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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,644Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 39 out of 27 providers in this state and specialty

$738K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 19 out of 27 providers in this state and specialty

623 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

10% 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

0% of this provider’s 599 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 0%.

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Antibiotics

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

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Opioids

0% of this provider’s 623 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$111 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $82 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

11 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 10.


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

$579K

2014

$652K

2015

$738K

2016

Number of Claims

6,374

2014

6,656

2015

6,644

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
CARVEDILOL 592

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

568

prescriptions.

175

patients, 28% of all patients

1 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 550

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

545

prescriptions.

130

patients, 21% of all patients

2 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 352

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

101

patients, 16% of all patients

3 1
PERINDOPRIL ERBUMINE 314

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

80

patients, 13% of all patients

10 4 113
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 311

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

95

patients, 15% of all patients

5 2
CRESTOR 293

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

75

patients, 12% of all patients

6 21
CLOPIDOGREL 272

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

7 8
TRANDOLAPRIL 264

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

10 8 108
AMIODARONE HCL 263

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

9 20
BYSTOLIC 262

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

10 38
PRADAXA 242

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

11 35
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 209

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

12 15
SPIRONOLACTONE 205

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

13 16
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 185

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

14 12
LISINOPRIL 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

15 3
DIGOXIN 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

15 22
IRBESARTAN 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

17 58
ELIQUIS 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

18 13
RANEXA 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

19 39
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

20 5
TORSEMIDE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

21 31
SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

22 87
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

23 47
TELMISARTAN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

24 147
TEKTURNA 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

25 183
CHLORTHALIDONE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

26 53
VASCEPA 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

27 156
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

28 72
DIGOX 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

29 33
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 Jan. 5, 2012.
  • 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.