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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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35,981Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 14 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

$1.88M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 31 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

1,220 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

33% 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

3% of this provider’s 1,100 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

30% of this provider’s 1,220 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

13% of this provider’s 1,220 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

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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

$1.35M

2014

$1.52M

2015

$1.88M

2016

Number of Claims

27,474

2014

30,841

2015

35,981

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 1,925

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,705

prescriptions.

336

patients, 28% of all patients

1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,565

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,462

prescriptions.

277

patients, 23% of all patients

2 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,540

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,403

prescriptions.

237

patients, 19% of all patients

3 2
FUROSEMIDE 1,404

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,347

prescriptions.

222

patients, 18% of all patients

4 6
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 1,232

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,119

prescriptions.

220

patients, 18% of all patients

5 9
LISINOPRIL 1,226

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,141

prescriptions.

209

patients, 17% of all patients

6 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 999

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

946

prescriptions.

172

patients, 14% of all patients

7 10
SIMVASTATIN 899

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

849

prescriptions.

160

patients, 13% of all patients

8 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 712

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

644

prescriptions.

80

patients, 7% of all patients

9 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 694

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

647

prescriptions.

127

patients, 10% of all patients

10 16
OMEPRAZOLE 692

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

635

prescriptions.

142

patients, 12% of all patients

11 8
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 633

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

595

prescriptions.

123

patients, 10% of all patients

12 17
GABAPENTIN 505

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

438

prescriptions.

86

patients, 7% of all patients

13 15
DONEPEZIL HCL 492

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

460

prescriptions.

75

patients, 6% of all patients

14 27
CARVEDILOL 463

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

451

prescriptions.

73

patients, 6% of all patients

15 21
METFORMIN HCL ER 415

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

74

patients, 6% of all patients

16 49
ATENOLOL 414

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

66

patients, 5% of all patients

17 23
HYDRALAZINE HCL 391

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

83

patients, 7% of all patients

18 47
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 388

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

19 29
LOVASTATIN 384

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

65

patients, 5% of all patients

20 45
TRAMADOL HCL 369

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

101

patients, 8% of all patients

O 21 22
CLOPIDOGREL 355

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

68

patients, 6% of all patients

22 20
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 342

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

23 109
SERTRALINE HCL 309

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

24 25
TAMSULOSIN HCL 305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

69

patients, 6% of all patients

25 18
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

70

patients, 6% of all patients

26 19
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

67

patients, 5% of all patients

27 14
CITALOPRAM HBR 284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

28 31
METFORMIN HCL 280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

64

patients, 5% of all patients

29 7
NAMENDA XR 276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

30 43
ALLOPURINOL 272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

31 26
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

31 11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

33 63
BENAZEPRIL HCL 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

34 96
DIGOXIN 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

35 100
CRESTOR 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

36 50
RANITIDINE HCL 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

37 46
DULOXETINE HCL 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

38 52
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

39 37
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

40 33
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

84

patients, 7% of all patients

41 28
GLIPIZIDE ER 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

42 82
MIRTAZAPINE 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

43 55
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

44 34
PREDNISONE 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

98

patients, 8% of all patients

45 35
MEMANTINE HCL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

46 70
XARELTO 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

47 86
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 173

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

O 48 12
TRAZODONE HCL 168

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

49 36
FLUOXETINE HCL 167

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

50 73
LORAZEPAM 167

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

50 30
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 167

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

50 41
FENOFIBRATE* 163

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

53 119
GLIPIZIDE 157

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

54 40
FENOFIBRATE* 157

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

54 148
KLOR-CON M20 152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

56 124
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

57 56
ROPINIROLE HCL 147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

58 113
ADVAIR DISKUS 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

59 77
ZETIA 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

60 80
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

61 138
SPIRIVA 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

62 75
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

63 114
AMOXICILLIN 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

94

patients, 8% of all patients

A 64 131
BUSPIRONE HCL 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

65 129
LANTUS 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

66 65
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

67 98
SPIRONOLACTONE 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

68 57
HUMALOG 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

69 123
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

70 71
SYNTHROID 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

71 72
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

72 146
DIGOX 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

73 199
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

74 60
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

75 101
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

P 76 53
DOXYCYCLINE MONOHYDRATE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

68

patients, 6% of all patients

A 76 357
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

78 78
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

74

patients, 6% of all patients

A 79 90
SYMBICORT 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

80 66
JANUVIA 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

81 59
TORSEMIDE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

82 142
OLANZAPINE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

<11 P 83 105
MELOXICAM 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

83 39
CLONIDINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

85 69
GLIMEPIRIDE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

86 32
TIZANIDINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 87 135
QUINAPRIL HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

88 179
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

88 211
KLOR-CON 10 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

88 214
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

88 264
CEPHALEXIN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

A 88 122
FENTANYL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

O 93 108
NYSTATIN 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

94 137
LEVOFLOXACIN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

A 95 84
ELIQUIS 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

96 87
PROAIR HFA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

97 51
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

97 126
RAMIPRIL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

99 143
FINASTERIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

99 62
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

101 139
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

101 117
ONGLYZA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 103 278
NUEDEXTA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 103 170
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

105 42
VENTOLIN HFA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

105 81
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

107 89
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

108 54
VALSARTAN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

108 58
TOPIRAMATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 110 144
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

111 168
RANEXA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 112 335
INSULIN SYRINGE* 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

113 232
AMIODARONE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

113 136
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 115 74
RIVASTIGMINE* 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

115 230
TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 117 342
RISPERIDONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 P 117 64
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

117 44
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

A 120 107
CELECOXIB 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 121 121
NOVOLOG 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 122 163
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

122 167
ALPRAZOLAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

122 24
FELODIPINE ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 122 176
BENICAR HCT 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 122 219
MECLIZINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

122 118
HUMULIN 70-30 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 128 389
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. 10, 2009.
  • 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.