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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,546Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 53 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

$1.48M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 64 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

979 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

54% 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 822 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

32% of this provider’s 979 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

21% of this provider’s 979 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 15%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$60 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

$1.04M

2014

$1.17M

2015

$1.48M

2016

Number of Claims

18,387

2014

20,534

2015

24,546

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
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,206

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,094

prescriptions.

100

patients, 10% of all patients

1 13
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 980

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

824

prescriptions.

173

patients, 18% of all patients

2 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 972

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

838

prescriptions.

233

patients, 24% of all patients

3 1
FUROSEMIDE 756

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

700

prescriptions.

149

patients, 15% of all patients

4 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 736

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

597

prescriptions.

149

patients, 15% of all patients

5 3
LISINOPRIL 641

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

498

prescriptions.

148

patients, 15% of all patients

6 4
GABAPENTIN 556

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

114

patients, 12% of all patients

7 15
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 556

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

115

patients, 12% of all patients

O 7 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 554

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

497

prescriptions.

115

patients, 12% of all patients

9 10
SIMVASTATIN 463

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

109

patients, 11% of all patients

10 5
OMEPRAZOLE 429

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

112

patients, 11% of all patients

11 8
METFORMIN HCL 420

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

96

patients, 10% of all patients

12 7
SERTRALINE HCL 418

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

13 25
CARVEDILOL 388

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

83

patients, 8% of all patients

14 21
TRAMADOL HCL 340

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

89

patients, 9% of all patients

O 15 22
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 335

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

96

patients, 10% of all patients

16 17
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 320

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

85

patients, 9% of all patients

17 16
CLOPIDOGREL 294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

18 20
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

19 9
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

20 11
ALPRAZOLAM 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

21 24
DONEPEZIL HCL 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

22 27
HYDRALAZINE HCL 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

23 47
TAMSULOSIN HCL 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

24 18
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

25 56
CITALOPRAM HBR 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

26 31
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

27 60
PREDNISONE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

28 35
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

28 95
NAMENDA XR 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

30 43
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

31 29
TRAZODONE HCL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

32 36
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

33 42
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

34 14
ATENOLOL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

34 23
LORAZEPAM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

36 30
ALLOPURINOL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

37 26
LEVOFLOXACIN 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

77

patients, 8% of all patients

A 38 84
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

P 39 53
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

40 146
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

40 33
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

42 19
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

43 54
PROAIR HFA 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

44 51
SPIRONOLACTONE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

45 57
PAROXETINE HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

46 79
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

47 28
FENOFIBRATE* 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

48 119
SPIRIVA 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

49 75
FAMOTIDINE* 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

50 38
RISPERIDONE 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

<11 P 51 64
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

52 89
MIDODRINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

53 260
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

73

patients, 7% of all patients

A 54 107
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

54 34
SYMBICORT 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

54 66
AMIODARONE HCL 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

57 136
HEPARIN SODIUM 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

<11 58 94
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

A 58 90
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

60 101
JANUVIA 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

60 59
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

60 117
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

63 139
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

63 71
GLIMEPIRIDE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

65 32
FENOFIBRATE* 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

66 93
AZITHROMYCIN 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

A 67 48
LANTUS 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

68 65
ADVAIR DISKUS 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

69 77
DULOXETINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

70 52
FENTANYL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

O 70 108
DIAZEPAM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

72 134
BACLOFEN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

73 85
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

74 116
DIGOXIN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

75 100
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

75 157
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

77 37
LEVETIRACETAM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

77 68
NIFEDIPINE ER 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 79 76
BUMETANIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

80 110
NOVOLOG 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

81 163
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

81 74
OLANZAPINE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 P 81 105
CLONAZEPAM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

81 61
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

85 41
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

85 115
GLIPIZIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

85 40
NYSTATIN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

88 137
LEVEMIR 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

88 169
MIRTAZAPINE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 90 55
CEPHALEXIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

A 90 122
RANITIDINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

92 46
SYNTHROID 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

92 72
MELOXICAM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

92 39
LABETALOL HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 95 178
HUMALOG 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

95 123
MEMANTINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

95 70
VALSARTAN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

98 58
DILTIAZEM HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

99 198
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

100 216
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

101 63
BUPROPION XL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 102 173
XARELTO 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

103 86
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 103 120
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

103 44
GLIPIZIDE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 106 82
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 Nov. 25, 2015.
  • 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.