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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,999Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 73 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

$1.42M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 75 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

867 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77% Patients 65 Years and Older

86% 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

8% of this provider’s 665 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

33% of this provider’s 867 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 867 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

$64 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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

$951K

2014

$1.1M

2015

$1.42M

2016

Number of Claims

15,989

2014

18,470

2015

21,999

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 1,003

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

881

prescriptions.

163

patients, 19% of all patients

1 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 758

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

667

prescriptions.

170

patients, 20% of all patients

2 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 694

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

520

prescriptions.

157

patients, 18% of all patients

3 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 604

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

542

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

4 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 507

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

102

patients, 12% of all patients

5 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 488

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

103

patients, 12% of all patients

6 16
LISINOPRIL 460

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

111

patients, 13% of all patients

7 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 458

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

125

patients, 14% of all patients

O 8 12
DONEPEZIL HCL 416

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

9 27
METFORMIN HCL 414

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

81

patients, 9% of all patients

10 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 406

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

91

patients, 10% of all patients

11 2
SIMVASTATIN 394

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

87

patients, 10% of all patients

12 5
OMEPRAZOLE 372

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

101

patients, 12% of all patients

13 8
GABAPENTIN 341

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

84

patients, 10% of all patients

14 15
HEPARIN SODIUM 329

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

15 94
CARVEDILOL 322

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

76

patients, 9% of all patients

16 21
FAMOTIDINE* 292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

17 38
CLOPIDOGREL 284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

18 20
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

19 17
HYDRALAZINE HCL 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

20 47
TAMSULOSIN HCL 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

21 18
LEVETIRACETAM 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

22 68
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

23 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

24 14
ALLOPURINOL 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

25 26
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

26 11
SERTRALINE HCL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

27 25
NAMENDA XR 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

28 43
TRAMADOL HCL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

O 28 22
JANUVIA 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

30 59
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

P 31 53
SPIRONOLACTONE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

32 57
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

33 98
GLIPIZIDE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

34 40
LANTUS 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

35 65
MIRTAZAPINE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

36 55
RISPERIDONE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

P 37 64
MEMANTINE HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

38 70
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

39 139
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

40 154
LATANOPROST 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

41 155
HUMALOG 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

42 123
IBUPROFEN 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

43 67
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

44 56
TRAZODONE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

44 36
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

46 42
ALPRAZOLAM 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

47 24
PREDNISONE 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

48 35
FINASTERIDE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

49 62
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

50 34
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

50 95
VALSARTAN 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

52 58
LORAZEPAM 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

53 30
NIFEDIPINE ER 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

54 76
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

55 29
XARELTO 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

56 86
KLOR-CON M20 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

56 124
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

56 151
BACLOFEN 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

59 85
TORSEMIDE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

59 142
CLONIDINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

61 69
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

62 74
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

62 33
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

64 140
ONDANSETRON HCL* 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

64 184
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

A 66 107
CITALOPRAM HBR 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

66 31
MELOXICAM 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

66 39
DIGOXIN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

66 100
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

70 28
SENSIPAR 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 71 237
ATENOLOL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

72 23
SPIRIVA 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

72 75
SYMBICORT 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

74 66
SANTYL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

75 200
RANITIDINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

76 46
AZITHROMYCIN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

A 77 48
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

A 78 90
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

78 71
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

78 63
COLCHICINE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

81 275
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

81 186
LIDOCAINE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

83 92
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

83 115
NYSTOP 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

85 215
TRANSDERM-SCOP 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 86 281
PROAIR HFA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

86 51
HUMULIN R 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 86 279
VANCOMYCIN HCL* 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

A 86 240
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

90 162
AMIODARONE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

90 136
LEVOFLOXACIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

A 92 84
CARAFATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 93 375
VENTOLIN HFA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

93 81
GLUCAGEN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

93 418
RIVASTIGMINE* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 96 230
METRONIDAZOLE* 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

A 97 290
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

A 98 315
ZETIA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 99 80
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

100 19
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 16, 2016.
  • 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.