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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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40,869Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

$1.85M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 34 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

1,051 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

55% 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

9% of this provider’s 965 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

44% of this provider’s 1,051 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

29% of this provider’s 1,051 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

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

39 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

$1.74M

2014

$1.85M

2015

$1.85M

2016

Number of Claims

36,597

2014

38,154

2015

40,869

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 1,844

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,632

prescriptions.

111

patients, 11% of all patients

1 13
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,472

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,364

prescriptions.

218

patients, 21% of all patients

2 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,201

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,111

prescriptions.

218

patients, 21% of all patients

3 3
FUROSEMIDE 1,195

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,136

prescriptions.

193

patients, 18% of all patients

4 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,037

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

938

prescriptions.

202

patients, 19% of all patients

5 16
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 897

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

840

prescriptions.

157

patients, 15% of all patients

6 19
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 866

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

766

prescriptions.

142

patients, 14% of all patients

7 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 862

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

798

prescriptions.

150

patients, 14% of all patients

8 9
OMEPRAZOLE 827

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

747

prescriptions.

178

patients, 17% of all patients

9 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 744

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

663

prescriptions.

150

patients, 14% of all patients

10 1
LISINOPRIL 703

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

646

prescriptions.

129

patients, 12% of all patients

11 4
DONEPEZIL HCL 699

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

668

prescriptions.

110

patients, 10% of all patients

12 27
SERTRALINE HCL 669

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

516

prescriptions.

79

patients, 8% of all patients

13 25
CARVEDILOL 659

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

608

prescriptions.

110

patients, 10% of all patients

14 21
PREDNISONE 647

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

559

prescriptions.

282

patients, 27% of all patients

15 35
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 645

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

533

prescriptions.

133

patients, 13% of all patients

O 16 12
CLOPIDOGREL 635

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

607

prescriptions.

107

patients, 10% of all patients

17 20
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 625

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

575

prescriptions.

118

patients, 11% of all patients

18 11
SIMVASTATIN 618

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

579

prescriptions.

129

patients, 12% of all patients

19 5
NAMENDA XR 577

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

553

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

20 43
GABAPENTIN 555

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

460

prescriptions.

91

patients, 9% of all patients

21 15
TRAMADOL HCL 553

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

512

prescriptions.

151

patients, 14% of all patients

O 22 22
CITALOPRAM HBR 502

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

468

prescriptions.

83

patients, 8% of all patients

23 31
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 495

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

95

patients, 9% of all patients

24 17
LORAZEPAM 466

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

97

patients, 9% of all patients

25 30
BUSPIRONE HCL 463

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

79

patients, 8% of all patients

26 129
METFORMIN HCL 446

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

78

patients, 7% of all patients

27 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 442

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

85

patients, 8% of all patients

28 14
CEPHALEXIN 408

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

223

patients, 21% of all patients

A 29 122
CLONIDINE HCL 383

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

72

patients, 7% of all patients

30 69
RISPERIDONE 363

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

P 31 64
MIRTAZAPINE 359

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

32 55
TAMSULOSIN HCL 359

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

71

patients, 7% of all patients

32 18
ALLOPURINOL 323

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

34 26
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 319

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

88

patients, 8% of all patients

35 60
MEMANTINE HCL 316

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

36 70
TRAZODONE HCL 301

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

37 36
DULOXETINE HCL 286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

38 52
HYDRALAZINE HCL 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

39 47
GLIMEPIRIDE 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

40 32
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

41 42
ATENOLOL 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

42 23
TORSEMIDE 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

43 142
ALPRAZOLAM 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

44 24
LANTUS 201

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

45 65
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 198

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

46 74
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 195

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

47 34
LEVETIRACETAM 180

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

48 68
LYRICA 178

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

49 91
FENTANYL 176

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

O 50 108
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 175

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

51 115
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 167

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

52 98
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 164

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

53 63
METOLAZONE 161

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

54 188
RANITIDINE HCL 160

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

55 46
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 154

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

56 71
FLUOXETINE HCL 150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

57 73
HALOPERIDOL 148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

P 58 145
CLOZAPINE 145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 59 141
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

P 60 53
DIGOXIN 143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

61 100
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

62 56
LOVASTATIN 141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

63 45
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

64 162
NIFEDIPINE ER 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

65 76
CALCITONIN-SALMON 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

66 256
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

67 28
GLIPIZIDE 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

68 40
NYSTOP 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

69 215
VALSARTAN 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

70 58
BACLOFEN 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

70 85
CEFUROXIME 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

85

patients, 8% of all patients

A 72 175
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

73 95
SPIRONOLACTONE 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

74 57
HUMALOG 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

75 123
HUMULIN R 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

76 279
CLONAZEPAM 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

77 61
MELOXICAM 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

78 39
KLOR-CON M10 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

78 252
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

80 33
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

81 29
CRESTOR 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

82 50
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

A 83 128
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

84 112
LEVOFLOXACIN 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

A 84 84
SPIRIVA 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

86 75
PROAIR HFA 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

86 51
CALCITRIOL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

88 217
PAROXETINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

89 79
NEXIUM 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

90 111
ONDANSETRON HCL* 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

91 184
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

92 109
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

93 159
KLOR-CON M20 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

94 124
AZITHROMYCIN 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

A 94 48
PROPRANOLOL HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

96 187
FENOFIBRATE* 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

97 119
VESICARE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

98 171
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

99 116
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

99 37
JANUVIA 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 101 59
LEVEMIR 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

101 169
RAMIPRIL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

103 143
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

104 205
SYNTHROID 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

105 72
ROPINIROLE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

105 113
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

107 186
VENTOLIN HFA 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

107 81
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

109 182
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

109 168
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

111 44
OLANZAPINE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

P 112 105
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

113 89
SYMBICORT 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

114 66
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

115 41
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

A 115 107
ZETIA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 117 80
RIVASTIGMINE* 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 118 230
METFORMIN HCL ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

118 49
FLUCONAZOLE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

118 251
DILTIAZEM HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

121 198
NYSTATIN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

121 137
NOVOLIN R 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

123 282
VALACYCLOVIR 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

124 304
CHOLESTYRAMINE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

124 398
GENERLAC 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 126 262
CARBAMAZEPINE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 126 166
ADVAIR DISKUS 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

126 77
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

129 117
FINASTERIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

129 62
LATANOPROST 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

129 155
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

129 138
RIVASTIGMINE* 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 129 337
NIFEDICAL XL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

129 161
PRIMIDONE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 135 254
TIZANIDINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 136 135
AMIODARONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 137 136
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 137 230
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

139 101
XANAX 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 10 139 574
NOVOLOG 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 139 163
QVAR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

139 332
NUEDEXTA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 139 170
DICYCLOMINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

139 185
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. 17, 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.