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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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7,431Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 701 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

$655K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 457 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

316 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72% Patients 65 Years and Older

59% 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

40% of this provider’s 316 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

33% of this provider’s 316 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 15%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$88 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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

$503K

2014

$600K

2015

$655K

2016

Number of Claims

5,993

2014

7,152

2015

7,431

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 492

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

74

patients, 23% of all patients

O 1 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 289

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

68

patients, 22% of all patients

2 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 231

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

49

patients, 16% of all patients

3 2
METFORMIN HCL 202

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

58

patients, 18% of all patients

4 7
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

55

patients, 17% of all patients

5 19
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

50

patients, 16% of all patients

6 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

49

patients, 16% of all patients

7 3
ALPRAZOLAM 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

8 24
LISINOPRIL 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

40

patients, 13% of all patients

9 4
OMEPRAZOLE 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

39

patients, 12% of all patients

10 8
GABAPENTIN 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

11 15
FUROSEMIDE 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

12 6
LORAZEPAM 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

13 30
SIMVASTATIN 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

14 5
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

15 17
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

38

patients, 12% of all patients

16 28
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

60

patients, 19% of all patients

A 17 107
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

18 89
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

19 14
MELOXICAM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

34

patients, 11% of all patients

20 39
TIZANIDINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

21 135
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

22 54
GLIMEPIRIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

23 32
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

24 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

25 13
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

26 29
TRAMADOL HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

O 27 22
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

28 16
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

37

patients, 12% of all patients

29 88
TAMSULOSIN HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

30 18
CITALOPRAM HBR 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

31 31
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

32 56
LIDOCAINE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

33 92
SERTRALINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

33 25
NIFEDICAL XL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 3% of all patients

35 161
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 23, 2015.
  • 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.