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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,263Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 30 providers in this state and specialty

$1.53M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 30 providers in this state and specialty

290 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% 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

33% of this provider’s 242 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

54% of this provider’s 290 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

43% of this provider’s 290 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$66 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

80 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

$1.45M

2014

$1.43M

2015

$1.53M

2016

Number of Claims

20,992

2014

21,305

2015

23,263

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 998

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

869

prescriptions.

147

patients, 51% of all patients

1 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 944

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

876

prescriptions.

111

patients, 38% of all patients

2 4
NAMENDA XR 851

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

829

prescriptions.

89

patients, 31% of all patients

3 19
MIRTAZAPINE 718

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

660

prescriptions.

123

patients, 42% of all patients

4 21
DONEPEZIL HCL 616

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

616

prescriptions.

92

patients, 32% of all patients

5 12
CARVEDILOL 613

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

514

prescriptions.

70

patients, 24% of all patients

6 25
FUROSEMIDE 551

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

487

prescriptions.

62

patients, 21% of all patients

7 2
LISINOPRIL 472

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

63

patients, 22% of all patients

8 5
TRAMADOL HCL 472

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

93

patients, 32% of all patients

O 8 20
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 471

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

63

patients, 22% of all patients

10 15
LEVETIRACETAM 395

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

42

patients, 14% of all patients

11 46
METFORMIN HCL 387

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

42

patients, 14% of all patients

12 14
OMEPRAZOLE 345

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

68

patients, 23% of all patients

13 6
HEPARIN SODIUM 326

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

63

patients, 22% of all patients

14 90
RALOXIFENE HCL 305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

41

patients, 14% of all patients

15 132
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 301

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

32

patients, 11% of all patients

16 96
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

46

patients, 16% of all patients

17 9
PENTOXIFYLLINE 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

32

patients, 11% of all patients

18 144
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

31

patients, 11% of all patients

18 59
TAMSULOSIN HCL 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

28

patients, 10% of all patients

20 26
FAMOTIDINE* 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

35

patients, 12% of all patients

21 38
GABAPENTIN 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

40

patients, 14% of all patients

22 13
XARELTO 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

23 70
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

36

patients, 12% of all patients

24 11
MISOPROSTOL 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

25 152
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

37

patients, 13% of all patients

26 18
FENTANYL 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

O 27 50
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

36

patients, 12% of all patients

28 10
MEMANTINE HCL 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

28

patients, 10% of all patients

29 34
LIDOCAINE 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

49

patients, 17% of all patients

30 71
DULOXETINE HCL 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

31 37
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

76

patients, 26% of all patients

32 39
LORAZEPAM 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

40

patients, 14% of all patients

33 33
SPIRONOLACTONE 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

34 40
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

35 1
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

28

patients, 10% of all patients

P 36 35
SIMVASTATIN 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

36 8
RISPERDAL CONSTA 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

32

patients, 11% of all patients

P 38 179
NUEDEXTA 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

39 120
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

40 56
RISPERIDONE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

P 41 43
VALPROIC ACID* 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

42 183
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

O 43 16
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

44 45
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

48

patients, 17% of all patients

45 61
CLOPIDOGREL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

46 22
ROZEREM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

47 189
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

48 147
HALOPERIDOL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

35

patients, 12% of all patients

P 49 151
BACLOFEN 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

50 86
ACARBOSE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

51 193
RIVASTIGMINE* 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

52 199
FINASTERIDE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

53 50
LYRICA 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

53 85
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

31

patients, 11% of all patients

53 69
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

56 174
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

O 56 136
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

58 204
WARFARIN SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

<11 59 7
TRADJENTA 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

<11 60 127
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

60 58
HYDRALAZINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

62 44
LACTULOSE 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

38

patients, 13% of all patients

63 125
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

<11 64 183
LATANOPROST 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

65 75
CLONIDINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

66 80
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

67 48
ALLOPURINOL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

67 32
MEGESTROL ACETATE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

69 187
OLANZAPINE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

P 70 106
HUMULIN R 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

70 217
RIVASTIGMINE* 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

72 113
ARIPIPRAZOLE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 P 73 162
LATUDA 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

P 74 219
LOPERAMIDE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

75 224
LIDOCAINE HCL* 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

42

patients, 14% of all patients

75 224
IBUPROFEN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

77 130
ELIQUIS 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 78 74
LEVOFLOXACIN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

48

patients, 17% of all patients

A 78 100
CEFTRIAXONE* 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

46

patients, 16% of all patients

A 80 202
LANTUS 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

80 67
ONDANSETRON HCL* 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

80 116
NEXIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 83 230
SPIRIVA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

83 79
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 85 232
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

86 126
DRONABINOL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 86 234
CLONAZEPAM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

86 78
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

42

patients, 14% of all patients

A 89 196
HALOPERIDOL LACTATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

P 90 239
TRAZODONE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

91 31
CLONIDINE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

91 190
SYMBICORT 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

91 83
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 91 180
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

95 242
PREDNISONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 96 42
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 96 246
MORPHINE SULFATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 O 98 250
VALSARTAN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 98 65
PROCRIT 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 100 209
ERYTHROMYCIN* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

A 101 257
OXCARBAZEPINE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 102 261
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 June 11, 2010.
  • 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.