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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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3,853Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1430 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

$251K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1510 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

252 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
67% Patients 65 Years and Older

23% 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

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

This provider prescribed antibiotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Opioids

16% of this provider’s 252 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 15%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

11% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$65 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 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

$300K

2014

$316K

2015

$251K

2016

Number of Claims

3,977

2014

3,936

2015

3,853

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
TOPIRAMATE 232

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

40

patients, 16% of all patients

1 144
CLONAZEPAM 124

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

29

patients, 12% of all patients

2 61
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

26

patients, 10% of all patients

3 116
DIPHENHYDRAMINE HCL 120

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 30

patients, 12% of all patients

4 374
LAMOTRIGINE 108

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

5 152
BYSTOLIC 104

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 8% of all patients

6 132
DULOXETINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

7 52
LORAZEPAM 94

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

24

patients, 10% of all patients

8 30
TIZANIDINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

9 135
ORPHENADRINE CITRATE 91

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

32

patients, 13% of all patients

10 410
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 84

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

11 9
LEVETIRACETAM 80

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

19

patients, 8% of all patients

12 68
TRAZODONE HCL 78

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

13 36
DEXAMETHASONE 75

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

32

patients, 13% of all patients

14 325
RIZATRIPTAN 69

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

15 507
KETOROLAC TROMETHAMINE 69

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

15 421
HALOPERIDOL 66

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 7% of all patients

P 17 145
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

18 208
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 63

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 7% of all patients

19 112
BACLOFEN 58

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

20 85
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

21 300
GABAPENTIN 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

22 15
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

23 120
MIRTAZAPINE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 23 55
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 Dec. 26, 2017.
  • 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.