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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,975Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 59 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

$1.86M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 33 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

574 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

98% 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

9% of this provider’s 479 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

20% of this provider’s 574 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

30% of this provider’s 574 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

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

Prescriptions per Patient

42 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

$1.61M

2014

$1.59M

2015

$1.86M

2016

Number of Claims

23,382

2014

22,857

2015

23,975

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 740

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

679

prescriptions.

118

patients, 21% of all patients

1 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 650

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

562

prescriptions.

99

patients, 17% of all patients

2 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 633

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

521

prescriptions.

77

patients, 13% of all patients

3 2
VALSARTAN 532

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

527

prescriptions.

72

patients, 13% of all patients

4 58
FUROSEMIDE 498

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

493

prescriptions.

77

patients, 13% of all patients

5 6
LIDOCAINE 486

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

438

prescriptions.

122

patients, 21% of all patients

6 92
TRAMADOL HCL 468

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

437

prescriptions.

116

patients, 20% of all patients

O 7 22
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 443

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

72

patients, 13% of all patients

8 9
OMEPRAZOLE 439

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

9 8
SIMVASTATIN 398

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

67

patients, 12% of all patients

10 5
METFORMIN HCL 397

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

72

patients, 13% of all patients

11 7
AMITIZA 387

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

12 189
LISINOPRIL 379

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

71

patients, 12% of all patients

13 4
TAMSULOSIN HCL 346

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

14 18
LABETALOL HCL 327

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

15 178
NEXIUM 322

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

16 111
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 310

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

17 10
VOLTAREN 290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

18 127
CLONAZEPAM 281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

19 61
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

68

patients, 12% of all patients

20 54
NIFEDIPINE ER 273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

21 76
LORAZEPAM 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

22 30
GABAPENTIN 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

23 15
LYRICA 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

23 91
LINZESS 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

25 190
MECLIZINE HCL 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

26 118
NIFEDICAL XL 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

27 161
WARFARIN SODIUM 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

28 13
CREON 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

29 180
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

30 42
SERTRALINE HCL 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

31 25
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

32 60
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

33 16
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

34 78
CLOPIDOGREL 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

35 20
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

P 36 53
PATADAY 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

37 241
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

38 14
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

39 104
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

39 28
CARVEDILOL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

41 21
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

O 42 12
DONEPEZIL HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

43 27
RANITIDINE HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

43 46
LEVETIRACETAM 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

45 68
ATENOLOL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

46 23
ALCOHOL PADS 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

47 149
AMMONIUM LACTATE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

48 274
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

49 34
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

49 17
GLIPIZIDE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

51 40
FAMOTIDINE* 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

52 38
JANUVIA 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

53 59
CLONIDINE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

54 298
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

55 29
PROAIR HFA 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

56 51
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

57 186
CRESTOR 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

58 50
KETOCONAZOLE 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

59 193
SPIRONOLACTONE 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

59 57
RISPERIDONE 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P 61 64
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

62 11
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

63 126
IBUPROFEN 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

64 67
FENOFIBRATE* 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

65 93
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

<11 65 98
PROCTOZONE-HC 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

67 239
MIRTAZAPINE 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

67 55
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

69 56
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

O 70 83
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

71 206
VENTOLIN HFA 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

72 81
CLONIDINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

73 69
CITALOPRAM HBR 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

73 31
ALPRAZOLAM 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

75 24
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

75 19
ARIPIPRAZOLE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 P 77 160
DULOXETINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

78 52
DUTASTERIDE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

79 221
GLIPIZIDE ER 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

80 82
ADVAIR DISKUS 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

81 77
DICYCLOMINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

82 185
SYMBICORT 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

83 66
ALLOPURINOL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

84 26
LANTUS 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

84 65
ZETIA 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

86 80
INVOKANA 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 86 212
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 88 74
PRIMIDONE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 89 254
METOLAZONE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 89 188
DEXILANT 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

89 204
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 89 230
TRAZODONE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

89 36
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

94 88
AMIODARONE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 94 136
ALCOHOL PREP PADS 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

96 248
GLIMEPIRIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

97 32
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

98 207
HYDRALAZINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 99 47
ULORIC 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 100 218
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

101 33
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

102 63
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

102 140
PREDNISONE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

104 35
MEMANTINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

105 70
PAROXETINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 106 79
XARELTO 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 107 86
MEGESTROL ACETATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

107 273
TOPIRAMATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 109 144
GLIPIZIDE XL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

109 181
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 June 11, 2008.
  • 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.