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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,938Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 89 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

$1.64M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 28 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

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

79% 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

8% of this provider’s 598 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

43% of this provider’s 805 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 27%.

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Opioids

17% of this provider’s 805 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

$97 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $77 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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

$461K

2014

$723K

2015

$1.64M

2016

Number of Claims

7,993

2014

8,213

2015

16,938

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 850

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

640

prescriptions.

91

patients, 11% of all patients

O 1 7
FUROSEMIDE 580

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

495

prescriptions.

81

patients, 10% of all patients

2 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 464

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

118

patients, 15% of all patients

3 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 417

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

88

patients, 11% of all patients

4 3
OMEPRAZOLE 393

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

5 5
LISINOPRIL 388

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

90

patients, 11% of all patients

6 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 347

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

7 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 296

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

8 19
GABAPENTIN 285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

9 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 283

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

10 14
NAMENDA XR 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

11 48
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

12 17
CLOPIDOGREL 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

13 20
CLONAZEPAM 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

14 45
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

15 26
TRAMADOL HCL 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

O 16 24
SIMVASTATIN 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

17 8
TAMSULOSIN HCL 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

18 23
ALPRAZOLAM 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

19 18
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O 20 47
LANTUS 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

20 69
LEVOFLOXACIN 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

126

patients, 16% of all patients

A 22 70
CARVEDILOL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

22 21
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

128

patients, 16% of all patients

A 24 111
MELOXICAM 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

25 32
ATENOLOL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

26 25
DONEPEZIL HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

27 31
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

28 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

29 12
HUMALOG 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

30 108
TRAZODONE HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

31 30
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

P 31 74
RISPERIDONE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

P 33 95
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

34 73
LAMOTRIGINE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

35 143
CEFDINIR 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

98

patients, 12% of all patients

A 35 165
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

37 56
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

38 35
SERTRALINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

39 22
LEVETIRACETAM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

39 82
LYRICA 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

41 71
PREDNISONE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

42 36
METFORMIN HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

43 9
NYSTATIN 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

44 116
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

45 11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

46 46
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

47 16
FLUOXETINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

48 41
NOVOLOG 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

48 129
MEMANTINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

50 79
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

50 221
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

52 15
IBUPROFEN 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

52 121
MIRTAZAPINE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

54 49
GLIMEPIRIDE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

55 33
CITALOPRAM HBR 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

56 29
PAROXETINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

57 67
SPIRIVA 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

58 81
HYDRALAZINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

58 57
BUMETANIDE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

60 118
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

61 153
SPIRONOLACTONE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

61 52
ALLOPURINOL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

63 27
KLOR-CON M20 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

63 75
CLONIDINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

63 64
ADVAIR DISKUS 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

66 62
LITHIUM CARBONATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 66 324
LORAZEPAM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

68 39
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 68 180
IVERMECTIN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

70 400
RISPERDAL CONSTA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 P 71 254
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 71 77
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

A 73 72
NYSTOP 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

74 172
RANITIDINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 75 51
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

76 37
ELIQUIS 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

77 85
BACLOFEN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

78 93
PROMETHAZINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 1% of all patients

79 154
OLANZAPINE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 P 79 112
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

81 38
TOPIRAMATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 81 137
CLOZAPINE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 P 81 191
PROAIR HFA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

84 59
CELECOXIB 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

84 99
SODIUM CHLORIDE* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

86 447
FAMOTIDINE* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

86 53
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

86 115
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

89 50
DULOXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

89 28
LATUDA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 P 89 310
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. 6, 2012.
  • 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.