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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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29,964Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

$2.19M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

1,215 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

73% 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 967 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

37% of this provider’s 1,215 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 27%.

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Opioids

13% of this provider’s 1,215 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$73 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $77 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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

$1.14M

2014

$1.34M

2015

$2.19M

2016

Number of Claims

19,285

2014

19,770

2015

29,964

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
FUROSEMIDE 1,299

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,154

prescriptions.

233

patients, 19% of all patients

1 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,083

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

967

prescriptions.

193

patients, 16% of all patients

2 1
LISINOPRIL 864

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

711

prescriptions.

196

patients, 16% of all patients

3 4
OMEPRAZOLE 851

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

683

prescriptions.

182

patients, 15% of all patients

4 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 823

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

770

prescriptions.

153

patients, 13% of all patients

5 14
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 804

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

693

prescriptions.

163

patients, 13% of all patients

6 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 778

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

765

prescriptions.

63

patients, 5% of all patients

7 19
DONEPEZIL HCL 690

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

674

prescriptions.

122

patients, 10% of all patients

8 31
GABAPENTIN 624

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

463

prescriptions.

130

patients, 11% of all patients

9 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 594

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

556

prescriptions.

129

patients, 11% of all patients

10 3
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 510

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

121

patients, 10% of all patients

11 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 509

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

449

prescriptions.

117

patients, 10% of all patients

12 12
CARVEDILOL 481

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

102

patients, 8% of all patients

13 21
SERTRALINE HCL 478

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

80

patients, 7% of all patients

14 22
NAMENDA XR 459

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

459

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

15 48
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 429

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

117

patients, 10% of all patients

16 17
TAMSULOSIN HCL 409

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

80

patients, 7% of all patients

17 23
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 392

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

66

patients, 5% of all patients

18 26
METFORMIN HCL 381

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

94

patients, 8% of all patients

19 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 377

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

100

patients, 8% of all patients

20 16
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 321

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

74

patients, 6% of all patients

21 13
SIMVASTATIN 321

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

71

patients, 6% of all patients

21 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 317

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

68

patients, 6% of all patients

23 29
LANTUS 305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

24 69
ALPRAZOLAM 272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

75

patients, 6% of all patients

25 18
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

64

patients, 5% of all patients

26 11
CLOPIDOGREL 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

27 20
PREDNISONE 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

122

patients, 10% of all patients

28 36
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

29 38
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

30 61
ADVAIR DISKUS 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

31 62
FAMOTIDINE* 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

32 53
TRAMADOL HCL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

78

patients, 6% of all patients

O 33 24
LEVOFLOXACIN 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

131

patients, 11% of all patients

A 34 70
XARELTO 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

34 80
MIRTAZAPINE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

36 49
ATENOLOL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

37 25
ROPINIROLE HCL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

38 60
SYMBICORT 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

39 96
GLIPIZIDE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

39 63
DULOXETINE HCL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

41 28
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

64

patients, 5% of all patients

41 35
TRAZODONE HCL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

43 30
HYDRALAZINE HCL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

44 57
NOVOLOG 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

45 129
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

P 46 74
ALLOPURINOL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

47 27
TRADJENTA 144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

48 126
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

49 56
HUMALOG 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

50 108
MEMANTINE HCL 138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

51 79
LEVETIRACETAM 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

52 82
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

53 34
SUCRALFATE 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

54 156
VENTOLIN HFA 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

63

patients, 5% of all patients

55 91
PROAIR HFA 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

56 59
ELIQUIS 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

57 85
JANUVIA 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

58 58
NYSTOP 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

59 172
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

60 50
CLONIDINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

60 64
BUMETANIDE 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

62 118
PAROXETINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

63 67
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

69

patients, 6% of all patients

O 64 7
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

86

patients, 7% of all patients

A 65 111
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

65 115
SPIRIVA 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

65 81
KLOR-CON M20 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

65 75
BACLOFEN 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

69 93
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

69 101
CEPHALEXIN 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

69

patients, 6% of all patients

A 69 68
VESICARE 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

<11 72 158
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

73 117
AZITHROMYCIN 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

73

patients, 6% of all patients

A 74 55
SPIRONOLACTONE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

74 52
LIDOCAINE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

76 155
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

77 88
RIVASTIGMINE* 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

78 192
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

78 130
ARIPIPRAZOLE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11 P 80 169
LAMOTRIGINE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

81 143
RISPERIDONE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

P 82 95
AMITIZA 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 83 193
OLANZAPINE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

P 84 112
BUSPIRONE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

85 89
LATANOPROST 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

86 171
FENOFIBRATE* 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

87 119
NYSTATIN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

87 116
NUEDEXTA 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 89 152
MELOXICAM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

90 32
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

90 149
METFORMIN HCL ER 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

90 44
FINASTERIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

93 84
CRESTOR 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

94 54
LEVEMIR 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

94 135
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

A 96 72
VOLTAREN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

97 174
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

97 90
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

97 37
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

100 73
GEMFIBROZIL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

101 147
CARTIA XT 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

101 151
GLIMEPIRIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

101 33
AMIODARONE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

104 145
OXCARBAZEPINE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 104 232
RANITIDINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

106 51
FLUOXETINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

107 41
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

107 87
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

109 46
LOVASTATIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

110 65
BREO ELLIPTA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

110 185
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

112 78
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

113 153
METOLAZONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

114 202
ONDANSETRON HCL* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

115 131
MYRBETRIQ 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 115 218
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 May 31, 2017.
  • 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.