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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Surgery

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,580Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 167 providers in this state and specialty

$1.9M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 167 providers in this state and specialty

689 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71% Patients 65 Years and Older

92% 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

7% of this provider’s 488 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 0%.

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Antibiotics

48% of this provider’s 689 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

38% of this provider’s 689 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 38%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$77 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $44 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 5.


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

$867K

2014

$1.43M

2015

$1.9M

2016

Number of Claims

12,922

2014

16,593

2015

24,580

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
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 1,055

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

711

prescriptions.

256

patients, 37% of all patients

1 11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 984

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

515

prescriptions.

187

patients, 27% of all patients

O 2 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 896

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

632

prescriptions.

193

patients, 28% of all patients

3 12
FUROSEMIDE 704

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

532

prescriptions.

145

patients, 21% of all patients

4 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 643

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

458

prescriptions.

123

patients, 18% of all patients

5 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 602

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

474

prescriptions.

125

patients, 18% of all patients

6 6
GABAPENTIN 554

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

123

patients, 18% of all patients

7 13
ALLOPURINOL 531

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

118

patients, 17% of all patients

8 34
LIDOCAINE 490

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

103

patients, 15% of all patients

9 17
OMEPRAZOLE 487

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

118

patients, 17% of all patients

10 2
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 420

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

147

patients, 21% of all patients

11 52
METFORMIN HCL 367

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

12 9
ALPRAZOLAM 311

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

13 26
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 301

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

14 68
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

100

patients, 15% of all patients

A 15 69
LIDOCAINE-PRILOCAINE 292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

84

patients, 12% of all patients

16 60
WARFARIN SODIUM 280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

17 15
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

77

patients, 11% of all patients

18 56
LISINOPRIL 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

19 8
FLUCONAZOLE 264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

147

patients, 21% of all patients

20 74
MIRTAZAPINE 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

21 76
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

22 58
PROAIR HFA 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

23 31
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

139

patients, 20% of all patients

24 82
SYMBICORT 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

24 36
CARVEDILOL 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

26 57
IBUPROFEN 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

81

patients, 12% of all patients

27 44
SPIRONOLACTONE 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

28 64
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

29 20
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

30 3
LEVOFLOXACIN 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

136

patients, 20% of all patients

A 31 73
TAMSULOSIN HCL 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

32 30
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

33 37
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

34 23
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

35 67
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

36 4
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

118

patients, 17% of all patients

A 37 51
HYDRALAZINE HCL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

38 84
VENTOLIN HFA 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

39 35
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

40 33
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

41 38
SANTYL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

42 89
AZITHROMYCIN 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

123

patients, 18% of all patients

A 43 53
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

44 63
TRAZODONE HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

45 71
RISPERIDONE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

P 46 90
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

O 47 10
PROMETHAZINE HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

48 14
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

49 105
SIMVASTATIN 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

50 19
GLIPIZIDE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

50 50
KETOCONAZOLE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

50 54
CLOPIDOGREL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

53 25
SPIRIVA 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

54 86
BACLOFEN 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

55 78
TIZANIDINE HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

56 110
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

57 59
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

58 94
FAMOTIDINE* 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

59 24
TRAMADOL HCL 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

O 60 21
NAPROXEN 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

61 117
NEXIUM 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

62 42
ADVAIR DISKUS 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

63 39
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

P 64 61
PREDNISONE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

65 62
LEVETIRACETAM 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

66 100
ATENOLOL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

67 47
LACTULOSE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

68 79
JANUVIA 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

69 120
MEGESTROL ACETATE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

70 121
FINASTERIDE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

71 81
DULOXETINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

71 98
ALCOHOL PREP PADS 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

71 122
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

71 122
CELECOXIB 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

75 126
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

76 129
MELOXICAM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

76 94
NYSTATIN 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

78 77
CLONIDINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

79 55
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

80 48
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

81 134
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

82 45
MEMANTINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

82 137
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

84 139
ALCOHOL PADS 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

84 46
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

86 84
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

86 103
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

A 88 142
SERTRALINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

89 96
ZETIA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

90 145
SUCRALFATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

90 27
RANITIDINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

90 28
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

93 146
VOLTAREN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

93 146
MECLIZINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

95 149
PATADAY 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

96 154
LYRICA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

96 107
METRONIDAZOLE* 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

A 96 80
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

99 114
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

99 155
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

99 22
HYDROCORTISONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

102 156
SODIUM CHLORIDE* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

103 157
LINZESS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

104 159
AMMONIUM LACTATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

104 159
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

106 83
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

107 164
METFORMIN HCL ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

107 164
PEN NEEDLE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 109 169
BUPROPION HCL SR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

109 169
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. 24, 2018.
  • 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.