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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,998Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 58 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

$1.48M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 63 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

1,274 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

36% 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

3% of this provider’s 1,114 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

36% of this provider’s 1,274 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

24% of this provider’s 1,274 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

$62 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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

$1.11M

2014

$1.34M

2015

$1.48M

2016

Number of Claims

22,946

2014

23,741

2015

23,998

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 1,209

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,146

prescriptions.

233

patients, 18% of all patients

1 6
LISINOPRIL 787

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

738

prescriptions.

196

patients, 15% of all patients

2 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 744

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

712

prescriptions.

126

patients, 10% of all patients

3 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 678

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

634

prescriptions.

159

patients, 12% of all patients

4 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 610

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

435

prescriptions.

172

patients, 14% of all patients

O 5 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 555

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

525

prescriptions.

136

patients, 11% of all patients

6 16
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 517

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

472

prescriptions.

136

patients, 11% of all patients

7 1
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 498

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

114

patients, 9% of all patients

8 17
GABAPENTIN 496

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

91

patients, 7% of all patients

9 15
OMEPRAZOLE 467

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

430

prescriptions.

99

patients, 8% of all patients

10 8
CLOPIDOGREL 427

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

96

patients, 8% of all patients

11 20
SIMVASTATIN 422

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

111

patients, 9% of all patients

12 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 407

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

98

patients, 8% of all patients

13 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 392

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

91

patients, 7% of all patients

14 11
LORAZEPAM 387

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

91

patients, 7% of all patients

15 30
PREDNISONE 382

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

218

patients, 17% of all patients

16 35
METFORMIN HCL 377

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

88

patients, 7% of all patients

17 7
CITALOPRAM HBR 350

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

72

patients, 6% of all patients

18 31
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 347

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

73

patients, 6% of all patients

19 9
NAMENDA XR 296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

20 43
CARVEDILOL 272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

21 21
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

54

patients, 4% of all patients

22 19
TRAMADOL HCL 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

86

patients, 7% of all patients

O 23 22
TAMSULOSIN HCL 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

24 18
DONEPEZIL HCL 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

25 27
LEVOFLOXACIN 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

180

patients, 14% of all patients

A 26 84
TRAZODONE HCL 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

27 36
ALPRAZOLAM 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

28 24
SERTRALINE HCL 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

29 25
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

30 29
ALLOPURINOL 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

31 26
DULOXETINE HCL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

32 52
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

33 28
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

34 63
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

35 60
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

36 14
BACLOFEN 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

55

patients, 4% of all patients

37 85
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

38 56
WARFARIN SODIUM 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

39 13
ELIQUIS 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

40 87
MIRTAZAPINE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

41 55
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

42 54
ATENOLOL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

43 23
CLONIDINE HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

44 69
FENTANYL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

O 45 108
MELOXICAM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

46 39
MEMANTINE HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

47 70
XARELTO 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

47 86
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

49 109
BYSTOLIC 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

50 132
CLONAZEPAM 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

51 61
JANUVIA 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

51 59
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

53 34
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

75

patients, 6% of all patients

A 53 90
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

88

patients, 7% of all patients

A 55 107
NYSTATIN 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

55 137
METFORMIN HCL ER 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

57 49
DICYCLOMINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

58 185
RISPERIDONE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

P 58 64
RANITIDINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

60 46
GLIPIZIDE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

60 40
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

62 208
SPIRONOLACTONE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

62 57
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

64 162
LANTUS 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

65 65
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

66 98
FAMOTIDINE* 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

67 38
VALSARTAN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

68 58
LYRICA 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

69 91
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 70 71
JANTOVEN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11 71 172
LEVETIRACETAM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

72 68
METOLAZONE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

73 188
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

73 88
AMIODARONE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

75 136
VESICARE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

76 171
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

A 77 128
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

77 89
HYDRALAZINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

79 47
OXYCODONE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

O 80 209
BUDESONIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 81 296
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

P 82 53
LOVASTATIN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

83 45
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

83 37
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

85 157
BENAZEPRIL HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

86 96
ROPINIROLE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

87 113
KLOR-CON M20 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 88 124
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

89 41
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 90 116
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

90 95
FINASTERIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

92 62
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 92 115
AZITHROMYCIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

A 94 48
DIAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

94 134
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

94 42
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 Feb. 8, 2010.
  • 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.