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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,940Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 38 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

$1.49M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 61 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

703 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71% Patients 65 Years and Older

91% 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

18% of this provider’s 497 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 703 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

24% of this provider’s 703 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 15%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$58 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

$1.58M

2014

$1.53M

2015

$1.49M

2016

Number of Claims

28,015

2014

27,317

2015

25,940

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,118

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

854

prescriptions.

210

patients, 30% of all patients

1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 855

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

663

prescriptions.

139

patients, 20% of all patients

2 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 766

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

581

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

3 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 721

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

547

prescriptions.

112

patients, 16% of all patients

4 10
FUROSEMIDE 708

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

613

prescriptions.

115

patients, 16% of all patients

5 6
FAMOTIDINE* 650

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

441

prescriptions.

97

patients, 14% of all patients

6 38
SIMVASTATIN 549

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

7 5
LISINOPRIL 541

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

425

prescriptions.

93

patients, 13% of all patients

8 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 512

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

9 2
CLOPIDOGREL 424

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

10 20
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 406

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

88

patients, 13% of all patients

O 11 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 386

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

12 16
HYDRALAZINE HCL 376

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

81

patients, 12% of all patients

13 47
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 368

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

78

patients, 11% of all patients

14 17
DONEPEZIL HCL 367

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

15 27
GABAPENTIN 365

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

16 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 324

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

17 9
METFORMIN HCL 313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

18 7
LEVETIRACETAM 311

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

19 68
TAMSULOSIN HCL 286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

20 18
RISPERIDONE 284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

P 21 64
OMEPRAZOLE 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

22 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

23 11
ATENOLOL 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

24 23
CARVEDILOL 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

25 21
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

P 26 53
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

O 27 83
SERTRALINE HCL 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

28 25
NAMENDA XR 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

29 43
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

30 33
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

31 154
METFORMIN HCL ER 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

32 49
PROAIR HFA 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

33 51
JANUVIA 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

34 59
TRAMADOL HCL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

O 35 22
ELIQUIS 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

36 87
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

37 42
IBUPROFEN 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

38 67
HEPARIN SODIUM 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

39 94
FINASTERIDE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

40 62
NIFEDIPINE ER 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

41 76
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

42 19
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

43 74
RANITIDINE HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

44 46
TRAZODONE HCL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

45 36
MIRTAZAPINE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

45 55
LANTUS 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

47 65
GLIMEPIRIDE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

48 32
CLONIDINE HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

49 69
HUMALOG 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

50 123
VENTOLIN HFA 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

51 81
ALPRAZOLAM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

52 24
HALOPERIDOL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

P 53 145
SPIRONOLACTONE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

54 57
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

55 88
LORAZEPAM 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

56 30
CITALOPRAM HBR 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

57 31
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

58 63
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

59 71
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

60 98
FENTANYL 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 O 60 108
XARELTO 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 62 86
SYMBICORT 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

63 66
NOVOLOG 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

64 163
AMIODARONE HCL 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

65 136
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

66 34
DIGOXIN 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

67 100
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

67 14
RENVELA 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

69 201
LATANOPROST 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

70 155
OXCARBAZEPINE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

70 174
TRADJENTA 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

72 102
LACTULOSE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

73 130
NIFEDICAL XL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

73 161
PREDNISONE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

75 35
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

76 29
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

76 56
MEMANTINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

78 70
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

79 37
ALLOPURINOL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

80 26
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

81 54
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

82 304
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

82 41
VANCOMYCIN HCL* 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 A 84 240
BACLOFEN 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

85 85
AZITHROMYCIN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

A 86 48
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

A 86 315
LIDOCAINE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 88 92
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 88 117
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

90 95
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

91 28
TRAVATAN Z 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 92 334
MORPHINE SULFATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 2% of all patients

O 93 326
LOVASTATIN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

93 45
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

93 162
SENSIPAR 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 96 237
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 97 112
LEVOFLOXACIN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

A 97 84
LEVEMIR 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 99 169
ADVAIR DISKUS 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

100 77
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

100 261
LABETALOL HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 100 178
SPIRIVA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

103 75
SUCRALFATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 104 194
SANTYL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

104 200
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

106 159
BENAZEPRIL HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 107 96
DIGOX 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 108 199
CLONIDINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 109 298
DULOXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 109 52
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

109 60
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 Aug. 8, 2017.
  • 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.