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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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20,599Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 42 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

$1.21M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 75 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

764 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

64% 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

5% of this provider’s 648 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

32% of this provider’s 764 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 27%.

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Opioids

19% of this provider’s 764 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

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $77 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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

$1.4M

2014

$1.42M

2015

$1.21M

2016

Number of Claims

22,730

2014

23,892

2015

20,599

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 822

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

707

prescriptions.

171

patients, 22% of all patients

1 1
FUROSEMIDE 814

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

731

prescriptions.

146

patients, 19% of all patients

2 6
LISINOPRIL 701

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

588

prescriptions.

151

patients, 20% of all patients

3 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 671

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

591

prescriptions.

157

patients, 21% of all patients

4 3
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 592

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

517

prescriptions.

139

patients, 18% of all patients

5 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 543

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

442

prescriptions.

137

patients, 18% of all patients

6 2
OMEPRAZOLE 517

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

135

patients, 18% of all patients

7 5
METFORMIN HCL 441

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

89

patients, 12% of all patients

8 9
GABAPENTIN 361

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

9 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 354

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

99

patients, 13% of all patients

O 10 7
CARVEDILOL 353

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

80

patients, 10% of all patients

11 21
WARFARIN SODIUM 339

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

12 19
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 328

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

13 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 314

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

14 14
DONEPEZIL HCL 300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

15 31
FAMOTIDINE* 299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

16 53
SERTRALINE HCL 288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

17 22
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

18 61
DULOXETINE HCL 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

19 28
ALLOPURINOL 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

19 27
SIMVASTATIN 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

21 8
TAMSULOSIN HCL 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

22 23
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

23 17
CLOPIDOGREL 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

24 20
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

25 88
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

26 26
JANUVIA 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

27 58
CEPHALEXIN 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

100

patients, 13% of all patients

A 28 68
ATENOLOL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

29 25
PREDNISONE 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

30 36
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

31 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

32 16
NUEDEXTA 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

33 152
NAMENDA XR 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

34 48
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

35 56
CITALOPRAM HBR 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

36 29
LEVOFLOXACIN 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

87

patients, 11% of all patients

A 37 70
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

38 11
SPIRONOLACTONE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

39 52
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

40 37
GLIMEPIRIDE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

41 33
CLONAZEPAM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

42 45
ELIQUIS 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

43 85
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

44 34
MELOXICAM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

45 32
MIRTAZAPINE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

46 49
BENAZEPRIL HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

47 97
FINASTERIDE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

48 84
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

49 170
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

50 83
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

51 153
LEVETIRACETAM 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

52 82
TRAMADOL HCL 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

O 53 24
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

54 115
BACLOFEN 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

54 93
FLUOXETINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

54 41
NYSTOP 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

57 172
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

58 87
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 59 74
MEMANTINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

60 79
LEVEMIR 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

61 135
BUSPIRONE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

61 89
ALPRAZOLAM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

63 18
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

63 50
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

A 65 107
TIZANIDINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 66 76
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

67 73
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

68 40
PROAIR HFA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

68 59
PAROXETINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

70 67
HYDRALAZINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

71 57
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

72 103
XARELTO 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 72 80
RENVELA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 72 206
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

75 35
LATANOPROST 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

75 171
SYNTHROID 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

77 42
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 2% of all patients

78 90
FENOFIBRATE* 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

79 119
RISPERIDONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P 80 95
NOVOLOG 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

80 129
ADVAIR DISKUS 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

80 62
NAMZARIC 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 83 188
CARTIA XT 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

83 151
METFORMIN HCL ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

85 44
ROPINIROLE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 85 60
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

85 130
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

88 113
TRAZODONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

88 30
AZITHROMYCIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

A 88 55
LIDOCAINE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 88 155
VALSARTAN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 88 66
TORSEMIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 93 110
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 Oct. 13, 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.