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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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18,675Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 67 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

$1.36M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 53 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

402 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
59% Patients 65 Years and Older

67% 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

64% of this provider’s 402 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 27%.

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Opioids

45% of this provider’s 402 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

22% 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

46 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

$1.29M

2014

$1.31M

2015

$1.36M

2016

Number of Claims

17,731

2014

17,638

2015

18,675

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 949

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

128

patients, 32% of all patients

O 1 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 640

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

95

patients, 24% of all patients

2 1
ALPRAZOLAM 562

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

68

patients, 17% of all patients

3 18
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 509

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

87

patients, 22% of all patients

4 3
FUROSEMIDE 454

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

83

patients, 21% of all patients

5 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 428

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

63

patients, 16% of all patients

6 12
GABAPENTIN 424

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

74

patients, 18% of all patients

7 10
OMEPRAZOLE 410

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

64

patients, 16% of all patients

8 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 409

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

76

patients, 19% of all patients

9 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 406

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

72

patients, 18% of all patients

10 14
TIZANIDINE HCL 360

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

53

patients, 13% of all patients

11 76
METFORMIN HCL 329

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

55

patients, 14% of all patients

12 9
CLOPIDOGREL 295

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

13 20
LISINOPRIL 291

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

50

patients, 12% of all patients

14 4
FAMOTIDINE* 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

52

patients, 13% of all patients

15 53
CARVEDILOL 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

16 21
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

47

patients, 12% of all patients

17 17
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

18 26
ROPINIROLE HCL 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

19 60
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

20 56
WARFARIN SODIUM 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

21 19
SIMVASTATIN 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

22 8
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

23 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

23 13
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

O 25 148
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

26 11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

27 38
KLOR-CON M20 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

28 75
TRAZODONE HCL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

29 30
ALLOPURINOL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

30 27
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

31 34
CRESTOR 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

32 54
LYRICA 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

33 71
AZITHROMYCIN 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

91

patients, 23% of all patients

A 34 55
DULOXETINE HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

35 28
BUMETANIDE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

36 118
PROAIR HFA 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

36 59
LEVOFLOXACIN 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

90

patients, 22% of all patients

A 38 70
TAMSULOSIN HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

39 23
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

O 39 47
CLONAZEPAM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

41 45
BUSPIRONE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

42 89
CLONIDINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

43 64
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

43 35
TOPIRAMATE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

45 137
SYNTHROID 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

46 42
TRAMADOL HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

O 47 24
PROMETHAZINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

48 154
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

49 87
ZETIA 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

49 86
PREDNISONE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

49

patients, 12% of all patients

51 36
FENTANYL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 O 52 92
DEXILANT 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

53 190
ATENOLOL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

53 25
AMOXICILLIN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

55

patients, 14% of all patients

A 55 133
LEVETIRACETAM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

55 82
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

57 37
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

58 16
DONEPEZIL HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

58 31
RANITIDINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

60 51
GLIMEPIRIDE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

61 33
SYMBICORT 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

61 96
VENTOLIN HFA 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

63 91
VALSARTAN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 63 66
JANUVIA 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

63 58
MELOXICAM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

66 32
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 66 207
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

68 78
OXYCONTIN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 O 68 214
WELCHOL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

70 241
FENOFIBRIC ACID* 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 71 239
DICYCLOMINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

72 150
SPIRONOLACTONE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

73 52
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

54

patients, 13% of all patients

A 73 72
NAMENDA XR 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 73 48
LORAZEPAM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

76 39
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

76 40
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 78 77
TORSEMIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

79 110
FENOFIBRATE* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 80 139
CELECOXIB 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

80 99
CEFDINIR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

A 82 165
SERTRALINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

83 22
ONDANSETRON ODT 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

84 310
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

84 46
MECLIZINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

86 140
ADVAIR DISKUS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 86 62
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

A 86 111
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.