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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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27,919Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 15 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

$1.54M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 36 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

1,210 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

22% 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

3% of this provider’s 1,069 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

30% of this provider’s 1,210 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 27%.

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Opioids

33% of this provider’s 1,210 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

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $77 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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

$1.2M

2014

$1.27M

2015

$1.54M

2016

Number of Claims

17,753

2014

19,461

2015

27,919

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,661

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,462

prescriptions.

342

patients, 28% of all patients

1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,148

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,029

prescriptions.

227

patients, 19% of all patients

2 1
GABAPENTIN 970

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

801

prescriptions.

218

patients, 18% of all patients

3 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 935

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

755

prescriptions.

244

patients, 20% of all patients

O 4 7
OMEPRAZOLE 895

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

773

prescriptions.

223

patients, 18% of all patients

5 5
METFORMIN HCL 863

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

763

prescriptions.

187

patients, 15% of all patients

6 9
LISINOPRIL 814

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

724

prescriptions.

211

patients, 17% of all patients

7 4
CARVEDILOL 813

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

750

prescriptions.

181

patients, 15% of all patients

8 21
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 805

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

751

prescriptions.

154

patients, 13% of all patients

9 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 774

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

696

prescriptions.

191

patients, 16% of all patients

10 3
SIMVASTATIN 746

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

697

prescriptions.

170

patients, 14% of all patients

11 8
DULOXETINE HCL 509

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

105

patients, 9% of all patients

12 28
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 506

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

110

patients, 9% of all patients

13 12
PREDNISONE 501

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

464

prescriptions.

285

patients, 24% of all patients

14 36
TORSEMIDE 460

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

98

patients, 8% of all patients

15 110
MELOXICAM 442

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

129

patients, 11% of all patients

16 32
ALPRAZOLAM 399

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

79

patients, 7% of all patients

17 18
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 346

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

74

patients, 6% of all patients

18 40
TRAZODONE HCL 323

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

80

patients, 7% of all patients

19 30
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

54

patients, 4% of all patients

20 46
TAMSULOSIN HCL 301

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

70

patients, 6% of all patients

21 23
FUROSEMIDE 296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

85

patients, 7% of all patients

22 6
GLIMEPIRIDE 276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

23 33
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

74

patients, 6% of all patients

23 15
SERTRALINE HCL 273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

65

patients, 5% of all patients

25 22
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

O 25 47
CITALOPRAM HBR 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

66

patients, 5% of all patients

27 29
CLOPIDOGREL 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

28 20
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

83

patients, 7% of all patients

O 29 211
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

30 37
ALLOPURINOL 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

31 27
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

32 17
SYNTHROID 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

33 42
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

33 13
LORAZEPAM 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

35 39
CLONAZEPAM 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

36 45
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

37 16
FLUOXETINE HCL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

38 41
ATENOLOL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

39 25
WARFARIN SODIUM 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

40 19
ADVAIR DISKUS 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

41 62
TRAMADOL HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

O 42 24
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

43 98
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

44 87
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

45 43
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

45 90
SPIRONOLACTONE 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

47 52
DIAZEPAM 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

48 109
CRESTOR 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

49 54
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

93

patients, 8% of all patients

A 50 111
PROAIR HFA 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

51 59
PAROXETINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

52 67
FAMOTIDINE* 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

53 53
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

53 100
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

55 14
MIRTAZAPINE 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

56 49
LEVOFLOXACIN 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

85

patients, 7% of all patients

A 57 70
ZETIA 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

57 86
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

59 78
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

81

patients, 7% of all patients

A 59 72
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

61 35
FINASTERIDE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

61 84
DONEPEZIL HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

63 31
HYDRALAZINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

63 57
KLOR-CON M20 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

65 75
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

P 66 74
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

67 77
XARELTO 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

67 80
TIZANIDINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

67 76
BUPROPION HCL SR 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

70 167
AZITHROMYCIN 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

75

patients, 6% of all patients

A 71 55
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

O 72 148
ROPINIROLE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

72 60
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

74 38
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

75 130
VENTOLIN HFA 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

76 91
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

77 34
OLANZAPINE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

P 78 112
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

78 101
BUSPIRONE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

80 89
BREO ELLIPTA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

81 185
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

82 113
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

83 127
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

84 132
RANITIDINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

84 51
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

86 26
CLONIDINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

86 64
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

86 50
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

89 61
TERAZOSIN HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 89 161
JANUVIA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

91 58
LEVEMIR 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 92 135
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

93 103
GLIPIZIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

94 63
VALSARTAN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

95 66
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

95 197
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

95 149
ANORO ELLIPTA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

98 302
PROPRANOLOL HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 98 162
LANSOPRAZOLE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

100 212
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

101 83
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

102 56
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 Oct. 7, 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.