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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,543Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 82 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

$1.08M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 129 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

633 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

55% 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 508 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 633 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

32% of this provider’s 633 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 15%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% 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

32 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

$1.09M

2014

$991K

2015

$1.08M

2016

Number of Claims

21,387

2014

20,322

2015

20,543

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 871

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

641

prescriptions.

156

patients, 25% of all patients

1 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 806

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

628

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

2 13
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 795

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

672

prescriptions.

117

patients, 18% of all patients

3 2
SIMVASTATIN 788

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

620

prescriptions.

141

patients, 22% of all patients

4 5
FUROSEMIDE 701

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

605

prescriptions.

133

patients, 21% of all patients

5 6
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 536

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

441

prescriptions.

100

patients, 16% of all patients

6 17
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 492

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

139

patients, 22% of all patients

O 7 12
OMEPRAZOLE 489

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

79

patients, 12% of all patients

8 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 456

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

86

patients, 14% of all patients

9 3
METFORMIN HCL 440

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

91

patients, 14% of all patients

10 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 407

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

82

patients, 13% of all patients

11 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 372

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

74

patients, 12% of all patients

12 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 369

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

73

patients, 12% of all patients

13 10
CLOPIDOGREL 314

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

14 20
GABAPENTIN 299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

15 15
ALPRAZOLAM 297

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

16 24
GLIMEPIRIDE 294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

17 32
TRAMADOL HCL 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

73

patients, 12% of all patients

O 18 22
ALLOPURINOL 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

19 26
TAMSULOSIN HCL 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

20 18
PAROXETINE HCL 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

21 79
CARVEDILOL 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

22 21
DONEPEZIL HCL 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

23 27
PROAIR HFA 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

24 51
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

25 34
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

26 11
MELOXICAM 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

27 39
FAMOTIDINE* 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

28 38
CLONIDINE HCL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

29 69
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

30 9
LEVOFLOXACIN 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

103

patients, 16% of all patients

A 31 84
CITALOPRAM HBR 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

32 31
SPIRONOLACTONE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

33 57
NAMENDA XR 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

34 43
LORAZEPAM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

34 30
SERTRALINE HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

34 25
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

37 88
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

38 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

39 114
CRESTOR 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

40 50
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

41 63
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

42 33
AZITHROMYCIN 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

83

patients, 13% of all patients

A 43 48
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

82

patients, 13% of all patients

A 44 107
FENOFIBRATE* 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

45 119
ROPINIROLE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

46 113
KLOR-CON M20 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

47 124
ATENOLOL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

48 23
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

49 37
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

50 115
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

51 28
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

52 42
LYRICA 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

53 91
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

53 74
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

55 54
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

56 29
GLIPIZIDE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

57 40
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

A 58 128
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

A 59 90
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

59 71
LANTUS 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

61 65
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

62 157
SYMBICORT 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

63 66
PREDNISONE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

64 35
DULOXETINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

65 52
DIGOXIN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

66 100
IBUPROFEN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

67 67
BENAZEPRIL HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

67 96
HYDRALAZINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

69 47
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

69 56
RISPERIDONE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 71 64
LEVEMIR 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

71 169
INSULIN SYRINGE* 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

73 232
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

73 138
ADVAIR DISKUS 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

75 77
SPIRIVA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 75 75
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

77 89
INSULIN SYRINGE* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

77 272
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 79 112
RENVELA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 79 201
DICYCLOMINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

79 185
HUMALOG 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

79 123
VERAPAMIL ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 83 158
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 84 19
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 84 120
ZETIA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 86 80
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

86 125
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 88 151
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 O 88 83
VENTOLIN HFA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

90 81
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 90 116
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 90 117
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 Jan. 23, 2014.
  • 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.