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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,259Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 150 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

$1.08M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 132 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

614 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

80% 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

6% of this provider’s 489 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

35% of this provider’s 614 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

25% of this provider’s 614 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

$66 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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

$1.02M

2015

$1.08M

2016

Number of Claims

17,802

2014

17,378

2015

16,259

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 628

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

506

prescriptions.

147

patients, 24% of all patients

1 1
METFORMIN HCL 499

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

119

patients, 19% of all patients

2 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 402

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

100

patients, 16% of all patients

3 3
FUROSEMIDE 365

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

4 6
OMEPRAZOLE 360

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

110

patients, 18% of all patients

5 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 352

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

73

patients, 12% of all patients

6 2
TAMSULOSIN HCL 341

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

89

patients, 14% of all patients

7 18
SIMVASTATIN 321

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

78

patients, 13% of all patients

8 5
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 308

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

95

patients, 15% of all patients

9 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

10 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

O 11 12
LISINOPRIL 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

12 4
DONEPEZIL HCL 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

13 27
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

14 9
GABAPENTIN 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

15 15
LORAZEPAM 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

16 30
CLOPIDOGREL 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

17 20
SERTRALINE HCL 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

18 25
TRAMADOL HCL 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

O 19 22
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

69

patients, 11% of all patients

O 20 83
HYDRALAZINE HCL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

21 47
ALPRAZOLAM 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

22 24
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

23 17
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

24 54
CLONAZEPAM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

25 61
CARVEDILOL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

26 21
LEVETIRACETAM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

27 68
GLIPIZIDE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

28 40
FAMOTIDINE* 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

29 38
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

30 16
TRAZODONE HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

31 36
LANTUS 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

32 65
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

33 29
FINASTERIDE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

34 62
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

34 34
VALSARTAN 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

36 58
TRADJENTA 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

37 102
HEPARIN SODIUM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

37 94
BACLOFEN 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

39 85
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

40 41
ELIQUIS 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

41 87
RISPERIDONE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

P 42 64
AZITHROMYCIN 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

A 42 48
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

44 44
MIRTAZAPINE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

45 55
GLIMEPIRIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

46 32
LYRICA 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

46 91
PROAIR HFA 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

48 51
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

49 125
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

49 19
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

51 60
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

52 42
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

53 56
HUMALOG 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

53 123
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

55 14
FLUOXETINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

56 73
RANITIDINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

57 46
PREDNISONE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

58 35
NIFEDIPINE ER 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

59 76
NAMENDA XR 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 60 43
GEMFIBROZIL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

61 156
CITALOPRAM HBR 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

61 31
GLIPIZIDE ER 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

63 82
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 63 139
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P 65 53
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

66 33
SYMBICORT 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

67 66
INDAPAMIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

67 197
JANUVIA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

67 59
LOVASTATIN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

67 45
VOLTAREN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

71 127
BENAZEPRIL HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

71 96
CILOSTAZOL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

73 316
MELOXICAM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

73 39
DULOXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

75 52
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

76 89
WARFARIN SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

76 13
TOPIRAMATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

76 144
NEXIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

76 111
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

80 98
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

A 81 90
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

81 186
LEVOFLOXACIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

A 83 84
ATENOLOL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

84 23
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

A 84 107
HALOPERIDOL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 P 86 145
IBUPROFEN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

86 67
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

88 28
MEMANTINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 88 70
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

90 95
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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.