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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,117Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 27 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

$1.49M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 43 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

903 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

17% 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

1% of this provider’s 841 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

44% of this provider’s 903 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 27%.

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Opioids

20% of this provider’s 903 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

$64 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $77 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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

$1.21M

2014

$1.23M

2015

$1.49M

2016

Number of Claims

20,194

2014

21,421

2015

23,117

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 1,594

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,550

prescriptions.

262

patients, 29% of all patients

1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 804

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

781

prescriptions.

146

patients, 16% of all patients

2 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 758

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

732

prescriptions.

166

patients, 18% of all patients

3 2
OMEPRAZOLE 717

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

669

prescriptions.

152

patients, 17% of all patients

4 5
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 508

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

503

prescriptions.

93

patients, 10% of all patients

5 11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 446

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

441

prescriptions.

80

patients, 9% of all patients

6 15
FUROSEMIDE 415

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

100

patients, 11% of all patients

7 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 395

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

99

patients, 11% of all patients

O 8 7
LISINOPRIL 392

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

9 4
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 372

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

10 26
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 361

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

99

patients, 11% of all patients

11 34
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 346

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

80

patients, 9% of all patients

12 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 342

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

74

patients, 8% of all patients

13 14
SIMVASTATIN 332

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

75

patients, 8% of all patients

14 8
CLOPIDOGREL 322

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

15 20
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 321

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

16 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

17 16
GABAPENTIN 303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

17 10
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

19 17
GLIMEPIRIDE 282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

20 33
FAMOTIDINE* 274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

21 53
MELOXICAM 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

22 32
TAMSULOSIN HCL 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

23 23
ALPRAZOLAM 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

24 18
SYNTHROID 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

25 42
DONEPEZIL HCL 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

26 31
ATENOLOL 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

27 25
METFORMIN HCL 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

28 9
ALLOPURINOL 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

29 27
CARVEDILOL 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

30 21
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

31 40
CLONAZEPAM 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

32 45
CRESTOR 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

33 54
WARFARIN SODIUM 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

34 19
SERTRALINE HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

35 22
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

36 38
CITALOPRAM HBR 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

37 29
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

38 46
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

100

patients, 11% of all patients

A 39 72
ROPINIROLE HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

40 60
DULOXETINE HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

40 28
TRAMADOL HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

O 42 24
RALOXIFENE HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

43 136
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

44 56
JANUVIA 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

45 58
METFORMIN HCL ER 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

46 44
KLOR-CON M20 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

47 75
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

48 236
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

49 149
CELECOXIB 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

50 99
LEVOFLOXACIN 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

86

patients, 10% of all patients

A 51 70
XARELTO 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

51 80
BUPROPION XL 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

51 94
SPIRONOLACTONE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

54 52
TRAZODONE HCL 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

55 30
BENAZEPRIL HCL 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

56 97
PAROXETINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

57 67
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

58 78
ZETIA 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

58 86
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

60 132
BYSTOLIC 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

61 106
NAMENDA XR 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

62 48
CEFDINIR 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

76

patients, 8% of all patients

A 63 165
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

63 43
FLUOXETINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

63 41
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

63 35
HYDRALAZINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

67 57
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

O 68 211
CEFUROXIME 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

A 69 157
VESICARE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

69 158
FINASTERIDE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

71 84
LEVETIRACETAM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 72 82
TOPIRAMATE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

73 137
TERAZOSIN HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

74 161
PREDNISONE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

75 36
TIZANIDINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

76 76
LORAZEPAM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

77 39
LIOTHYRONINE SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 78 279
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

78 138
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 80 225
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

81 125
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

A 81 119
ELIQUIS 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

83 85
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

83 50
CEFPODOXIME PROXETIL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

A 83 408
TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

86 410
BENICAR 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

86 183
VERAPAMIL ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

88 164
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

88 88
IRBESARTAN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

90 104
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

91 37
MIRTAZAPINE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

92 49
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

92 134
METRONIDAZOLE* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

A 94 271
VALSARTAN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

95 66
CLONIDINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

96 64
DUTASTERIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 97 358
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

97 87
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 19, 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.