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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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28,214Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 28 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

$1.65M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 42 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

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

65% 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

13% of this provider’s 535 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

50% of this provider’s 665 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

41% of this provider’s 665 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

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

42 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

$1.8M

2014

$1.57M

2015

$1.65M

2016

Number of Claims

31,020

2014

28,124

2015

28,214

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,149

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

951

prescriptions.

179

patients, 27% of all patients

1 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 928

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

817

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

2 13
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 840

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

649

prescriptions.

146

patients, 22% of all patients

O 3 12
FUROSEMIDE 785

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

696

prescriptions.

86

patients, 13% of all patients

4 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 660

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

524

prescriptions.

114

patients, 17% of all patients

5 3
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 628

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

561

prescriptions.

104

patients, 16% of all patients

6 11
TRAMADOL HCL 608

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

130

patients, 20% of all patients

O 7 22
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 595

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

499

prescriptions.

104

patients, 16% of all patients

8 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 544

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

489

prescriptions.

83

patients, 12% of all patients

9 16
LISINOPRIL 471

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

93

patients, 14% of all patients

10 4
SIMVASTATIN 452

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

87

patients, 13% of all patients

11 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 434

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

12 10
OMEPRAZOLE 402

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

92

patients, 14% of all patients

13 8
ALPRAZOLAM 396

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

14 24
CARVEDILOL 376

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

15 21
SERTRALINE HCL 363

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

16 25
LORAZEPAM 355

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

17 30
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 349

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

18 9
METFORMIN HCL ER 348

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

19 49
NAMENDA XR 338

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

20 43
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 334

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

21 19
TAMSULOSIN HCL 332

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

22 18
TORSEMIDE 330

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

23 142
GABAPENTIN 322

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

24 15
PREDNISONE 322

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

143

patients, 22% of all patients

24 35
DONEPEZIL HCL 291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

26 27
CEFUROXIME 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

157

patients, 24% of all patients

A 27 175
CLOPIDOGREL 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

28 20
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

29 34
METFORMIN HCL 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

30 7
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

31 101
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

32 17
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

33 29
CLONAZEPAM 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

34 61
OLANZAPINE 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

P 35 105
LYRICA 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

36 91
MIRTAZAPINE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

37 55
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

38 74
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

39 63
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

P 40 53
CRESTOR 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

41 50
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

42 56
CITALOPRAM HBR 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

43 31
TRAZODONE HCL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

43 36
XARELTO 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

45 86
DULOXETINE HCL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

46 52
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

47 71
RISPERIDONE 141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

P 48 64
ROPINIROLE HCL 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

49 113
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

50 54
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

51 14
ALLOPURINOL 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

52 26
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

77

patients, 12% of all patients

A 52 128
DIGOXIN 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

54 100
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

O 55 83
RANITIDINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

56 46
SPIRONOLACTONE 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

57 57
VALSARTAN 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

58 58
KLOR-CON 10 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

59 214
FENTANYL 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

O 60 108
MEMANTINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

61 70
VENTOLIN HFA 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

62 81
NUEDEXTA 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

<11 63 170
LANTUS 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

64 65
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

65 95
GLIMEPIRIDE 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

66 32
MECLIZINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

67 118
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

68 116
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

<11 69 146
BACLOFEN 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

69 85
BUPROPION XL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

71 173
CEPHALEXIN 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

A 72 122
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

72 109
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

74 60
HALOPERIDOL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P 74 145
CLONIDINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

76 69
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

77 28
MELOXICAM 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

78 39
PROPRANOLOL HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 78 187
TOPIRAMATE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

80 144
ELIQUIS 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 80 87
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

80 168
DIAZEPAM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

83 134
LEVOFLOXACIN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

A 83 84
LAMOTRIGINE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

83 152
FENOFIBRATE* 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

86 93
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

87 37
ATENOLOL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

88 23
SYMBICORT 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

88 66
ZETIA 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

90 80
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 90 139
NYSTATIN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

92 137
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

93 112
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

93 167
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

A 93 90
BUSPIRONE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

93 129
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 93 115
FAMOTIDINE* 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

98 38
ULORIC 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 98 218
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

98 138
LEVEMIR 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 98 169
FLUOXETINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 98 73
NYSTOP 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

103 215
AZITHROMYCIN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

A 104 48
PAROXETINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

104 79
CARBAMAZEPINE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 106 166
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

107 157
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

107 98
LEVETIRACETAM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

109 68
PROAIR HFA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

110 51
SEROQUEL XR 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 P 111 267
GLIPIZIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

112 40
AMOXICILLIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

A 113 131
PRIMIDONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

114 254
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

114 41
TRANSDERM-SCOP 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

114 281
DIGOX 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

114 199
SPIRIVA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

118 75
TIZANIDINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 119 135
SUCRALFATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

120 194
KLOR-CON M10 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

120 252
LATANOPROST 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

122 155
VIIBRYD 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 122 571
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O 124 133
CARTIA XT 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 124 150
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 Oct. 10, 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.