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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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11,906Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 180 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

$631K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 287 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

632 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

26% 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

2% of this provider’s 545 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

17% of this provider’s 632 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 632 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

13% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $77 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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

$877K

2014

$916K

2015

$631K

2016

Number of Claims

16,840

2014

16,167

2015

11,906

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
LISINOPRIL 390

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

95

patients, 15% of all patients

1 4
OMEPRAZOLE 374

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

87

patients, 14% of all patients

2 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 370

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

88

patients, 14% of all patients

3 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 363

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

88

patients, 14% of all patients

4 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 355

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

91

patients, 14% of all patients

5 2
ATENOLOL 329

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

85

patients, 13% of all patients

6 25
SIMVASTATIN 301

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

83

patients, 13% of all patients

7 8
GABAPENTIN 299

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

8 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

72

patients, 11% of all patients

O 9 7
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

10 15
METFORMIN HCL 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

11 9
FUROSEMIDE 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

12 6
SERTRALINE HCL 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

13 22
LORAZEPAM 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

14 39
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

15 43
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

16 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

17 16
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

18 37
ALPRAZOLAM 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

19 18
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

20 12
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

20 13
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

22 11
GLIMEPIRIDE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

23 33
TAMSULOSIN HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

24 23
CITALOPRAM HBR 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

25 29
ADVAIR DISKUS 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

26 62
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

27 197
DIAZEPAM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

27 109
CLOPIDOGREL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

29 20
GLIPIZIDE ER 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

30 123
GEMFIBROZIL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

31 147
PROMETHAZINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

32 154
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

33 35
WARFARIN SODIUM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

34 19
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

35 46
TRAZODONE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

36 30
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

37 14
ALLOPURINOL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

38 27
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

O 39 47
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

39 98
TRAMADOL HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

O 41 24
TEMAZEPAM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

42 122
DULOXETINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

43 28
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

44 40
TIZANIDINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

44 76
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

46 228
GLIPIZIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

47 63
CLONAZEPAM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

48 45
MELOXICAM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

48 32
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 50 103
FINASTERIDE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

51 84
FLUOXETINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

52 41
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

A 52 107
PAROXETINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

54 67
DICYCLOMINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 54 150
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

56 34
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

57 101
PROPRANOLOL HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

57 162
KLOR-CON M20 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

59 75
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

60 38
CLONIDINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

60 64
NEXIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 62 124
JANUVIA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 63 58
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 63 88
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 Jan. 9, 2013.
  • 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.