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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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30,843Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 20 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

$1.64M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 43 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

743 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

49% 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

5% of this provider’s 580 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

29% of this provider’s 743 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

30% of this provider’s 743 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 15%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$53 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

$1.7M

2014

$1.71M

2015

$1.64M

2016

Number of Claims

31,652

2014

31,825

2015

30,843

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 1,509

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,253

prescriptions.

205

patients, 28% of all patients

1 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,223

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

953

prescriptions.

202

patients, 27% of all patients

2 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,075

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

953

prescriptions.

171

patients, 23% of all patients

3 3
LISINOPRIL 895

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

744

prescriptions.

143

patients, 19% of all patients

4 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 809

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

139

patients, 19% of all patients

O 5 12
FUROSEMIDE 745

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

678

prescriptions.

117

patients, 16% of all patients

6 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 742

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

642

prescriptions.

130

patients, 17% of all patients

7 1
OMEPRAZOLE 722

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

631

prescriptions.

118

patients, 16% of all patients

8 8
LORAZEPAM 673

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

115

patients, 15% of all patients

9 30
GABAPENTIN 666

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

120

patients, 16% of all patients

10 15
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 607

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

110

patients, 15% of all patients

11 17
METFORMIN HCL 530

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

100

patients, 13% of all patients

12 7
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 523

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

425

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

13 63
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 509

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

85

patients, 11% of all patients

14 9
SIMVASTATIN 470

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

15 5
CLOPIDOGREL 466

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

16 20
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 437

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

90

patients, 12% of all patients

17 125
WARFARIN SODIUM 407

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

18 13
MELOXICAM 401

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

19 39
ALLOPURINOL 351

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

20 26
DULOXETINE HCL 351

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

20 52
CARVEDILOL 349

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

22 21
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 343

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

23 16
RANITIDINE HCL 339

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

24 46
FENOFIBRATE* 315

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

25 93
SERTRALINE HCL 304

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

26 25
CITALOPRAM HBR 280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

27 31
LYRICA 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

28 91
BENAZEPRIL HCL 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

29 96
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

30 19
DOXEPIN HCL 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

30 288
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

32 14
FLUOXETINE HCL 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

33 73
TRAMADOL HCL 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

O 33 22
LOVASTATIN 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

35 45
MIRTAZAPINE 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

36 55
TAMSULOSIN HCL 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

37 18
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

38 109
ALPRAZOLAM 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

39 24
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

40 11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

41 54
NAMENDA XR 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

42 43
NAPROXEN 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

43 103
GLIMEPIRIDE 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

44 32
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

45 28
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

P 46 53
FENTANYL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

O 47 108
PROAIR HFA 149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

48 51
AZITHROMYCIN 148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

95

patients, 13% of all patients

A 49 48
DIGOXIN 148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

49 100
TRAZODONE HCL 144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

51 36
JANUVIA 143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

52 59
CRESTOR 142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

53 50
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

54 126
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

55 208
HYDRALAZINE HCL 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

56 47
ATENOLOL 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

57 23
CLONAZEPAM 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

58 61
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

59 98
DONEPEZIL HCL 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

60 27
SYMBICORT 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

61 66
KLOR-CON M20 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

62 124
SPIRIVA 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

63 75
SPIRONOLACTONE 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

64 57
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

O 65 133
LEVETIRACETAM 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

65 68
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

67 34
FINASTERIDE 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

68 62
GEMFIBROZIL 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

69 156
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

70 157
PREDNISONE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

71 35
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

72 41
GLIPIZIDE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

73 40
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

O 73 83
BUPROPION HCL SR 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

73 203
CLONIDINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

76 69
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

76 29
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

78 74
ZETIA 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

79 80
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

79 206
TIZANIDINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

81 135
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

82 42
TOPIRAMATE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

82 144
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

84 114
MUPIROCIN* 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

84 213
CELECOXIB 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

84 121
RANEXA 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

87 335
IRBESARTAN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

88 97
LEVOFLOXACIN 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

A 89 84
VALSARTAN 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

89 58
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

91 78
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

92 167
PAROXETINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

93 79
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

93 138
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

95 37
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

96 382
COLESTIPOL HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

96 413
BYSTOLIC 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

98 132
MEMANTINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 98 70
ROPINIROLE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 100 113
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

100 101
DIGOX 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

100 199
TRADJENTA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

100 102
ADVAIR DISKUS 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

104 77
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

105 88
BENICAR 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 106 183
VESICARE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 107 171
LEFLUNOMIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 108 284
OLANZAPINE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 P 109 105
BUSPIRONE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

110 129
FENOFIBRATE* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

111 119
CARTIA XT 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

112 150
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 112 56
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. 2, 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.