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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,008Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 48 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

$1.44M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 71 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

850 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

50% 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 740 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

41% of this provider’s 850 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

30% of this provider’s 850 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

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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

$1.32M

2014

$1.37M

2015

$1.44M

2016

Number of Claims

25,358

2014

24,929

2015

25,008

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 869

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

772

prescriptions.

140

patients, 16% of all patients

1 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 784

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

601

prescriptions.

148

patients, 17% of all patients

O 2 12
LISINOPRIL 678

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

562

prescriptions.

132

patients, 16% of all patients

3 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 598

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

472

prescriptions.

114

patients, 13% of all patients

4 1
SIMVASTATIN 597

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

522

prescriptions.

116

patients, 14% of all patients

5 5
FUROSEMIDE 587

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

475

prescriptions.

120

patients, 14% of all patients

6 6
RANITIDINE HCL 534

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

95

patients, 11% of all patients

7 46
OMEPRAZOLE 510

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

81

patients, 10% of all patients

8 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 488

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

77

patients, 9% of all patients

9 9
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 469

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

10 17
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 418

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

80

patients, 9% of all patients

11 16
TRAMADOL HCL 408

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

101

patients, 12% of all patients

O 12 22
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 397

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

76

patients, 9% of all patients

13 10
GABAPENTIN 378

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

14 15
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 360

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

77

patients, 9% of all patients

15 3
METFORMIN HCL 327

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

16 7
LORAZEPAM 319

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

17 30
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

18 29
CLOPIDOGREL 285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

19 20
ALPRAZOLAM 279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

20 24
CARVEDILOL 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

21 21
METFORMIN HCL ER 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

22 49
PREDNISONE 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

108

patients, 13% of all patients

23 35
WARFARIN SODIUM 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

24 13
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

25 37
CITALOPRAM HBR 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

26 31
TRAZODONE HCL 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

27 36
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

28 11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

28 18
TORSEMIDE 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

30 142
MELOXICAM 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

31 39
DONEPEZIL HCL 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

32 27
DIAZEPAM 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

33 134
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

34 44
ATENOLOL 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

35 23
LOVASTATIN 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

36 45
ALLOPURINOL 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

37 26
TIZANIDINE HCL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

38 135
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

39 14
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

40 34
ELIQUIS 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

41 87
NIFEDIPINE ER 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

41 76
SERTRALINE HCL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

43 25
TRADJENTA 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

44 102
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

45 41
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

97

patients, 11% of all patients

A 46 90
PROAIR HFA 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

47 51
LEVOFLOXACIN 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

80

patients, 9% of all patients

A 48 84
FLUCONAZOLE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

49 251
CLONAZEPAM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

50 61
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

51 19
SPIRONOLACTONE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

51 57
CEFUROXIME 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

88

patients, 10% of all patients

A 53 175
FENOFIBRATE* 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

54 93
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P 55 53
DULOXETINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

56 52
LANTUS 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

57 65
AZITHROMYCIN 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

88

patients, 10% of all patients

A 58 48
CRESTOR 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

59 50
SYMBICORT 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

60 66
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

61 126
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

62 168
CLONIDINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

63 69
NIFEDICAL XL 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

64 161
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

65 56
XARELTO 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

<11 66 86
PAROXETINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

67 79
DICYCLOMINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

68 185
KLOR-CON M20 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

68 124
JANUVIA 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

70 59
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

A 71 128
SPIRIVA 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

71 75
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

71 33
NYSTATIN 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

74 137
LYRICA 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

75 91
METHOTREXATE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

76 191
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

77 63
MIRTAZAPINE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

78 55
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

79 54
SYNTHROID 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

80 72
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 2% of all patients

80 157
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

80 28
GLIMEPIRIDE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

83 32
ZETIA 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

83 80
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

85 60
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

86 117
MECLIZINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

87 118
ESTRADIOL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

88 445
BUSPIRONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

89 129
GLIPIZIDE ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

90 82
RISPERIDONE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 P 91 64
HYDRALAZINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

92 47
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 93 382
VENTOLIN HFA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

93 81
CELECOXIB 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

95 121
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

A 96 225
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

97 109
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

O 97 83
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

O 99 133
NAMENDA XR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 100 43
TEMAZEPAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

100 177
PROMETHAZINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

102 226
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 102 78
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

102 101
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 105 42
MEMANTINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 105 70
SULINDAC 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

107 574
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 Jan. 23, 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.