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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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41,969Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

$1.9M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 16 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

989 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

78% 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

10% of this provider’s 797 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 989 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 27%.

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Opioids

21% of this provider’s 989 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

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $77 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

42 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

$1.74M

2014

$1.85M

2015

$1.9M

2016

Number of Claims

32,799

2014

36,324

2015

41,969

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 1,633

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,493

prescriptions.

198

patients, 20% of all patients

1 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,622

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,461

prescriptions.

95

patients, 10% of all patients

2 19
FUROSEMIDE 1,548

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,446

prescriptions.

211

patients, 21% of all patients

3 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,329

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,186

prescriptions.

187

patients, 19% of all patients

4 2
GABAPENTIN 1,266

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,017

prescriptions.

170

patients, 17% of all patients

5 10
OMEPRAZOLE 1,145

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

974

prescriptions.

177

patients, 18% of all patients

6 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,096

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

988

prescriptions.

190

patients, 19% of all patients

7 14
DONEPEZIL HCL 1,095

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,090

prescriptions.

93

patients, 9% of all patients

8 31
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 920

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

826

prescriptions.

127

patients, 13% of all patients

9 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 868

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

789

prescriptions.

123

patients, 12% of all patients

10 12
LISINOPRIL 864

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

751

prescriptions.

145

patients, 15% of all patients

11 4
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 823

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

747

prescriptions.

94

patients, 10% of all patients

12 26
METFORMIN HCL 679

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

581

prescriptions.

86

patients, 9% of all patients

13 9
NAMENDA XR 660

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

655

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

14 48
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 613

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

537

prescriptions.

117

patients, 12% of all patients

15 17
MIRTAZAPINE 593

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

570

prescriptions.

78

patients, 8% of all patients

16 49
HYDRALAZINE HCL 592

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

556

prescriptions.

91

patients, 9% of all patients

17 57
CARVEDILOL 565

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

495

prescriptions.

80

patients, 8% of all patients

18 21
TAMSULOSIN HCL 524

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

466

prescriptions.

74

patients, 7% of all patients

19 23
TRAZODONE HCL 515

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

449

prescriptions.

71

patients, 7% of all patients

20 30
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 476

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

21 50
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 466

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

73

patients, 7% of all patients

22 56
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 457

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

441

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

P 23 74
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 452

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

24 34
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 447

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

77

patients, 8% of all patients

25 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 434

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

26 16
SIMVASTATIN 420

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

27 8
CLOPIDOGREL 420

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

76

patients, 8% of all patients

27 20
BUMETANIDE 403

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

79

patients, 8% of all patients

29 118
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 392

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

30 73
MEMANTINE HCL 383

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

31 79
LEVETIRACETAM 367

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

32 82
CITALOPRAM HBR 344

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

33 29
ALLOPURINOL 325

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

34 27
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 320

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

83

patients, 8% of all patients

35 115
SERTRALINE HCL 306

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

36 22
ROPINIROLE HCL 303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

37 60
BACLOFEN 280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

38 93
NYSTATIN 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

86

patients, 9% of all patients

39 116
ONDANSETRON HCL* 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

104

patients, 11% of all patients

40 131
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

41 88
BUSPIRONE HCL 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

42 89
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

43 11
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

114

patients, 12% of all patients

44 61
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

45 117
TRAMADOL HCL 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

71

patients, 7% of all patients

O 46 24
DULOXETINE HCL 206

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

47 28
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 204

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

94

patients, 10% of all patients

O 48 7
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 192

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

O 49 47
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 191

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

95

patients, 10% of all patients

A 50 111
RISPERIDONE 187

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

P 51 95
NEXIUM 183

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

52 124
ATENOLOL 180

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

53 25
SPIRONOLACTONE 178

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

54 52
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 169

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

71

patients, 7% of all patients

55 35
FAMOTIDINE* 166

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

56 53
SYMBICORT 147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

57 96
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

58 130
AMIODARONE HCL 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

59 145
CLONIDINE HCL 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

60 64
GLIPIZIDE 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

61 63
LEVOFLOXACIN 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

90

patients, 9% of all patients

A 61 70
PREDNISONE 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

61 36
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

64 113
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

A 65 176
ELIQUIS 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

65 85
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

67 15
FINASTERIDE 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

67 84
DIGOXIN 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

69 102
LORAZEPAM 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

70 39
KLOR-CON M20 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

71 75
LACTULOSE 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

71 163
ALPRAZOLAM 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

73 18
ARIPIPRAZOLE 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

<11 P 73 169
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

75 38
CEPHALEXIN 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

A 76 68
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

A 77 72
MELOXICAM 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

78 32
PROPRANOLOL HCL 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

<11 79 162
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

80 168
SUCRALFATE 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

81 156
MUPIROCIN* 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

82 179
BUDESONIDE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

83 252
TERAZOSIN HCL 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

<11 84 161
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

84 142
NYSTOP 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

86 172
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

<11 87 37
OLANZAPINE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

<11 P 88 112
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

89 100
KLOR-CON 10 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

89 178
DILTIAZEM HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

91 208
LAMOTRIGINE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

92 143
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

93 170
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

A 94 119
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

94 87
RANEXA 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

96 204
CLONIDINE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11 97 220
PROTONIX 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

98 380
JANUVIA 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

98 58
VALPROIC ACID* 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11 98 380
SPIRIVA 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

101 81
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 101 180
RANITIDINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

103 51
GLIPIZIDE ER 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

104 123
PAROXETINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

105 67
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

105 217
CRESTOR 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

107 54
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

108 43
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

A 108 107
LANTUS 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

110 69
VALSARTAN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 110 66
XARELTO 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

112 80
RIVASTIGMINE* 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 112 283
FLUOXETINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 114 41
ADVAIR DISKUS 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

115 62
AZITHROMYCIN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

A 116 55
FENOFIBRATE* 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 116 186
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

118 90
TIZANIDINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 118 76
OXCARBAZEPINE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 120 232
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

121 159
GALANTAMINE HBR 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 121 320
RIVASTIGMINE* 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 121 192
RALOXIFENE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 121 136
HYDROXYZINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

125 327
SANTYL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

126 234
BUPROPION XL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 126 94
THEO-24 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 128 423
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 128 77
DIGOX 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

128 226
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

131 285
CARTIA XT 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 132 151
LINZESS 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 133 196
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 133 198
TRANSDERM-SCOP 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 133 432
WELCHOL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 133 241
GLIMEPIRIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

133 33
NOVOLOG 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

138 129
AMANTADINE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 139 284
AUTOSHIELD DUO PEN NEEDLE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

139 313
CARBAMAZEPINE ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 141 447
PROMETHAZINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

141 154
DALIRESP 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 141 275
PROAIR HFA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

141 59
CLONAZEPAM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

141 45
PRISTIQ 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 146 266
FLUCONAZOLE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

146 181
LOPERAMIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

146 210
SEROQUEL XR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 P 146 249
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 Dec. 11, 2015.
  • 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.