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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,986Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 90 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

$901K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 227 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

713 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

30% 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

4% of this provider’s 668 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

15% of this provider’s 713 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

12% of this provider’s 713 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 15%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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

$757K

2014

$1.01M

2015

$901K

2016

Number of Claims

17,162

2014

21,275

2015

19,986

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 943

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

894

prescriptions.

130

patients, 18% of all patients

1 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 856

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

845

prescriptions.

146

patients, 20% of all patients

2 3
LISINOPRIL 795

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

756

prescriptions.

151

patients, 21% of all patients

3 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 790

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

749

prescriptions.

146

patients, 20% of all patients

4 16
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 739

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

734

prescriptions.

126

patients, 18% of all patients

5 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 658

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

615

prescriptions.

137

patients, 19% of all patients

6 1
METFORMIN HCL 592

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

572

prescriptions.

110

patients, 15% of all patients

7 7
ATENOLOL 571

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

571

prescriptions.

107

patients, 15% of all patients

8 23
WARFARIN SODIUM 565

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

503

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

9 13
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 525

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

511

prescriptions.

99

patients, 14% of all patients

10 42
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 520

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

481

prescriptions.

82

patients, 12% of all patients

11 9
SIMVASTATIN 499

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

475

prescriptions.

106

patients, 15% of all patients

12 5
OMEPRAZOLE 485

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

462

prescriptions.

104

patients, 15% of all patients

13 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 472

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

451

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

14 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 381

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

15 14
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 349

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

16 19
CLOPIDOGREL 336

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

17 20
GABAPENTIN 321

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

18 15
CARVEDILOL 297

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

19 21
SERTRALINE HCL 293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

20 25
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

21 11
GLIPIZIDE 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

22 40
DONEPEZIL HCL 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

23 27
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

24 17
CITALOPRAM HBR 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

25 31
PAROXETINE HCL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

26 79
ALLOPURINOL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

27 26
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

28 29
TRAZODONE HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

29 36
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

P 30 53
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

31 28
TAMSULOSIN HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

32 18
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

33 34
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

34 56
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

35 33
DIGOXIN 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

36 100
PREDNISONE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

37 35
TRAMADOL HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

O 38 22
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

39 104
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

40 168
CRESTOR 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

41 50
DULOXETINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

42 52
TERAZOSIN HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

42 152
NIFEDIPINE ER 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

44 76
SPIRONOLACTONE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

45 57
GLIMEPIRIDE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

46 32
FLUOXETINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 47 73
SYNTHROID 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 48 72
PROAIR HFA 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

48 51
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

48 89
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

51 139
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

52 44
MEMANTINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 53 70
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

53 63
CLONIDINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 53 69
LYRICA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

56 91
LABETALOL HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 57 178
LOVASTATIN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

57 45
MIRTAZAPINE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 59 55
GLIPIZIDE ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 60 82
TRADJENTA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 60 102
NEXIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

62 111
NIFEDICAL XL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 63 161
KLOR-CON M20 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

64 124
ROPINIROLE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 64 113
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

66 60
FENOFIBRATE* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 66 119
BUSPIRONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 68 129
AMIODARONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 69 136
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

O 69 12
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

71 125
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 71 116
VENTOLIN HFA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

73 81
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 73 162
LANTUS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

75 65
INSULIN SYRINGE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

75 272
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 April 18, 2014.
  • 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.