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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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33,064Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

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

$1.47M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 69 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

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

86% 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

13% of this provider’s 590 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

32% of this provider’s 680 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

20% of this provider’s 680 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 15%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$44 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

49 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

$1.52M

2014

$1.61M

2015

$1.47M

2016

Number of Claims

30,965

2014

34,561

2015

33,064

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
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,836

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,776

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

1 13
FUROSEMIDE 1,358

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,179

prescriptions.

136

patients, 20% of all patients

2 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,216

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,051

prescriptions.

162

patients, 24% of all patients

3 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,124

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,003

prescriptions.

140

patients, 21% of all patients

4 3
LISINOPRIL 930

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

826

prescriptions.

129

patients, 19% of all patients

5 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 786

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

683

prescriptions.

99

patients, 15% of all patients

6 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 780

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

674

prescriptions.

110

patients, 16% of all patients

7 10
SIMVASTATIN 676

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

587

prescriptions.

93

patients, 14% of all patients

8 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 657

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

564

prescriptions.

91

patients, 13% of all patients

9 16
METFORMIN HCL 652

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

586

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

10 7
GABAPENTIN 639

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

561

prescriptions.

76

patients, 11% of all patients

11 15
OMEPRAZOLE 506

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

467

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

12 8
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 467

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

83

patients, 12% of all patients

13 17
FAMOTIDINE* 422

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

14 38
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 387

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

15 9
CARVEDILOL 385

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

16 21
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 384

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

17 29
ATENOLOL 371

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

18 23
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 366

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

82

patients, 12% of all patients

19 95
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 365

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

P 20 53
HEPARIN SODIUM 358

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

21 94
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 336

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

10 22 154
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

23 14
TRAZODONE HCL 307

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

24 36
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

O 25 12
HYDRALAZINE HCL 298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

25 47
TAMSULOSIN HCL 295

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

27 18
CLOPIDOGREL 278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

28 20
DONEPEZIL HCL 273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

29 27
MIRTAZAPINE 273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

29 55
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

31 42
ALLOPURINOL 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

32 26
LEVETIRACETAM 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

33 68
SERTRALINE HCL 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

34 25
DIGOXIN 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

35 100
GLIPIZIDE 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

36 40
TRAMADOL HCL 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

O 37 22
LORAZEPAM 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

38 30
RISPERIDONE 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

P 39 64
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

40 11
LITHIUM CARBONATE 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 41 210
ALPRAZOLAM 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

42 24
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

43 98
BUMETANIDE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

44 110
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

44 74
NAMENDA XR 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

46 43
BACLOFEN 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

46 85
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 164

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

48 34
METOLAZONE 164

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

48 188
OLANZAPINE 161

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

P 50 105
ADVAIR DISKUS 155

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

51 77
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

52 33
XARELTO 150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

53 86
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

54 117
CITALOPRAM HBR 148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

54 31
TRANSDERM-SCOP 146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

10 56 281
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

57 28
SPIRIVA 138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

58 75
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

59 71
DULOXETINE HCL 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

60 52
LANTUS 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

61 65
MEMANTINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

62 70
PREDNISONE 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

63 35
SPIRONOLACTONE 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

64 57
AMIODARONE HCL 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

65 136
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

66 54
FINASTERIDE 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

67 62
CLOZAPINE 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 P 68 141
LYRICA 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 69 91
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

70 162
FENTANYL 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O 70 108
FENOFIBRATE* 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11 72 119
CRESTOR 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

72 50
GLIMEPIRIDE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

74 32
PAROXETINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

74 79
MELOXICAM 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

76 39
MIDODRINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

77 260
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

77 63
LOVASTATIN 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

79 45
FLUOXETINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

80 73
FENOFIBRATE* 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 80 93
HUMALOG 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

82 123
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

83 19
VALSARTAN 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

83 58
PROAIR HFA 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

85 51
JANUVIA 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 86 59
ELIQUIS 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

87 87
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11 87 126
GLIPIZIDE ER 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 87 82
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 87 182
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

91 56
BUPROPION HCL SR 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 92 203
CLONIDINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 93 69
HALOPERIDOL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P 93 145
LACTULOSE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

93 130
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

96 60
FENOFIBRATE* 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 96 148
SODIUM CHLORIDE* 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

96 257
CLONAZEPAM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

99 61
TIZANIDINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 99 135
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 101 120
SYMBICORT 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

101 66
NEXIUM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 103 111
NUEDEXTA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 104 170
ZETIA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 105 80
CEPHALEXIN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

A 105 122
VANCOMYCIN HCL* 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

A 105 240
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

108 88
LATANOPROST 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

109 155
GEMFIBROZIL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 109 156
LIDOCAINE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

111 92
TORSEMIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 112 142
ARIPIPRAZOLE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 P 112 160
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 114 277
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

A 115 128
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

116 106
LEVOFLOXACIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

A 117 84
RISPERDAL CONSTA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 P 118 380
AZITHROMYCIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

A 118 48
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 118 112
SANTYL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

121 200
VALPROIC ACID* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 121 192
TERAZOSIN HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 121 152
REPAGLINIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 124 416
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

A 125 107
TEMAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 125 177
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 Jan. 3, 2012.
  • 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.