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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,325Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 44 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

$1.27M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 97 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

568 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

87% 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

19% of this provider’s 464 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

46% of this provider’s 568 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

36% of this provider’s 568 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

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

45 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

$1.12M

2014

$1.03M

2015

$1.27M

2016

Number of Claims

18,442

2014

19,415

2015

25,325

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
FUROSEMIDE 1,080

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,000

prescriptions.

120

patients, 21% of all patients

1 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 890

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

735

prescriptions.

119

patients, 21% of all patients

2 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 781

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

602

prescriptions.

122

patients, 21% of all patients

O 3 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 758

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

621

prescriptions.

119

patients, 21% of all patients

4 16
GABAPENTIN 539

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

75

patients, 13% of all patients

5 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 531

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

92

patients, 16% of all patients

6 1
LISINOPRIL 515

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

81

patients, 14% of all patients

7 4
OMEPRAZOLE 466

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

83

patients, 15% of all patients

8 8
LORAZEPAM 464

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

101

patients, 18% of all patients

9 30
METFORMIN HCL 438

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

10 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 407

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

11 10
MIRTAZAPINE 399

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

69

patients, 12% of all patients

12 55
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 367

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

13 17
TRAZODONE HCL 364

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

14 36
CITALOPRAM HBR 364

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

14 31
NAMENDA XR 355

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

16 43
SERTRALINE HCL 354

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

17 25
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 348

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

P 18 53
CLOPIDOGREL 342

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

19 20
OLANZAPINE 319

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

P 20 105
TAMSULOSIN HCL 318

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

21 18
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 308

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

22 151
DONEPEZIL HCL 307

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

23 27
FAMOTIDINE* 306

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

24 38
WARFARIN SODIUM 305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

25 13
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 301

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

26 56
SIMVASTATIN 296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

27 5
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

66

patients, 12% of all patients

28 60
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

29 29
LEVETIRACETAM 264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

30 68
CARVEDILOL 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

31 21
TRAMADOL HCL 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

O 32 22
DULOXETINE HCL 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

33 52
RISPERIDONE 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

P 34 64
FENTANYL 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

O 35 108
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

105

patients, 18% of all patients

36 95
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

37 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

38 3
BUSPIRONE HCL 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

39 129
RANITIDINE HCL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

40 46
CLONAZEPAM 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

40 61
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

42 74
ALPRAZOLAM 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

43 24
LEVOFLOXACIN 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

88

patients, 15% of all patients

A 44 84
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

93

patients, 16% of all patients

A 45 107
PREDNISONE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

46 35
LANTUS 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

47 65
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

48 98
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

48 146
ATENOLOL 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

50 23
MEMANTINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

51 70
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

52 159
ROPINIROLE HCL 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

52 113
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

54 19
HALOPERIDOL 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

P 54 145
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O 56 133
LYRICA 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

56 91
CLOZAPINE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 58 141
FLUOXETINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

59 73
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

60 71
ONDANSETRON HCL* 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

61 184
NYSTATIN 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

62 137
GLIPIZIDE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

63 40
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

A 64 90
VANCOMYCIN HCL* 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

A 65 240
PHENYTOIN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 66 229
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

67 34
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

67 28
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

67 14
ALLOPURINOL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

70 26
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

71 63
ELIQUIS 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

72 87
BACLOFEN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 73 85
SPIRONOLACTONE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

73 57
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

75 115
DIGOXIN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

76 100
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

76 162
LEVEMIR 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 78 169
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 79 120
SPIRIVA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

79 75
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 2% of all patients

79 112
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

A 79 128
MORPHINE SULFATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

O 83 326
XARELTO 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 84 86
OXYCODONE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O 85 209
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

86 139
PHENOBARBITAL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 86 244
FLUCONAZOLE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

88 251
LINZESS 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 89 190
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 89 101
ARIPIPRAZOLE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 P 89 160
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 92 167
PAROXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 92 79
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 92 126
NOVOLOG 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

95 163
RANEXA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 95 335
LOPERAMIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

97 259
CEPHALEXIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

A 97 122
SODIUM CHLORIDE* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 99 257
JANUVIA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 99 59
LOVASTATIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 99 45
NUEDEXTA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 99 170
PROAIR HFA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

103 51
GLIMEPIRIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 103 32
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 103 33
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 24, 2012.
  • 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.