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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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9,441Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 268 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

$1.04M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 108 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

214 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

43% 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

37% of this provider’s 214 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 27%.

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Opioids

34% of this provider’s 214 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$110 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $77 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

44 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

$866K

2014

$980K

2015

$1.04M

2016

Number of Claims

8,293

2014

8,773

2015

9,441

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 568

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

83

patients, 39% of all patients

1 1
GABAPENTIN 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

47

patients, 22% of all patients

2 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

39

patients, 18% of all patients

2 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

52

patients, 24% of all patients

4 2
CRESTOR 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

44

patients, 21% of all patients

5 54
DULOXETINE HCL 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

27

patients, 13% of all patients

6 28
OMEPRAZOLE 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

41

patients, 19% of all patients

7 5
CLONAZEPAM 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

23

patients, 11% of all patients

8 45
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

33

patients, 15% of all patients

9 3
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

29

patients, 14% of all patients

10 26
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

27

patients, 13% of all patients

11 17
TOPIRAMATE 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

28

patients, 13% of all patients

12 137
TRAZODONE HCL 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

29

patients, 14% of all patients

13 30
METFORMIN HCL ER 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

22

patients, 10% of all patients

14 44
BUPROPION XL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

22

patients, 10% of all patients

15 94
LISINOPRIL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

23

patients, 11% of all patients

16 4
OXYCODONE HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

O 17 114
MELOXICAM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

30

patients, 14% of all patients

18 32
SIMVASTATIN 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

19

patients, 9% of all patients

19 8
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

24

patients, 11% of all patients

20 34
VICTOZA 3-PAK 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

22

patients, 10% of all patients

21 182
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

27

patients, 13% of all patients

O 22 7
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

23 13
CELECOXIB 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

24 99
LYRICA 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

25 71
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

33

patients, 15% of all patients

26 132
BYSTOLIC 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

27 106
LAMOTRIGINE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 6% of all patients

27 143
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 9% of all patients

29 46
CLOPIDOGREL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

30 20
INVOKANA 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

31 173
TRAMADOL HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

27

patients, 13% of all patients

O 31 24
FUROSEMIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

33 6
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

34 43
RISPERIDONE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 P 34 95
MYRBETRIQ 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

36 218
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 O 37 148
ESTRADIOL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

37 177
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

39 134
ROPINIROLE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 39 60
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 41 77
ALPRAZOLAM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

42 18
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 O 43 47
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

22

patients, 10% of all patients

44 35
DEXILANT 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 44 190
CARVEDILOL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 46 21
PREDNISONE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

28

patients, 13% of all patients

46 36
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHET ER 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 48 437
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 49 103
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

49 223
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

49 14
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 20, 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.