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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,996Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 28 out of 30 providers in this state and specialty

$548K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

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

550 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
100% Patients 65 Years and Older

49% 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

4% of this provider’s 550 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 8%.

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Antibiotics

19% of this provider’s 550 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

15% of this provider’s 550 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 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

$541K

2014

$555K

2015

$548K

2016

Number of Claims

11,053

2014

11,042

2015

9,996

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 550

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

550

prescriptions.

122

patients, 22% of all patients

1 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 412

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

86

patients, 16% of all patients

2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 341

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

72

patients, 13% of all patients

3 6
FUROSEMIDE 295

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

4 2
LISINOPRIL 292

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

5 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 289

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

72

patients, 13% of all patients

6 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 250

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

7 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

O 8 16
WARFARIN SODIUM 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

9 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

10 10
GABAPENTIN 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

11 13
SIMVASTATIN 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

12 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

13 15
BUMETANIDE 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

14 82
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

15 11
SERTRALINE HCL 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

16 23
LORAZEPAM 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

17 33
DONEPEZIL HCL 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

18 12
TRAZODONE HCL 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

19 31
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

20 39
METFORMIN HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

21 14
CLOPIDOGREL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

21 22
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

23 18
PREDNISONE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

24 42
ATENOLOL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

25 29
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

26 28
LATANOPROST 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

27 75
KLOR-CON M20 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

28 95
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

29 52
MIRTAZAPINE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

29 21
CARVEDILOL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

31 25
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

32 61
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

32 27
CITALOPRAM HBR 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

34 24
TAMSULOSIN HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

35 26
ALPRAZOLAM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

36 30
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

36 45
NAMENDA XR 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 38 19
LEVETIRACETAM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 39 46
MEMANTINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

40 34
SPIRONOLACTONE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

41 40
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

42 36
TRAMADOL HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

O 43 20
HYDRALAZINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

44 44
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.