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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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10,955Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 373 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

$643K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 475 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

747 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

21% 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

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

29% of this provider’s 747 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

20% of this provider’s 747 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

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 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

$550K

2014

$601K

2015

$643K

2016

Number of Claims

10,552

2014

11,134

2015

10,955

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
SIMVASTATIN 456

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

420

prescriptions.

115

patients, 15% of all patients

1 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 408

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

87

patients, 12% of all patients

O 2 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 394

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

103

patients, 14% of all patients

3 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 387

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

103

patients, 14% of all patients

4 2
OMEPRAZOLE 360

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

95

patients, 13% of all patients

5 8
LISINOPRIL 357

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

91

patients, 12% of all patients

6 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 324

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

88

patients, 12% of all patients

7 1
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 294

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

8 14
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

9 11
FUROSEMIDE 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

10 6
GABAPENTIN 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

11 15
METFORMIN HCL 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

12 7
CLOPIDOGREL 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

13 20
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

14 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

15 16
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

16 9
GLIMEPIRIDE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

17 32
TRAMADOL HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

O 18 22
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

19 19
LORAZEPAM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

20 30
WARFARIN SODIUM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

21 13
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

22 28
AZITHROMYCIN 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

95

patients, 13% of all patients

A 23 48
CARVEDILOL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

24 21
ATENOLOL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

25 23
ALPRAZOLAM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

25 24
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

27 44
TAMSULOSIN HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

28 18
CITALOPRAM HBR 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

29 31
ALLOPURINOL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

29 26
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

31 34
ZETIA 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

32 80
TIZANIDINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

32 135
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

34 37
DONEPEZIL HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

34 27
PREDNISONE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

34 35
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

37 29
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

38 54
CLONAZEPAM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

39 61
SERTRALINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

40 25
FENOFIBRATE* 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

41 148
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

42 41
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

A 43 128
PAROXETINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

44 79
MELOXICAM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

45 39
CRESTOR 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

46 50
RANITIDINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

46 46
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

48 116
DULOXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

48 52
TEMAZEPAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 50 177
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

51 60
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 51 574
TRAZODONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

51 36
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 July 8, 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.