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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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18,863Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 103 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

$1.43M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 73 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

489 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
66% Patients 65 Years and Older

93% 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

5% of this provider’s 324 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

28% of this provider’s 489 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

33% of this provider’s 489 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 15%.

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Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$76 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

39 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

$1.39M

2014

$1.31M

2015

$1.43M

2016

Number of Claims

21,784

2014

18,679

2015

18,863

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 993

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

735

prescriptions.

165

patients, 34% of all patients

1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 694

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

589

prescriptions.

128

patients, 26% of all patients

2 3
LISINOPRIL 582

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

98

patients, 20% of all patients

3 4
FUROSEMIDE 501

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

93

patients, 19% of all patients

4 6
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 472

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

121

patients, 25% of all patients

5 28
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 413

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

67

patients, 14% of all patients

6 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 381

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

77

patients, 16% of all patients

7 14
METFORMIN HCL 343

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

71

patients, 15% of all patients

8 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 337

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

9 13
GABAPENTIN 335

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

71

patients, 15% of all patients

10 15
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 326

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

102

patients, 21% of all patients

O 11 12
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 313

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

72

patients, 15% of all patients

12 17
TAMSULOSIN HCL 311

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

13 18
CLOPIDOGREL 279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

14 20
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

15 9
VENTOLIN HFA 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

71

patients, 15% of all patients

16 81
OMEPRAZOLE 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

17 8
PROAIR HFA 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

80

patients, 16% of all patients

18 51
DONEPEZIL HCL 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

19 27
CARVEDILOL 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

20 21
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

21 16
HYDRALAZINE HCL 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

22 47
CRESTOR 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

23 50
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

24 11
ALLOPURINOL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

25 26
MIRTAZAPINE 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

26 55
SYMBICORT 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

27 66
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

28 42
TRADJENTA 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

29 102
ADVAIR DISKUS 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

30 77
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

31 19
LEVETIRACETAM 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

31 68
LIDOCAINE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

33 92
ALPRAZOLAM 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

34 24
FAMOTIDINE* 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

35 38
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

36 34
VALSARTAN 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

37 58
IBUPROFEN 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

38 67
SIMVASTATIN 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

39 5
JANUVIA 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

40 59
HEPARIN SODIUM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

41 94
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

42 2
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

P 43 53
SPIRIVA 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

44 75
PREDNISONE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

45 35
GLIPIZIDE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

46 40
FINASTERIDE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

47 62
NIFEDIPINE ER 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

48 76
DUTASTERIDE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

49 221
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

50 56
NAPROXEN 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

50 103
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

52 88
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

52 44
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

O 54 83
NAMENDA XR 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

55 43
SERTRALINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

55 25
MEMANTINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

55 70
LOVASTATIN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

55 45
RANITIDINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

59 46
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

60 33
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

61 114
LABETALOL HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

61 178
FLUOXETINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

61 73
LANTUS 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

64 65
ALCOHOL PADS 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

64 149
DULOXETINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

66 52
BREO ELLIPTA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

67 253
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

68 182
METFORMIN HCL ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

68 49
BUPROPION XL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

68 173
ATENOLOL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

71 23
TRAZODONE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 72 36
BUMETANIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

73 110
RIVASTIGMINE* 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

73 230
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

75 63
BUPROPION HCL SR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

75 203
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

75 71
INCRUSE ELLIPTA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

78 435
TRAMADOL HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

O 79 22
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 79 140
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

81 139
VESICARE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 81 171
BACLOFEN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

81 85
RENVELA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 84 201
LINZESS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

84 190
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

84 60
GLIPIZIDE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

87 82
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 22, 2016.
  • 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.