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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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29,645Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 24 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

$2.07M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 22 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

744 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

95% 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

11% of this provider’s 673 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

30% of this provider’s 744 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

16% of this provider’s 744 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 15%.

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Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$70 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

40 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

$1.98M

2014

$1.8M

2015

$2.07M

2016

Number of Claims

30,964

2014

28,874

2015

29,645

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,184

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,015

prescriptions.

142

patients, 19% of all patients

1 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,089

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

977

prescriptions.

161

patients, 22% of all patients

2 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 870

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

814

prescriptions.

128

patients, 17% of all patients

3 3
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 819

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

743

prescriptions.

108

patients, 15% of all patients

4 9
FUROSEMIDE 773

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

748

prescriptions.

91

patients, 12% of all patients

5 6
VALSARTAN 576

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

571

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

6 58
WARFARIN SODIUM 568

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

568

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

7 13
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 561

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

533

prescriptions.

86

patients, 12% of all patients

8 11
OMEPRAZOLE 527

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

504

prescriptions.

103

patients, 14% of all patients

9 8
METFORMIN HCL 496

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

10 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 483

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

444

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

11 10
NEXIUM 464

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

441

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

12 111
GABAPENTIN 450

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

13 15
LISINOPRIL 430

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

14 4
SIMVASTATIN 394

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

15 5
DONEPEZIL HCL 370

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

16 27
VOLTAREN 367

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

86

patients, 12% of all patients

17 127
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 361

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

18 16
CRESTOR 351

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

19 50
JANUVIA 349

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

20 59
ELIQUIS 325

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

21 87
NAMENDA XR 304

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

22 43
SERTRALINE HCL 299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

23 25
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

O 24 12
TAMSULOSIN HCL 272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

25 18
CLOPIDOGREL 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

26 20
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

26 60
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

28 78
LORAZEPAM 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

29 30
CREON 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

30 180
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

P 31 53
BYSTOLIC 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

32 132
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

33 14
TRAMADOL HCL 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

O 34 22
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

35 54
GLIMEPIRIDE 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

36 32
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

79

patients, 11% of all patients

36 28
FAMOTIDINE* 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

38 38
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

39 29
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

39 41
RISPERIDONE 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

P 41 64
CARVEDILOL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

42 21
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

43 33
HYDRALAZINE HCL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

44 47
ALLOPURINOL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

45 26
TRAZODONE HCL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

46 36
MIRTAZAPINE 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

47 55
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

48 63
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

49 34
TRADJENTA 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

50 102
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

51 17
DIGOXIN 148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

52 100
MEMANTINE HCL 141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

53 70
FINASTERIDE 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

54 62
XARELTO 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

54 86
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

56 42
OLANZAPINE 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

P 57 105
CLONAZEPAM 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

58 61
BENICAR 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

58 183
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

60 182
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

61 112
AMITIZA 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

62 189
NUEDEXTA 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

<11 63 170
CITALOPRAM HBR 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

64 31
NYSTATIN 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

64 137
ATENOLOL 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

66 23
ALPRAZOLAM 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

67 24
LANTUS 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

67 65
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

69 71
SYNTHROID 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

<11 70 72
DULOXETINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

71 52
ONDANSETRON HCL* 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

71 184
MECLIZINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

73 118
PREDNISONE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

73 35
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

73 95
SPIRONOLACTONE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

76 57
LIDOCAINE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

77 92
BENICAR HCT 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

77 219
TOPIRAMATE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

77 144
DEXILANT 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

80 204
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

81 138
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 82 101
RANITIDINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

83 46
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

84 74
NIFEDIPINE ER 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

84 76
CLONIDINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

86 69
ZETIA 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 87 80
IBUPROFEN 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

87 67
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

89 140
PINDOLOL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 89 327
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

91 207
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

92 126
METFORMIN HCL ER 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 93 49
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

A 93 90
HUMALOG 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 93 123
LINZESS 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

96 190
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

96 230
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

98 167
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

A 99 128
NADOLOL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

99 435
LEVETIRACETAM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 99 68
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

102 88
CARBAMAZEPINE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 103 166
SYMBICORT 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

104 66
CLOZAPINE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 P 105 141
ULORIC 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 106 218
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

107 125
NIFEDICAL XL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 108 161
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

109 98
RESTASIS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

110 464
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 110 227
LEVOFLOXACIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

A 110 84
NOVOLOG 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

113 163
PROCTOZONE-HC 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

114 239
MUPIROCIN* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

115 213
LYRICA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 115 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 Feb. 7, 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.