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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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9,128Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 283 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

$828K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 183 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

537 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

4% 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

33% of this provider’s 537 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 27%.

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Opioids

12% of this provider’s 537 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

$91 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $77 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 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

$231K

2014

$719K

2015

$828K

2016

Number of Claims

2,572

2014

7,876

2015

9,128

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 710

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

690

prescriptions.

164

patients, 31% of all patients

1 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 332

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

93

patients, 17% of all patients

2 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 325

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

82

patients, 15% of all patients

3 1
OMEPRAZOLE 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

4 5
LISINOPRIL 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

5 4
SYNTHROID 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

6 42
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

O 7 7
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

8 13
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

9 37
GABAPENTIN 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

9 10
SIMVASTATIN 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

11 8
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

12 26
VALSARTAN 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

13 66
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

14 16
SERTRALINE HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

15 22
FUROSEMIDE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

16 6
CARVEDILOL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

17 21
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

18 17
TAMSULOSIN HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

18 23
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

20 15
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

20 83
METFORMIN HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

22 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

23 19
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

24 11
ALPRAZOLAM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

25 18
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

26 12
PREDNISONE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

69

patients, 13% of all patients

27 36
GLIMEPIRIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

28 33
ELIQUIS 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

29 85
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

30 225
TOPROL XL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

30 160
ZETIA 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

32 86
JANUVIA 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

33 58
TRAZODONE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

34 30
DULOXETINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

34 28
METFORMIN HCL ER 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

36 44
BOOSTRIX TDAP 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

66

patients, 12% of all patients

36 216
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

38 46
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

38 132
AZITHROMYCIN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

A 40 55
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

40 14
ALLOPURINOL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

42 27
CITALOPRAM HBR 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

42 29
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

44 34
BENICAR HCT 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

44 263
MELOXICAM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

46 32
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

46 38
TRAMADOL HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

O 46 24
HYDRALAZINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

49 57
CRESTOR 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

50 54
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

51 138
BENAZEPRIL HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

52 97
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

53 50
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

54 35
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 Aug. 28, 2015.
  • 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.