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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,247Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 248 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

$946K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 188 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

613 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

25% 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

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

35% of this provider’s 613 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

18% of this provider’s 613 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 15%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$71 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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

$867K

2014

$919K

2015

$946K

2016

Number of Claims

12,524

2014

13,145

2015

13,247

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 738

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

658

prescriptions.

126

patients, 21% of all patients

1 2
OMEPRAZOLE 457

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

96

patients, 16% of all patients

2 8
FUROSEMIDE 412

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

79

patients, 13% of all patients

3 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 387

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

87

patients, 14% of all patients

4 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 370

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

5 16
SIMVASTATIN 357

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

69

patients, 11% of all patients

6 5
CARVEDILOL 353

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

7 21
ALPRAZOLAM 301

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

76

patients, 12% of all patients

8 24
LISINOPRIL 293

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

74

patients, 12% of all patients

9 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

10 1
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

11 11
METFORMIN HCL 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

12 7
GLIMEPIRIDE 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

13 32
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

14 9
SERTRALINE HCL 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

15 25
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

O 16 12
WARFARIN SODIUM 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

17 13
CLOPIDOGREL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

18 20
ALLOPURINOL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

19 26
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

19 41
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

21 17
MELOXICAM 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

22 39
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

23 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

24 14
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

25 168
DULOXETINE HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

26 52
LEVOFLOXACIN 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

90

patients, 15% of all patients

A 27 84
GABAPENTIN 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

27 15
ATENOLOL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

29 23
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

30 19
TRAMADOL HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

O 31 22
VALSARTAN 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

32 58
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

33 37
DONEPEZIL HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

33 27
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

35 56
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

35 71
XARELTO 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

35 86
HYDRALAZINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

38 47
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

39 28
ELIQUIS 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

40 87
JANUMET 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

41 276
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

42 44
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

42 63
TAMSULOSIN HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

42 18
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

45 54
FAMOTIDINE* 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 46 38
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

46 182
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

48 114
CRESTOR 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

49 50
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 50 98
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

A 51 225
CITALOPRAM HBR 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 51 31
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

53 106
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

A 53 90
BYSTOLIC 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

55 132
SYMBICORT 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

55 66
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

55 115
IRBESARTAN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

58 97
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

59 29
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

60 34
IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

61 270
SYNTHROID 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

61 72
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

63 126
PREDNISONE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

63 35
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

A 65 128
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

65 78
VYTORIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

67 317
LORAZEPAM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 68 30
JANUMET XR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

69 555
CARTIA XT 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 69 150
SPIRONOLACTONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 69 57
CLONAZEPAM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

72 61
METFORMIN HCL ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

73 49
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 10, 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.