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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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37,283Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 12 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

$2.14M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 21 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

758 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73% Patients 65 Years and Older

93% 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

11% of this provider’s 551 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

31% of this provider’s 758 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

22% of this provider’s 758 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

$57 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

$1.98M

2014

$2.16M

2015

$2.14M

2016

Number of Claims

39,178

2014

43,226

2015

37,283

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 1,482

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,196

prescriptions.

160

patients, 21% of all patients

1 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,431

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,144

prescriptions.

189

patients, 25% of all patients

2 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,210

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,030

prescriptions.

159

patients, 21% of all patients

3 3
FUROSEMIDE 1,193

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,015

prescriptions.

134

patients, 18% of all patients

4 6
SIMVASTATIN 1,085

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

902

prescriptions.

120

patients, 16% of all patients

5 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,037

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

910

prescriptions.

107

patients, 14% of all patients

6 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 934

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

741

prescriptions.

104

patients, 14% of all patients

7 2
OMEPRAZOLE 860

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

680

prescriptions.

124

patients, 16% of all patients

8 8
GABAPENTIN 705

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

562

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

9 15
WARFARIN SODIUM 700

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

635

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

10 13
METFORMIN HCL 697

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

496

prescriptions.

86

patients, 11% of all patients

11 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 682

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

93

patients, 12% of all patients

O 12 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 608

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

511

prescriptions.

82

patients, 11% of all patients

13 16
CARVEDILOL 590

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

502

prescriptions.

84

patients, 11% of all patients

14 21
DONEPEZIL HCL 572

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

523

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

15 27
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 563

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

463

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

16 14
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 532

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

497

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

17 9
FAMOTIDINE* 527

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

392

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

18 38
TAMSULOSIN HCL 509

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

477

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

19 18
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 498

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

82

patients, 11% of all patients

20 17
NAMENDA XR 441

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

21 43
HYDRALAZINE HCL 441

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

21 47
HEPARIN SODIUM 421

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

10 23 94
TRAZODONE HCL 395

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

24 36
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 357

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

25 11
CLOPIDOGREL 354

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

26 20
MIRTAZAPINE 341

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

27 55
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 340

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

P 28 53
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 327

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

29 29
SERTRALINE HCL 319

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

30 25
LEVETIRACETAM 315

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

31 68
CITALOPRAM HBR 296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

32 31
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

33 19
TRAMADOL HCL 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

O 34 22
IBUPROFEN 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

35 67
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

36 42
FINASTERIDE 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

37 62
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

37 74
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

39 34
ADVAIR DISKUS 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

40 77
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 186

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

41 28
LANTUS 185

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

42 65
MEMANTINE HCL 184

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

43 70
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 183

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

44 33
OLANZAPINE 176

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

P 45 105
LORAZEPAM 173

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

46 30
HUMALOG 166

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

47 123
DULOXETINE HCL 165

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

48 52
BACLOFEN 163

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

49 85
JANUVIA 161

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

50 59
RISPERIDONE 160

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

P 51 64
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 156

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

52 151
ATENOLOL 155

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

53 23
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 155

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

53 112
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 154

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

55 98
PREDNISONE 153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

56 35
CLONIDINE HCL 153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

56 69
SPIRONOLACTONE 149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

58 57
XARELTO 149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

58 86
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

O 60 83
ALPRAZOLAM 146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

61 24
PROAIR HFA 145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

62 51
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

63 56
CLOZAPINE 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 P 64 141
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

65 71
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

66 63
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

<11 66 140
SPIRIVA 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

68 75
NIFEDICAL XL 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

69 161
ALLOPURINOL 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

70 26
LATANOPROST 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

71 155
GLIPIZIDE 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

71 40
LACTULOSE 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

73 130
NIFEDIPINE ER 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

74 76
FLUOXETINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

75 73
FENOFIBRATE* 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

76 93
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

77 54
VALSARTAN 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

78 58
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

79 139
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

<11 80 126
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 P 80 258
EASY TOUCH ALCOHOL PREP PADS 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

82 392
CRESTOR 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

83 50
GLIPIZIDE ER 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

84 82
VENTOLIN HFA 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

85 81
SYMBICORT 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

85 66
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

87 95
DILTIAZEM HCL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 87 198
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

89 154
LYRICA 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

90 91
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

91 146
LOVASTATIN 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11 92 45
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

A 93 128
DIGOXIN 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

93 100
DALIRESP 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 95 324
VALPROIC ACID* 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 95 192
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 97 115
RENVELA 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 97 201
NOVOLOG 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

97 163
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

100 117
NEXIUM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

101 111
LIDOCAINE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

102 92
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

102 120
FENOFIBRATE* 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 102 119
ELIQUIS 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

105 87
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

106 60
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 107 101
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

107 162
LINZESS 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

109 190
AMIODARONE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

110 136
SENSIPAR 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 111 237
CALCIUM ACETATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 111 313
FENOFIBRATE* 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 113 148
CLONAZEPAM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 114 61
LEVEMIR 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

115 169
PAROXETINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 115 79
JANTOVEN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 115 172
METOLAZONE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 118 188
ZETIA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 118 80
RIVASTIGMINE* 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 118 337
RIVASTIGMINE* 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 118 230
HALOPERIDOL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P 122 145
BUPROPION HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 123 362
DIGOX 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 124 199
METFORMIN HCL ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

125 49
LEVOFLOXACIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

A 125 84
ARIPIPRAZOLE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 P 127 160
VENLAFAXINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 128 299
ONDANSETRON HCL* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

128 184
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

A 130 107
LATUDA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 131 249
EXELON 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 131 306
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

131 186
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 Jan. 12, 2011.
  • 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.