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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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15,764Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 166 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

$945K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 189 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

636 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% 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

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

43% of this provider’s 636 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

3% of this provider’s 636 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 15%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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

$856K

2014

$835K

2015

$945K

2016

Number of Claims

15,499

2014

15,282

2015

15,764

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
LISINOPRIL 689

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

581

prescriptions.

138

patients, 22% of all patients

1 4
GABAPENTIN 495

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

105

patients, 17% of all patients

2 15
OMEPRAZOLE 492

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

111

patients, 17% of all patients

3 8
FUROSEMIDE 479

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

425

prescriptions.

87

patients, 14% of all patients

4 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 460

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

78

patients, 12% of all patients

5 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 389

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

82

patients, 13% of all patients

6 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 388

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

82

patients, 13% of all patients

7 10
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 387

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

83

patients, 13% of all patients

8 34
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 362

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

74

patients, 12% of all patients

9 19
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 351

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

71

patients, 11% of all patients

10 16
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 344

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

79

patients, 12% of all patients

11 3
METFORMIN HCL 318

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

12 7
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

13 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

14 13
CITALOPRAM HBR 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

15 31
SERTRALINE HCL 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

16 25
GLIPIZIDE 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

17 40
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

18 17
SIMVASTATIN 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

19 5
TRAZODONE HCL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

20 36
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

21 11
CLOPIDOGREL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

22 20
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

23 44
CLONIDINE HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

24 69
NABUMETONE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

25 196
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

26 56
AZITHROMYCIN 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

95

patients, 15% of all patients

A 27 48
CARVEDILOL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

28 21
RANITIDINE HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

29 46
DULOXETINE HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

30 52
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

31 125
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

32 33
BUSPIRONE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

32 129
SPIRONOLACTONE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

32 57
FLUOXETINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

35 73
TAMSULOSIN HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

36 18
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

71

patients, 11% of all patients

A 37 90
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

38 14
HYDRALAZINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

39 47
LEVOFLOXACIN 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

69

patients, 11% of all patients

A 40 84
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

41 28
ROPINIROLE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

41 113
LOVASTATIN 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

43 45
ATENOLOL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

44 23
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

44 117
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

46 116
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

46 109
GLIPIZIDE ER 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

48 82
DONEPEZIL HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

49 27
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

49 29
NAMENDA XR 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

49 43
CEPHALEXIN 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

A 52 122
MELOXICAM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

53 39
ALLOPURINOL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

54 26
FLUCONAZOLE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

55 251
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

56 41
VENLAFAXINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 56 299
TORSEMIDE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

58 142
VENTOLIN HFA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

59 81
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

59 63
MUPIROCIN* 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

61 213
ZETIA 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

61 80
VESICARE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 63 171
INVOKANA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

64 212
FENOFIBRATE* 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

64 119
VOLTAREN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

64 127
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

67 60
LANTUS 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

68 65
ADVAIR DISKUS 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

69 77
SPIRIVA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

69 75
SYMBICORT 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

69 66
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 72 98
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

72 37
AMOXICILLIN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

A 74 131
KLOR-CON M20 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

74 124
DOXEPIN HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

74 288
PREDNISONE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

77 35
TERAZOSIN HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 78 152
NYSTATIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

78 137
MEMANTINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 80 70
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

81 106
CARTIA XT 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

81 150
XARELTO 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 83 86
PROAIR HFA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

84 51
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 Aug. 10, 2009.
  • 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.