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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,937Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 24 out of 30 providers in this state and specialty

$432K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 41 out of 30 providers in this state and specialty

411 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

26% 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

7% of this provider’s 398 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

18% of this provider’s 411 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

15% of this provider’s 411 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$40 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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

$570K

2014

$573K

2015

$432K

2016

Number of Claims

11,258

2014

13,002

2015

10,937

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
OMEPRAZOLE 626

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

591

prescriptions.

99

patients, 24% of all patients

1 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 481

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

467

prescriptions.

67

patients, 16% of all patients

2 1
DONEPEZIL HCL 462

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

52

patients, 13% of all patients

3 12
MEMANTINE HCL 417

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

4 34
LISINOPRIL 404

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

70

patients, 17% of all patients

5 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 378

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

63

patients, 15% of all patients

6 4
CITALOPRAM HBR 374

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

7 24
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 368

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

59

patients, 14% of all patients

8 10
FUROSEMIDE 314

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

57

patients, 14% of all patients

9 2
SIMVASTATIN 292

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

53

patients, 13% of all patients

10 8
TRAZODONE HCL 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

11 31
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

12 59
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

52

patients, 13% of all patients

13 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

14 7
GABAPENTIN 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

15 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

16 9
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

17 11
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

P 18 35
TAMSULOSIN HCL 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

19 26
DIGOXIN 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

20 62
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

21 52
RANITIDINE HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

22 57
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

23 45
ATENOLOL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

24 29
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

25 28
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

25 15
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

O 27 16
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

28 36
CARVEDILOL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

29 25
CLOPIDOGREL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

30 22
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

31 39
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

<11 31 105
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

33 27
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

34 17
ALLOPURINOL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

35 32
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 36 49
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

37 81
TRAMADOL HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

O 38 20
MIRTAZAPINE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

39 21
LORAZEPAM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

40 33
BACLOFEN 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

41 86
SPIRONOLACTONE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

42 40
FINASTERIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

43 50
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 44 18
LATANOPROST 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 45 75
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 45 117
HYDRALAZINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

47 44
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. 13, 2014.
  • 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.