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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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8,147Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 340 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

$467K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 406 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

441 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

8% 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

36% of this provider’s 441 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 27%.

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Opioids

11% of this provider’s 441 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% 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

$452K

2014

$425K

2015

$467K

2016

Number of Claims

7,265

2014

7,343

2015

8,147

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 360

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

73

patients, 17% of all patients

1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 304

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

72

patients, 16% of all patients

2 2
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 299

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

63

patients, 14% of all patients

3 11
OMEPRAZOLE 240

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

56

patients, 13% of all patients

4 5
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

5 43
FUROSEMIDE 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

6 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

7 19
FLUOXETINE HCL 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

8 41
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

9 40
SIMVASTATIN 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

10 8
TAMSULOSIN HCL 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

11 23
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

12 13
CLOPIDOGREL 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

13 20
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

14 3
LISINOPRIL 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

15 4
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

16 16
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

17 14
GABAPENTIN 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

18 10
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

19 15
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

20 17
ATENOLOL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

21 25
ALPRAZOLAM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

22 18
SYNTHROID 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

23 42
METFORMIN HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

24 9
AZITHROMYCIN 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

70

patients, 16% of all patients

A 24 55
CARVEDILOL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

26 21
CRESTOR 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

27 54
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

28 46
CITALOPRAM HBR 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

29 29
SERTRALINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

30 22
ALLOPURINOL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

30 27
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

32 125
ZETIA 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

33 86
KLOR-CON M20 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

34 75
TRAMADOL HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

O 35 24
TRAZODONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 36 30
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

O 37 7
IRBESARTAN 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

37 104
GLIMEPIRIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

39 33
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 39 34
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 Nov. 19, 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.