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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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37,504Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 11 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

$2.44M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 15 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

1,901 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

30% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

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Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
higher than average Average for
this specialty
in Illinois
lower than average

Antipsychotics

2% of this provider’s 1,717 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

27% of this provider’s 1,901 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

15% of this provider’s 1,901 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 15%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$65 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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

$2.89M

2014

$2.51M

2015

$2.44M

2016

Number of Claims

44,089

2014

40,083

2015

37,504

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,716

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,544

prescriptions.

352

patients, 19% of all patients

1 2
LISINOPRIL 1,435

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,271

prescriptions.

314

patients, 17% of all patients

2 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,392

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,198

prescriptions.

345

patients, 18% of all patients

3 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,103

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,032

prescriptions.

237

patients, 12% of all patients

4 3
METFORMIN HCL 1,086

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

905

prescriptions.

286

patients, 15% of all patients

5 7
FUROSEMIDE 1,078

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,017

prescriptions.

185

patients, 10% of all patients

6 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,024

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

731

prescriptions.

167

patients, 9% of all patients

O 7 12
OMEPRAZOLE 849

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

763

prescriptions.

217

patients, 11% of all patients

8 8
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 786

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

744

prescriptions.

157

patients, 8% of all patients

9 17
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 704

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

627

prescriptions.

145

patients, 8% of all patients

10 16
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 663

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

645

prescriptions.

163

patients, 9% of all patients

11 11
CARVEDILOL 657

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

628

prescriptions.

156

patients, 8% of all patients

12 21
ALPRAZOLAM 637

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

500

prescriptions.

135

patients, 7% of all patients

13 24
SIMVASTATIN 636

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

599

prescriptions.

170

patients, 9% of all patients

14 5
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 587

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

543

prescriptions.

165

patients, 9% of all patients

15 19
TRAZODONE HCL 511

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

450

prescriptions.

111

patients, 6% of all patients

16 36
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 457

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

431

prescriptions.

95

patients, 5% of all patients

17 10
GABAPENTIN 437

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

97

patients, 5% of all patients

18 15
DONEPEZIL HCL 436

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

80

patients, 4% of all patients

19 27
TRAMADOL HCL 430

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

101

patients, 5% of all patients

O 20 22
CLOPIDOGREL 414

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

80

patients, 4% of all patients

21 20
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 405

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

74

patients, 4% of all patients

22 9
TAMSULOSIN HCL 333

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

78

patients, 4% of all patients

23 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 326

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

84

patients, 4% of all patients

24 14
CITALOPRAM HBR 305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

57

patients, 3% of all patients

25 31
CRESTOR 298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

103

patients, 5% of all patients

26 50
SERTRALINE HCL 297

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

60

patients, 3% of all patients

27 25
VERAPAMIL ER 292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

73

patients, 4% of all patients

28 158
LORAZEPAM 284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

71

patients, 4% of all patients

29 30
DULOXETINE HCL 279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

47

patients, 2% of all patients

30 52
JANUVIA 276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

58

patients, 3% of all patients

31 59
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

62

patients, 3% of all patients

32 41
WARFARIN SODIUM 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

44

patients, 2% of all patients

33 13
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

72

patients, 4% of all patients

34 37
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

40

patients, 2% of all patients

35 29
ZETIA 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

50

patients, 3% of all patients

35 80
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

94

patients, 5% of all patients

37 28
GLIMEPIRIDE 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

69

patients, 4% of all patients

38 32
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

56

patients, 3% of all patients

39 78
CLONAZEPAM 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

40 61
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

103

patients, 5% of all patients

41 138
ZOSTAVAX 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

217

patients, 11% of all patients

42 99
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

43

patients, 2% of all patients

43 34
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

60

patients, 3% of all patients

44 104
LEVOFLOXACIN 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

148

patients, 8% of all patients

A 45 84
NAMENDA XR 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

46 43
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

26

patients, 1% of all patients

46 63
ALLOPURINOL 187

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

42

patients, 2% of all patients

48 26
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 181

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

57

patients, 3% of all patients

49 54
BUMETANIDE 177

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

46

patients, 2% of all patients

50 110
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 173

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

44

patients, 2% of all patients

51 125
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 167

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

113

patients, 6% of all patients

A 52 90
VALSARTAN 164

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

53 58
INDAPAMIDE 162

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

40

patients, 2% of all patients

54 197
CEFUROXIME 159

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

124

patients, 7% of all patients

A 55 175
SYNTHROID 158

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

56 72
PAROXETINE HCL 155

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

37

patients, 2% of all patients

57 79
SPIRONOLACTONE 154

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

58 57
SYMBICORT 149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

38

patients, 2% of all patients

59 66
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

37

patients, 2% of all patients

60 60
HYDRALAZINE HCL 145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

61 47
LANTUS 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

25

patients, 1% of all patients

62 65
AZITHROMYCIN 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

100

patients, 5% of all patients

A 63 48
TRADJENTA 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

63 102
XARELTO 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

65 86
LOVASTATIN 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

66 45
LYRICA 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

67 91
FELODIPINE ER 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

68 176
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

P 68 53
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

27

patients, 1% of all patients

70 116
GEMFIBROZIL 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

28

patients, 1% of all patients

71 156
BUPROPION XL 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

71 173
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

71 167
FINASTERIDE 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

74 62
MIRTAZAPINE 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

75 55
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

76 74
TIZANIDINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

77 135
PREDNISONE 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

49

patients, 3% of all patients

78 35
PRIMIDONE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

79 254
MEMANTINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

79 70
PROAIR HFA 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

40

patients, 2% of all patients

81 51
FENOFIBRATE* 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

82 93
RANITIDINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

83 46
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

84 98
FENOFIBRATE* 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

84 119
SPIRIVA 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

86 75
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

87 109
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

88 42
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

56

patients, 3% of all patients

A 89 164
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

O 90 133
METFORMIN HCL ER 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

91 49
BUSPIRONE HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

92 129
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

51

patients, 3% of all patients

93 88
MELOXICAM 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

93 39
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

95 126
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

28

patients, 1% of all patients

96 157
ADVAIR DISKUS 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

96 77
ATENOLOL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

98 23
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

99 56
FLUOXETINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

100 73
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

25

patients, 1% of all patients

100 33
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

102 117
CARTIA XT 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

102 150
CANDESARTAN CILEXETIL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

104 438
NAPROXEN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

105 103
LEVEMIR 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

106 169
IRBESARTAN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

107 97
BACLOFEN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 107 85
LEVETIRACETAM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

107 68
QUINAPRIL HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

107 179
VESICARE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

111 171
ROPINIROLE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

111 113
CELECOXIB 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

113 121
ONGLYZA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

113 278
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

115 182
MECLIZINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

115 118
CLONIDINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

115 69
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

118 168
NAMZARIC 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 118 247
DIGOXIN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

120 100
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

121 71
ELIQUIS 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

122 87
AZELASTINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

37

patients, 2% of all patients

122 266
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

122 89
INSULIN SYRINGE* 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

125 232
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

125 101
BUPROPION HCL SR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

127 203
BENAZEPRIL HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

128 96
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

128 159
KLOR-CON M20 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

128 124
TERAZOSIN HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 131 152
DIAZEPAM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

131 134
BYSTOLIC 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

131 132
PRADAXA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

131 287
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

A 135 107
METOLAZONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

135 188
VENTOLIN HFA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

135 81
ARIPIPRAZOLE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 P 138 160
NIACIN ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

139 243
NOVOLOG 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

139 163
FAMOTIDINE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

139 38
SUCRALFATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

139 194
LATANOPROST 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 139 155
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. 17, 2013.
  • 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.