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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,165Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 32 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

$1.75M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 24 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

828 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

57% 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

6% of this provider’s 666 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

30% of this provider’s 828 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 27%.

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Opioids

24% of this provider’s 828 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$79 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $77 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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

$1.57M

2014

$1.74M

2015

$1.75M

2016

Number of Claims

23,478

2014

23,264

2015

22,165

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 736

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

641

prescriptions.

165

patients, 20% of all patients

1 3
LISINOPRIL 709

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

569

prescriptions.

152

patients, 18% of all patients

2 4
OMEPRAZOLE 657

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

141

patients, 17% of all patients

3 5
GABAPENTIN 653

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

501

prescriptions.

149

patients, 18% of all patients

4 10
METFORMIN HCL 632

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

441

prescriptions.

128

patients, 15% of all patients

5 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 604

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

454

prescriptions.

124

patients, 15% of all patients

6 1
LOVASTATIN 506

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

94

patients, 11% of all patients

7 65
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 503

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

120

patients, 14% of all patients

8 2
FUROSEMIDE 437

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

81

patients, 10% of all patients

9 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 416

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

131

patients, 16% of all patients

O 10 7
SERTRALINE HCL 376

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

11 22
WARFARIN SODIUM 373

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

12 19
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 358

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

13 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 340

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

14 14
CITALOPRAM HBR 339

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

15 29
DONEPEZIL HCL 306

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

16 31
CLOPIDOGREL 304

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

76

patients, 9% of all patients

17 20
SIMVASTATIN 295

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

18 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

19 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

20 16
TRAZODONE HCL 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

21 30
TAMSULOSIN HCL 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

22 23
GLIMEPIRIDE 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

23 33
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

24 15
NAMENDA XR 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

25 48
MELOXICAM 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

26 32
LANTUS 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

27 69
DULOXETINE HCL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

28 28
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

29 11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

30 17
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

31 88
BUSPIRONE HCL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

32 89
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

33 26
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

34 34
TRAMADOL HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

O 35 24
CRESTOR 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

36 54
ELIQUIS 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

37 85
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

38 73
CARVEDILOL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

38 21
HYDRALAZINE HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

40 57
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

P 41 74
LEVEMIR 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

42 135
ATENOLOL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

43 25
LYRICA 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

44 71
ALLOPURINOL 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

45 27
ZETIA 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

45 86
ROPINIROLE HCL 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

45 60
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

48 50
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

49 38
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

50 35
RANITIDINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

51 51
PREDNISONE 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

52 36
JANUVIA 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

53 58
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

54 61
SYNTHROID 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

55 42
CLONAZEPAM 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

56 45
AZITHROMYCIN 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

A 57 55
TIZANIDINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

58 76
FAMOTIDINE* 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

59 53
HUMALOG 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

60 108
CEPHALEXIN 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

A 61 68
PROAIR HFA 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

61 59
NOVOLOG 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

61 129
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

61 101
ADVAIR DISKUS 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

65 62
TORSEMIDE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

65 110
DICYCLOMINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

67 150
SPIRONOLACTONE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

67 52
NAPROXEN 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

69 128
VALSARTAN 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

70 66
LEVETIRACETAM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

71 82
ALPRAZOLAM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

71 18
KLOR-CON M20 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

73 75
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

73 90
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

75 138
AMIODARONE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

75 145
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

77 40
VESICARE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

77 158
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

79 78
FLUOXETINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

80 41
CLONIDINE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 81 220
FENOFIBRATE* 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

81 139
CLONIDINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

83 64
DIGOXIN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 83 102
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

85 56
IBUPROFEN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

86 121
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

86 130
NEXIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 88 124
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

A 89 111
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

90 115
ONDANSETRON HCL* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

91 131
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

A 92 72
TRADJENTA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 93 126
MEMANTINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 93 79
MECLIZINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

95 140
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

A 95 107
NYSTATIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

95 116
HYDROCORTISONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

95 261
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

95 113
TOPROL XL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

95 160
BUPROPION HCL SR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 101 167
BYSTOLIC 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 102 106
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

102 117
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 Jan. 31, 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.