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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,036Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 61 providers in this state and specialty

$1.51M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 61 providers in this state and specialty

212 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

98% 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

38% of this provider’s 212 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

15% of this provider’s 212 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

31% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$94 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $71 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

76 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 22.


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

$1.5M

2014

$1.47M

2015

$1.51M

2016

Number of Claims

17,458

2014

16,711

2015

16,036

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
METFORMIN HCL 615

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

573

prescriptions.

60

patients, 28% of all patients

1 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 476

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

476

prescriptions.

38

patients, 18% of all patients

2 5
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 400

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

49

patients, 23% of all patients

3 72
IBUPROFEN 387

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

63

patients, 30% of all patients

4 45
CRESTOR 381

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

43

patients, 20% of all patients

5 40
DEXILANT 379

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

40

patients, 19% of all patients

6 106
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 320

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

40

patients, 19% of all patients

7 4
FUROSEMIDE 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

33

patients, 16% of all patients

8 3
OMEPRAZOLE 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

34

patients, 16% of all patients

9 7
MECLIZINE HCL 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

37

patients, 17% of all patients

10 91
ULORIC 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

27

patients, 13% of all patients

11 123
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

29

patients, 14% of all patients

12 54
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

27

patients, 13% of all patients

13 1
VOLTAREN 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

39

patients, 18% of all patients

14 111
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

24

patients, 11% of all patients

15 12
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

26

patients, 12% of all patients

16 44
NEXIUM 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

34

patients, 16% of all patients

17 85
LISINOPRIL 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

27

patients, 13% of all patients

18 2
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

37

patients, 17% of all patients

19 63
ATENOLOL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

21

patients, 10% of all patients

20 25
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

45

patients, 21% of all patients

21 37
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

22 35
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

26

patients, 12% of all patients

23 10
SYNTHROID 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

23 95
AMITIZA 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

27

patients, 13% of all patients

25 134
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

26 14
CLONIDINE HCL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

24

patients, 11% of all patients

27 58
CREON 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

21

patients, 10% of all patients

28 156
DONEPEZIL HCL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

29 28
CLOPIDOGREL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

20

patients, 9% of all patients

30 19
KETOCONAZOLE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

24

patients, 11% of all patients

31 138
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

28

patients, 13% of all patients

32 73
VALSARTAN 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

16

patients, 8% of all patients

33 60
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

34 166
RAMIPRIL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

16

patients, 8% of all patients

35 167
CARVEDILOL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

36 20
MELOXICAM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

23

patients, 11% of all patients

37 27
DICYCLOMINE HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

19

patients, 9% of all patients

38 141
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

39 46
RANITIDINE HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

39 23
GLIPIZIDE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

41 33
LORAZEPAM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

22

patients, 10% of all patients

41 29
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

43 36
CLONAZEPAM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

44 55
MUPIROCIN* 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

26

patients, 12% of all patients

44 182
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

46 185
ZETIA 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

<11 47 97
WARFARIN SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

<11 48 15
JANUVIA 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

<11 49 78
HYDROCORTISONE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

24

patients, 11% of all patients

50 198
LIDOCAINE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

51 109
NITROSTAT 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

52 204
TAMSULOSIN HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 53 18
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

54 126
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 55 39
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

55 147
ELIQUIS 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

55 145
INVOKANA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 58 212
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

22

patients, 10% of all patients

59 121
LYRICA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 60 81
NYSTATIN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

61 157
PROCTOZONE-HC 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 62 217
ADVAIR DISKUS 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 63 98
PATADAY 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 63 122
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 65 110
GLIPIZIDE XL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 66 118
GLIPIZIDE ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 67 77
LABETALOL HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 67 174
DIGOXIN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 69 86
AMMONIUM LACTATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 70 231
ALCOHOL PADS 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

71 180
TRAMADOL HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 O 71 16
ACARBOSE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 73 239
VENTOLIN HFA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

74 57
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 74 61
VASCEPA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 76 246
VICTOZA 3-PAK 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 77 253
CELECOXIB 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 77 177
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 77 169
AZITHROMYCIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

40

patients, 19% of all patients

A 80 59
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 March 29, 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.