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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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19,680Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 92 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

$2.21M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 20 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

374 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

97% 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

53% of this provider’s 374 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

14% of this provider’s 374 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 15%.

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Brand Name Drugs

34% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$113 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

53 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

$1.77M

2014

$1.82M

2015

$2.21M

2016

Number of Claims

19,285

2014

19,178

2015

19,680

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 893

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

868

prescriptions.

111

patients, 30% of all patients

1 5
LIDOCAINE 707

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

633

prescriptions.

104

patients, 28% of all patients

2 92
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 671

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

625

prescriptions.

88

patients, 24% of all patients

3 11
NEXIUM 605

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

558

prescriptions.

88

patients, 24% of all patients

4 111
VALSARTAN 592

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

587

prescriptions.

65

patients, 17% of all patients

5 58
PATADAY 586

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

511

prescriptions.

92

patients, 25% of all patients

6 241
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 571

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

491

prescriptions.

72

patients, 19% of all patients

7 3
METFORMIN HCL 566

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

529

prescriptions.

69

patients, 18% of all patients

8 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 496

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

432

prescriptions.

69

patients, 18% of all patients

9 1
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 478

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

432

prescriptions.

59

patients, 16% of all patients

10 33
CELECOXIB 415

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

61

patients, 16% of all patients

11 121
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 412

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

50

patients, 13% of all patients

12 2
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 374

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

72

patients, 19% of all patients

13 28
LYRICA 360

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

62

patients, 17% of all patients

14 91
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 351

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

61

patients, 16% of all patients

15 34
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 321

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

56

patients, 15% of all patients

16 126
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

55

patients, 15% of all patients

17 223
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 304

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

18 9
OMEPRAZOLE 286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

58

patients, 16% of all patients

19 8
BYSTOLIC 284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

20 132
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE* 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

86

patients, 23% of all patients

21 292
TAMSULOSIN HCL 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

22 18
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

76

patients, 20% of all patients

23 88
ZETIA 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

24 80
LINZESS 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

48

patients, 13% of all patients

25 190
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

26 14
CRESTOR 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

27 50
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

28 10
TRAMADOL HCL 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

O 29 22
RANITIDINE HCL 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

29 46
CARVEDILOL 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

31 21
SYMBICORT 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

32 66
CLOPIDOGREL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

33 20
GEMFIBROZIL 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

34 156
JANUVIA 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

35 59
BENICAR 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

36 183
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

82

patients, 22% of all patients

37 331
AMOXICILLIN 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

92

patients, 25% of all patients

A 38 131
KETOCONAZOLE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

39 193
LISINOPRIL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

40 4
ANORO ELLIPTA 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

41 359
TRADJENTA 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

42 102
VIREAD 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

43 345
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

44 78
ATENOLOL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

45 23
NAMENDA XR 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

46 43
LIDOCAINE-PRILOCAINE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

47 242
FARXIGA 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

48 461
AMPICILLIN TRIHYDRATE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

58

patients, 16% of all patients

A 49 465
VOLTAREN 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

50 127
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

51 140
ALCOHOL PADS 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

52 149
GABAPENTIN 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

53 15
NIFEDIPINE ER 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

54 76
GLIPIZIDE ER 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

55 82
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

56 60
LANTUS 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

57 65
DUTASTERIDE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

58 221
AZITHROMYCIN 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

46

patients, 12% of all patients

A 59 48
PROPYLTHIOURACIL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

10 60 481
LORAZEPAM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11 61 30
BENICAR HCT 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 62 219
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

63 408
ULORIC 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 63 218
VENTOLIN HFA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

65 81
AMIODARONE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 66 136
GLIPIZIDE XL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

67 181
MECLIZINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

67 118
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 69 114
COLCRYS 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 70 373
ADVAIR DISKUS 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

70 77
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

70 54
PROCTOZONE-HC 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

70 239
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

A 74 90
BYDUREON PEN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

75 427
PROAIR HFA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

75 51
AMITIZA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

77 189
ALLOPURINOL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 77 26
PREDNISONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 77 35
COLCHICINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 80 275
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 80 41
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 June 24, 2010.
  • 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.