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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,236Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 152 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

$711K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 383 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

514 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

45% 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 452 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 514 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 514 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 15%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$44 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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

$682K

2014

$671K

2015

$711K

2016

Number of Claims

15,146

2014

15,932

2015

16,236

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
FUROSEMIDE 761

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

699

prescriptions.

110

patients, 21% of all patients

1 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 645

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

79

patients, 15% of all patients

O 2 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 504

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

458

prescriptions.

84

patients, 16% of all patients

3 16
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 445

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

70

patients, 14% of all patients

4 2
LISINOPRIL 421

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

66

patients, 13% of all patients

5 4
ALPRAZOLAM 411

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

66

patients, 13% of all patients

6 24
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 408

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

65

patients, 13% of all patients

7 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 356

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

8 10
METFORMIN HCL 342

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

9 7
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 325

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

10 9
OMEPRAZOLE 320

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

11 8
TRAMADOL HCL 318

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

66

patients, 13% of all patients

O 12 22
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

13 3
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

14 11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

15 14
WARFARIN SODIUM 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

16 13
LORAZEPAM 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

17 30
SIMVASTATIN 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

18 5
GABAPENTIN 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

19 15
RANITIDINE HCL 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

20 46
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

21 17
SERTRALINE HCL 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

22 25
CLOPIDOGREL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

23 20
NAPROXEN 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

24 103
ATENOLOL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

25 23
PREDNISONE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

26 35
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

27 19
ALLOPURINOL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

28 26
GLIPIZIDE ER 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

29 82
TAMSULOSIN HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

29 18
CARVEDILOL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

31 21
FENTANYL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

O 31 108
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

73

patients, 14% of all patients

A 33 90
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

33 71
LOVASTATIN 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

35 45
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

36 44
VALSARTAN 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

37 58
TEMAZEPAM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

38 177
GLIPIZIDE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

39 40
MELOXICAM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

40 39
DONEPEZIL HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

40 27
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 42 116
TRAZODONE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

43 36
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

44 42
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

45 34
MIRTAZAPINE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

45 55
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

47 28
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

48 95
CITALOPRAM HBR 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

49 31
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

49 104
PAROXETINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

51 79
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 O 52 83
DIAZEPAM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 53 134
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

54 54
VERAPAMIL ER 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 54 158
METFORMIN HCL ER 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

54 49
NAMENDA XR 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 57 43
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

58 331
FINASTERIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

58 62
KLOR-CON 10 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 58 214
DIGOXIN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 61 100
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

61 60
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 61 162
JANUVIA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 61 59
SPIRONOLACTONE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 65 57
PROAIR HFA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

66 51
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

A 67 128
LANTUS 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 68 65
NYSTOP 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

68 215
AZITHROMYCIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

A 70 48
LYRICA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 70 91
MECLIZINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 70 118
LEVETIRACETAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 73 68
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 O 73 133
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 P 75 53
GEMFIBROZIL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 75 156
CARTIA XT 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 77 150
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

77 78
MEMANTINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 79 70
DULOXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 80 52
FLUOXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

81 73
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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.