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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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7,187Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 383 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

$431K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 435 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

309 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74% Patients 65 Years and Older

46% 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

39% of this provider’s 309 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 27%.

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Opioids

11% of this provider’s 309 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $77 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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

$562K

2014

$507K

2015

$431K

2016

Number of Claims

8,649

2014

8,220

2015

7,187

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
OMEPRAZOLE 317

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

63

patients, 20% of all patients

1 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 303

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

56

patients, 18% of all patients

2 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 272

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

50

patients, 16% of all patients

3 1
LISINOPRIL 261

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

44

patients, 14% of all patients

4 4
METFORMIN HCL 259

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

55

patients, 18% of all patients

5 9
SIMVASTATIN 245

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

46

patients, 15% of all patients

6 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 233

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

43

patients, 14% of all patients

7 13
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 193

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

35

patients, 11% of all patients

8 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 185

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

38

patients, 12% of all patients

9 3
MELOXICAM 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

60

patients, 19% of all patients

10 32
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

11 15
GABAPENTIN 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

35

patients, 11% of all patients

12 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

13 16
FUROSEMIDE 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

14 6
PAROXETINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

14 67
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

16 17
WARFARIN SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

17 19
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

18 37
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

19 26
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

19 38
GEMFIBROZIL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

19 147
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

22 14
CLOPIDOGREL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

23 20
RALOXIFENE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

24 136
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

25 34
CARVEDILOL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

26 21
TRAMADOL HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

O 27 24
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

34

patients, 11% of all patients

28 35
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

O 29 7
FENOFIBRATE* 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

29 119
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

29 56
AZITHROMYCIN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

52

patients, 17% of all patients

A 32 55
RANITIDINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

33 51
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

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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. 11, 2010.
  • 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.