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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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8,285Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 333 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

$451K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 419 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

463 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

85% 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

8% of this provider’s 412 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 463 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 27%.

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Opioids

31% of this provider’s 463 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%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $77 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 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

$2.49M

2014

$1.95M

2015

$451K

2016

Number of Claims

41,002

2014

33,801

2015

8,285

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 420

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

1 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 346

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 264

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

3 5
LISINOPRIL 224

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

4 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 220

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

5 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

6 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

7 12
WARFARIN SODIUM 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

8 19
GABAPENTIN 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

9 10
DONEPEZIL HCL 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

10 31
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

78

patients, 17% of all patients

O 11 7
DULOXETINE HCL 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

12 28
CITALOPRAM HBR 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

13 29
NUEDEXTA 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

<11 14 152
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

15 2
NAMENDA XR 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

<11 16 48
MIRTAZAPINE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

17 49
SIMVASTATIN 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

18 8
SERTRALINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

19 22
TRAZODONE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

20 30
CLOPIDOGREL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

21 20
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

22 73
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11 23 11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

24 15
HUMALOG 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

25 108
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

25 61
LEVETIRACETAM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

25 82
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

28 56
BACLOFEN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

29 93
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

P 30 74
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 31 88
TAMSULOSIN HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

32 23
CARVEDILOL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

33 21
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

34 13
GENERLAC 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 35 335
ROPINIROLE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 36 60
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

37 115
XARELTO 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 38 80
FAMOTIDINE* 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

38 53
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 40 38
LEVEMIR 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 41 135
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 Sept. 4, 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.