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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,213Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 61 providers in this state and specialty

$1.04M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 61 providers in this state and specialty

229 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

96% 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

6% of this provider’s 198 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 5%.

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Antibiotics

35% of this provider’s 229 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

38% of this provider’s 229 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$73 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $71 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

62 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 22.


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

$583K

2014

$826K

2015

$1.04M

2016

Number of Claims

9,418

2014

12,162

2015

14,213

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 591

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

539

prescriptions.

80

patients, 35% of all patients

1 4
FUROSEMIDE 376

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

59

patients, 26% of all patients

2 3
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 368

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

56

patients, 24% of all patients

3 64
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 367

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

66

patients, 29% of all patients

4 37
METFORMIN HCL 342

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

52

patients, 23% of all patients

5 6
GABAPENTIN 336

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

54

patients, 24% of all patients

6 9
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 295

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

38

patients, 17% of all patients

7 12
OMEPRAZOLE 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

38

patients, 17% of all patients

8 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

44

patients, 19% of all patients

9 1
LISINOPRIL 269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

39

patients, 17% of all patients

9 2
PROAIR HFA 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

42

patients, 18% of all patients

11 34
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 267

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

37

patients, 16% of all patients

12 5
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

34

patients, 15% of all patients

13 36
VALSARTAN 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

28

patients, 12% of all patients

14 60
MIRTAZAPINE 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

29

patients, 13% of all patients

15 50
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

28

patients, 12% of all patients

16 46
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

33

patients, 14% of all patients

17 24
SYMBICORT 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

24

patients, 10% of all patients

18 68
PATADAY 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

23

patients, 10% of all patients

19 122
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

23

patients, 10% of all patients

20 72
TRAMADOL HCL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

43

patients, 19% of all patients

O 21 16
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

31

patients, 14% of all patients

O 22 11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

22

patients, 10% of all patients

23 13
NEXIUM 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

29

patients, 13% of all patients

24 85
SIMVASTATIN 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

24

patients, 10% of all patients

25 8
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

25

patients, 11% of all patients

25 39
JANUVIA 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

20

patients, 9% of all patients

27 78
MECLIZINE HCL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

28 91
ECONAZOLE NITRATE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

20

patients, 9% of all patients

29 162
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

29

patients, 13% of all patients

30 73
VENTOLIN HFA 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

23

patients, 10% of all patients

31 57
CLOPIDOGREL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

19

patients, 8% of all patients

32 19
ADVAIR DISKUS 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

32 98
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

21

patients, 9% of all patients

34 69
IBUPROFEN 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

35 45
SERTRALINE HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

36 32
CARVEDILOL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

21

patients, 9% of all patients

37 20
TIZANIDINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

24

patients, 10% of all patients

38 92
VOLTAREN 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

22

patients, 10% of all patients

39 111
LYRICA 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

20

patients, 9% of all patients

40 81
ATENOLOL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

40 25
ALPRAZOLAM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

23

patients, 10% of all patients

42 22
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

43 147
CRESTOR 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

43 40
LANTUS 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

45 88
WARFARIN SODIUM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 46 15
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

47 17
TAMSULOSIN HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

47 18
FENOFIBRATE* 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11 49 151
VESICARE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 50 115
LIDOCAINE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

50 109
LORAZEPAM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

52 29
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

52 10
GLIPIZIDE XL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

54 118
TRAZODONE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

54 43
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

56 14
DONEPEZIL HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

57 28
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 58 54
LIDOCAINE-PRILOCAINE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

23

patients, 10% of all patients

59 160
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

59 42
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 P 61 49
PREDNISONE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

62 30
TRADJENTA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 62 136
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

O 64 52
HYDRALAZINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 65 62
NIFEDIPINE ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 66 80
METFORMIN HCL ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

67 84
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 67 100
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 67 66
FAMOTIDINE* 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 70 53
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

70 126
AMITIZA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 72 134
ROPINIROLE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 72 70
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 74 152
CITALOPRAM HBR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 75 38
BENAZEPRIL HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 75 113
UNIFINE PENTIPS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 75 253
ALCOHOL PADS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

78 180
FLOVENT HFA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 79 267
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 March 28, 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.