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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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9,772Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 464 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

$714K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 377 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

580 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% Patients 65 Years and Older

5% 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

30% of this provider’s 580 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

6% of this provider’s 580 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 15%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$73 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 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

$581K

2014

$685K

2015

$714K

2016

Number of Claims

9,363

2014

9,611

2015

9,772

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
LISINOPRIL 515

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

510

prescriptions.

135

patients, 23% of all patients

1 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 499

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

494

prescriptions.

127

patients, 22% of all patients

2 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 454

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

439

prescriptions.

124

patients, 21% of all patients

3 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 400

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

104

patients, 18% of all patients

4 3
SIMVASTATIN 380

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

101

patients, 17% of all patients

5 5
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 362

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

100

patients, 17% of all patients

6 11
OMEPRAZOLE 361

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

101

patients, 17% of all patients

7 8
METFORMIN HCL 349

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

81

patients, 14% of all patients

8 7
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 316

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

88

patients, 15% of all patients

9 19
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 292

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

80

patients, 14% of all patients

10 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 260

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

84

patients, 14% of all patients

11 16
GLIMEPIRIDE 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

12 32
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

104

patients, 18% of all patients

13 28
ATENOLOL 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

14 23
FUROSEMIDE 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

15 6
TAMSULOSIN HCL 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

16 18
QUINAPRIL HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

17 179
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

18 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

19 10
ALLOPURINOL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

20 26
SPIRONOLACTONE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

21 57
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

22 115
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

23 17
CLOPIDOGREL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

24 20
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

25 29
AMOXICILLIN 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

A 26 131
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

27 56
JANUVIA 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

28 59
TERAZOSIN HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

28 152
ZETIA 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

30 80
SPIRIVA 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

31 75
LANTUS 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 32 65
RANITIDINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

33 46
CARTIA XT 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

34 150
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

35 37
ADVAIR DISKUS 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

36 77
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

36 89
DONEPEZIL HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

38 27
TRAMADOL HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

O 38 22
SYNTHROID 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

40 72
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

40 44
FINASTERIDE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

40 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 Sept. 9, 2014.
  • 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.