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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,331Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 10 out of 27 providers in this state and specialty

$456K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 67 out of 27 providers in this state and specialty

821 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

20% 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

0% of this provider’s 760 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 0%.

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Antibiotics

This provider prescribed antibiotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Opioids

This provider prescribed opioids to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$44 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $82 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

13 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 10.


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

$511K

2014

$452K

2015

$456K

2016

Number of Claims

10,463

2014

10,328

2015

10,331

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
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 795

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

720

prescriptions.

177

patients, 22% of all patients

1 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 737

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

671

prescriptions.

168

patients, 20% of all patients

2 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 655

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

628

prescriptions.

142

patients, 17% of all patients

3 7
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 608

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

577

prescriptions.

123

patients, 15% of all patients

4 2
LISINOPRIL 589

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

533

prescriptions.

134

patients, 16% of all patients

5 3
FUROSEMIDE 559

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

491

prescriptions.

133

patients, 16% of all patients

6 6
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 523

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

467

prescriptions.

99

patients, 12% of all patients

7 12
CLOPIDOGREL 435

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

93

patients, 11% of all patients

8 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 419

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

79

patients, 10% of all patients

9 9
CARVEDILOL 397

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

82

patients, 10% of all patients

10 4
SIMVASTATIN 390

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

81

patients, 10% of all patients

11 11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 283

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

12 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

13 14
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

14 15
HYDRALAZINE HCL 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

15 25
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

16 18
XARELTO 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

17 17
PRADAXA 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

18 35
DIGOXIN 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

19 22
SOTALOL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

20 36
SPIRONOLACTONE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

21 16
ATENOLOL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

22 19
NITROSTAT 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

23 41
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

24 78
DIGOX 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

25 33
ZETIA 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

26 26
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

27 27
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

28 43
CRESTOR 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

29 21
AMIODARONE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

30 20
LOVASTATIN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

31 60
FENOFIBRATE* 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

32 74
FENOFIBRATE* 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

33 61
DILTIAZEM HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

33 63
CARTIA XT 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

35 23
RANEXA 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 36 39
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 Jan. 5, 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.