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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Surgery

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,880Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 167 providers in this state and specialty

$1.5M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 167 providers in this state and specialty

229 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
38% Patients 65 Years and Older

99% 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

Comparisons are not shown because this provider has fewer than 100 patients who are 65 and older.

0 of this provider’s 88 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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Antibiotics

82% of this provider’s 229 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

62% of this provider’s 229 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 38%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$79 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $44 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

82 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 5.


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

$956K

2014

$1.02M

2015

$1.5M

2016

Number of Claims

15,455

2014

15,540

2015

18,880

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
PROMETHAZINE HCL 1,221

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

125

patients, 55% of all patients

10 1 14
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 970

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

130

patients, 57% of all patients

O 2 10
NAPROXEN SODIUM 918

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

127

patients, 55% of all patients

10 3 29
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 856

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

128

patients, 56% of all patients

4 22
FLUNISOLIDE 744

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

101

patients, 44% of all patients

10 5 32
LIDOCAINE 668

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

130

patients, 57% of all patients

6 17
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 627

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

86

patients, 38% of all patients

10 7 40
VENTOLIN HFA 533

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

74

patients, 32% of all patients

8 35
ADVAIR DISKUS 476

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

58

patients, 25% of all patients

9 39
ALCOHOL PADS 437

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

61

patients, 27% of all patients

10 46
NEXIUM 424

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

57

patients, 25% of all patients

11 42
SYMBICORT 371

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

51

patients, 22% of all patients

12 36
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 351

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

49

patients, 21% of all patients

13 33
TRAMADOL HCL 350

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

60

patients, 26% of all patients

O 14 21
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 339

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

55

patients, 24% of all patients

15 6
SIMVASTATIN 332

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

51

patients, 22% of all patients

16 19
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 321

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

43

patients, 19% of all patients

17 49
PROAIR HFA 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

78

patients, 34% of all patients

18 31
AMOXICILLIN 291

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

122

patients, 53% of all patients

A 19 72
LORAZEPAM 284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

50

patients, 22% of all patients

20 43
CLONIDINE HCL 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

37

patients, 16% of all patients

21 55
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

48

patients, 21% of all patients

22 48
KETOCONAZOLE 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

35

patients, 15% of all patients

23 54
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

38

patients, 17% of all patients

24 11
DESOXIMETASONE 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

80

patients, 35% of all patients

10 25 86
PENICILLIN V POTASSIUM 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

56

patients, 24% of all patients

A 26 88
PREDNISONE 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

30

patients, 13% of all patients

27 62
METFORMIN HCL 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

33

patients, 14% of all patients

28 9
CEFACLOR 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

95

patients, 41% of all patients

A 10 29 93
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

110

patients, 48% of all patients

A 30 51
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

33

patients, 14% of all patients

31 20
ALPRAZOLAM 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

33

patients, 14% of all patients

32 26
GLIPIZIDE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

25

patients, 11% of all patients

33 50
LACTULOSE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

20

patients, 9% of all patients

34 79
AZITHROMYCIN 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

69

patients, 30% of all patients

A 35 53
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 29

patients, 13% of all patients

36 59
AMPICILLIN TRIHYDRATE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

66

patients, 29% of all patients

A 37 103
FUROSEMIDE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

24

patients, 10% of all patients

38 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

23

patients, 10% of all patients

38 7
TAMSULOSIN HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

40 30
IBUPROFEN 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

57

patients, 25% of all patients

41 44
NIZATIDINE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

36

patients, 16% of all patients

10 42 108
METRONIDAZOLE* 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

36

patients, 16% of all patients

A 43 80
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 22

patients, 10% of all patients

43 83
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

56

patients, 24% of all patients

45 67
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

P 46 61
HYDROXYZINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

30

patients, 13% of all patients

46 112
TOBRAMYCIN-DEXAMETHASONE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

21

patients, 9% of all patients

48 116
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

20

patients, 9% of all patients

49 38
GABAPENTIN 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

49 13
SPIRIVA 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

51 86
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 52 126
FLOVENT HFA 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

52 126
METHOCARBAMOL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 26

patients, 11% of all patients

54 131
LISINOPRIL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

54 8
PROCTOZONE-HC 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 56 142
NIFEDIPINE ER 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 56 142
ACYCLOVIR 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

58 146
MECLOFENAMATE SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

10 59 149
EASY COMFORT INSULIN SYRINGE* 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

60 151
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 60 23
TRAZODONE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 62 71
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 63 12
CLOTRIMAZOLE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 7% of all patients

64 157
NEOMYCIN-POLYMYXIN-HYDROCORT 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

65 162
DIAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 66 99
SPIRONOLACTONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 7% of all patients

66 64
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 Dec. 5, 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.