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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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27,788Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 31 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

$1.52M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

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

1,436 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

15% 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 1,344 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

29% of this provider’s 1,436 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

22% of this provider’s 1,436 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 15%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$55 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

$1.43M

2014

$1.45M

2015

$1.52M

2016

Number of Claims

29,177

2014

28,557

2015

27,788

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 954

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

932

prescriptions.

228

patients, 16% of all patients

1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 907

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

867

prescriptions.

201

patients, 14% of all patients

2 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 829

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

716

prescriptions.

160

patients, 11% of all patients

O 3 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 766

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

745

prescriptions.

177

patients, 12% of all patients

4 3
SIMVASTATIN 755

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

729

prescriptions.

188

patients, 13% of all patients

5 5
ALPRAZOLAM 627

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

534

prescriptions.

116

patients, 8% of all patients

6 24
FUROSEMIDE 621

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

593

prescriptions.

163

patients, 11% of all patients

7 6
OMEPRAZOLE 606

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

530

prescriptions.

160

patients, 11% of all patients

8 8
TRAMADOL HCL 516

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

497

prescriptions.

110

patients, 8% of all patients

O 9 22
LISINOPRIL 501

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

126

patients, 9% of all patients

10 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 465

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

78

patients, 5% of all patients

11 13
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 447

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

106

patients, 7% of all patients

12 11
METFORMIN HCL ER 422

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

94

patients, 7% of all patients

13 49
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 412

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

93

patients, 6% of all patients

14 16
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 397

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

90

patients, 6% of all patients

15 41
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 388

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

91

patients, 6% of all patients

16 9
MELOXICAM 380

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

97

patients, 7% of all patients

17 39
CARVEDILOL 360

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

72

patients, 5% of all patients

18 21
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 359

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

101

patients, 7% of all patients

19 10
GLIMEPIRIDE 355

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

77

patients, 5% of all patients

20 32
GABAPENTIN 345

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

84

patients, 6% of all patients

21 15
SERTRALINE HCL 337

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

82

patients, 6% of all patients

22 25
DONEPEZIL HCL 327

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

66

patients, 5% of all patients

23 27
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 319

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

73

patients, 5% of all patients

24 44
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

75

patients, 5% of all patients

25 17
FINASTERIDE 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

61

patients, 4% of all patients

26 62
CLOPIDOGREL 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

73

patients, 5% of all patients

27 20
TIZANIDINE HCL 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

78

patients, 5% of all patients

28 135
TRAZODONE HCL 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

58

patients, 4% of all patients

29 36
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

48

patients, 3% of all patients

30 54
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

60

patients, 4% of all patients

31 37
LORAZEPAM 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

32 30
ALLOPURINOL 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

33 26
TAMSULOSIN HCL 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

56

patients, 4% of all patients

34 18
CITALOPRAM HBR 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

47

patients, 3% of all patients

35 31
METFORMIN HCL 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

50

patients, 3% of all patients

36 7
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

56

patients, 4% of all patients

37 19
PREDNISONE 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

75

patients, 5% of all patients

38 35
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

62

patients, 4% of all patients

39 28
ATENOLOL 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

46

patients, 3% of all patients

40 23
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

P 41 53
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

42 34
ROPINIROLE HCL 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

43 113
AZITHROMYCIN 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

123

patients, 9% of all patients

A 44 48
BUSPIRONE HCL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

45 129
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

46 14
RANITIDINE HCL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

46

patients, 3% of all patients

47 46
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

47

patients, 3% of all patients

48 125
MIRTAZAPINE 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

49 55
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

50 117
CRESTOR 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

51 50
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

52 115
CELECOXIB 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

52 121
SPIRONOLACTONE 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

54 57
PAROXETINE HCL 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

54 79
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

56 33
FENTANYL 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

O 57 108
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

O 58 133
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

64

patients, 4% of all patients

A 59 164
BUPROPION HCL SR 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

59 203
TERAZOSIN HCL 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

61 152
NAMENDA XR 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

61 43
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

63 101
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

64 89
DULOXETINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

65 52
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

66 60
FENOFIBRATE* 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

66 93
PROAIR HFA 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

68 51
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

70

patients, 5% of all patients

A 69 90
ADVAIR DISKUS 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

69 77
TORSEMIDE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

71 142
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

72 63
FLUOXETINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

73 73
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

45

patients, 3% of all patients

73 88
DIGOXIN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

75 100
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

76 300
CEPHALEXIN 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

A 77 122
CLONAZEPAM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

78 61
LEVETIRACETAM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

79 68
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

79 104
LOVASTATIN 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

79 45
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

79 116
TEMAZEPAM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

79 177
VESICARE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

84 171
CLONIDINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

85 69
LANTUS 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

86 65
GLIPIZIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

87 40
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

54

patients, 4% of all patients

88 106
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

88 114
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

90 78
SYMBICORT 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

91 66
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

91 195
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

91 182
LYRICA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

91 91
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

91 167
ELIQUIS 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

96 87
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

97 98
FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

98 358
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

46

patients, 3% of all patients

A 99 128
AMOXICILLIN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

A 99 131
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

A 99 107
JANTOVEN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

99 172
SPIRIVA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

103 75
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 O 103 228
MUPIROCIN* 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

105 213
BENAZEPRIL HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

105 96
LEVOFLOXACIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

A 107 84
DICYCLOMINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

107 185
METOLAZONE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

107 188
MECLIZINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

110 118
XARELTO 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 111 86
AMIODARONE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

112 136
CEFUROXIME 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

A 113 175
GEMFIBROZIL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

113 156
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

115 331
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

115 126
FLUCONAZOLE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

117 251
VALSARTAN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

117 58
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. 21, 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.