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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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18,079Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 119 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

$980K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 175 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

429 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

77% 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 333 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 429 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

22% of this provider’s 429 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

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

42 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

$1.09M

2014

$1.01M

2015

$980K

2016

Number of Claims

18,344

2014

18,819

2015

18,079

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 742

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

550

prescriptions.

98

patients, 23% of all patients

1 2
LISINOPRIL 695

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

482

prescriptions.

94

patients, 22% of all patients

2 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 546

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

70

patients, 16% of all patients

3 3
FUROSEMIDE 437

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

4 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 426

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

5 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 415

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

56

patients, 13% of all patients

6 10
OMEPRAZOLE 396

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

59

patients, 14% of all patients

7 8
SIMVASTATIN 371

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

53

patients, 12% of all patients

8 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 358

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

9 1
RANITIDINE HCL 338

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

10 46
DONEPEZIL HCL 320

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

11 27
METFORMIN HCL 312

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

12 7
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

13 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 296

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

14 14
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

15 9
TRAZODONE HCL 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

16 36
CITALOPRAM HBR 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

17 31
TRAMADOL HCL 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

O 18 22
MIRTAZAPINE 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

19 55
LORAZEPAM 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

20 30
CLOPIDOGREL 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

21 20
GABAPENTIN 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

22 15
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

P 23 53
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

O 24 12
RISPERIDONE 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

P 25 64
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

26 60
TAMSULOSIN HCL 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

27 18
SERTRALINE HCL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

28 25
OLANZAPINE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

P 29 105
FAMOTIDINE* 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

30 38
WARFARIN SODIUM 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

<11 31 13
ATENOLOL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

32 23
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

32 19
LACTULOSE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

32 130
NAMENDA XR 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

<11 35 43
CLONIDINE HCL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

36 69
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

37 29
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

38 74
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

39 71
MEMANTINE HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

40 70
BUSPIRONE HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

41 129
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

42 120
FENTANYL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

O 43 108
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

44 112
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

<11 45 167
CARVEDILOL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

45 21
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

<11 47 151
VALSARTAN 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

48 58
JANUVIA 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

49 59
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

50 159
LEVETIRACETAM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

50 68
LANTUS 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

52 65
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

53 63
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

54 56
ALPRAZOLAM 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

55 24
FLUOXETINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 56 73
LEVOFLOXACIN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

A 57 84
TRADJENTA 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 58 102
CARBAMAZEPINE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 59 166
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 O 60 133
AZITHROMYCIN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

50

patients, 12% of all patients

A 61 48
CLONAZEPAM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 61 61
AMIODARONE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 63 136
MEDROXYPROGESTERONE ACETATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 63 403
CRESTOR 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 63 50
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

66 28
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 67 104
NIFEDIPINE ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

68 76
ALLOPURINOL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 68 26
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 68 117
ZETIA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 71 80
FELODIPINE ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 72 176
LYRICA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 72 91
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

74 408
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 74 33
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 76 182
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 76 139
GEMFIBROZIL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 78 156
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 April 25, 2016.
  • 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.