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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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12,017Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 311 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

$999K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 168 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

504 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

83% 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

3% of this provider’s 412 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

53% of this provider’s 504 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

0% of this provider’s 504 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 15%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$83 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

$933K

2014

$929K

2015

$999K

2016

Number of Claims

11,519

2014

11,291

2015

12,017

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
METFORMIN HCL 384

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

91

patients, 18% of all patients

1 7
LIDOCAINE-PRILOCAINE 345

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

59

patients, 12% of all patients

2 242
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 336

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

73

patients, 14% of all patients

3 3
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 312

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

78

patients, 15% of all patients

4 34
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

149

patients, 30% of all patients

A 5 107
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

6 2
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

62

patients, 12% of all patients

7 17
CLOPIDOGREL 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

8 20
TAMSULOSIN HCL 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

9 18
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

10 29
ALLOPURINOL 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

11 26
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

12 125
CARVEDILOL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

13 21
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

14 19
FINASTERIDE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

15 62
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

16 88
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

17 1
MIRTAZAPINE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

18 55
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

19 195
FUROSEMIDE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

19 6
TOPIRAMATE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

21 144
DULOXETINE HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

22 52
CLARITHROMYCIN 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

62

patients, 12% of all patients

A 23 385
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

24 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

25 9
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

59

patients, 12% of all patients

26 162
CICLOPIROX* 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

27 400
SIMVASTATIN 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

28 5
LISINOPRIL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

29 4
GLIMEPIRIDE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

30 32
DEXILANT 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

31 204
LEVOFLOXACIN 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

A 32 84
PROCTOZONE-HC 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

33 239
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

34 33
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

35 42
CEFUROXIME 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

A 35 175
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

37 104
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

38 37
IBUPROFEN 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

39 67
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

39 63
JANUVIA 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

41 59
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

42 114
BENAZEPRIL HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

43 96
TRAZODONE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

44 36
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

A 45 90
NEXIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

45 111
OMEPRAZOLE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

47 8
CRESTOR 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

48 50
PAROXETINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

49 79
RAMIPRIL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

49 143
BUPROPION HCL SR 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

51 203
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

51 14
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

53 78
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

54 11
PROAIR HFA 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

54 51
BYSTOLIC 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

56 132
RANITIDINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

56 46
FENOFIBRATE* 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

58 119
SPIRONOLACTONE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 58 57
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

60 89
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

60 56
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 62 223
GABAPENTIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

63 15
ADVAIR DISKUS 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 63 77
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

65 41
MUPIROCIN* 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

66 213
CELECOXIB 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 66 121
NYSTATIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

68 137
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 P 69 53
SYMBICORT 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 69 66
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 27, 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.