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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,125Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

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

$1.16M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 113 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

747 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

63% 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

9% of this provider’s 688 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 747 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 747 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 15%.

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Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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

$802K

2014

$1.18M

2015

$1.16M

2016

Number of Claims

15,946

2014

20,753

2015

22,125

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
FUROSEMIDE 983

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

921

prescriptions.

139

patients, 19% of all patients

1 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 888

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

818

prescriptions.

115

patients, 15% of all patients

2 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 694

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

658

prescriptions.

119

patients, 16% of all patients

3 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 687

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

646

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

4 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 616

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

559

prescriptions.

112

patients, 15% of all patients

5 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 616

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

587

prescriptions.

132

patients, 18% of all patients

5 1
LISINOPRIL 555

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

507

prescriptions.

106

patients, 14% of all patients

7 4
SIMVASTATIN 480

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

442

prescriptions.

101

patients, 14% of all patients

8 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 459

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

442

prescriptions.

86

patients, 12% of all patients

9 16
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

10 17
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

P 11 53
DONEPEZIL HCL 302

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

12 27
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

13 9
OMEPRAZOLE 292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

14 8
LORAZEPAM 280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

15 30
TAMSULOSIN HCL 272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

16 18
CLOPIDOGREL 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

17 20
GABAPENTIN 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

17 15
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

O 19 12
SERTRALINE HCL 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

20 25
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

21 29
FENTANYL 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

O 22 108
CITALOPRAM HBR 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

23 31
TRAMADOL HCL 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

O 24 22
METFORMIN HCL 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

25 7
ALPRAZOLAM 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

26 24
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

27 14
ATENOLOL 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

27 23
NAMENDA XR 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

29 43
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

30 56
MIRTAZAPINE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

31 55
GLIMEPIRIDE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

32 32
RISPERIDONE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

P 33 64
FAMOTIDINE* 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

33 38
PREDNISONE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

33 35
DULOXETINE HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

36 52
AMIODARONE HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

37 136
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

38 42
PAROXETINE HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

39 79
LEVETIRACETAM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

39 68
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

41 60
LANTUS 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

42 65
TRAZODONE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

43 36
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

44 28
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

45 19
CARVEDILOL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

45 21
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

47 95
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

48 74
FINASTERIDE 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

49 62
ALLOPURINOL 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

49 26
DIGOX 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

51 199
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

52 11
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

53 139
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

54 54
OLANZAPINE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 55 105
HYDRALAZINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

55 47
FENOFIBRATE* 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

<11 57 119
FLUOXETINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

57 73
CLONIDINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

59 69
GLIPIZIDE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

60 40
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

61 205
LITHIUM CARBONATE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 62 210
SYMBICORT 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

63 66
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

63 34
LIDOCAINE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

65 92
CLONAZEPAM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

65 61
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

65 101
XARELTO 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

68 86
LATANOPROST 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

69 155
VALSARTAN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

70 58
LACTULOSE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 70 130
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

72 126
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

73 98
ADVAIR DISKUS 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

74 77
IBUPROFEN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

74 67
MECLIZINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

76 118
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

76 182
NYSTATIN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

76 137
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

79 78
JANUVIA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 80 59
LEVOFLOXACIN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

A 81 84
AMOXICILLIN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

A 82 131
PROPRANOLOL HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 82 187
ELIQUIS 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 82 87
SPIRIVA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

82 75
CRESTOR 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

86 50
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 87 112
EXELON 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 88 306
CEPHALEXIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

A 89 122
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 89 71
ARIPIPRAZOLE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 P 91 160
SANTYL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

91 200
TERAZOSIN HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 93 152
RIVASTIGMINE* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

93 230
LOVASTATIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 93 45
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 96 307
ZETIA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 96 80
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 96 351
BACLOFEN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

99 85
AZITHROMYCIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

A 100 48
TRADJENTA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 100 102
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

100 223
MEMANTINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

103 70
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 Aug. 28, 2017.
  • 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.