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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,831Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 104 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

$1.37M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 81 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

929 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

57% 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 811 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 929 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

12% of this provider’s 929 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 15%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$73 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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

$1.26M

2014

$1.29M

2015

$1.37M

2016

Number of Claims

19,419

2014

18,625

2015

18,831

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
SIMVASTATIN 731

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

676

prescriptions.

183

patients, 20% of all patients

1 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 710

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

647

prescriptions.

190

patients, 20% of all patients

2 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 689

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

622

prescriptions.

163

patients, 18% of all patients

3 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 654

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

594

prescriptions.

177

patients, 19% of all patients

4 3
METFORMIN HCL 510

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

467

prescriptions.

139

patients, 15% of all patients

5 7
FUROSEMIDE 429

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

119

patients, 13% of all patients

6 6
LISINOPRIL 412

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

120

patients, 13% of all patients

7 4
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 336

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

86

patients, 9% of all patients

8 9
OMEPRAZOLE 322

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

96

patients, 10% of all patients

9 8
CARVEDILOL 293

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

88

patients, 9% of all patients

10 21
GABAPENTIN 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

11 15
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

12 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

86

patients, 9% of all patients

13 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

14 13
GLIPIZIDE 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

80

patients, 9% of all patients

15 40
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

16 16
CLOPIDOGREL 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

17 20
TAMSULOSIN HCL 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

18 18
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

19 44
TRAZODONE HCL 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

20 36
LORAZEPAM 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

21 30
RANITIDINE HCL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

22 46
MELOXICAM 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

22 39
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

24 14
CITALOPRAM HBR 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

25 31
ATENOLOL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

26 23
DONEPEZIL HCL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

27 27
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

28 33
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

29 37
AZITHROMYCIN 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

111

patients, 12% of all patients

A 30 48
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

110

patients, 12% of all patients

31 106
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

32 125
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

32 19
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

<11 34 120
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

35 17
CLONAZEPAM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

36 61
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

36 60
SERTRALINE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

38 25
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

39 109
TRAMADOL HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

O 39 22
RISPERIDONE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

P 41 64
FAMOTIDINE* 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

41 38
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P 43 53
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

44 28
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

45 104
ALLOPURINOL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

46 26
FINASTERIDE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

47 62
FLUOXETINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

48 73
LANTUS 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

49 65
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

O 49 12
SYMBICORT 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

51 66
PROAIR HFA 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

52 51
MIRTAZAPINE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

53 55
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

54 41
NAPROXEN 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

55 103
PAROXETINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

56 79
LACTULOSE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 57 130
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

58 34
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

59 63
PREDNISONE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

59 35
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

A 61 107
IBUPROFEN 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

62 67
LEVETIRACETAM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

63 68
VALSARTAN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

64 58
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

64 222
HYDRALAZINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

66 47
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

67 71
SPIRIVA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

67 75
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

69 74
LIDOCAINE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

69 92
SPIRONOLACTONE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

71 57
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

71 88
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

71 29
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

74 117
METOLAZONE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

75 188
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

76 42
ALCOHOL PADS 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 76 149
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

A 78 128
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

A 79 90
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

79 98
AMITIZA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

79 189
METFORMIN HCL ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

82 49
JANUVIA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 83 59
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

84 186
CARTIA XT 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

85 150
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

O 85 83
CEPHALEXIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

A 85 122
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

88 78
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 88 250
MECLIZINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

88 118
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 Jan. 29, 2014.
  • 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.