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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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36,697Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

$1.94M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 15 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

744 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

94% 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

12% of this provider’s 595 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

36% of this provider’s 744 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 27%.

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Opioids

30% of this provider’s 744 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $77 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

49 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

$1.97M

2014

$1.85M

2015

$1.94M

2016

Number of Claims

26,733

2014

26,603

2015

36,697

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,372

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,040

prescriptions.

189

patients, 25% of all patients

1 2
OMEPRAZOLE 1,277

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,030

prescriptions.

179

patients, 24% of all patients

2 5
LISINOPRIL 1,253

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,002

prescriptions.

136

patients, 18% of all patients

3 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,180

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,015

prescriptions.

131

patients, 18% of all patients

4 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,172

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

958

prescriptions.

150

patients, 20% of all patients

5 3
FUROSEMIDE 1,128

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

884

prescriptions.

140

patients, 19% of all patients

6 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 837

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

661

prescriptions.

99

patients, 13% of all patients

7 12
GABAPENTIN 827

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

642

prescriptions.

118

patients, 16% of all patients

8 10
TRAZODONE HCL 662

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

529

prescriptions.

105

patients, 14% of all patients

9 30
DONEPEZIL HCL 617

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

551

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

10 31
METFORMIN HCL 586

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

11 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 556

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

484

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

12 19
SERTRALINE HCL 548

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

443

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

13 22
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 547

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

444

prescriptions.

129

patients, 17% of all patients

O 14 7
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 533

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

15 13
MIRTAZAPINE 532

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

464

prescriptions.

85

patients, 11% of all patients

16 49
CLOPIDOGREL 501

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

17 20
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 494

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

441

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

18 14
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 485

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

19 17
DULOXETINE HCL 472

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

20 28
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 445

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

21 73
CITALOPRAM HBR 432

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

22 29
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 424

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

23 50
CARVEDILOL 393

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

24 21
SIMVASTATIN 344

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

25 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 328

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

26 11
JANUVIA 308

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

27 58
FLUOXETINE HCL 305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

28 41
TRADJENTA 296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

29 126
HYDRALAZINE HCL 278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

30 57
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

31 16
ATENOLOL 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

32 25
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

33 15
BUSPIRONE HCL 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

34 89
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

35 26
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

36 113
LEVETIRACETAM 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

37 82
TAMSULOSIN HCL 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

38 23
TORSEMIDE 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

39 110
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

40 56
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

99

patients, 13% of all patients

41 61
CLOZAPINE 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

<11 P 42 191
NAMENDA XR 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

43 48
TRAMADOL HCL 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

O 44 24
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

45 98
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

P 46 74
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

47 115
LACTULOSE 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

48 163
ROPINIROLE HCL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

49 60
CLONIDINE HCL 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

50 64
HUMALOG 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

50 108
RANITIDINE HCL 180

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

52 51
FAMOTIDINE* 174

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

53 53
LORAZEPAM 166

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

54 39
OLANZAPINE 161

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

P 55 112
SPIRIVA 160

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

56 81
RISPERIDONE 159

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

P 57 95
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 157

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

58 88
LAMOTRIGINE 156

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

59 143
MEMANTINE HCL 151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

60 79
CLONAZEPAM 150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

61 45
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

A 62 111
MELOXICAM 142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

63 32
SPIRONOLACTONE 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

64 52
XARELTO 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

65 80
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

65 101
ALLOPURINOL 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

67 27
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

68 170
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

A 69 72
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 70 77
ELIQUIS 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

70 85
VESICARE 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

<11 72 158
BACLOFEN 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

73 93
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

73 117
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

75 38
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

O 75 47
PREDNISONE 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

77 36
ARIPIPRAZOLE 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

P 78 169
ZETIA 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

<11 79 86
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

<11 80 100
BREO ELLIPTA 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

81 185
GLIPIZIDE 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

81 63
LANTUS 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

83 69
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

84 221
ONDANSETRON HCL* 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

84 131
CEPHALEXIN 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

A 86 68
VICTOZA 2-PAK 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 87 266
RENVELA 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

87 206
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

A 89 119
NAPROXEN 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

89 128
IBUPROFEN 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

91 121
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

91 34
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

93 142
TIZANIDINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 94 76
TOPIRAMATE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

95 137
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

A 96 107
NYSTATIN 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

97 116
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

97 87
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 97 318
EFFIENT 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 100 314
LEVOFLOXACIN 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

A 101 70
SYMBICORT 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

101 96
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

101 35
LATANOPROST 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

101 171
GLIMEPIRIDE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11 105 33
NYSTOP 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

106 172
RANEXA 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 107 204
HYDROXYZINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

108 327
CALCITRIOL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 109 199
LYRICA 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

110 71
SANTYL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

111 234
LOVASTATIN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 111 65
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 111 201
PROMETHAZINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

114 154
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 115 203
VOLTAREN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

116 174
MINOXIDIL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 117 403
FLUCONAZOLE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

118 181
ADVAIR DISKUS 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

118 62
NOVOLOG 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

120 129
AMIODARONE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

121 145
AMANTADINE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 121 284
DIAZEPAM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 1% of all patients

123 109
HYDROCORTISONE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 123 261
FENOFIBRATE* 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 123 186
KLOR-CON M20 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

123 75
VENLAFAXINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 127 259
INVEGA SUSTENNA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 127 418
MORPHINE SULFATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

O 129 280
VENTOLIN HFA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

129 91
FENTANYL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 O 129 92
RIVASTIGMINE* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 132 283
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 O 133 148
PERPHENAZINE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 P 134 437
CLONIDINE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 134 220
MECLIZINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 136 140
PAROXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 137 67
LEVEMIR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

137 135
PROAIR HFA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

137 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 June 18, 2018.
  • 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.