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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,338Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 98 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

$1.27M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 96 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

1,049 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

35% 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

6% of this provider’s 945 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

39% of this provider’s 1,049 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

17% of this provider’s 1,049 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 15%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% 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

18 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

$942K

2014

$1.08M

2015

$1.27M

2016

Number of Claims

13,812

2014

15,025

2015

19,338

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 698

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

649

prescriptions.

146

patients, 14% of all patients

1 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 653

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

616

prescriptions.

177

patients, 17% of all patients

2 1
GABAPENTIN 610

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

510

prescriptions.

149

patients, 14% of all patients

3 15
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 566

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

541

prescriptions.

145

patients, 14% of all patients

4 3
DONEPEZIL HCL 486

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

481

prescriptions.

89

patients, 8% of all patients

5 27
MELOXICAM 466

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

173

patients, 16% of all patients

6 39
LISINOPRIL 462

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

457

prescriptions.

114

patients, 11% of all patients

7 4
OMEPRAZOLE 454

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

425

prescriptions.

120

patients, 11% of all patients

8 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 447

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

430

prescriptions.

103

patients, 10% of all patients

9 10
FUROSEMIDE 433

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

106

patients, 10% of all patients

10 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 381

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

78

patients, 7% of all patients

O 11 12
METFORMIN HCL 358

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

86

patients, 8% of all patients

12 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 322

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

79

patients, 8% of all patients

13 16
SIMVASTATIN 321

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

84

patients, 8% of all patients

14 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

15 13
PREDNISONE 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

171

patients, 16% of all patients

16 35
ALPRAZOLAM 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

17 24
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

18 29
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

19 17
MEMANTINE HCL 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

20 70
DULOXETINE HCL 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

21 52
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

22 44
TAMSULOSIN HCL 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

23 18
TRAMADOL HCL 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

O 24 22
GLIMEPIRIDE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

25 32
LEVOFLOXACIN 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

137

patients, 13% of all patients

A 26 84
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

27 9
CLOPIDOGREL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

27 20
CARVEDILOL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

29 21
ELIQUIS 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

30 87
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

31 34
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

32 11
ALLOPURINOL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

33 26
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

34 19
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

P 35 53
NAMENDA XR 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

35 43
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

37 14
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

38 125
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

39 42
CLONAZEPAM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

40 61
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

41 71
LORAZEPAM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

42 30
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

43 33
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

44 37
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

45 28
SERTRALINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

46 25
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

83

patients, 8% of all patients

A 47 107
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

48 41
LEVETIRACETAM 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

49 68
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

50 54
FENTANYL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

O 51 108
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

A 52 128
MIRTAZAPINE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

52 55
ATENOLOL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

54 23
CITALOPRAM HBR 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

55 31
ADVAIR DISKUS 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

56 77
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

56 98
GLIPIZIDE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

58 40
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

58 117
FINASTERIDE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

60 62
FAMOTIDINE* 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

61 38
TRAZODONE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

62 36
HYDRALAZINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

63 47
CLONIDINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

64 69
SYNTHROID 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

64 72
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

64 168
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

67 101
PROAIR HFA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

67 51
RISPERIDONE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

P 69 64
LATANOPROST 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

70 155
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

70 56
MECLIZINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

70 118
PAROXETINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

70 79
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

A 74 90
CEFPODOXIME PROXETIL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

A 74 518
CRESTOR 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

76 50
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

77 78
SPIRONOLACTONE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

78 57
JANUVIA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

79 59
LYRICA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

80 91
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

81 114
ZETIA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 82 80
XARELTO 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 82 86
CEPHALEXIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

A 84 122
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

84 89
LOVASTATIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 86 45
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

A 87 164
RALOXIFENE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 87 224
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. 9, 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.