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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,583Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 218 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

$478K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 392 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

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

33% 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

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

25% of this provider’s 550 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 27%.

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Opioids

24% of this provider’s 550 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$45 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

$517K

2014

$549K

2015

$478K

2016

Number of Claims

10,075

2014

10,779

2015

10,583

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
WARFARIN SODIUM 450

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

445

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

1 19
LISINOPRIL 410

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

105

patients, 19% of all patients

2 4
FUROSEMIDE 371

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

72

patients, 13% of all patients

3 6
ALPRAZOLAM 328

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

72

patients, 13% of all patients

4 18
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 311

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

76

patients, 14% of all patients

5 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 293

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

79

patients, 14% of all patients

O 6 7
OMEPRAZOLE 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

7 5
CARVEDILOL 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

8 21
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

69

patients, 13% of all patients

9 2
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

10 15
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

11 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

64

patients, 12% of all patients

12 3
CLOPIDOGREL 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

13 20
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

14 14
SERTRALINE HCL 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

15 22
SIMVASTATIN 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

15 8
METFORMIN HCL 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

17 9
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

18 17
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

19 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

20 12
TAMSULOSIN HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

21 23
DONEPEZIL HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

22 31
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

23 35
MELOXICAM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

24 32
TRAMADOL HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

O 25 24
LORAZEPAM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

25 39
CLONAZEPAM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

27 45
GABAPENTIN 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

27 10
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

29 43
ALLOPURINOL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

29 27
ATENOLOL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

31 25
NAPROXEN 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

32 128
AMIODARONE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

33 145
FINASTERIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

34 84
PAROXETINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

35 67
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

35 77
KLOR-CON M20 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

37 75
TRAZODONE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

37 30
CRESTOR 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

39 54
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

40 46
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

41 16
FENOFIBRATE* 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

42 186
PREDNISONE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

43 36
GLIPIZIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

44 63
CELECOXIB 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

45 99
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

A 46 107
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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.