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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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13,872Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 224 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

$757K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 328 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

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

58% 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

14% of this provider’s 472 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

38% of this provider’s 504 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

18% of this provider’s 504 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 15%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$55 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

$942K

2014

$882K

2015

$757K

2016

Number of Claims

13,655

2014

14,078

2015

13,872

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 561

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

529

prescriptions.

92

patients, 18% of all patients

1 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 526

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

469

prescriptions.

100

patients, 20% of all patients

2 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 510

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

O 3 12
LISINOPRIL 411

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

69

patients, 14% of all patients

4 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 394

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

71

patients, 14% of all patients

5 3
DONEPEZIL HCL 381

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

59

patients, 12% of all patients

6 27
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 330

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

7 10
FUROSEMIDE 322

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

61

patients, 12% of all patients

8 6
METFORMIN HCL 302

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

9 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

10 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

11 16
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

P 12 53
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

13 9
CARVEDILOL 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

14 21
SERTRALINE HCL 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

15 25
GABAPENTIN 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

16 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

17 31
LORAZEPAM 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

18 30
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

19 29
OMEPRAZOLE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

20 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

21 11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

22 17
TRAMADOL HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

O 23 22
ATENOLOL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

23 23
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

25 14
RISPERIDONE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

P 26 64
FENTANYL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

<11 O 27 108
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

28 71
SIMVASTATIN 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

29 5
LANTUS 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

30 65
CLOPIDOGREL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

31 20
MIRTAZAPINE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

32 55
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

33 19
PREDNISONE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

34 35
CLOZAPINE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 P 35 141
LEVETIRACETAM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 36 68
TAMSULOSIN HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

37 18
ALPRAZOLAM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

38 24
CLONAZEPAM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

39 61
CRESTOR 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

40 50
OLANZAPINE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11 P 41 105
NAMENDA XR 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

42 43
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

43 33
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

A 44 107
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

45 162
GLIMEPIRIDE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

46 32
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

46 74
SYNTHROID 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

48 72
TRAZODONE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

48 36
HYDRALAZINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

50 47
GLIPIZIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

51 40
FLUOXETINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

51 73
SPIRONOLACTONE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

53 57
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

54 106
HUMALOG 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 55 123
AMIODARONE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 56 136
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

56 42
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

58 37
AZITHROMYCIN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

A 59 48
MELOXICAM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

59 39
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

A 61 128
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 62 95
NOVOLOG 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 62 163
SANTYL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 62 200
LEVOFLOXACIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

A 65 84
MEMANTINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 66 70
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

66 28
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 Feb. 22, 2017.
  • 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.