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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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27,960Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 29 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

$1.45M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 70 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

573 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
58% Patients 65 Years and Older

95% 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

15% of this provider’s 333 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 573 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

23% of this provider’s 573 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 15%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

49 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

$1.51M

2014

$1.43M

2015

$1.45M

2016

Number of Claims

25,324

2014

26,471

2015

27,960

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
SIMVASTATIN 1,215

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

627

prescriptions.

138

patients, 24% of all patients

1 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 838

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

683

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

2 13
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 794

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

90

patients, 16% of all patients

3 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 765

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

492

prescriptions.

116

patients, 20% of all patients

4 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 675

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

522

prescriptions.

89

patients, 16% of all patients

5 3
OMEPRAZOLE 670

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

89

patients, 16% of all patients

6 8
FUROSEMIDE 629

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

79

patients, 14% of all patients

7 6
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 618

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

81

patients, 14% of all patients

8 11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 560

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

79

patients, 14% of all patients

O 9 12
FAMOTIDINE* 553

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

66

patients, 12% of all patients

10 38
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 520

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

73

patients, 13% of all patients

11 10
LISINOPRIL 513

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

74

patients, 13% of all patients

12 4
METFORMIN HCL 448

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

13 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 417

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

66

patients, 12% of all patients

14 16
GABAPENTIN 399

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

15 15
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 393

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

73

patients, 13% of all patients

16 17
TAMSULOSIN HCL 354

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

17 18
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 353

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

18 33
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 318

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

19 14
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

20 140
ALPRAZOLAM 281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

21 24
CARVEDILOL 272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

22 21
RISPERIDONE 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

P 23 64
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

24 120
HEPARIN SODIUM 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

25 94
LEVETIRACETAM 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

26 68
DONEPEZIL HCL 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

27 27
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

28 42
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

29 74
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

72

patients, 13% of all patients

29 60
TRAZODONE HCL 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

31 36
NAMENDA XR 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

31 43
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

33 216
SERTRALINE HCL 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

34 25
PROAIR HFA 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

35 51
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

36 28
ALLOPURINOL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

37 26
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

P 38 53
LORAZEPAM 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

39 30
MIRTAZAPINE 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

40 55
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

41 9
IBUPROFEN 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

42 67
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

43 34
CLOPIDOGREL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

44 20
JANUVIA 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

45 59
TRAMADOL HCL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

O 46 22
LIDOCAINE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

47 92
RANITIDINE HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

48 46
LACTULOSE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

49 130
VALSARTAN 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

50 58
DULOXETINE HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

51 52
MEMANTINE HCL 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

52 70
ATENOLOL 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

53 23
NYSTATIN 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

54 137
CARBAMAZEPINE 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

55 166
ALCOHOL PADS 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

56 149
VENTOLIN HFA 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

57 81
FLUOXETINE HCL 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

58 73
NIFEDIPINE ER 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

59 76
BACLOFEN 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

60 85
FENOFIBRATE* 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

61 93
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

62 29
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

62 54
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

64 71
KETOCONAZOLE 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

64 193
SYMBICORT 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

64 66
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

67 19
OXCARBAZEPINE 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 67 174
BENAZEPRIL HCL 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

69 96
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

70 154
PREDNISONE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

70 35
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

A 72 128
VESICARE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

73 171
ARIPIPRAZOLE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 74 160
HYDRALAZINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

74 47
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

76 88
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

77 112
CITALOPRAM HBR 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

78 31
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

79 101
DIGOXIN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

80 100
PATADAY 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

81 241
LAMOTRIGINE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 82 152
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

A 82 107
ZETIA 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 84 80
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

84 159
LOPERAMIDE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

86 259
OLANZAPINE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 P 87 105
HALOPERIDOL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P 88 145
FINASTERIDE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 89 62
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 90 151
SUCRALFATE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 91 194
TIZANIDINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

91 135
GLIMEPIRIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

93 32
ADVAIR DISKUS 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

93 77
AMIODARONE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 95 136
AMMONIUM LACTATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 96 274
CLONAZEPAM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

97 61
CRESTOR 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 98 50
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

99 138
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

100 302
COUMADIN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 101 245
SPIRIVA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

101 75
GLIPIZIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 103 40
XARELTO 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 103 86
LANTUS 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

103 65
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 106 250
HYDROCORTISONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

107 202
TOPIRAMATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 107 144
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 107 104
LEVOFLOXACIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

A 110 84
METHADONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 O 110 294
MECLIZINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 112 118
VENLAFAXINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 113 299
LATANOPROST 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

113 155
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 115 117
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 March 11, 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.