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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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32,778Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 17 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

$1.67M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 39 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

1,959 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

28% 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

1% of this provider’s 1,748 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

9% of this provider’s 1,959 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

24% of this provider’s 1,959 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

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 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

$1.56M

2015

$1.67M

2016

Number of Claims

30,515

2014

31,858

2015

32,778

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 2,158

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,461

prescriptions.

355

patients, 18% of all patients

O 1 12
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,360

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,227

prescriptions.

344

patients, 18% of all patients

2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 1,217

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,057

prescriptions.

340

patients, 17% of all patients

3 8
SIMVASTATIN 1,165

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,076

prescriptions.

331

patients, 17% of all patients

4 5
LISINOPRIL 994

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

924

prescriptions.

320

patients, 16% of all patients

5 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 973

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

868

prescriptions.

270

patients, 14% of all patients

6 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 970

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

918

prescriptions.

207

patients, 11% of all patients

7 13
METFORMIN HCL 868

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

785

prescriptions.

227

patients, 12% of all patients

8 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 791

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

756

prescriptions.

242

patients, 12% of all patients

9 3
FUROSEMIDE 775

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

701

prescriptions.

235

patients, 12% of all patients

10 6
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 740

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

679

prescriptions.

225

patients, 11% of all patients

11 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 717

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

668

prescriptions.

220

patients, 11% of all patients

12 10
ATENOLOL 679

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

623

prescriptions.

189

patients, 10% of all patients

13 23
LORAZEPAM 673

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

599

prescriptions.

175

patients, 9% of all patients

14 30
GABAPENTIN 651

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

532

prescriptions.

168

patients, 9% of all patients

15 15
CARVEDILOL 618

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

575

prescriptions.

153

patients, 8% of all patients

16 21
CITALOPRAM HBR 524

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

453

prescriptions.

125

patients, 6% of all patients

17 31
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 506

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

464

prescriptions.

159

patients, 8% of all patients

18 37
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 500

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

482

prescriptions.

146

patients, 7% of all patients

19 11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 453

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

119

patients, 6% of all patients

20 28
LOVASTATIN 402

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

124

patients, 6% of all patients

21 45
GLIPIZIDE 363

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

101

patients, 5% of all patients

22 40
TAMSULOSIN HCL 361

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

100

patients, 5% of all patients

23 18
ALPRAZOLAM 359

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

71

patients, 4% of all patients

24 24
CLOPIDOGREL 351

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

111

patients, 6% of all patients

25 20
TRAMADOL HCL 338

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

100

patients, 5% of all patients

O 26 22
ALLOPURINOL 336

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

91

patients, 5% of all patients

27 26
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 323

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

90

patients, 5% of all patients

28 9
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 316

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

92

patients, 5% of all patients

29 19
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 312

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

97

patients, 5% of all patients

30 16
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

91

patients, 5% of all patients

31 17
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

81

patients, 4% of all patients

32 41
LANTUS 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

55

patients, 3% of all patients

33 65
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

61

patients, 3% of all patients

34 56
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

67

patients, 3% of all patients

35 109
DONEPEZIL HCL 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

42

patients, 2% of all patients

36 27
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

63

patients, 3% of all patients

37 89
FENTANYL 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

O 38 108
SYMBICORT 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

39 66
VENTOLIN HFA 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

60

patients, 3% of all patients

40 81
RANITIDINE HCL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

43

patients, 2% of all patients

41 46
TRAZODONE HCL 163

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

40

patients, 2% of all patients

42 36
CLONAZEPAM 159

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

38

patients, 2% of all patients

43 61
INSULIN SYRINGE* 152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

48

patients, 2% of all patients

44 232
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

45 168
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

37

patients, 2% of all patients

46 117
FINASTERIDE 144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

43

patients, 2% of all patients

46 62
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

48 34
FAMOTIDINE* 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

49 38
PAROXETINE HCL 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

50 79
LEVETIRACETAM 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

51 68
NAPROXEN 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

52 103
DIAZEPAM 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

53 134
PROAIR HFA 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

47

patients, 2% of all patients

53 51
PREDNISONE 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

74

patients, 4% of all patients

55 35
TEMAZEPAM 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

56 177
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

51

patients, 3% of all patients

56 60
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

41

patients, 2% of all patients

58 63
KLOR-CON M20 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

59 124
INSULIN SYRINGE* 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

60 272
VERAPAMIL ER 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

26

patients, 1% of all patients

60 158
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

62 33
ADVAIR DISKUS 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

63 77
SERTRALINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

29

patients, 1% of all patients

64 25
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

64 44
SPIRONOLACTONE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

66 57
LYRICA 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

66 91
IBUPROFEN 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

68 67
MELOXICAM 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

69 39
PROPRANOLOL HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

70 187
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

O 71 133
HYDRALAZINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

72 47
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

72 29
TIZANIDINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

36

patients, 2% of all patients

74 135
MECLIZINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

75 118
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

75 157
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

O 77 83
HUMALOG 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

78 123
TERAZOSIN HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

78 152
KLOR-CON M10 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

78 252
ROPINIROLE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

78 113
LEVEMIR 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

82 169
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

59

patients, 3% of all patients

A 83 107
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

84 116
ELIQUIS 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

84 87
SYNTHROID 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

84 72
SPIRIVA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

87 75
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

87 101
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

87 115
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

45

patients, 2% of all patients

90 88
VALSARTAN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

90 58
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

92 139
GLIPIZIDE ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

93 82
NITROSTAT 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

48

patients, 2% of all patients

94 233
OXYCODONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 O 95 209
CLONIDINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

95 69
ZOSTAVAX 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

54

patients, 3% of all patients

95 99
CRESTOR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

98 50
DIGOXIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

99 100
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

100 206
MEMANTINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 100 70
VESICARE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 100 171
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 Sept. 15, 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.