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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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19,586Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 93 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

$836K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 269 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

788 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older

51% 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

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

19% of this provider’s 788 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

16% of this provider’s 788 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 15%.

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Brand Name Drugs

13% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$43 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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

$854K

2014

$930K

2015

$836K

2016

Number of Claims

18,888

2014

19,975

2015

19,586

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 919

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

712

prescriptions.

166

patients, 21% of all patients

1 4
SIMVASTATIN 699

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

570

prescriptions.

129

patients, 16% of all patients

2 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 657

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

529

prescriptions.

123

patients, 16% of all patients

3 1
METFORMIN HCL 623

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

437

prescriptions.

102

patients, 13% of all patients

4 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 591

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

428

prescriptions.

110

patients, 14% of all patients

5 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 584

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

474

prescriptions.

93

patients, 12% of all patients

6 2
OMEPRAZOLE 556

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

105

patients, 13% of all patients

7 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 454

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

79

patients, 10% of all patients

8 16
TRAMADOL HCL 450

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

O 9 22
WARFARIN SODIUM 435

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

10 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 426

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

11 10
ATENOLOL 414

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

12 23
FUROSEMIDE 407

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

85

patients, 11% of all patients

13 6
CITALOPRAM HBR 392

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

14 31
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 352

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

15 14
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 341

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

16 9
RANITIDINE HCL 298

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

17 46
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

18 11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

19 19
GLIPIZIDE 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

20 40
ALPRAZOLAM 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

21 24
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

22 28
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

23 33
CLOPIDOGREL 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

24 20
TAMSULOSIN HCL 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

25 18
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

25 17
MELOXICAM 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

27 39
GABAPENTIN 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

28 15
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

29 42
NAPROXEN 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

30 103
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

31 117
LOVASTATIN 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

32 45
SERTRALINE HCL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

33 25
FINASTERIDE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

34 62
PROAIR HFA 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

35 51
FLUOXETINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

36 73
CARVEDILOL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

37 21
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

38 41
ALLOPURINOL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

39 26
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

40 34
CRESTOR 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

41 50
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

42 60
CLONAZEPAM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

43 61
FENOFIBRATE* 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

44 93
PAROXETINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

45 79
RISPERIDONE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 P 46 64
LORAZEPAM 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

47 30
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

48 37
DONEPEZIL HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

48 27
TRAZODONE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

50 36
FELODIPINE ER 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

51 176
MECLIZINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

51 118
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

O 53 12
GLIMEPIRIDE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

54 32
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

54 71
SYMBICORT 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

56 66
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

57 104
BUPROPION HCL SR 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 57 203
HYDRALAZINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

57 47
DULOXETINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 57 52
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

61 157
SPIRONOLACTONE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

62 57
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

63 44
ADVAIR DISKUS 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

64 77
GEMFIBROZIL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 65 156
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 66 101
LANTUS 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 67 65
KLOR-CON M20 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 67 124
OLANZAPINE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 P 67 105
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

67 54
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 71 120
GENERLAC 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 71 262
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

71 88
MIRTAZAPINE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 71 55
VENTOLIN HFA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

75 81
ZETIA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

76 80
SPIRIVA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 76 75
TEMAZEPAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

76 177
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

79 56
CARBAMAZEPINE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 79 166
LEVETIRACETAM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 81 68
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 81 74
FAMOTIDINE* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 83 38
CARBAMAZEPINE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 84 269
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.