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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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28,593Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 26 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

$1.59M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 48 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

793 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
61% Patients 65 Years and Older

87% 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

11% of this provider’s 480 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Antibiotics

31% of this provider’s 793 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

19% of this provider’s 793 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 15%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 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

$1.67M

2014

$1.79M

2015

$1.59M

2016

Number of Claims

24,549

2014

32,953

2015

28,593

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 971

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

565

prescriptions.

154

patients, 19% of all patients

1 1
LISINOPRIL 860

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

511

prescriptions.

133

patients, 17% of all patients

2 4
METFORMIN HCL 857

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

145

patients, 18% of all patients

3 7
FUROSEMIDE 850

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

547

prescriptions.

114

patients, 14% of all patients

4 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 834

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

612

prescriptions.

170

patients, 21% of all patients

5 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 726

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

492

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

6 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 676

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

496

prescriptions.

100

patients, 13% of all patients

7 10
SIMVASTATIN 643

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

120

patients, 15% of all patients

8 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 635

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

94

patients, 12% of all patients

9 2
GABAPENTIN 493

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

10 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 488

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

11 16
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 449

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

P 12 53
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 421

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

83

patients, 10% of all patients

13 11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 405

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

14 17
RISPERIDONE 400

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

P 15 64
TAMSULOSIN HCL 395

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

16 18
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 379

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

17 74
TRAZODONE HCL 378

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

18 36
LEVETIRACETAM 325

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

19 68
OMEPRAZOLE 299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

93

patients, 12% of all patients

20 8
GLIPIZIDE 288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

21 40
OLANZAPINE 286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

P 22 105
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

23 29
SERTRALINE HCL 280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

24 25
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

25 9
DONEPEZIL HCL 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

26 27
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

27 19
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

28 112
MIRTAZAPINE 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

29 55
HEPARIN SODIUM 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

30 94
FAMOTIDINE* 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

31 38
NAMENDA XR 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

32 43
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

33 42
CARVEDILOL 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

34 21
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

35 34
CLOPIDOGREL 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

36 20
ARIPIPRAZOLE 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

P 37 160
HALOPERIDOL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

P 38 145
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

39 120
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

40 151
CLOZAPINE 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

<11 P 41 141
TRAMADOL HCL 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

O 41 22
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

O 43 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

44 14
JANUVIA 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

45 59
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

46 28
BACLOFEN 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

47 85
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

48 71
RANITIDINE HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

49 46
NIFEDIPINE ER 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

50 76
ATENOLOL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

51 23
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 52 101
SYMBICORT 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

53 66
PROAIR HFA 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

54 51
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

55 56
CITALOPRAM HBR 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

56 31
ALLOPURINOL 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

56 26
VALSARTAN 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

58 58
DULOXETINE HCL 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

59 52
MONOJECT INSULIN SAFETY SYRNG 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 10 60 421
LANTUS 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

61 65
HYDRALAZINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

61 47
FENOFIBRATE* 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

61 148
LORAZEPAM 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

64 30
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

65 88
IBUPROFEN 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

66 67
FLUOXETINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 67 73
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

A 68 107
CLONIDINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

69 69
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

69 33
SPIRONOLACTONE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

69 57
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

72 44
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

73 146
HYDROCORTISONE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

73 202
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

75 60
ADVAIR DISKUS 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

76 77
LAMOTRIGINE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 77 152
FENOFIBRATE* 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 78 119
PREDNISONE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

79 35
LOVASTATIN 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

79 45
LITHIUM CARBONATE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 81 210
LACTULOSE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

82 130
AMITIZA 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 83 189
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 83 98
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

85 115
AZITHROMYCIN 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

A 86 48
NOVOLOG 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

86 163
CARBAMAZEPINE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

86 166
NYSTATIN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

89 137
NAPROXEN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

89 103
MELOXICAM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

91 39
HUMALOG 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

92 123
FENOFIBRATE* 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

92 93
LEVEMIR 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 94 169
TOPIRAMATE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 2% of all patients

94 144
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

96 95
VENTOLIN HFA 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

97 81
MEMANTINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

98 70
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

98 186
LEVOFLOXACIN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

A 98 84
GLIPIZIDE ER 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

101 82
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 2% of all patients

101 116
SPIRIVA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

103 75
BUPROPION HCL SR 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 104 203
PAROXETINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 104 79
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

104 162
TRADJENTA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 107 102
OXCARBAZEPINE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 107 174
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

107 41
DILTIAZEM HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

110 198
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 2% of all patients

111 157
ELIQUIS 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 111 87
GLUCAGEN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

113 418
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

114 78
ALPRAZOLAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

115 24
INDAPAMIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

116 197
FINASTERIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 117 62
FENTANYL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 O 118 108
AMOXICILLIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

A 118 131
GLIMEPIRIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 120 32
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

A 121 90
METFORMIN HCL ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

121 49
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 121 154
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 April 22, 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.