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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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32,462Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 18 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

$2.41M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 16 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

811 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74% Patients 65 Years and Older

88% 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

18% of this provider’s 602 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

30% of this provider’s 811 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

23% of this provider’s 811 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 15%.

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Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$74 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

40 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

$2M

2014

$2.3M

2015

$2.41M

2016

Number of Claims

29,753

2014

31,038

2015

32,462

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.

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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
FUROSEMIDE 1,370

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,111

prescriptions.

154

patients, 19% of all patients

1 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 972

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

709

prescriptions.

177

patients, 22% of all patients

2 1
GABAPENTIN 944

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

563

prescriptions.

134

patients, 17% of all patients

3 15
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 871

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

694

prescriptions.

168

patients, 21% of all patients

4 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 868

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

529

prescriptions.

132

patients, 16% of all patients

5 2
OMEPRAZOLE 830

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

555

prescriptions.

206

patients, 25% of all patients

6 8
NAMENDA XR 711

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

647

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

7 43
TRAZODONE HCL 650

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

455

prescriptions.

106

patients, 13% of all patients

8 36
SERTRALINE HCL 642

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

440

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

9 25
XARELTO 622

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

484

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

10 86
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 585

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

P 11 53
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 584

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

12 74
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 584

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

454

prescriptions.

109

patients, 13% of all patients

12 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 553

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

113

patients, 14% of all patients

14 16
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 491

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

94

patients, 12% of all patients

15 56
CARVEDILOL 464

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

95

patients, 12% of all patients

16 21
DONEPEZIL HCL 441

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

83

patients, 10% of all patients

17 27
LISINOPRIL 426

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

101

patients, 12% of all patients

18 4
TAMSULOSIN HCL 402

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

79

patients, 10% of all patients

19 18
LANTUS 394

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

20 65
CITALOPRAM HBR 362

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

21 31
LEVETIRACETAM 357

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

22 68
MIRTAZAPINE 353

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

23 55
DULOXETINE HCL 350

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

24 52
METFORMIN HCL 345

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

25 7
HYDRALAZINE HCL 343

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

26 47
RISPERIDONE 318

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

P 27 64
BACLOFEN 300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

28 85
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

29 146
OLANZAPINE 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

P 30 105
LIDOCAINE HCL* 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

31 308
NYSTOP 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

88

patients, 11% of all patients

32 215
NAMZARIC 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

33 247
SIMVASTATIN 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

34 5
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

35 19
CLOPIDOGREL 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

36 20
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

90

patients, 11% of all patients

O 37 12
HYDROCORTISONE 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

38 202
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

39 14
TRAMADOL HCL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

O 40 22
LINZESS 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

41 190
NYSTATIN 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

42 137
LIDOCAINE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

43 92
NOVOLOG 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

44 163
KETOCONAZOLE 160

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

45 193
CLONIDINE HCL 157

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

46 69
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 154

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

47 9
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

48 17
TRADJENTA 147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

49 102
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

50 101
WARFARIN SODIUM 142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

51 13
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

51 11
FLUOXETINE HCL 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

53 73
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

89

patients, 11% of all patients

A 54 90
PAROXETINE HCL 138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

55 79
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

55 71
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

A 55 128
LORAZEPAM 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

58 30
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

58 95
LAMOTRIGINE 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

60 152
BREO ELLIPTA 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

61 253
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

62 28
ALLOPURINOL 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

62 26
SEROQUEL XR 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

<11 P 64 267
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

65 34
LEVOFLOXACIN 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

A 66 84
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

66 117
ALPRAZOLAM 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

68 24
MEMANTINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

69 70
ARIPIPRAZOLE 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

P 69 160
FINASTERIDE 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

71 62
MUPIROCIN* 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

72 213
SYMBICORT 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

73 66
ELIQUIS 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

74 87
JANUVIA 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

75 59
SPIRIVA 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

76 75
SODIUM CHLORIDE* 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

77 257
KLOR-CON M20 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

77 124
VALPROIC ACID* 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

77 192
LEVEMIR 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 77 169
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

81 60
BUMETANIDE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

81 110
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

83 29
PREDNISONE 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

83 35
LACTULOSE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

85 130
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

86 98
RENVELA 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

87 201
AMITIZA 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 87 189
ONDANSETRON HCL* 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

89 184
CEPHALEXIN 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

A 90 122
LOPERAMIDE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

90 259
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

90 63
SENSIPAR 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 93 237
MELOXICAM 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

93 39
CARBAMAZEPINE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 95 166
LATANOPROST 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

95 155
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

A 97 107
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

98 33
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

99 157
DALIRESP 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 100 324
CEFTRIAXONE* 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

A 101 367
DICYCLOMINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

102 185
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

102 120
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

102 37
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

105 112
CLONAZEPAM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

105 61
RANITIDINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

107 46
PROTONIX 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

108 424
NEXIUM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 108 111
NUEDEXTA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 108 170
BUSPIRONE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

108 129
IBUPROFEN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

112 67
VENTOLIN HFA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

112 81
ZETIA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 114 80
OXYCODONE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

O 114 209
CARBAMAZEPINE ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 114 269
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

A 117 164
BUPROPION XL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 118 173
CLOZAPINE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 119 141
VOLTAREN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

120 127
ATENOLOL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

120 23
AMIODARONE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

122 136
SPIRONOLACTONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

123 57
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

123 54
TORSEMIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

123 142
PROMETHAZINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

126 226
TRAVASOL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 127 574
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

127 88
HUMALOG 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

127 123
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 June 26, 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.