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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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14,156Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 213 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

$878K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 240 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

387 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
41% Patients 65 Years and Older

92% 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

9% of this provider’s 158 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

17% of this provider’s 387 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

24% of this provider’s 387 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 15%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$62 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 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

$555K

2014

$616K

2015

$878K

2016

Number of Claims

12,516

2014

13,685

2015

14,156

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 585

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

97

patients, 25% of all patients

1 10
RANITIDINE HCL 435

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

92

patients, 24% of all patients

2 46
TIZANIDINE HCL 420

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

100

patients, 26% of all patients

3 135
LISINOPRIL 400

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

75

patients, 19% of all patients

4 4
FUROSEMIDE 390

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

73

patients, 19% of all patients

5 6
OLANZAPINE 370

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

61

patients, 16% of all patients

P 6 105
GABAPENTIN 345

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

88

patients, 23% of all patients

7 15
TOPIRAMATE 344

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

74

patients, 19% of all patients

8 144
CLONAZEPAM 314

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

9 61
METFORMIN HCL 313

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

52

patients, 13% of all patients

10 7
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 291

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

59

patients, 15% of all patients

11 101
OMEPRAZOLE 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

56

patients, 14% of all patients

12 8
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

46

patients, 12% of all patients

13 116
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

52

patients, 13% of all patients

14 16
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

54

patients, 14% of all patients

15 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

16 2
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

17 19
TRAZODONE HCL 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

54

patients, 14% of all patients

18 36
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

19 37
CITALOPRAM HBR 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

20 31
GLIPIZIDE 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

21 40
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

63

patients, 16% of all patients

22 125
SIMVASTATIN 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

23 5
TRAMADOL HCL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

47

patients, 12% of all patients

O 24 22
LOVASTATIN 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

25 45
CARBAMAZEPINE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

26 166
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

27 1
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

28 41
SERTRALINE HCL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

29 25
MELOXICAM 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

54

patients, 14% of all patients

29 39
CARVEDILOL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

31 21
NAPROXEN 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

32 103
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

33 11
PROAIR HFA 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

34 51
SYMBICORT 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

35 66
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 25

patients, 6% of all patients

36 112
VENTOLIN HFA 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

47

patients, 12% of all patients

37 81
CLOPIDOGREL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

38 20
WARFARIN SODIUM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

39 13
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

O 39 12
LAMOTRIGINE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 4% of all patients

41 152
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

42 14
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

43 17
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

43 117
RISPERIDONE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 4% of all patients

P 45 64
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

45 9
ALLOPURINOL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

45 26
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

O 48 83
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

49 28
MIRTAZAPINE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

50 55
PAROXETINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

50 79
DULOXETINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

52 52
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

P 53 53
ATENOLOL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

53 23
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

55 186
SPIRONOLACTONE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

56 57
FAMOTIDINE* 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

57 38
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

57 206
PROPRANOLOL HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 4% of all patients

57 187
TAMSULOSIN HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

60 18
LORAZEPAM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

60 30
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

62 34
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

63 88
FLUOXETINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 4% of all patients

64 73
LYRICA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

65 91
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 65 71
LATUDA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 3% of all patients

P 67 249
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 68 126
PREDNISONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

68 35
ADVAIR DISKUS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

70 77
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

71 63
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 Oct. 6, 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.