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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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30,258Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 22 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

$1.71M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 37 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

696 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

89% 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

4% of this provider’s 649 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

36% of this provider’s 696 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

10% of this provider’s 696 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 15%.

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Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

43 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

$1.9M

2014

$1.84M

2015

$1.71M

2016

Number of Claims

32,581

2014

31,330

2015

30,258

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,261

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,215

prescriptions.

174

patients, 25% of all patients

1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,202

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,170

prescriptions.

128

patients, 18% of all patients

2 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,150

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,111

prescriptions.

161

patients, 23% of all patients

3 3
OMEPRAZOLE 926

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

887

prescriptions.

143

patients, 21% of all patients

4 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 855

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

796

prescriptions.

109

patients, 16% of all patients

5 9
LISINOPRIL 725

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

695

prescriptions.

106

patients, 15% of all patients

6 4
FUROSEMIDE 650

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

633

prescriptions.

82

patients, 12% of all patients

7 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 628

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

623

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

8 13
VALSARTAN 512

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

498

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

9 58
SIMVASTATIN 507

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

467

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

10 5
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 470

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

11 60
NEXIUM 467

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

454

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

12 111
TAMSULOSIN HCL 453

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

436

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

13 18
METFORMIN HCL 448

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

14 7
CLOPIDOGREL 420

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

15 20
CRESTOR 414

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

16 50
GABAPENTIN 394

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

17 15
CARVEDILOL 391

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

18 21
ATENOLOL 381

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

19 23
GLIMEPIRIDE 370

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

20 32
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 365

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

21 11
SYNTHROID 341

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

22 72
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 321

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

23 78
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 314

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

24 14
JANUVIA 305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

25 59
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

26 33
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

27 19
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

83

patients, 12% of all patients

28 28
LIDOCAINE 281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

29 92
VOLTAREN 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

30 127
CLONAZEPAM 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

31 61
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

32 16
SERTRALINE HCL 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

33 25
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

34 29
DONEPEZIL HCL 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

35 27
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

36 10
MECLIZINE HCL 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

37 118
FINASTERIDE 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

38 62
CREON 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

39 180
MIRTAZAPINE 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

40 55
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

41 54
TRADJENTA 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

42 102
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

43 17
RANITIDINE HCL 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

44 46
FAMOTIDINE* 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

45 38
LORAZEPAM 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

46 30
ALLOPURINOL 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

47 26
AZITHROMYCIN 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

144

patients, 21% of all patients

A 48 48
ZETIA 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

49 80
CITALOPRAM HBR 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

50 31
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

51 37
METFORMIN HCL ER 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

52 49
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

53 41
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

54 140
HYDRALAZINE HCL 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

55 47
PREDNISONE 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

55 35
CLONIDINE HCL 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

57 69
MEMANTINE HCL 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

58 70
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

59 44
NIFEDICAL XL 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

60 161
ALCOHOL PADS 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

60 149
TRAMADOL HCL 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

O 62 22
HYDROCORTISONE 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

63 202
SPIRONOLACTONE 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

64 57
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

65 63
NIFEDIPINE ER 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

66 76
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

67 182
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

68 42
ADVAIR DISKUS 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

68 77
DULOXETINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

70 52
ZENPEP 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

71 349
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

71 56
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

73 106
TERAZOSIN HCL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

74 152
BYSTOLIC 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

74 132
COUMADIN 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

<11 76 245
DICYCLOMINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

77 185
NITROSTAT 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

78 233
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

79 88
PROCTOZONE-HC 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

80 239
DIGOXIN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11 81 100
LANTUS 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

82 65
ALPRAZOLAM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

82 24
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

84 205
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

O 84 12
HEPARIN SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 86 94
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

86 34
LANSOPRAZOLE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

88 286
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

88 126
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P 90 53
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

A 91 90
AMITIZA 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 91 189
GLIPIZIDE XL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 91 181
GLIPIZIDE ER 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 94 82
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

95 167
ROZEREM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 96 395
NAMENDA XR 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 96 43
SYMBICORT 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

96 66
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

99 138
CARTIA XT 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 100 150
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 100 220
DEXILANT 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 100 204
CLONIDINE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 100 298
TRAZODONE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 104 36
CALCITONIN-SALMON 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 104 256
SUCRALFATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 104 194
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 107 109
ACEBUTOLOL HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 107 414
PROPRANOLOL HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 109 187
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 109 207
LABETALOL HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 109 178
GLIPIZIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 109 40
CALCITRIOL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 109 217
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 114 116
BACLOFEN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 115 85
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 116 227
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 116 98
ULORIC 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 116 218
FELODIPINE ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 119 176
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

119 146
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.