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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,073Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 80 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

$1.39M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 77 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

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

80% 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

12% 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

42% of this provider’s 628 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

12% of this provider’s 628 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 15%.

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Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$66 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 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

$1.2M

2014

$1.42M

2015

$1.39M

2016

Number of Claims

20,233

2014

21,750

2015

21,073

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 714

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

701

prescriptions.

89

patients, 14% of all patients

1 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 641

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

546

prescriptions.

104

patients, 17% of all patients

2 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 606

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

581

prescriptions.

128

patients, 20% of all patients

3 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 598

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

544

prescriptions.

124

patients, 20% of all patients

4 1
OMEPRAZOLE 574

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

491

prescriptions.

120

patients, 19% of all patients

5 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 551

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

513

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

6 13
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 511

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

85

patients, 14% of all patients

7 9
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 501

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

449

prescriptions.

99

patients, 16% of all patients

8 11
LISINOPRIL 465

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

96

patients, 15% of all patients

9 4
TAMSULOSIN HCL 372

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

10 18
SIMVASTATIN 352

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

11 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 345

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

12 10
MIRTAZAPINE 324

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

71

patients, 11% of all patients

13 55
GABAPENTIN 291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

14 15
CARVEDILOL 286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

15 21
SERTRALINE HCL 284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

16 25
DONEPEZIL HCL 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

17 27
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

91

patients, 14% of all patients

18 28
FAMOTIDINE* 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

19 38
NAMENDA XR 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

20 43
METFORMIN HCL 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

21 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

22 14
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

P 23 53
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

24 60
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

25 33
CLOPIDOGREL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

26 20
TRADJENTA 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

26 102
METFORMIN HCL ER 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

28 49
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

29 29
MELOXICAM 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

30 39
SPIRONOLACTONE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

31 57
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

32 19
TRAZODONE HCL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

32 36
ELIQUIS 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

34 87
RISPERIDONE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

P 35 64
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

36 54
FINASTERIDE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

36 62
TORSEMIDE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

38 142
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

<11 39 151
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

39 98
GLIMEPIRIDE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

41 32
AZITHROMYCIN 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

98

patients, 16% of all patients

A 42 48
LORAZEPAM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

43 30
PREDNISONE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

44 35
JANUVIA 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

45 59
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

88

patients, 14% of all patients

A 46 90
ATENOLOL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

47 23
ZETIA 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

48 80
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

49 56
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

77

patients, 12% of all patients

50 106
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

51 63
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

51 16
TERAZOSIN HCL 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

53 152
DIGOXIN 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

54 100
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

54 17
ALPRAZOLAM 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

56 24
ULORIC 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 57 218
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

58 41
LATANOPROST 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

59 155
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

O 59 12
VOLTAREN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

59 127
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

59 74
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 63 112
CRESTOR 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

64 50
BUPROPION XL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

65 173
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

A 66 107
LEVETIRACETAM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

66 68
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

68 95
OLANZAPINE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P 69 105
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

70 104
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 71 42
TRAMADOL HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

O 71 22
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 73 126
VALSARTAN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

73 58
CLONAZEPAM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

75 61
RANITIDINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

75 46
MEMANTINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

75 70
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 75 139
PAROXETINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

79 79
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 79 146
XARELTO 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 81 86
CITALOPRAM HBR 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 82 31
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

82 34
CREON 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 82 180
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

85 71
DULOXETINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 86 52
MYRBETRIQ 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 86 234
ALLOPURINOL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

86 26
CELECOXIB 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

89 121
SPIRIVA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

90 75
AMITIZA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 90 189
FLUOXETINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 90 73
CLONIDINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

93 69
BREO ELLIPTA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

94 253
BYSTOLIC 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

95 132
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 96 78
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

96 167
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

A 98 128
PROPRANOLOL HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

98 187
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 Dec. 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.