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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,568Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 142 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

$839K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 265 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

831 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older

41% 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

37% of this provider’s 831 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

12% of this provider’s 831 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

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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

$705K

2014

$745K

2015

$839K

2016

Number of Claims

13,599

2014

15,081

2015

16,568

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
LISINOPRIL 907

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

763

prescriptions.

183

patients, 22% of all patients

1 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 665

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

514

prescriptions.

148

patients, 18% of all patients

2 1
SIMVASTATIN 621

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

553

prescriptions.

120

patients, 14% of all patients

3 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 548

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

453

prescriptions.

117

patients, 14% of all patients

4 3
METFORMIN HCL 509

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

105

patients, 13% of all patients

5 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 507

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

88

patients, 11% of all patients

6 2
OMEPRAZOLE 481

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

106

patients, 13% of all patients

7 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 377

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

8 9
FUROSEMIDE 353

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

9 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 331

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

10 10
GABAPENTIN 326

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

11 15
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 319

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

12 37
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

13 14
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

14 125
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 266

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

15 11
ATENOLOL 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

16 23
GLIMEPIRIDE 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

17 32
CITALOPRAM HBR 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

18 31
WARFARIN SODIUM 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

19 13
CARVEDILOL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

19 21
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

19 71
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

22 16
SERTRALINE HCL 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

23 25
TRAMADOL HCL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

78

patients, 9% of all patients

O 24 22
CLOPIDOGREL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

25 20
GLIPIZIDE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

26 40
PROAIR HFA 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

26 51
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

28 17
AZITHROMYCIN 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

136

patients, 16% of all patients

A 29 48
TRAZODONE HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

30 36
DONEPEZIL HCL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

31 27
LOVASTATIN 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

32 45
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

33 33
LANTUS 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

34 65
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

35 41
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

36 19
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

36 117
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

38 28
FENOFIBRATE* 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

39 119
TAMSULOSIN HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

39 18
SYMBICORT 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

41 66
ADVAIR DISKUS 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

42 77
FLUOXETINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

43 73
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

<11 44 104
CRESTOR 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

45 50
ALLOPURINOL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

46 26
VENTOLIN HFA 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

46 81
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

A 48 90
HYDRALAZINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

49 47
ZETIA 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

50 80
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

51 106
DULOXETINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

51 52
FENOFIBRIC ACID* 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

53 289
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

54 29
GLIPIZIDE XL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

55 181
QUINAPRIL HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

56 179
SPIRIVA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

56 75
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

58 88
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

59 116
CLONIDINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

60 69
LEVOFLOXACIN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

A 60 84
PAROXETINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

60 79
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

A 63 107
GEMFIBROZIL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

63 156
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

65 56
FENOFIBRATE* 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 66 148
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

66 34
RANITIDINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

66 46
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

69 54
FINASTERIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

69 62
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 69 101
JANUVIA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

72 59
SPIRONOLACTONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

73 57
NIFEDIPINE ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 73 76
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 75 44
AMOXICILLIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

A 75 131
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 77 98
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.