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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,822Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 50 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

$1.44M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 72 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

692 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

46% 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

4% of this provider’s 591 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

44% of this provider’s 692 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

25% of this provider’s 692 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

$58 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

$1.51M

2014

$1.66M

2015

$1.44M

2016

Number of Claims

28,933

2014

28,429

2015

24,822

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,132

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

971

prescriptions.

175

patients, 25% of all patients

1 2
FUROSEMIDE 893

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

824

prescriptions.

119

patients, 17% of all patients

2 6
LISINOPRIL 732

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

618

prescriptions.

142

patients, 21% of all patients

3 4
SIMVASTATIN 643

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

582

prescriptions.

134

patients, 19% of all patients

4 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 617

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

574

prescriptions.

112

patients, 16% of all patients

5 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 601

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

503

prescriptions.

131

patients, 19% of all patients

6 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 543

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

473

prescriptions.

108

patients, 16% of all patients

7 16
OMEPRAZOLE 520

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

453

prescriptions.

111

patients, 16% of all patients

8 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 517

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

91

patients, 13% of all patients

O 9 12
METFORMIN HCL 510

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

431

prescriptions.

114

patients, 16% of all patients

10 7
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 454

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

420

prescriptions.

80

patients, 12% of all patients

11 9
ALLOPURINOL 448

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

87

patients, 13% of all patients

12 26
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 399

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

82

patients, 12% of all patients

13 17
CLOPIDOGREL 385

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

14 20
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 345

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

15 37
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 344

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

16 10
ALPRAZOLAM 344

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

16 24
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 331

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

18 14
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 302

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

19 19
PREDNISONE 282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

20 35
GABAPENTIN 279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

21 15
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

22 29
WARFARIN SODIUM 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

23 13
TRAMADOL HCL 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

O 24 22
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

25 34
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

26 33
ROPINIROLE HCL 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

27 113
TAMSULOSIN HCL 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

28 18
MELOXICAM 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

29 39
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

30 11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

91

patients, 13% of all patients

31 28
DONEPEZIL HCL 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

32 27
RANITIDINE HCL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

33 46
METFORMIN HCL ER 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

34 49
ELIQUIS 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

35 87
DULOXETINE HCL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

36 52
CITALOPRAM HBR 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

37 31
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

37 60
SPIRONOLACTONE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

39 57
NAMENDA XR 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

40 43
CARVEDILOL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

41 21
BENAZEPRIL HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

42 96
FLUOXETINE HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

43 73
SERTRALINE HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

44 25
ATENOLOL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

45 23
LEVOFLOXACIN 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

88

patients, 13% of all patients

A 46 84
FINASTERIDE 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

47 62
GLIMEPIRIDE 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

48 32
KLOR-CON M20 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

49 124
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

50 95
PAROXETINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

51 79
SYNTHROID 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

52 72
PROAIR HFA 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

53 51
SPIRIVA 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

54 75
TRAZODONE HCL 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

55 36
BUPROPION XL 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

55 173
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

55 56
CELECOXIB 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

58 121
CARTIA XT 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

59 150
AZITHROMYCIN 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

78

patients, 11% of all patients

A 60 48
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

61 71
LOVASTATIN 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

62 45
FENOFIBRATE* 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

63 93
NAPROXEN 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

64 103
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

65 101
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

66 63
KLOR-CON M10 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

67 252
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

67 41
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

69 104
LORAZEPAM 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

70 30
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

O 70 83
NEXIUM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

72 111
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

73 125
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

74 54
HYDRALAZINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

74 47
CRESTOR 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

76 50
VALSARTAN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

76 58
FAMOTIDINE* 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

76 38
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

76 44
ADVAIR DISKUS 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

80 77
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

A 81 90
LANTUS 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

81 65
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

83 88
AMIODARONE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 84 136
ZETIA 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

84 80
JANUVIA 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

86 59
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

A 87 128
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

88 78
LEVETIRACETAM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

88 68
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

88 89
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

91 116
RISPERIDONE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 P 92 64
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

93 114
BUSPIRONE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

94 129
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

94 208
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

94 157
CLONAZEPAM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

97 61
FENOFIBRATE* 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 97 148
XARELTO 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

97 86
FELODIPINE ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

97 176
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

A 97 107
GEMFIBROZIL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

102 156
FENTANYL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 O 103 108
CEPHALEXIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

A 103 122
DICYCLOMINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

103 185
SYMBICORT 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

103 66
DIGOXIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 107 100
TIZANIDINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

107 135
FENOFIBRATE* 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

109 119
TORSEMIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 110 142
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

110 42
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

112 106
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 112 115
MECLIZINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

114 118
BACLOFEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 114 85
FENOFIBRIC ACID* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 116 289
MIRTAZAPINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

116 55
CARBAMAZEPINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 116 166
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 Feb. 12, 2010.
  • 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.