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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,077Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 18 out of 30 providers in this state and specialty

$891K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 13 out of 30 providers in this state and specialty

506 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

43% 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 482 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

41% of this provider’s 506 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

20% of this provider’s 506 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$68 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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

$1.13M

2014

$926K

2015

$891K

2016

Number of Claims

15,201

2014

12,595

2015

13,077

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 553

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

526

prescriptions.

119

patients, 24% of all patients

1 1
FUROSEMIDE 522

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

522

prescriptions.

85

patients, 17% of all patients

2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 392

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

81

patients, 16% of all patients

3 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 340

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

81

patients, 16% of all patients

4 3
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 326

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

73

patients, 14% of all patients

5 15
LISINOPRIL 265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

61

patients, 12% of all patients

6 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

O 7 16
SIMVASTATIN 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

8 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

9 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

10 4
GABAPENTIN 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

11 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

12 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

13 7
ALPRAZOLAM 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

14 30
PREDNISONE 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

76

patients, 15% of all patients

15 42
DONEPEZIL HCL 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

16 12
CLOPIDOGREL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

17 22
SERTRALINE HCL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

17 23
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

19 11
LORAZEPAM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

20 33
CITALOPRAM HBR 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

21 24
METFORMIN HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

22 14
BUMETANIDE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

23 82
TRAMADOL HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

O 24 20
TRAZODONE HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

25 31
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

26 27
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

27 28
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

28 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

29 17
ALLOPURINOL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

30 32
AZITHROMYCIN 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

71

patients, 14% of all patients

A 30 73
NAMENDA XR 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

32 19
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

P 33 35
ATENOLOL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

34 29
SPIRONOLACTONE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

35 40
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

36 69
RISPERIDONE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

<11 P 37 43
TAMSULOSIN HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

38 26
GLIMEPIRIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

39 47
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

40 36
ELIQUIS 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

41 74
CRESTOR 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

42 63
DULOXETINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

43 37
GLIPIZIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

44 41
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

45 59
CLONAZEPAM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

46 78
KLOR-CON M20 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

47 95
JANTOVEN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 48 109
GLIPIZIDE ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 48 124
MIRTAZAPINE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

50 21
CARVEDILOL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

50 25
VALSARTAN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

52 65
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 52 81
MELOXICAM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

54 53
CLONIDINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

55 80
NYSTATIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

55 102
HYDRALAZINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

55 44
NUEDEXTA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 58 120
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

59 54
FLUOXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 59 84
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

61 98
LEVETIRACETAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 62 46
LATANOPROST 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 63 75
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 May 18, 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.