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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,466Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 84 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

$1.37M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 82 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

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

70% 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

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

38% of this provider’s 712 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 712 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 15%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$67 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

$1.47M

2014

$1.46M

2015

$1.37M

2016

Number of Claims

22,288

2014

21,951

2015

20,466

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
LISINOPRIL 834

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

555

prescriptions.

168

patients, 24% of all patients

1 4
SIMVASTATIN 705

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

470

prescriptions.

127

patients, 18% of all patients

2 5
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 566

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

123

patients, 17% of all patients

3 17
METFORMIN HCL 559

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

102

patients, 14% of all patients

4 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 517

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

97

patients, 14% of all patients

5 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 493

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

88

patients, 12% of all patients

O 6 12
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 483

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

7 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 467

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

106

patients, 15% of all patients

8 3
GABAPENTIN 444

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

90

patients, 13% of all patients

9 15
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 443

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

86

patients, 12% of all patients

10 14
PREDNISONE 391

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

226

patients, 32% of all patients

11 35
OMEPRAZOLE 391

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

96

patients, 13% of all patients

11 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 386

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

91

patients, 13% of all patients

13 10
CARVEDILOL 375

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

14 21
IBUPROFEN 316

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

110

patients, 15% of all patients

15 67
FUROSEMIDE 314

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

16 6
MIRTAZAPINE 304

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

17 55
CLOPIDOGREL 284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

18 20
FAMOTIDINE* 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

19 38
PROAIR HFA 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

20 51
TAMSULOSIN HCL 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

21 18
CRESTOR 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

22 50
HYDRALAZINE HCL 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

23 47
ALPRAZOLAM 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

24 24
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

25 16
FENOFIBRIC ACID* 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

26 289
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

27 11
CLONIDINE HCL 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

28 69
VENTOLIN HFA 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

29 81
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

30 34
GLIPIZIDE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

31 40
WARFARIN SODIUM 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

32 13
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

33 9
TOPIRAMATE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

34 144
TRAMADOL HCL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

O 35 22
ZETIA 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

36 80
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

37 28
FENTANYL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

O 38 108
AZITHROMYCIN 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

111

patients, 16% of all patients

A 39 48
JANUVIA 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

40 59
FINASTERIDE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

41 62
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

42 60
ALLOPURINOL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

43 26
LEVETIRACETAM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

43 68
MELOXICAM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

45 39
LABETALOL HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

45 178
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

47 42
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

48 138
LOVASTATIN 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

49 45
ROPINIROLE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

50 113
BUMETANIDE 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

51 110
SYMBICORT 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

52 66
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

53 157
NIFEDIPINE ER 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

53 76
NAPROXEN 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

55 103
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

56 63
SERTRALINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

57 25
AMOXICILLIN 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

79

patients, 11% of all patients

A 57 131
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 2% of all patients

59 74
DONEPEZIL HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

60 27
MECLIZINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

61 118
TRAZODONE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

62 36
CLONAZEPAM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

62 61
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

A 62 90
FENOFIBRATE* 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

62 93
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

66 29
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

67 116
BACLOFEN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

68 85
LORAZEPAM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

68 30
HUMULIN N 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

70 449
PAROXETINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 71 79
BENICAR HCT 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

72 219
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

73 159
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

74 41
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 75 53
ATENOLOL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

75 23
CITALOPRAM HBR 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 77 31
INSULIN SYRINGE* 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

78 232
DIGOXIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 79 100
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 79 117
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 81 146
SPIRONOLACTONE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

81 57
MEMANTINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

81 70
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

81 115
ECONAZOLE NITRATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

81 343
SPIRIVA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

86 75
KLOR-CON M20 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

87 124
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 87 114
RISPERIDONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 87 64
TEMAZEPAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

87 177
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 91 33
AMIODARONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

91 136
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 91 19
LYRICA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 91 91
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 March 25, 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.