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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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20,834Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 40 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

$1.48M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 45 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

804 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

51% 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

43% of this provider’s 804 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 27%.

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Opioids

26% of this provider’s 804 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

$71 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $77 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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

$1.47M

2014

$1.46M

2015

$1.48M

2016

Number of Claims

24,292

2014

21,338

2015

20,834

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 1,051

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

882

prescriptions.

210

patients, 26% of all patients

1 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 833

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

699

prescriptions.

169

patients, 21% of all patients

2 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 658

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

539

prescriptions.

124

patients, 15% of all patients

3 1
FUROSEMIDE 641

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

562

prescriptions.

105

patients, 13% of all patients

4 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 510

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

428

prescriptions.

119

patients, 15% of all patients

O 5 7
LISINOPRIL 505

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

112

patients, 14% of all patients

6 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 477

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

420

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

7 14
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 463

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

94

patients, 12% of all patients

8 15
GABAPENTIN 429

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

84

patients, 10% of all patients

9 10
OMEPRAZOLE 412

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

86

patients, 11% of all patients

10 5
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 378

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

11 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 378

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

11 13
WARFARIN SODIUM 360

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

13 19
METFORMIN HCL 342

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

14 9
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 317

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

15 43
SIMVASTATIN 311

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

16 8
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

17 17
AZITHROMYCIN 279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

183

patients, 23% of all patients

A 18 55
ALPRAZOLAM 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

19 18
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

20 12
DONEPEZIL HCL 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

20 31
TRAMADOL HCL 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

83

patients, 10% of all patients

O 22 24
CARVEDILOL 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

23 21
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

24 26
TAMSULOSIN HCL 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

25 23
TRAZODONE HCL 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

26 30
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

27 40
RANITIDINE HCL 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

28 51
GLIMEPIRIDE 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

29 33
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

30 34
ALLOPURINOL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

31 27
CITALOPRAM HBR 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

32 29
ATENOLOL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

33 25
LEVOFLOXACIN 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

97

patients, 12% of all patients

A 33 70
SERTRALINE HCL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

35 22
ELIQUIS 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

35 85
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

35 16
LYRICA 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

38 71
PREDNISONE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

38 36
METFORMIN HCL ER 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

40 44
CLOPIDOGREL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

41 20
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

42 37
DULOXETINE HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

43 28
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

44 56
JANUVIA 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

45 58
NAMENDA XR 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

<11 46 48
PROAIR HFA 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

47 59
LANTUS 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

48 69
TRADJENTA 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

48 126
XARELTO 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

50 80
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

51 130
BYSTOLIC 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

52 106
LEVEMIR 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 53 135
NYSTATIN 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

53 116
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

55 61
CEPHALEXIN 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

A 56 68
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

57 115
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

A 57 119
BUSPIRONE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

59 89
MECLIZINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

59 140
NUEDEXTA 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11 59 152
ROPINIROLE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

59 60
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

63 38
FINASTERIDE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

64 84
FENTANYL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

O 64 92
KLOR-CON 10 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

66 178
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 66 134
ADVAIR DISKUS 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

68 62
KLOR-CON M20 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

68 75
SPIRONOLACTONE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

70 52
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

71 73
RALOXIFENE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

71 136
RENVELA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 73 206
SPIRIVA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

74 81
CLONAZEPAM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 74 45
VALSARTAN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

76 66
BUMETANIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

77 118
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 78 46
HUMALOG 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 79 108
CLONIDINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 80 64
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

81 87
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

82 83
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 83 100
CRESTOR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

83 54
VENTOLIN HFA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

85 91
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

86 78
LEVETIRACETAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

86 82
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

88 50
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 Aug. 18, 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.