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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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37,282Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 13 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

$1.9M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 30 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

657 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

67% 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

16% of this provider’s 603 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

48% of this provider’s 657 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

14% of this provider’s 657 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

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

Prescriptions per Patient

57 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

$1.84M

2014

$1.66M

2015

$1.9M

2016

Number of Claims

29,576

2014

31,264

2015

37,282

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 1,305

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,243

prescriptions.

164

patients, 25% of all patients

1 2
FUROSEMIDE 1,198

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,103

prescriptions.

178

patients, 27% of all patients

2 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,165

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,099

prescriptions.

118

patients, 18% of all patients

3 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,148

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,059

prescriptions.

130

patients, 20% of all patients

4 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,117

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

978

prescriptions.

159

patients, 24% of all patients

5 16
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,100

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,051

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

6 13
DONEPEZIL HCL 950

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

934

prescriptions.

120

patients, 18% of all patients

7 27
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 780

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

691

prescriptions.

103

patients, 16% of all patients

8 10
MIRTAZAPINE 718

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

655

prescriptions.

109

patients, 17% of all patients

9 55
OMEPRAZOLE 718

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

631

prescriptions.

108

patients, 16% of all patients

9 8
LISINOPRIL 695

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

631

prescriptions.

105

patients, 16% of all patients

11 4
TRAZODONE HCL 542

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

483

prescriptions.

92

patients, 14% of all patients

12 36
GABAPENTIN 534

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

13 15
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 525

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

500

prescriptions.

72

patients, 11% of all patients

14 29
MEMANTINE HCL 517

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

512

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

15 70
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 516

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

511

prescriptions.

84

patients, 13% of all patients

16 17
SIMVASTATIN 516

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

491

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

16 5
NAMENDA XR 508

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

458

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

18 43
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 474

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

10 19 151
SERTRALINE HCL 467

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

20 25
FAMOTIDINE* 467

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

20 38
RISPERIDONE 456

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

P 22 64
LACTULOSE 440

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

23 130
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 424

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

419

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

24 9
TAMSULOSIN HCL 399

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

25 18
METFORMIN HCL 394

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

26 7
CITALOPRAM HBR 386

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

27 31
CLOPIDOGREL 379

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

28 20
CARVEDILOL 359

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

29 21
NIACIN ER 331

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

10 30 243
LEVETIRACETAM 300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

31 68
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

32 74
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

33 71
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

34 11
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

97

patients, 15% of all patients

35 95
ELIQUIS 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

36 87
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

37 98
DULOXETINE HCL 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

38 52
LORAZEPAM 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

39 30
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

40 28
HEPARIN SODIUM 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

41 94
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

P 42 53
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

43 56
BACLOFEN 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

44 85
NYSTOP 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

45 215
SPIRIVA 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

46 75
TORSEMIDE 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

47 142
SPIRONOLACTONE 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

47 57
HYDRALAZINE HCL 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

49 47
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 184

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

50 19
ALLOPURINOL 182

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

51 26
ALPRAZOLAM 182

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

51 24
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 180

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

53 33
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 178

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

54 34
GLIPIZIDE 170

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

55 40
XARELTO 167

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

56 86
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 160

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

57 146
FINASTERIDE 158

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

58 62
GLIMEPIRIDE 156

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

59 32
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

60 115
ONDANSETRON HCL* 150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

61 184
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

O 62 12
NOVOLOG 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

63 163
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

64 60
LEVOFLOXACIN 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

88

patients, 13% of all patients

A 64 84
LATANOPROST 138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

66 155
OLANZAPINE 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 67 105
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

68 182
VOLTAREN 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

68 127
BUDESONIDE 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

70 296
LANTUS 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

71 65
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

72 167
SUCRALFATE 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

<11 72 194
JANUVIA 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

<11 74 59
TRAMADOL HCL 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

O 75 22
VALPROIC ACID* 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

76 192
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

A 76 128
CLONIDINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

78 69
AMIODARONE HCL 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

78 136
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

80 117
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

81 63
ATENOLOL 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

82 23
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

83 42
PREDNISONE 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

83 35
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

69

patients, 11% of all patients

A 85 107
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

85 14
LYRICA 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11 87 91
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

<11 87 139
DIGOXIN 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

89 100
TIZANIDINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 89 135
HYDROCORTISONE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 91 202
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

92 222
RANITIDINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

93 46
ZETIA 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 93 80
CLONAZEPAM 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

95 61
NYSTATIN 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

96 137
RIVASTIGMINE* 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

97 230
LEVEMIR 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

98 169
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

99 154
BUMETANIDE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 99 110
CEFUROXIME 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

A 101 175
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

101 186
DIGOX 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

103 199
LAMOTRIGINE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 103 152
MELOXICAM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

103 39
MYRBETRIQ 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 106 234
LIDOCAINE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

106 92
HUMALOG 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 108 123
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

109 162
ADVAIR DISKUS 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

109 77
VALSARTAN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

109 58
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 112 261
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

113 157
GLYCOPYRROLATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 113 338
MEROPENEM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

A 115 510
DILTIAZEM HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

115 198
LOVASTATIN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 117 45
TRADJENTA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 117 102
FLUOXETINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

119 73
VESICARE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 120 171
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

O 121 83
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

121 125
METOLAZONE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

123 188
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

A 123 164
SPS 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

123 522
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 126 411
ONGLYZA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 126 278
AMIKACIN SULFATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 A 10 128 542
DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

129 455
VANCOMYCIN HCL* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

A 129 240
MIDODRINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

129 260
DALIRESP 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 129 324
ROPINIROLE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 129 113
RALOXIFENE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 134 224
PHENYTOIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 134 229
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

A 134 90
BENICAR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 137 183
COMBIGAN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 138 571
DESMOPRESSIN ACETATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 138 367
LIOTHYRONINE SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 140 314
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 140 304
PROTONIX 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 140 424
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. 31, 2012.
  • 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.