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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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27,710Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 32 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

$1.61M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 46 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

800 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

52% 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 708 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

55% of this provider’s 800 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

39% of this provider’s 800 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 15%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% 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

35 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

$1.84M

2014

$1.79M

2015

$1.61M

2016

Number of Claims

32,604

2014

30,313

2015

27,710

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 1,255

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,191

prescriptions.

212

patients, 27% of all patients

1 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,070

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

751

prescriptions.

197

patients, 25% of all patients

O 2 12
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,033

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

939

prescriptions.

187

patients, 23% of all patients

3 2
LISINOPRIL 830

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

732

prescriptions.

171

patients, 21% of all patients

4 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 753

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

701

prescriptions.

128

patients, 16% of all patients

5 16
OMEPRAZOLE 695

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

597

prescriptions.

126

patients, 16% of all patients

6 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 686

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

608

prescriptions.

141

patients, 18% of all patients

7 3
LORAZEPAM 609

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

494

prescriptions.

127

patients, 16% of all patients

8 30
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 586

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

504

prescriptions.

118

patients, 15% of all patients

9 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 559

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

537

prescriptions.

82

patients, 10% of all patients

10 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 484

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

93

patients, 12% of all patients

11 10
METFORMIN HCL 463

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

95

patients, 12% of all patients

12 7
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 462

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

90

patients, 11% of all patients

13 19
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 438

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

90

patients, 11% of all patients

14 17
TRAMADOL HCL 423

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

111

patients, 14% of all patients

O 15 22
CITALOPRAM HBR 395

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

16 31
SIMVASTATIN 390

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

88

patients, 11% of all patients

17 5
CLOPIDOGREL 371

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

18 20
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 345

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

19 9
AZITHROMYCIN 340

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

207

patients, 26% of all patients

A 20 48
NAMENDA XR 334

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

21 43
ALPRAZOLAM 331

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

22 24
GABAPENTIN 300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

23 15
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

24 11
GLIMEPIRIDE 283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

25 32
CARVEDILOL 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

26 21
MELOXICAM 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

27 39
FAMOTIDINE* 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

28 38
ALLOPURINOL 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

29 26
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

30 54
TAMSULOSIN HCL 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

31 18
DONEPEZIL HCL 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

32 27
LYRICA 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

33 91
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

33 29
AMOXICILLIN 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

134

patients, 17% of all patients

A 35 131
FENTANYL 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

O 36 108
SERTRALINE HCL 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

37 25
LEVOFLOXACIN 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

122

patients, 15% of all patients

A 38 84
PROAIR HFA 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

39 51
CLONIDINE HCL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

40 69
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

41 168
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

42 117
DIGOXIN 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

43 100
ATENOLOL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

44 23
BENAZEPRIL HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

45 96
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

45 63
MEMANTINE HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

47 70
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

48 44
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

49 41
PREDNISONE 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

50 35
SPIRIVA 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

51 75
KLOR-CON 8 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

51 378
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

53 98
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

54 14
ROPINIROLE HCL 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

54 113
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

56 88
DULOXETINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

57 52
TRAZODONE HCL 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

58 36
CEPHALEXIN 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

A 59 122
GLIPIZIDE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

60 40
IBUPROFEN 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

61 67
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

62 37
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

O 63 133
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

64 34
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

64 60
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

64 159
NAPROXEN 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

67 103
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

68 114
SPIRONOLACTONE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

68 57
CRESTOR 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

70 50
RANITIDINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

71 46
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

72 157
FENOFIBRATE* 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

73 119
JANUVIA 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 74 59
FENOFIBRATE* 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

74 93
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

74 71
MECLIZINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

77 118
FENOFIBRIC ACID* 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

78 289
CLONAZEPAM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 79 61
ZETIA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

79 80
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

79 56
SYMBICORT 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

79 66
LOVASTATIN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

79 45
VENTOLIN HFA 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

84 81
MIRTAZAPINE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

84 55
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 P 86 53
RISPERIDONE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P 87 64
LACTULOSE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 88 130
NUEDEXTA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 89 170
NEXIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

90 111
RANEXA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 90 335
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

A 90 90
LINZESS 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

93 190
BUSPIRONE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

93 129
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

A 93 164
BENICAR 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 96 183
TIZANIDINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

96 135
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

98 33
CELECOXIB 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

98 121
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

100 28
LEVETIRACETAM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 100 68
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

100 126
PAROXETINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 103 79
AMITIZA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 104 189
ARIPIPRAZOLE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 P 105 160
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 106 78
DILTIAZEM HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 106 198
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 106 116
BACLOFEN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 109 85
ADVAIR DISKUS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 109 77
MUPIROCIN* 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

109 213
AMIODARONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

109 136
TERAZOSIN HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 109 152
XARELTO 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 109 86
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 115 230
TRADJENTA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 116 102
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

117 162
FENOFIBRATE* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 117 148
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 Nov. 14, 2011.
  • 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.