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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,467Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 27 out of 30 providers in this state and specialty

$776K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 17 out of 30 providers in this state and specialty

602 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

27% 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

28% of this provider’s 602 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

23% of this provider’s 602 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$74 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 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

$924K

2014

$893K

2015

$776K

2016

Number of Claims

11,552

2014

11,306

2015

10,467

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 460

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

99

patients, 16% of all patients

O 1 16
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 359

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

92

patients, 15% of all patients

2 1
FUROSEMIDE 338

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

81

patients, 13% of all patients

3 2
SIMVASTATIN 302

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

75

patients, 12% of all patients

4 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 283

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

81

patients, 13% of all patients

5 3
METFORMIN HCL 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

6 14
ALPRAZOLAM 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

7 30
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

8 10
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

9 18
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

10 15
LISINOPRIL 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

11 5
GABAPENTIN 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

12 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

13 9
OMEPRAZOLE 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

14 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

15 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

16 7
SERTRALINE HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

17 23
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

18 96
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

19 17
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

20 77
PREDNISONE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

21 42
FENOFIBRATE* 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

22 145
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

23 11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

24 28
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

25 69
CLONAZEPAM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

26 78
TAMSULOSIN HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

27 26
TRAMADOL HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

O 28 20
LYRICA 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

29 85
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

30 54
SPIRIVA 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

31 79
FENTANYL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O 32 50
CRESTOR 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

33 63
KLOR-CON M20 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

34 95
MELOXICAM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

35 53
FENOFIBRATE* 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

36 159
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 37 105
FENOFIBRATE* 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

37 192
TRAZODONE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

39 31
CARTIA XT 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

40 146
GLIMEPIRIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

41 47
MIRTAZAPINE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

42 21
ATENOLOL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

42 29
CELECOXIB 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

44 139
CLOPIDOGREL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

45 22
CITALOPRAM HBR 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

45 24
GLIPIZIDE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

47 41
CARVEDILOL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

48 25
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

A 49 99
HYDRALAZINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

49 44
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

51 64
JANUVIA 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

52 60
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

53 49
FLUOXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 54 84
TEMAZEPAM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

54 211
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 Nov. 12, 2015.
  • 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.