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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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28,254Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 27 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

$2.6M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 14 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

425 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
54% Patients 65 Years and Older

93% 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 228 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

35% of this provider’s 425 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

33% of this provider’s 425 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 15%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$92 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

66 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

$1.53M

2014

$2.47M

2015

$2.6M

2016

Number of Claims

23,602

2014

25,732

2015

28,254

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
LIDOCAINE 891

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

592

prescriptions.

111

patients, 26% of all patients

1 92
FUROSEMIDE 881

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

549

prescriptions.

101

patients, 24% of all patients

2 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 870

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

426

prescriptions.

109

patients, 26% of all patients

3 1
LISINOPRIL 760

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

86

patients, 20% of all patients

4 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 732

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

87

patients, 20% of all patients

O 5 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 703

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

78

patients, 18% of all patients

6 16
GABAPENTIN 644

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

76

patients, 18% of all patients

7 15
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 592

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

76

patients, 18% of all patients

8 3
METFORMIN HCL 559

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

65

patients, 15% of all patients

9 7
SIMVASTATIN 549

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

62

patients, 15% of all patients

10 5
ALCOHOL PADS 545

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

74

patients, 17% of all patients

10 11 149
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 487

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

58

patients, 14% of all patients

12 14
TRAMADOL HCL 452

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

71

patients, 17% of all patients

O 13 22
IBUPROFEN 444

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

66

patients, 16% of all patients

14 67
PROAIR HFA 403

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

54

patients, 13% of all patients

15 51
CLOPIDOGREL 389

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

16 20
CLONIDINE HCL 325

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

17 69
FLUNISOLIDE 320

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

10 18 363
OMEPRAZOLE 315

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

19 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 308

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

20 2
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

21 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

22 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

23 9
ALCOHOL PREP PADS 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

24 248
GLIPIZIDE 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

25 40
AMMONIUM LACTATE 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

26 274
CARVEDILOL 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

27 21
TAMSULOSIN HCL 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

28 18
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

29 42
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

29 216
RISPERIDONE 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

P 31 64
NEXIUM 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

32 111
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

33 33
LACTULOSE 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

34 130
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

35 54
ALLOPURINOL 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

36 26
TIZANIDINE HCL 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

37 135
FELODIPINE ER 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

38 176
LORAZEPAM 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

38 30
VENTOLIN HFA 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

40 81
KETOCONAZOLE 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

41 193
LYRICA 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

42 91
SERTRALINE HCL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

43 25
HYDROCORTISONE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

44 202
ALPRAZOLAM 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

45 24
DESLORATADINE 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

10 46 421
PROMETHAZINE HCL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

47 226
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

48 11
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

49 125
SPIRIVA 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

50 75
LEVETIRACETAM 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

51 68
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

52 28
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

53 88
DONEPEZIL HCL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

54 27
NIFEDIPINE ER 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

55 76
TRAZODONE HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

56 36
HYDRALAZINE HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

57 47
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

58 34
EASY COMFORT PEN NEEDLES 138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

59 349
LOVASTATIN 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

60 45
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

61 126
ADVAIR DISKUS 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

61 77
SYMBICORT 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

63 66
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

64 71
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

64 56
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

66 157
FAMOTIDINE* 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

67 38
RANITIDINE HCL 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

68 46
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

69 104
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

70 205
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 3% of all patients

P 70 53
COLCHICINE 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

72 275
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

73 74
WARFARIN SODIUM 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

74 13
LIDOCAINE-PRILOCAINE 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

75 242
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

75 206
NAPROXEN 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

75 103
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

78 60
FLUOXETINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

79 73
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 79 159
GLIPIZIDE XL 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

81 181
VOLTAREN 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

82 127
AZITHROMYCIN 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

60

patients, 14% of all patients

A 82 48
CRESTOR 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 84 50
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

<11 85 63
LABETALOL HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 86 178
VALSARTAN 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 87 58
LANTUS 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

88 65
EASY COMFORT INSULIN SYRINGE* 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 10 89 416
ARIPIPRAZOLE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 P 90 160
PREDNISONE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

91 35
BACLOFEN 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

91 85
PREDNISOLONE ACETATE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 93 490
RAMIPRIL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 94 143
CARBAMAZEPINE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 95 166
NITROSTAT 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

96 233
JANUVIA 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 97 59
MUPIROCIN* 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

98 213
CITALOPRAM HBR 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 99 31
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

56

patients, 13% of all patients

A 100 90
METOLAZONE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 101 188
GLIPIZIDE ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

102 82
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 102 230
LATANOPROST 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 102 155
CILOSTAZOL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 105 316
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 106 182
MEGESTROL ACETATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 107 273
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 108 29
TRAVATAN Z 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 109 334
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 110 140
VESICARE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 110 171
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 112 112
COLCRYS 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 112 373
PAROXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 114 79
LEVOFLOXACIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

A 114 84
CLOTRIMAZOLE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 116 565
PENTOXIFYLLINE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 117 322
FINASTERIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 117 62
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.