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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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13,999Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 217 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

$688K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 414 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

496 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

25% 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 446 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

43% of this provider’s 496 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

25% of this provider’s 496 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 15%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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

$735K

2014

$694K

2015

$688K

2016

Number of Claims

15,702

2014

15,325

2015

13,999

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 547

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

542

prescriptions.

84

patients, 17% of all patients

1 2
LISINOPRIL 460

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

83

patients, 17% of all patients

2 4
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 446

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

87

patients, 18% of all patients

3 19
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 423

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

68

patients, 14% of all patients

4 11
FUROSEMIDE 354

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

65

patients, 13% of all patients

5 6
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 331

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

6 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 317

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

7 3
OMEPRAZOLE 300

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

59

patients, 12% of all patients

8 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

9 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

10 16
ALLOPURINOL 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

11 26
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

11 17
LOVASTATIN 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

13 45
TAMSULOSIN HCL 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

14 18
GLIMEPIRIDE 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

15 32
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

16 1
CARVEDILOL 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

17 21
GABAPENTIN 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

18 15
METFORMIN HCL ER 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

19 49
WARFARIN SODIUM 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

20 13
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

65

patients, 13% of all patients

21 28
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

22 34
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

63

patients, 13% of all patients

O 23 12
RANITIDINE HCL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

24 46
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

25 33
SIMVASTATIN 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

26 5
CLOPIDOGREL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

27 20
PREDNISONE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

76

patients, 15% of all patients

28 35
ATENOLOL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

29 23
DONEPEZIL HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

29 27
FINASTERIDE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

31 62
SPIRONOLACTONE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

32 57
TRAMADOL HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

O 33 22
CITALOPRAM HBR 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

34 31
ALPRAZOLAM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

35 24
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

36 41
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

37 37
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

83

patients, 17% of all patients

A 38 107
PROAIR HFA 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

39 51
LORAZEPAM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

40 30
PAROXETINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

41 79
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

42 44
SPIRIVA 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

43 75
AZITHROMYCIN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

67

patients, 14% of all patients

A 44 48
HYDRALAZINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

44 47
ELIQUIS 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

46 87
NIFEDICAL XL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

47 161
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

48 14
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

49 29
MIRTAZAPINE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

50 55
SERTRALINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

51 25
ADVAIR DISKUS 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

52 77
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

53 88
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

A 54 90
ROPINIROLE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 55 113
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

56 117
CRESTOR 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

57 50
SYMBICORT 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

57 66
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

57 222
DULOXETINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

60 52
CILOSTAZOL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 61 316
RISPERIDONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 P 62 64
MEMANTINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 63 70
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 63 56
FLUOXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

65 73
TERAZOSIN HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 65 152
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

65 63
CLONAZEPAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 68 61
FENTANYL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 O 68 108
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 Sept. 15, 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.