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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,024Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 47 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

$2M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 23 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

477 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
61% Patients 65 Years and Older

97% 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

24% of this provider’s 292 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

33% of this provider’s 477 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

29% of this provider’s 477 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

$80 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

52 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

$1.89M

2014

$2.05M

2015

$2M

2016

Number of Claims

24,402

2014

25,022

2015

25,024

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,117

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

857

prescriptions.

169

patients, 35% of all patients

1 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,088

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

761

prescriptions.

175

patients, 37% of all patients

2 1
METFORMIN HCL 555

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

89

patients, 19% of all patients

3 7
CARVEDILOL 535

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

74

patients, 16% of all patients

4 21
WARFARIN SODIUM 528

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

479

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

5 13
LISINOPRIL 521

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

91

patients, 19% of all patients

6 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 515

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

110

patients, 23% of all patients

O 7 12
SIMVASTATIN 476

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

61

patients, 13% of all patients

8 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 456

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

62

patients, 13% of all patients

9 2
FUROSEMIDE 436

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

76

patients, 16% of all patients

10 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 405

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

60

patients, 13% of all patients

11 10
TRADJENTA 395

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

12 102
FAMOTIDINE* 361

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

13 38
RISPERIDONE 359

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

P 14 64
GABAPENTIN 349

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

55

patients, 12% of all patients

15 15
DONEPEZIL HCL 349

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

15 27
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 339

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

17 104
TAMSULOSIN HCL 272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

18 18
CLOPIDOGREL 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

19 20
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

20 17
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

21 78
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

21 9
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

21 74
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

24 14
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

25 112
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

P 26 53
HYDRALAZINE HCL 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

26 47
HEPARIN SODIUM 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

26 94
TRAZODONE HCL 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

29 36
OLANZAPINE 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

P 30 105
OMEPRAZOLE 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

31 8
CLOZAPINE 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 32 141
LEVETIRACETAM 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

33 68
MIRTAZAPINE 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

33 55
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

35 37
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

36 16
LORAZEPAM 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

37 30
NIFEDIPINE ER 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

38 76
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

39 120
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

40 151
CLONIDINE HCL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

41 69
CLONAZEPAM 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

42 61
VALSARTAN 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

43 58
SERTRALINE HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

44 25
ALPRAZOLAM 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

45 24
PROAIR HFA 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

46 51
SPIRIVA 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

47 75
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

48 11
JANUVIA 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

48 59
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

50 56
LIDOCAINE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

51 92
NAMENDA XR 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

<11 52 43
SYMBICORT 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

52 66
FENOFIBRATE* 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

54 119
DULOXETINE HCL 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

55 52
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

56 34
PREDNISONE 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

57 35
VICTOZA 3-PAK 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

58 263
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

58 42
HALOPERIDOL 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

P 58 145
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

61 117
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

62 60
MELOXICAM 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

62 39
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

64 28
MEMANTINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

65 70
BACLOFEN 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

66 85
CRESTOR 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

67 50
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

67 71
ALCOHOL PADS 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

69 149
LYRICA 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

70 91
VENTOLIN HFA 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

71 81
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

71 29
ULORIC 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

<11 73 218
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

74 125
XARELTO 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

75 86
RANITIDINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

76 46
TRAMADOL HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

O 76 22
LINZESS 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

78 190
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 79 159
LANTUS 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

80 65
FINASTERIDE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 81 62
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

82 101
BYSTOLIC 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

83 132
CITALOPRAM HBR 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 84 31
COLCHICINE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

85 275
ALLOPURINOL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 86 26
LATANOPROST 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

87 155
ATENOLOL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 88 23
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 89 33
NUEDEXTA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 89 170
RIVASTIGMINE* 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 91 230
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

91 146
CLONIDINE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

91 298
HALOPERIDOL LACTATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

P 94 291
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

A 94 90
VALPROIC ACID* 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 96 192
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

97 54
LACTULOSE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

97 130
METRONIDAZOLE* 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

A 97 290
AMIODARONE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 100 136
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

100 139
METFORMIN HCL ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

100 49
AZITHROMYCIN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

A 100 48
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 P 100 437
AMITIZA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 105 189
INVOKANA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 105 212
OXCARBAZEPINE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 107 174
CARBAMAZEPINE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

107 166
TRAVATAN Z 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 109 334
IBUPROFEN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

110 67
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

111 63
LEVEMIR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 111 169
NEXIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

111 111
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 114 154
ADVAIR DISKUS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

114 77
CLOZAPINE ODT 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 114 372
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 114 182
FLUOXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 114 73
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 May 4, 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.