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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,269Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 117 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

$991K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 170 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

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

32% 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 437 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 488 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

31% of this provider’s 488 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

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 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

$1.14M

2014

$1.14M

2015

$991K

2016

Number of Claims

21,607

2014

20,209

2015

18,269

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 968

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

896

prescriptions.

137

patients, 28% of all patients

1 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 823

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

759

prescriptions.

136

patients, 28% of all patients

2 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 671

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

632

prescriptions.

79

patients, 16% of all patients

3 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 552

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

97

patients, 20% of all patients

O 4 12
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 506

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

481

prescriptions.

67

patients, 14% of all patients

5 9
OMEPRAZOLE 467

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

71

patients, 15% of all patients

6 8
LISINOPRIL 433

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

74

patients, 15% of all patients

7 4
SIMVASTATIN 430

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

59

patients, 12% of all patients

8 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 353

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

9 16
FUROSEMIDE 350

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

10 6
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 320

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

11 11
ALPRAZOLAM 319

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

12 24
GABAPENTIN 302

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

13 15
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 296

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

14 17
LORAZEPAM 284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

15 30
METFORMIN HCL 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

16 7
CLOPIDOGREL 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

17 20
WARFARIN SODIUM 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

18 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

19 10
GLIMEPIRIDE 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

20 32
TORSEMIDE 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

21 142
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

22 14
PREDNISONE 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

84

patients, 17% of all patients

23 35
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

24 19
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

25 29
ATENOLOL 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

26 23
CARVEDILOL 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

27 21
MELOXICAM 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

28 39
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

29 63
BYSTOLIC 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

29 132
DONEPEZIL HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

31 27
TAMSULOSIN HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

32 18
VALSARTAN 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

33 58
JANUVIA 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

34 59
ALLOPURINOL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

35 26
NAMENDA XR 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

<11 36 43
CLONIDINE HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

37 69
TRAMADOL HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

O 37 22
IRBESARTAN 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

39 97
CRESTOR 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

40 50
TRAZODONE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

41 36
DIAZEPAM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

42 134
LEVOFLOXACIN 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

71

patients, 15% of all patients

A 43 84
SPIRONOLACTONE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

44 57
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

44 56
BENICAR 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

46 183
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

O 47 133
PROAIR HFA 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

48 51
CITALOPRAM HBR 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

48 31
CARTIA XT 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

50 150
QUINAPRIL HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 50 179
PAROXETINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

52 79
ELIQUIS 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

53 87
SYMBICORT 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

53 66
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

A 55 107
RISPERIDONE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11 P 56 64
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

56 28
DEXILANT 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 58 204
XARELTO 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 59 86
DULOXETINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 59 52
FLUOXETINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 61 73
METFORMIN HCL ER 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 62 49
MIRTAZAPINE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 62 55
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 64 101
FENOFIBRATE* 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 65 119
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

66 54
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

67 138
AMIODARONE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 68 136
RIVASTIGMINE* 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 69 230
CEFDINIR 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

A 70 356
SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 70 238
FAMOTIDINE* 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 70 38
LOVASTATIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 73 45
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 74 117
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 75 44
NEXIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 75 111
CLONAZEPAM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 75 61
VERAPAMIL ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 75 158
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 79 116
INVOKANA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 80 212
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

A 81 128
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 May 30, 2018.
  • 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.