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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,164Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 58 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

$1.29M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 60 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

615 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73% Patients 65 Years and Older

48% 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

6% of this provider’s 447 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

40% of this provider’s 615 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 27%.

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Opioids

22% of this provider’s 615 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$67 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $77 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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

$940K

2014

$1.23M

2015

$1.29M

2016

Number of Claims

16,686

2014

18,977

2015

19,164

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 676

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

118

patients, 19% of all patients

1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 645

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

450

prescriptions.

125

patients, 20% of all patients

2 5
LISINOPRIL 590

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

122

patients, 20% of all patients

3 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 587

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

122

patients, 20% of all patients

4 2
METFORMIN HCL 481

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

90

patients, 15% of all patients

5 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 448

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

84

patients, 14% of all patients

O 6 7
FUROSEMIDE 420

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

84

patients, 14% of all patients

7 6
SIMVASTATIN 418

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

94

patients, 15% of all patients

8 8
GABAPENTIN 380

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

90

patients, 15% of all patients

9 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 341

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

72

patients, 12% of all patients

10 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 338

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

80

patients, 13% of all patients

11 3
DULOXETINE HCL 296

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

12 28
CLOPIDOGREL 282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

13 20
ALPRAZOLAM 280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

14 18
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

15 34
BACLOFEN 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

72

patients, 12% of all patients

16 93
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

17 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

18 29
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

19 15
GLIMEPIRIDE 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

20 33
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

21 38
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

22 37
TOPIRAMATE 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

22 137
TRAZODONE HCL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

24 30
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

25 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

26 16
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

27 87
ATENOLOL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

28 25
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

29 35
TAMSULOSIN HCL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

30 23
BUPROPION XL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

31 94
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

32 14
WARFARIN SODIUM 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

33 19
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

34 40
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

35 101
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

36 43
ADVAIR DISKUS 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

37 62
TRAMADOL HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

O 38 24
MELOXICAM 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

39 32
FLUOXETINE HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

40 41
KLOR-CON M20 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

41 75
PROAIR HFA 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

42 59
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

43 56
GEMFIBROZIL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

43 147
VENTOLIN HFA 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

45 91
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

94

patients, 15% of all patients

46 125
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

P 46 74
SPIRIVA 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

48 81
TIZANIDINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

49 76
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

49 46
ALLOPURINOL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

51 27
AZITHROMYCIN 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

74

patients, 12% of all patients

A 51 55
SERTRALINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

51 22
OLANZAPINE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

P 54 112
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

55 26
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

56 61
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

56 78
BUMETANIDE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

56 118
CLONIDINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

59 64
LYRICA 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 3% of all patients

59 71
NABUMETONE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

61 233
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

61 50
DICYCLOMINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

63 150
HYDRALAZINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

64 57
CARVEDILOL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

65 21
ROPINIROLE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

66 60
PAROXETINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

67 67
SYMBICORT 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

67 96
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

69 130
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

70 100
PREDNISONE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

71 36
BUSPIRONE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

72 89
SYNTHROID 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

72 42
DONEPEZIL HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

72 31
VERAPAMIL ER 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

75 164
SPIRONOLACTONE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

76 52
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

77 187
PROPRANOLOL HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

77 162
METHOTREXATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

79 195
OXYCODONE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 O 80 114
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

A 81 107
DIGOXIN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

81 102
CRESTOR 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

83 54
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

84 13
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 85 223
AMIODARONE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

86 145
FENOFIBRATE* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 87 139
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O 87 47
DOXEPIN HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 89 296
GLIPIZIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

90 63
FAMOTIDINE* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

90 53
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

92 73
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 June 22, 2018.
  • 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.