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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,115Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 61 out of 30 providers in this state and specialty

$324K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 54 out of 30 providers in this state and specialty

343 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

46% 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

20% of this provider’s 343 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

17% of this provider’s 343 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$63 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 21.


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

$204K

2014

$287K

2015

$324K

2016

Number of Claims

3,739

2014

4,580

2015

5,115

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 333

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

73

patients, 21% of all patients

1 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 243

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

48

patients, 14% of all patients

2 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 217

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

50

patients, 15% of all patients

3 4
OMEPRAZOLE 189

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

48

patients, 14% of all patients

4 6
LISINOPRIL 155

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

5 5
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 146

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

44

patients, 13% of all patients

6 15
METFORMIN HCL 134

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

7 14
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 132

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

44

patients, 13% of all patients

O 8 16
SIMVASTATIN 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

9 8
GABAPENTIN 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

10 13
MIRTAZAPINE 93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

11 21
FUROSEMIDE 86

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

12 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 80

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

13 9
ATENOLOL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

14 29
CLOPIDOGREL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

15 22
TAMSULOSIN HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

16 26
SERTRALINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

17 23
CITALOPRAM HBR 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

18 24
ALLOPURINOL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

18 32
ALPRAZOLAM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

18 30
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

21 18
BENAZEPRIL HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

22 122
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

23 36
FINASTERIDE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 23 50
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

25 17
RANITIDINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

26 57
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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.