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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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36,596Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

$2.2M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

857 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

89% 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

20% of this provider’s 739 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

42% of this provider’s 857 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 27%.

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Opioids

25% of this provider’s 857 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

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $77 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

43 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

$3.18M

2014

$3.11M

2015

$2.2M

2016

Number of Claims

56,871

2014

51,160

2015

36,596

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
FUROSEMIDE 1,394

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,218

prescriptions.

176

patients, 21% of all patients

1 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,318

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,122

prescriptions.

200

patients, 23% of all patients

2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 1,172

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,051

prescriptions.

195

patients, 23% of all patients

3 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 925

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

813

prescriptions.

178

patients, 21% of all patients

4 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 873

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

810

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

5 19
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 843

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

693

prescriptions.

145

patients, 17% of all patients

6 12
LISINOPRIL 784

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

684

prescriptions.

130

patients, 15% of all patients

7 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 767

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

694

prescriptions.

144

patients, 17% of all patients

8 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 664

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

588

prescriptions.

120

patients, 14% of all patients

9 3
GABAPENTIN 658

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

468

prescriptions.

115

patients, 13% of all patients

10 10
DONEPEZIL HCL 639

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

603

prescriptions.

102

patients, 12% of all patients

11 31
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 579

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

532

prescriptions.

90

patients, 11% of all patients

12 73
NAMENDA XR 575

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

575

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

13 48
DULOXETINE HCL 551

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

475

prescriptions.

82

patients, 10% of all patients

14 28
SERTRALINE HCL 500

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

81

patients, 9% of all patients

15 22
TRAZODONE HCL 482

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

425

prescriptions.

95

patients, 11% of all patients

16 30
CARVEDILOL 465

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

82

patients, 10% of all patients

17 21
MIRTAZAPINE 441

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

93

patients, 11% of all patients

18 49
SIMVASTATIN 398

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

19 8
METFORMIN HCL 398

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

19 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 385

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

21 29
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 379

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

22 13
LANTUS 377

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

23 69
TAMSULOSIN HCL 366

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

24 23
HUMALOG 366

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

24 108
RISPERIDONE 353

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

P 26 95
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 349

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

P 27 74
CLOPIDOGREL 331

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

28 20
CLOZAPINE 326

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P 29 191
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 326

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

29 15
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

31 11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

32 17
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

33 26
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

105

patients, 12% of all patients

O 34 7
LEVETIRACETAM 264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

35 82
OLANZAPINE 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

P 36 112
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

116

patients, 14% of all patients

37 115
BACLOFEN 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

38 93
TRAMADOL HCL 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

O 39 24
PREDNISONE 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

40 36
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

41 117
RANITIDINE HCL 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

42 51
XARELTO 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

42 80
NYSTATIN 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

85

patients, 10% of all patients

44 116
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

45 16
HYDRALAZINE HCL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

46 57
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

84

patients, 10% of all patients

47 61
ELIQUIS 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

48 85
NUEDEXTA 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

48 152
DIGOXIN 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

50 102
MEMANTINE HCL 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

51 79
TORSEMIDE 173

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

52 110
ROPINIROLE HCL 172

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

53 60
ADVAIR DISKUS 169

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

54 62
SPIRIVA 169

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

54 81
GLIMEPIRIDE 163

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

56 33
NOVOLOG 162

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

57 129
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 154

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

58 88
CLONAZEPAM 150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

59 45
LEVEMIR 148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

60 135
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

61 35
LORAZEPAM 146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

61 39
SPIRONOLACTONE 146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

61 52
ONDANSETRON HCL* 146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

61 131
FLUOXETINE HCL 146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

61 41
FINASTERIDE 145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

66 84
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

A 67 72
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

68 38
KLOR-CON M20 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

68 75
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

70 56
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

71 50
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

72 153
LATANOPROST 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

73 171
PAROXETINE HCL 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

74 67
LEVOFLOXACIN 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

A 75 70
LIDOCAINE 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

75 155
CEPHALEXIN 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

A 77 68
LAMOTRIGINE 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 78 143
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

79 34
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

79 101
AMITIZA 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 81 193
ALPRAZOLAM 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

81 18
ZETIA 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11 83 86
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

A 83 111
ALLOPURINOL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

85 27
FAMOTIDINE* 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

86 53
GLIPIZIDE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

86 63
BUSPIRONE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

88 89
MELOXICAM 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

89 32
CEFTRIAXONE* 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

A 90 246
OXCARBAZEPINE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 90 232
ATENOLOL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

92 25
LIDOCAINE HCL* 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

93 320
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

A 94 176
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

94 203
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

A 96 119
KLOR-CON SPRINKLE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

97 247
DILTIAZEM ER 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

<11 97 318
LOVASTATIN 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

97 65
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

100 113
FENTANYL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

O 101 92
RENVELA 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 102 206
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

O 103 47
JANUVIA 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 104 58
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

A 105 107
RIVASTIGMINE* 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

105 192
ARIPIPRAZOLE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

P 105 169
PRIMIDONE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

105 189
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 109 180
NIFEDIPINE ER 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 110 146
LYRICA 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 111 71
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

112 77
DICYCLOMINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 113 150
MUPIROCIN* 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

113 179
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

113 90
AZITHROMYCIN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

A 116 55
RISPERDAL CONSTA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 P 116 254
VENLAFAXINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

118 259
NAMZARIC 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

118 188
CLONIDINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

120 64
CLONIDINE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 121 220
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

122 170
FENOFIBRATE* 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 122 186
TIZANIDINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

122 76
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 125 87
PROPRANOLOL HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 125 162
RALOXIFENE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 127 136
BYSTOLIC 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 128 106
LOPERAMIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

128 210
LACTULOSE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

130 163
NYSTOP 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

131 172
COLCHICINE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 131 345
DILTIAZEM HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

131 208
RESTASIS 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

134 273
AMIODARONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

135 145
VESICARE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 135 158
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 137 105
DIGOX 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

138 226
RANEXA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 138 204
VOLTAREN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

140 174
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 Dec. 23, 2014.
  • 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.