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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,682Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 62 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

$1.08M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 134 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

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

31% 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

3% of this provider’s 856 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

37% of this provider’s 950 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 950 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

$45 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

$1.66M

2014

$1.17M

2015

$1.08M

2016

Number of Claims

32,892

2014

25,351

2015

23,682

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 952

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

889

prescriptions.

197

patients, 21% of all patients

1 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 895

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

784

prescriptions.

167

patients, 18% of all patients

2 2
FUROSEMIDE 846

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

794

prescriptions.

178

patients, 19% of all patients

3 6
LISINOPRIL 824

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

721

prescriptions.

189

patients, 20% of all patients

4 4
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 776

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

698

prescriptions.

170

patients, 18% of all patients

5 19
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 725

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

659

prescriptions.

155

patients, 16% of all patients

6 1
OMEPRAZOLE 598

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

504

prescriptions.

123

patients, 13% of all patients

7 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 582

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

481

prescriptions.

103

patients, 11% of all patients

O 8 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 513

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

473

prescriptions.

127

patients, 13% of all patients

9 10
CARVEDILOL 458

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

437

prescriptions.

103

patients, 11% of all patients

10 21
SIMVASTATIN 434

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

97

patients, 10% of all patients

11 5
METFORMIN HCL 411

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

90

patients, 9% of all patients

12 7
ALPRAZOLAM 408

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

13 24
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 392

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

81

patients, 9% of all patients

14 11
TRAMADOL HCL 353

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

101

patients, 11% of all patients

O 15 22
SERTRALINE HCL 335

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

16 25
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 327

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

84

patients, 9% of all patients

17 16
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

18 17
WARFARIN SODIUM 298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

19 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

20 14
TAMSULOSIN HCL 273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

21 18
GABAPENTIN 272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

22 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

23 31
CLOPIDOGREL 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

24 20
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

25 9
DONEPEZIL HCL 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

26 27
GLIPIZIDE 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

27 40
ALLOPURINOL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

28 26
LORAZEPAM 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

29 30
MELOXICAM 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

30 39
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

31 28
RANITIDINE HCL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

32 46
AMOXICILLIN 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

114

patients, 12% of all patients

A 33 131
MIRTAZAPINE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

34 55
HYDRALAZINE HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

35 47
GLIMEPIRIDE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

36 32
ROPINIROLE HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

37 113
SPIRONOLACTONE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

38 57
NAMENDA XR 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

39 43
BUSPIRONE HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

40 129
TRAZODONE HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

41 36
CEPHALEXIN 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

76

patients, 8% of all patients

A 41 122
DULOXETINE HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

41 52
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

A 44 90
FAMOTIDINE* 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

45 38
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

46 37
AZITHROMYCIN 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

87

patients, 9% of all patients

A 46 48
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

46 60
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

49 63
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

50 29
FINASTERIDE 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

51 62
LABETALOL HCL 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

52 178
METFORMIN HCL ER 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

52 49
PREDNISONE 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

54 35
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

55 34
PROAIR HFA 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

56 51
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

56 117
ELIQUIS 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

56 87
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

59 44
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

P 60 53
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

60 54
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

62 33
CLONIDINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

63 69
SPIRIVA 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

64 75
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

65 114
IRBESARTAN 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

65 97
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

67 88
ATENOLOL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

68 23
LOVASTATIN 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

68 45
SYMBICORT 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

70 66
LYRICA 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

71 91
MEMANTINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

72 70
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

73 56
DILTIAZEM HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

74 198
DIGOXIN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

75 100
GLIPIZIDE ER 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

76 82
ONDANSETRON HCL* 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

76 184
LEVETIRACETAM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

76 68
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

76 41
CILOSTAZOL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

80 316
BYSTOLIC 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 81 132
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

82 115
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

83 89
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

83 321
CRESTOR 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

83 50
CARTIA XT 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

86 150
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

86 116
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

A 88 107
BENAZEPRIL HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

89 96
PRIMIDONE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 89 254
QUINAPRIL HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

91 179
LANTUS 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

91 65
ADVAIR DISKUS 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

91 77
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

94 98
AMIODARONE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

95 136
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

96 71
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

O 97 83
FELODIPINE ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 98 176
MECLIZINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

99 118
IBUPROFEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

100 67
LEVOFLOXACIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

A 100 84
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 Dec. 27, 2009.
  • 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.