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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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9,563Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 264 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

$546K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 345 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

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

19% 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

24% of this provider’s 540 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 27%.

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Opioids

21% of this provider’s 540 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$57 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

$592K

2014

$639K

2015

$546K

2016

Number of Claims

9,624

2014

10,337

2015

9,563

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 494

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

89

patients, 16% of all patients

1 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 410

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

81

patients, 15% of all patients

2 1
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 294

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

3 17
FUROSEMIDE 249

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

4 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

5 2
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

6 13
SIMVASTATIN 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

65

patients, 12% of all patients

7 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

O 8 7
MELOXICAM 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

9 32
LISINOPRIL 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

10 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

11 12
METFORMIN HCL 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

12 9
OMEPRAZOLE 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

13 5
CLOPIDOGREL 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

14 20
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

15 46
CITALOPRAM HBR 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

16 29
TAMSULOSIN HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

17 23
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

18 43
ATENOLOL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

19 25
GABAPENTIN 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

20 10
GLIMEPIRIDE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

21 33
CLONAZEPAM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

21 45
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

23 11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

24 26
LORAZEPAM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

25 39
WARFARIN SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

26 19
ETODOLAC 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

27 264
FINASTERIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

27 84
TIZANIDINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

29 76
DULOXETINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

30 28
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

30 166
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

32 127
SERTRALINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

33 22
DIAZEPAM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

33 109
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

35 34
CEFUROXIME 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

A 36 157
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

37 77
ALLOPURINOL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

38 27
ALPRAZOLAM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

39 18
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

O 40 211
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

41 16
FENTANYL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O 41 92
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

41 56
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

44 35
HYDRALAZINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

45 57
CELECOXIB 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

46 99
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

47 138
AZELASTINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

47 262
BYSTOLIC 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 47 106
ADVAIR DISKUS 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

50 62
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 50 50
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 May 8, 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.