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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,535Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 21 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

$1.53M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 37 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

829 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

66% 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 Indiana
lower than average

Antipsychotics

7% of this provider’s 676 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 829 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 27%.

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Opioids

24% of this provider’s 829 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$62 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $77 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 18.


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

$1.81M

2014

$1.47M

2015

$1.53M

2016

Number of Claims

27,519

2014

24,846

2015

24,535

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 930

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

787

prescriptions.

169

patients, 20% of all patients

1 1
FUROSEMIDE 906

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

756

prescriptions.

161

patients, 19% of all patients

2 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 759

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

699

prescriptions.

139

patients, 17% of all patients

3 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 670

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

543

prescriptions.

128

patients, 15% of all patients

4 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 518

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

435

prescriptions.

125

patients, 15% of all patients

5 14
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 508

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

118

patients, 14% of all patients

O 6 7
LISINOPRIL 506

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

105

patients, 13% of all patients

7 4
OMEPRAZOLE 502

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

110

patients, 13% of all patients

8 5
DONEPEZIL HCL 432

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

9 31
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 418

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

93

patients, 11% of all patients

10 12
CARVEDILOL 405

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

89

patients, 11% of all patients

11 21
GABAPENTIN 401

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

80

patients, 10% of all patients

12 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 390

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

13 13
SIMVASTATIN 357

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

14 8
CLOPIDOGREL 357

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

14 20
METFORMIN HCL 334

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

16 9
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 330

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

17 26
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

18 15
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 304

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

19 17
NAMENDA XR 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

20 48
WARFARIN SODIUM 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

21 19
SERTRALINE HCL 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

21 22
TAMSULOSIN HCL 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

21 23
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

24 56
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

25 16
ALPRAZOLAM 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

26 18
DULOXETINE HCL 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

27 28
ELIQUIS 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

28 85
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

P 29 74
FAMOTIDINE* 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

29 53
LEVOFLOXACIN 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

122

patients, 15% of all patients

A 31 70
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

32 11
LORAZEPAM 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

33 39
AZITHROMYCIN 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

120

patients, 14% of all patients

A 34 55
LEVETIRACETAM 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

34 82
ROPINIROLE HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

36 60
GLIPIZIDE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

37 63
TRAMADOL HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

O 38 24
CRESTOR 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

39 54
MELOXICAM 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

40 32
GLIMEPIRIDE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

41 33
KLOR-CON M20 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

42 75
DIGOXIN 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

43 102
ALLOPURINOL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

44 27
CLONAZEPAM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

44 45
CITALOPRAM HBR 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

46 29
PREDNISONE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

47 36
NOVOLOG 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

48 129
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

49 198
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

50 73
SPIRONOLACTONE 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

51 52
TORSEMIDE 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

52 110
MIRTAZAPINE 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

53 49
METOLAZONE 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

53 202
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

A 55 72
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

56 88
BUMETANIDE 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

57 118
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

58 46
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

A 59 111
NEXIUM 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

60 124
LANTUS 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

61 69
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

61 134
JANUVIA 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

61 58
CLONIDINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

61 64
LEVEMIR 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

65 135
ATENOLOL 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

65 25
FLUOXETINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

67 41
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

O 67 47
HYDRALAZINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

69 57
OLANZAPINE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P 70 112
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

71 115
GEMFIBROZIL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

72 147
ONDANSETRON HCL* 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

72 131
AMIODARONE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

74 145
CEPHALEXIN 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

A 75 68
MEMANTINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

76 79
HUMALOG 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

76 108
RISPERIDONE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P 78 95
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

79 50
NYSTOP 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

80 172
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

81 35
SPIRIVA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

82 81
MULTAQ 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 82 331
XARELTO 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

82 80
CLONIDINE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 82 220
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

86 113
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

87 87
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

87 37
PAROXETINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

87 67
METFORMIN HCL ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

87 44
NYSTATIN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

87 116
TRADJENTA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 87 126
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

A 93 119
TERAZOSIN HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

93 161
BYSTOLIC 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 95 106
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

95 153
ZETIA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

95 86
TIZANIDINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

95 76
TOPIRAMATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 99 137
LYRICA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

99 71
BUPROPION XL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

99 94
VENTOLIN HFA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

102 91
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

102 34
ADVAIR DISKUS 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

102 62
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

105 77
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

105 132
LAMOTRIGINE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 105 143
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 105 117
TRAZODONE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

109 30
CLOZAPINE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 P 110 191
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

111 125
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

112 40
VERAPAMIL ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 112 164
FENOFIBRATE* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

114 119
NAPROXEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

115 128
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 Nov. 1, 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.