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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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15,103Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 109 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

$953K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 134 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

1,054 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

14% 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

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

17% of this provider’s 1,054 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 27%.

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Opioids

5% of this provider’s 1,054 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$63 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $77 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 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

$977K

2014

$907K

2015

$953K

2016

Number of Claims

14,291

2014

14,426

2015

15,103

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 988

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

909

prescriptions.

222

patients, 21% of all patients

1 2
LISINOPRIL 619

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

548

prescriptions.

159

patients, 15% of all patients

2 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 592

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

550

prescriptions.

143

patients, 14% of all patients

3 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 590

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

572

prescriptions.

159

patients, 15% of all patients

4 1
METFORMIN HCL 369

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

100

patients, 9% of all patients

5 9
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 362

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

104

patients, 10% of all patients

6 15
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 360

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

99

patients, 9% of all patients

7 16
OMEPRAZOLE 349

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

99

patients, 9% of all patients

8 5
FUROSEMIDE 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

98

patients, 9% of all patients

9 6
SIMVASTATIN 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

78

patients, 7% of all patients

10 8
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

11 37
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

12 13
MELOXICAM 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

13 32
GLIPIZIDE 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

14 63
TAMSULOSIN HCL 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

15 23
SERTRALINE HCL 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

16 22
GABAPENTIN 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

17 10
CARVEDILOL 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

17 21
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

19 14
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

20 11
ATENOLOL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

21 25
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

22 12
CLOPIDOGREL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

23 20
WARFARIN SODIUM 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

24 19
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

24 46
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

26 40
ALLOPURINOL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

27 27
PREDNISONE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

28 36
ALPRAZOLAM 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

29 18
CELECOXIB 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

30 99
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

30 17
PAROXETINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

32 67
DULOXETINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

33 28
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

34 26
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

35 127
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

36 101
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

37 34
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

38 100
TRAMADOL HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

O 39 24
TRAZODONE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

40 30
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

41 35
SYNTHROID 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

42 42
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

43 83
HYDRALAZINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

44 57
TERAZOSIN HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

45 161
LOVASTATIN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

46 65
PROAIR HFA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

47 59
BUPROPION XL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

47 94
LORAZEPAM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

49 39
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

50 56
CITALOPRAM HBR 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

51 29
FENOFIBRATE* 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

51 119
LEVOFLOXACIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

A 51 70
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

54 38
SPIRIVA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

55 81
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

56 50
JANUVIA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

57 58
RANITIDINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

57 51
DIAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

57 109
BUPROPION HCL SR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

60 167
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

61 231
SPIRONOLACTONE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

61 52
FINASTERIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

61 84
METFORMIN HCL ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

64 44
ROPINIROLE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

65 60
FLUOXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

65 41
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. 19, 2017.
  • 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.