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 15%.

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Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$67 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

41 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

$1.33M

2014

$1.15M

2015

$737K

2016

Number of Claims

19,689

2014

17,585

2015

10,997

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 449

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

54

patients, 20% of all patients

1 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 426

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

59

patients, 22% of all patients

2 3
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 390

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

50

patients, 19% of all patients

3 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 323

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

43

patients, 16% of all patients

4 1
METFORMIN HCL 321

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

49

patients, 18% of all patients

5 7
OMEPRAZOLE 317

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

43

patients, 16% of all patients

6 8
CRESTOR 305

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

48

patients, 18% of all patients

7 50
ATENOLOL 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

29

patients, 11% of all patients

8 23
FUROSEMIDE 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

37

patients, 14% of all patients

9 6
NEXIUM 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

43

patients, 16% of all patients

10 111
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

36

patients, 13% of all patients

11 10
VALSARTAN 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

26

patients, 10% of all patients

12 58
WARFARIN SODIUM 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

13 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

14 14
LISINOPRIL 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

29

patients, 11% of all patients

15 4
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

16 78
GLIMEPIRIDE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

17 32
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

18 11
CLOPIDOGREL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

18 20
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

20 29
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

21 42
MECLIZINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

31

patients, 12% of all patients

22 118
SIMVASTATIN 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

23 5
GABAPENTIN 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

24 15
VOLTAREN 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

25 127
DONEPEZIL HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

26 27
ALPRAZOLAM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

27 24
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

28 63
JANUVIA 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

29 59
IBUPROFEN 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

23

patients, 9% of all patients

30 67
DEXILANT 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

31 204
TAMSULOSIN HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

31 18
CLONAZEPAM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

33 61
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

34 140
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11 35 114
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

27

patients, 10% of all patients

36 54
SPIRONOLACTONE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

37 57
MELOXICAM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

37 39
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

37 126
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

40 34
CARVEDILOL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

41 21
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

41 41
KETOCONAZOLE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

43 193
CREON 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

44 180
LIDOCAINE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

45 92
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

46 16
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

47 17
ADVAIR DISKUS 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 48 77
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

49 28
MIRTAZAPINE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 50 55
LINZESS 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

51 190
CITALOPRAM HBR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

52 31
LORAZEPAM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

52 30
TRAZODONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

54 36
BYSTOLIC 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 55 132
TRAMADOL HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

O 56 22
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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.