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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,980Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 49 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

$1.71M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 38 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

409 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
62% Patients 65 Years and Older

97% 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

41% of this provider’s 255 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

43% of this provider’s 409 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

14% of this provider’s 409 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 15%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$68 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

61 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

$1.96M

2014

$1.49M

2015

$1.71M

2016

Number of Claims

27,820

2014

24,053

2015

24,980

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,149

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

815

prescriptions.

148

patients, 36% of all patients

1 1
FUROSEMIDE 812

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

480

prescriptions.

77

patients, 19% of all patients

2 6
LISINOPRIL 738

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

460

prescriptions.

90

patients, 22% of all patients

3 4
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 730

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

432

prescriptions.

93

patients, 23% of all patients

P 4 53
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 602

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

455

prescriptions.

74

patients, 18% of all patients

5 3
TRAZODONE HCL 558

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

79

patients, 19% of all patients

6 36
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 507

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

65

patients, 16% of all patients

7 10
DONEPEZIL HCL 503

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

476

prescriptions.

62

patients, 15% of all patients

8 27
GABAPENTIN 485

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

61

patients, 15% of all patients

9 15
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 472

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

56

patients, 14% of all patients

10 2
NAMENDA XR 458

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

431

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

11 43
METFORMIN HCL 438

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

57

patients, 14% of all patients

12 7
TAMSULOSIN HCL 382

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

13 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 371

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

14 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 364

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

53

patients, 13% of all patients

15 16
LANTUS 360

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

49

patients, 12% of all patients

16 65
IBUPROFEN 335

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

76

patients, 19% of all patients

17 67
CITALOPRAM HBR 332

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

51

patients, 12% of all patients

18 31
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 321

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

P 19 277
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 310

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

20 74
OMEPRAZOLE 306

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

21 8
HUMALOG 289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

22 123
WARFARIN SODIUM 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

23 13
MELOXICAM 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

24 39
LACTULOSE 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

25 130
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

26 17
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

27 112
CLOPIDOGREL 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

28 20
SIMVASTATIN 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

29 5
RISPERIDONE 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

P 30 64
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

P 31 250
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

32 34
HALOPERIDOL 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

49

patients, 12% of all patients

P 33 145
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

34 11
CLOZAPINE 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

P 35 141
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

35 42
FAMOTIDINE* 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

35 38
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

38 9
GLIPIZIDE XL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

<11 39 181
OLANZAPINE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

P 40 105
VALPROIC ACID* 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

41 192
HEPARIN SODIUM 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

42 94
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

43 98
GENERLAC 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 44 262
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

45 151
LEVETIRACETAM 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

45 68
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

47 95
NOVOLOG 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

48 163
SERTRALINE HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

49 25
MIRTAZAPINE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

50 55
SYMBICORT 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

51 66
ARIPIPRAZOLE 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

P 52 160
SPIRONOLACTONE 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

52 57
MEMANTINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

54 70
LINZESS 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

55 190
LORAZEPAM 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

55 30
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

57 71
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

58 120
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

68

patients, 17% of all patients

A 59 107
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

O 60 12
JANUVIA 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 61 59
CARVEDILOL 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

62 21
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

62 56
RISPERDAL CONSTA 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 P 62 380
CLONIDINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

65 69
LATANOPROST 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

66 155
CLONAZEPAM 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

67 61
LYRICA 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 68 91
RANITIDINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

69 46
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

70 33
PHENOBARBITAL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

70 244
GLIPIZIDE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 72 40
MEGESTROL ACETATE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

73 273
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

73 60
ADVAIR DISKUS 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

75 77
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

76 29
DULOXETINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 77 52
OXCARBAZEPINE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 77 174
FINASTERIDE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 79 62
SPIRIVA 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

80 75
DIGOXIN 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

80 100
AMANTADINE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 80 309
VENTOLIN HFA 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

83 81
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

84 139
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 84 159
VALPROIC ACID* 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

86 387
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

86 28
DISULFIRAM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 10 88 494
XARELTO 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 88 86
TRAMADOL HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

O 90 22
AMIODARONE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

90 136
CRESTOR 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 92 50
TRADJENTA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 92 102
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

A 94 164
SODIUM CHLORIDE* 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

95 257
CARBAMAZEPINE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 95 166
FENOFIBRATE* 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 95 148
MIDODRINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 98 260
NIFEDIPINE ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 98 76
GLIPIZIDE ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

100 82
NAMZARIC 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 100 247
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 100 101
AZITHROMYCIN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

A 103 48
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 103 154
HYDRALAZINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

105 47
HALOPERIDOL LACTATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

P 106 291
PROAIR HFA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

106 51
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 108 186
VERAPAMIL ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 108 158
BACLOFEN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 108 85
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

108 54
VANCOMYCIN HCL* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

A 112 240
FLUOXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 113 73
PIPERACILLIN-TAZOBACTAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 A 113 555
LAMOTRIGINE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 113 152
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 May 22, 2015.
  • 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.