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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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27,904Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

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

$1.3M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 92 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

890 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% 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

7% of this provider’s 760 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

44% of this provider’s 890 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

25% of this provider’s 890 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

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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

$1.45M

2014

$1.4M

2015

$1.3M

2016

Number of Claims

30,779

2014

29,487

2015

27,904

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
FUROSEMIDE 1,296

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,071

prescriptions.

158

patients, 18% of all patients

1 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 978

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

819

prescriptions.

147

patients, 17% of all patients

2 2
LISINOPRIL 834

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

709

prescriptions.

155

patients, 17% of all patients

3 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 699

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

525

prescriptions.

132

patients, 15% of all patients

O 4 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 672

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

638

prescriptions.

123

patients, 14% of all patients

5 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 644

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

538

prescriptions.

120

patients, 13% of all patients

6 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 622

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

501

prescriptions.

117

patients, 13% of all patients

7 16
SIMVASTATIN 606

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

532

prescriptions.

104

patients, 12% of all patients

8 5
SPIRONOLACTONE 576

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

490

prescriptions.

100

patients, 11% of all patients

9 57
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 576

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

489

prescriptions.

104

patients, 12% of all patients

9 10
OMEPRAZOLE 505

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

102

patients, 11% of all patients

11 8
LORAZEPAM 464

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

392

prescriptions.

82

patients, 9% of all patients

12 30
WARFARIN SODIUM 462

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

13 13
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 446

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

14 19
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 417

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

74

patients, 8% of all patients

15 14
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 416

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

75

patients, 8% of all patients

16 9
GABAPENTIN 342

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

17 15
CEFUROXIME 339

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

202

patients, 23% of all patients

A 18 175
METFORMIN HCL 320

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

19 7
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 317

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

20 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 317

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

20 31
CLOPIDOGREL 307

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

22 20
DONEPEZIL HCL 302

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

23 27
PREDNISONE 301

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

175

patients, 20% of all patients

24 35
SERTRALINE HCL 294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

25 25
ALPRAZOLAM 290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

26 24
ATENOLOL 288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

27 23
TAMSULOSIN HCL 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

28 18
ALLOPURINOL 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

29 26
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

30 17
TRAZODONE HCL 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

31 36
CARVEDILOL 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

32 21
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

32 33
FLUOXETINE HCL 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

32 73
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

35 168
PAROXETINE HCL 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

36 79
FENTANYL 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

O 37 108
OLANZAPINE 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

P 38 105
RANITIDINE HCL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

39 46
TRAMADOL HCL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

O 40 22
GLIPIZIDE ER 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

41 82
CLONAZEPAM 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

42 61
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

43 71
RISPERIDONE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

P 44 64
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

45 28
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

46 60
CEPHALEXIN 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

88

patients, 10% of all patients

A 47 122
MELOXICAM 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

47 39
KLOR-CON M20 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

49 124
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

49 37
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

51 44
SUCRALFATE 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

52 194
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

83

patients, 9% of all patients

53 88
MIRTAZAPINE 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

54 55
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P 55 53
SYMBICORT 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

56 66
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

57 125
CRESTOR 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

57 50
OXCARBAZEPINE 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 59 174
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

A 59 128
PROAIR HFA 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

61 51
LANSOPRAZOLE 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

62 286
FAMOTIDINE* 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

62 38
CARAFATE 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 64 375
GLIMEPIRIDE 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

64 32
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

66 101
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

67 56
ZETIA 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

67 80
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

69 74
LANTUS 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

70 65
LYRICA 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

71 91
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

71 29
LABETALOL HCL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

73 178
METFORMIN HCL ER 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

73 49
DIAZEPAM 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

75 134
LEVETIRACETAM 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

76 68
TIZANIDINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

77 135
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

A 78 90
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

79 159
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 80 146
GLIPIZIDE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

81 40
DULOXETINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

82 52
LAMOTRIGINE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 83 152
BACLOFEN 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

84 85
DIGOXIN 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

84 100
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 86 186
AZITHROMYCIN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

A 87 48
LOVASTATIN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

88 45
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

89 41
ELIQUIS 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

89 87
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

89 162
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

92 126
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

93 104
SYNTHROID 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

94 72
NAMENDA XR 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 95 43
LEVOFLOXACIN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

A 96 84
SPIRIVA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

97 75
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

98 63
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 98 98
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

100 109
NYSTOP 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

100 215
BENAZEPRIL HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 102 96
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

103 89
GLIPIZIDE XL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

104 181
PHENYTOIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 104 229
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

106 117
FLUCONAZOLE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

106 251
MEMANTINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 108 70
AMOXICILLIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

A 108 131
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

108 34
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

A 111 339
RENVELA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 111 201
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

O 111 83
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

114 208
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 115 42
KLOR-CON M10 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

115 252
NYSTATIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

117 137
NOVOLOG 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

117 163
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 April 15, 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.