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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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18,508Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 108 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

$1.06M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 140 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

617 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

61% 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

6% of this provider’s 560 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

32% of this provider’s 617 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 617 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 15%.

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Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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

$1M

2014

$957K

2015

$1.06M

2016

Number of Claims

17,899

2014

17,988

2015

18,508

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
FUROSEMIDE 965

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

891

prescriptions.

122

patients, 20% of all patients

1 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 779

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

699

prescriptions.

138

patients, 22% of all patients

2 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 678

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

634

prescriptions.

91

patients, 15% of all patients

3 16
LISINOPRIL 489

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

456

prescriptions.

85

patients, 14% of all patients

4 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 488

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

453

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

5 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 426

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

75

patients, 12% of all patients

6 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 390

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

76

patients, 12% of all patients

7 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 375

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

8 13
OMEPRAZOLE 370

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

88

patients, 14% of all patients

9 8
METFORMIN HCL 361

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

77

patients, 12% of all patients

10 7
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 343

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

11 17
DONEPEZIL HCL 343

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

11 27
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 327

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

13 29
SIMVASTATIN 321

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

14 5
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 306

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

15 11
CARVEDILOL 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

16 21
CITALOPRAM HBR 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

17 31
CLOPIDOGREL 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

18 20
GABAPENTIN 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

19 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

20 9
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

21 34
GLIMEPIRIDE 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

22 32
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

O 23 12
TAMSULOSIN HCL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

24 18
NAMENDA XR 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

<11 25 43
ALPRAZOLAM 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

26 24
SERTRALINE HCL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

27 25
TRADJENTA 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

28 102
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

29 19
TRAMADOL HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

O 30 22
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

31 14
XARELTO 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

32 86
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

33 98
FAMOTIDINE* 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

34 38
LANTUS 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

35 65
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

36 63
RISPERIDONE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

P 37 64
MIRTAZAPINE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

38 55
TRAZODONE HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

39 36
PREDNISONE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

40 35
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

41 28
LEVETIRACETAM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

<11 42 68
MELOXICAM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

43 39
DULOXETINE HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

44 52
ELIQUIS 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

45 87
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

45 37
SPIRIVA 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

47 75
LORAZEPAM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

48 30
ALLOPURINOL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

49 26
HUMALOG 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

50 123
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

51 162
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

A 52 128
FENTANYL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

O 53 108
SPIRONOLACTONE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

54 57
ZETIA 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

54 80
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

56 71
SYMBICORT 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

57 66
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

58 44
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

59 182
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

A 60 107
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 P 61 53
ATENOLOL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

62 23
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 62 101
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

64 56
SUCRALFATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

65 194
HYDRALAZINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

66 47
JANUVIA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 67 59
BENICAR HCT 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 67 219
LEVEMIR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 69 169
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 69 74
KLOR-CON M20 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

71 124
RANITIDINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

72 46
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, 2018.
  • 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.