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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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34,423Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 15 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

$1.88M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 32 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

863 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

40% 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

2% of this provider’s 775 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

38% of this provider’s 863 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

29% of this provider’s 863 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 15%.

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Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

40 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

$1.85M

2014

$1.88M

2015

$1.88M

2016

Number of Claims

36,947

2014

36,246

2015

34,423

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 1,611

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,471

prescriptions.

201

patients, 23% of all patients

1 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,479

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,399

prescriptions.

224

patients, 26% of all patients

2 3
FUROSEMIDE 1,392

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,323

prescriptions.

166

patients, 19% of all patients

3 6
LISINOPRIL 1,163

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,062

prescriptions.

170

patients, 20% of all patients

4 4
OMEPRAZOLE 1,085

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,002

prescriptions.

184

patients, 21% of all patients

5 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 873

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

840

prescriptions.

130

patients, 15% of all patients

6 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 873

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

818

prescriptions.

141

patients, 16% of all patients

6 16
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 870

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

703

prescriptions.

125

patients, 14% of all patients

O 8 12
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 851

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

778

prescriptions.

135

patients, 16% of all patients

9 19
WARFARIN SODIUM 774

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

707

prescriptions.

95

patients, 11% of all patients

10 13
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 721

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

670

prescriptions.

124

patients, 14% of all patients

11 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 649

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

608

prescriptions.

92

patients, 11% of all patients

12 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 628

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

591

prescriptions.

99

patients, 11% of all patients

13 11
DULOXETINE HCL 529

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

432

prescriptions.

76

patients, 9% of all patients

14 52
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 528

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

508

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

15 29
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 506

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

462

prescriptions.

87

patients, 10% of all patients

16 14
CARVEDILOL 504

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

78

patients, 9% of all patients

17 21
SIMVASTATIN 462

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

442

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

18 5
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 452

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

80

patients, 9% of all patients

19 17
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 450

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

20 34
GLIMEPIRIDE 411

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

21 32
CLOPIDOGREL 403

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

22 20
TRAMADOL HCL 396

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

104

patients, 12% of all patients

O 23 22
GABAPENTIN 366

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

24 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 351

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

25 31
DONEPEZIL HCL 349

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

26 27
ATENOLOL 346

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

27 23
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 330

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

99

patients, 11% of all patients

28 28
ROPINIROLE HCL 326

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

29 113
METFORMIN HCL 314

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

30 7
LORAZEPAM 314

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

30 30
ALPRAZOLAM 302

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

32 24
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

33 109
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

34 63
METFORMIN HCL ER 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

35 49
TRAZODONE HCL 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

36 36
ALLOPURINOL 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

37 26
NAMENDA XR 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

38 43
SERTRALINE HCL 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

39 25
TAMSULOSIN HCL 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

40 18
ADVAIR DISKUS 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

41 77
PROAIR HFA 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

42 51
CEPHALEXIN 163

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

96

patients, 11% of all patients

A 43 122
SPIRONOLACTONE 162

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

44 57
SPIRIVA 161

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

45 75
ZETIA 159

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

46 80
KLOR-CON M20 157

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

47 124
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 156

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

48 167
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 154

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

49 95
SYNTHROID 153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

50 72
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

51 89
MEMANTINE HCL 152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

51 70
FINASTERIDE 150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

53 62
BUSPIRONE HCL 145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

54 129
BUDESONIDE 144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

55 296
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

56 41
SYMBICORT 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

57 66
MELOXICAM 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

58 39
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

59 37
RANITIDINE HCL 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

60 46
CLONIDINE HCL 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

61 69
AZITHROMYCIN 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

97

patients, 11% of all patients

A 62 48
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

63 139
MIRTAZAPINE 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

64 55
CLONAZEPAM 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

64 61
PREDNISONE 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

66 35
VESICARE 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

66 171
FENOFIBRATE* 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

68 119
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

69 168
GEMFIBROZIL 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

70 156
VALSARTAN 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

71 58
BENAZEPRIL HCL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

72 96
DIGOXIN 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

73 100
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

73 182
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

75 56
HUMALOG 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

75 123
GLIPIZIDE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

77 40
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

78 44
LYRICA 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

79 91
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

79 206
BYSTOLIC 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

81 132
LANTUS 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

81 65
RAMIPRIL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11 83 143
CRESTOR 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

84 50
CEFUROXIME 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

A 85 175
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

86 54
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

87 115
LEVOFLOXACIN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

A 88 84
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O 89 83
KLOR-CON 10 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

89 214
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

91 78
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 92 114
BENICAR 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 92 183
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 92 159
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

A 92 90
CARTIA XT 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 96 150
ELIQUIS 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 97 87
JANUVIA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

98 59
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

99 71
FENOFIBRATE* 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

99 148
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

101 60
LINZESS 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 102 190
FENTANYL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 O 102 108
TIZANIDINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 104 135
FAMOTIDINE* 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 104 38
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

106 146
EASY TOUCH INSULIN SAFETY* 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

10 107 534
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 107 42
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 107 534
FLOVENT HFA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

110 246
AMOXICILLIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

A 111 131
DALIRESP 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 111 324
NITROSTAT 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

111 233
CELECOXIB 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

114 121
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 114 74
TERAZOSIN HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 116 152
LOVASTATIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 116 45
HYDRALAZINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 118 47
VENTOLIN HFA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

118 81
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 Oct. 11, 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.