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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,510Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 204 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

$692K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 410 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

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

41% 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

12% of this provider’s 726 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

21% of this provider’s 726 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

$48 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

$657K

2014

$692K

2015

$692K

2016

Number of Claims

14,723

2014

14,662

2015

14,510

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 906

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

831

prescriptions.

186

patients, 26% of all patients

1 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 780

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

722

prescriptions.

174

patients, 24% of all patients

2 1
LISINOPRIL 457

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

90

patients, 12% of all patients

3 4
FUROSEMIDE 432

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

96

patients, 13% of all patients

4 6
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 424

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

392

prescriptions.

79

patients, 11% of all patients

5 11
SIMVASTATIN 423

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

79

patients, 11% of all patients

6 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 420

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

392

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

7 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 344

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

8 9
OMEPRAZOLE 342

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

95

patients, 13% of all patients

9 8
METFORMIN HCL 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

10 7
GABAPENTIN 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

11 15
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

12 2
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

93

patients, 13% of all patients

13 28
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

14 41
HYDRALAZINE HCL 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

15 47
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

16 16
CARVEDILOL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

17 21
METFORMIN HCL ER 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

18 49
WARFARIN SODIUM 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

19 13
NIFEDIPINE ER 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

20 76
CLOPIDOGREL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

20 20
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

22 33
TRAMADOL HCL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

O 23 22
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

24 17
ALLOPURINOL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

25 26
JANUVIA 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

26 59
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

27 14
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

28 19
DONEPEZIL HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

29 27
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

30 44
BACLOFEN 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

31 85
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

O 32 12
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

33 71
SERTRALINE HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

34 25
LOVASTATIN 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

35 45
FELODIPINE ER 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

36 176
KLOR-CON M20 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

37 124
GLIMEPIRIDE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

38 32
ATENOLOL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

38 23
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

40 114
TAMSULOSIN HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

41 18
FAMOTIDINE* 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

42 38
MELOXICAM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

43 39
NAPROXEN 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

44 103
GLIPIZIDE ER 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

44 82
CLONIDINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

44 69
GLIPIZIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

47 40
ALPRAZOLAM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

48 24
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

49 37
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

O 50 83
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

51 42
TRAZODONE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

52 36
VENTOLIN HFA 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

53 81
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

54 88
SPIRONOLACTONE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

55 57
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

56 63
RANITIDINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

57 46
MEMANTINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

58 70
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

59 206
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

59 60
NIFEDICAL XL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

61 161
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 61 109
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

63 56
FLOVENT HFA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

64 246
CITALOPRAM HBR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

65 31
BUPROPION XL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 66 173
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

67 89
VERAPAMIL ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 68 158
IBUPROFEN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

68 67
ELIQUIS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 68 87
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

71 34
IRBESARTAN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 71 97
DULOXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 73 52
PROAIR HFA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

74 51
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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.