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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,527Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 143 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

$780K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 309 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

776 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

39% 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 672 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

45% of this provider’s 776 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

19% of this provider’s 776 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 15%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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

$846K

2014

$1.1M

2015

$780K

2016

Number of Claims

17,687

2014

21,321

2015

16,527

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 793

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

734

prescriptions.

132

patients, 17% of all patients

1 2
LISINOPRIL 725

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

668

prescriptions.

130

patients, 17% of all patients

2 4
FUROSEMIDE 724

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

668

prescriptions.

108

patients, 14% of all patients

3 6
SIMVASTATIN 574

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

534

prescriptions.

119

patients, 15% of all patients

4 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 563

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

528

prescriptions.

121

patients, 16% of all patients

5 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 412

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

85

patients, 11% of all patients

6 1
METFORMIN HCL 412

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

88

patients, 11% of all patients

6 7
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 360

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

8 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 332

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

9 16
WARFARIN SODIUM 317

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

10 13
OMEPRAZOLE 285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

11 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 266

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

12 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

13 10
GABAPENTIN 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

14 15
DONEPEZIL HCL 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

15 27
TRAMADOL HCL 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

94

patients, 12% of all patients

O 16 22
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

17 17
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

18 33
AZITHROMYCIN 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

153

patients, 20% of all patients

A 19 48
TAMSULOSIN HCL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

20 18
NAMENDA XR 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

21 43
SERTRALINE HCL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

22 25
CLOPIDOGREL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

23 20
ALPRAZOLAM 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

24 24
CITALOPRAM HBR 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

25 31
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

26 14
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

27 29
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

28 37
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

29 41
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

30 28
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

31 19
GLIMEPIRIDE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

32 32
CARVEDILOL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

33 21
LANTUS 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

34 65
MELOXICAM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

35 39
VALSARTAN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

36 58
FAMOTIDINE* 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

37 38
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

38 98
DULOXETINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

39 52
ALLOPURINOL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

40 26
SPIRONOLACTONE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

41 57
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

O 42 12
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 43 74
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

A 44 90
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

A 45 107
XARELTO 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 46 86
ZETIA 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

47 80
ATENOLOL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

48 23
MEMANTINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

49 70
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

O 49 133
GLIPIZIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

51 40
PREDNISONE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

52 35
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

52 106
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P 54 53
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

54 34
TEMAZEPAM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

54 177
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

54 78
TRAZODONE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

58 36
HYDRALAZINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

59 47
TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 59 342
MECLIZINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

61 118
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 62 63
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

62 56
ADVAIR DISKUS 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

62 77
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 65 116
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

65 44
TOPIRAMATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 67 144
BACLOFEN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 67 85
NAPROXEN SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

67 386
FINASTERIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

70 62
NYSTATIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

71 137
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

71 71
CLONIDINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

73 69
LORAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

74 30
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 April 22, 2015.
  • 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.