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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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24,006Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 23 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

$1.27M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 63 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

883 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72% Patients 65 Years and Older

61% 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

4% of this provider’s 638 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

25% of this provider’s 883 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 27%.

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Opioids

15% of this provider’s 883 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $77 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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

$1.79M

2014

$1.43M

2015

$1.27M

2016

Number of Claims

31,447

2014

25,956

2015

24,006

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 1,123

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

579

prescriptions.

168

patients, 19% of all patients

1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 824

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

612

prescriptions.

157

patients, 18% of all patients

2 3
SIMVASTATIN 698

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

436

prescriptions.

113

patients, 13% of all patients

3 8
OMEPRAZOLE 644

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

100

patients, 11% of all patients

4 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 641

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

487

prescriptions.

123

patients, 14% of all patients

5 2
LISINOPRIL 577

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

102

patients, 12% of all patients

6 4
FUROSEMIDE 493

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

101

patients, 11% of all patients

7 6
RISPERIDONE 349

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

P 8 95
METFORMIN HCL 349

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

8 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 326

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

80

patients, 9% of all patients

O 10 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 323

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

11 14
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 314

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

12 43
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 306

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

13 15
LEVETIRACETAM 297

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

14 82
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 295

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

15 11
LORAZEPAM 286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

16 39
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

17 12
RANITIDINE HCL 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

18 51
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

19 13
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

19 61
FLUOXETINE HCL 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

21 41
LAMOTRIGINE 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

22 143
TRAZODONE HCL 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

23 30
SERTRALINE HCL 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

24 22
GABAPENTIN 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

25 10
OLANZAPINE 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

P 25 112
MELOXICAM 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

27 32
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 28

patients, 3% of all patients

28 201
ALLOPURINOL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

29 27
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

30 37
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 28

patients, 3% of all patients

30 221
TAMSULOSIN HCL 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

32 23
ALPRAZOLAM 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

33 18
PROPRANOLOL HCL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

34 162
WARFARIN SODIUM 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

35 19
CARBAMAZEPINE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

36 245
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 2% of all patients

37 73
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

38 40
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

39 17
MIRTAZAPINE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

39 49
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

41 26
CLONAZEPAM 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

42 45
CLOPIDOGREL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

42 20
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

44 35
METFORMIN HCL ER 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

44 44
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

46 88
HYDRALAZINE HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

46 57
CITALOPRAM HBR 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

48 29
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

48 83
CARVEDILOL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

50 21
ATENOLOL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

50 25
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 2% of all patients

P 52 74
GLIPIZIDE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

53 63
BUSPIRONE HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

53 89
OXCARBAZEPINE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

55 232
FENOFIBRATE* 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

55 119
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

57 16
FAMOTIDINE* 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

58 53
BACLOFEN 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

59 93
LOVASTATIN 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

60 65
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

61 253
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

62 101
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

O 63 47
CLONIDINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

64 64
ARIPIPRAZOLE 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P 64 169
PAROXETINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

66 67
TEMAZEPAM 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

67 122
TRAMADOL HCL 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

O 68 24
AMOXICILLIN 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

A 68 133
NAPROXEN 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

70 128
CEPHALEXIN 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

A 70 68
PREDNISONE 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

72 36
PHENOBARBITAL 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 73 297
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

74 38
OXYCODONE HCL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

O 74 114
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 76 180
DESMOPRESSIN ACETATE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 77 366
BUPROPION XL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

77 94
IBUPROFEN 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 27

patients, 3% of all patients

79 121
DULOXETINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

80 28
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

81 149
HALOPERIDOL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 82 264
KLOR-CON M20 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

82 75
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

84 87
SYNTHROID 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

85 42
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 85 297
TOPIRAMATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

87 137
KETOCONAZOLE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 23

patients, 3% of all patients

87 257
DIAZEPAM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

89 109
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 89 309
PROAIR HFA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

91 59
KLOR-CON 10 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

92 178
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

A 92 107
GLIPIZIDE ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 94 123
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

95 100
VALSARTAN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

96 66
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 96 103
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

A 96 72
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

99 34
DILANTIN* 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 99 418
AZITHROMYCIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

A 101 55
GLIMEPIRIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

102 33
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 1% of all patients

102 90
TIZANIDINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 104 76
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

105 50
LITHIUM CARBONATE ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 105 337
SEROQUEL XR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 107 249
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

A 108 111
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 Jan. 6, 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.