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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,561Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 52 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

$1.31M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 91 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

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

71% 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

20% of this provider’s 480 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

50% of this provider’s 576 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

32% of this provider’s 576 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

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

43 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

$1.32M

2014

$1.34M

2015

$1.31M

2016

Number of Claims

24,799

2014

25,335

2015

24,561

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 1,316

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,128

prescriptions.

128

patients, 22% of all patients

1 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 933

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

750

prescriptions.

163

patients, 28% of all patients

2 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 902

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

777

prescriptions.

142

patients, 25% of all patients

3 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 772

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

683

prescriptions.

136

patients, 24% of all patients

4 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 759

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

656

prescriptions.

68

patients, 12% of all patients

5 13
OMEPRAZOLE 670

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

519

prescriptions.

124

patients, 22% of all patients

6 8
NAMENDA XR 595

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

546

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

7 43
DONEPEZIL HCL 557

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

541

prescriptions.

80

patients, 14% of all patients

8 27
LISINOPRIL 553

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

491

prescriptions.

103

patients, 18% of all patients

9 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 465

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

69

patients, 12% of all patients

10 16
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 456

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

11 74
RISPERIDONE 450

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

P 12 64
TRAMADOL HCL 433

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

96

patients, 17% of all patients

O 13 22
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 423

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

94

patients, 16% of all patients

14 19
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 407

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

15 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 393

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

16 31
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 392

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

80

patients, 14% of all patients

17 3
TRAZODONE HCL 364

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

67

patients, 12% of all patients

18 36
LORAZEPAM 310

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

19 30
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

92

patients, 16% of all patients

O 20 12
SERTRALINE HCL 287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

21 25
METFORMIN HCL 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

22 7
GABAPENTIN 272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

23 15
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

P 24 53
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

25 56
CLOPIDOGREL 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

26 20
RANITIDINE HCL 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

27 46
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

28 17
LYRICA 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

29 91
SIMVASTATIN 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

29 5
MIRTAZAPINE 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

31 55
CARVEDILOL 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

32 21
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

127

patients, 22% of all patients

A 33 107
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

34 98
TAMSULOSIN HCL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

35 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

36 14
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

37 60
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

38 95
ALLOPURINOL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

39 26
LEVOFLOXACIN 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

103

patients, 18% of all patients

A 39 84
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

41 71
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

87

patients, 15% of all patients

42 28
MEMANTINE HCL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

43 70
HALOPERIDOL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

P 44 145
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

45 120
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

46 11
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

47 112
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

A 48 225
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

49 63
DIGOXIN 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

50 100
PAROXETINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

51 79
ALPRAZOLAM 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

52 24
TOPIRAMATE 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

53 144
ZETIA 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

54 80
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

55 146
GEMFIBROZIL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

56 156
LEVETIRACETAM 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

56 68
ATENOLOL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

56 23
BUSPIRONE HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

59 129
CLOZAPINE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 P 60 141
NOVOLIN R 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

60 282
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

60 33
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

63 29
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

64 115
KLOR-CON M20 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

65 124
FAMOTIDINE* 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

66 38
BACLOFEN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 67 85
CLONAZEPAM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

68 61
OLANZAPINE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

P 68 105
NEXIUM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 70 111
LANTUS 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

70 65
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

72 167
NYSTATIN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

73 137
LAMOTRIGINE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 74 152
SPIRONOLACTONE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 75 57
HUMULIN R 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

76 279
VALPROIC ACID* 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 77 192
FENTANYL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

O 78 108
LATANOPROST 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

78 155
NIFEDIPINE ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

80 76
MYRBETRIQ 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 80 234
DULOXETINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

80 52
CEFADROXIL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

A 83 455
PHENYTOIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 84 229
HYDRALAZINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

84 47
FLUOXETINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

86 73
METFORMIN HCL ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

86 49
JANUVIA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 88 59
CRESTOR 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

88 50
LEVEMIR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 90 169
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

91 37
LOVASTATIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

91 45
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

A 93 164
FENOFIBRATE* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

94 119
GLIPIZIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

95 40
LOPERAMIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

96 259
XARELTO 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 97 86
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 5, 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.