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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,085Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 88 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

$1.02M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 162 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

733 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
54% Patients 65 Years and Older

86% 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

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

35% of this provider’s 733 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

43% of this provider’s 733 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

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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

$1.07M

2014

$1.03M

2015

$1.02M

2016

Number of Claims

22,507

2014

21,221

2015

20,085

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,462

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

946

prescriptions.

254

patients, 35% of all patients

1 3
FUROSEMIDE 908

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

649

prescriptions.

172

patients, 23% of all patients

2 6
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 757

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

498

prescriptions.

143

patients, 20% of all patients

3 41
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 748

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

531

prescriptions.

149

patients, 20% of all patients

4 16
SIMVASTATIN 562

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

87

patients, 12% of all patients

5 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 539

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

193

patients, 26% of all patients

O 6 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 499

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

103

patients, 14% of all patients

7 1
METFORMIN HCL 454

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

78

patients, 11% of all patients

8 7
TRAMADOL HCL 435

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

101

patients, 14% of all patients

O 9 22
LISINOPRIL 412

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

77

patients, 11% of all patients

10 4
GABAPENTIN 410

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

90

patients, 12% of all patients

11 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 362

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

12 9
IBUPROFEN 351

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

82

patients, 11% of all patients

13 67
RANITIDINE HCL 349

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

14 46
CARVEDILOL 309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

15 21
ALLOPURINOL 291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

16 26
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

17 220
OMEPRAZOLE 273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

18 8
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

19 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

20 14
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

21 11
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

22 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

23 10
CLOPIDOGREL 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

24 20
PROAIR HFA 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

25 51
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

26 37
DONEPEZIL HCL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

27 27
FAMOTIDINE* 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

28 38
CRESTOR 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

29 50
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

30 63
CLONIDINE HCL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

31 69
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

32 78
HYDRALAZINE HCL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

33 47
ALPRAZOLAM 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

34 24
LANTUS 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

35 65
MIRTAZAPINE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

36 55
GLIMEPIRIDE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

37 32
MELOXICAM 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

38 39
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

39 19
BENICAR HCT 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

40 219
NAPROXEN 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

40 103
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

42 115
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

43 88
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

43 54
LORAZEPAM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

45 30
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

46 28
SYMBICORT 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

47 66
AZITHROMYCIN 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

90

patients, 12% of all patients

A 48 48
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

O 49 83
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

50 34
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

86

patients, 12% of all patients

A 51 107
JANUVIA 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

52 59
TAMSULOSIN HCL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

53 18
CITALOPRAM HBR 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

54 31
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

55 56
PREDNISONE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

56 35
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

57 89
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

58 159
INSULIN SYRINGE* 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

59 272
LEVETIRACETAM 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

59 68
COLCHICINE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

61 275
INSULIN SYRINGE* 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

62 232
GLIPIZIDE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

63 40
ULTICARE PEN NEEDLE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

64 498
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 28

patients, 4% of all patients

64 157
VENTOLIN HFA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

66 81
LYRICA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

67 91
METFORMIN HCL ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

68 49
TELMISARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 69 404
AMOXICILLIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

A 70 131
WARFARIN SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

71 13
SINGLE USE SWAB 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

71 341
SPIRONOLACTONE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

73 57
LABETALOL HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

74 178
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

74 60
MEMANTINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

74 70
BACLOFEN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

77 85
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

78 450
VALSARTAN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 79 58
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. 3, 2012.
  • 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.