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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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31,627Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

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

$1.62M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 30 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

852 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

61% 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

4% of this provider’s 697 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

38% of this provider’s 852 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 852 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $77 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 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

$1.53M

2014

$1.62M

2015

$1.62M

2016

Number of Claims

31,410

2014

31,754

2015

31,627

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,382

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,104

prescriptions.

242

patients, 28% of all patients

1 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,318

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,231

prescriptions.

221

patients, 26% of all patients

2 3
FUROSEMIDE 1,316

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,119

prescriptions.

217

patients, 25% of all patients

3 6
LISINOPRIL 1,065

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

846

prescriptions.

186

patients, 22% of all patients

4 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,009

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

833

prescriptions.

148

patients, 17% of all patients

5 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 881

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

784

prescriptions.

125

patients, 15% of all patients

6 12
OMEPRAZOLE 814

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

611

prescriptions.

152

patients, 18% of all patients

7 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 675

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

579

prescriptions.

122

patients, 14% of all patients

8 14
SERTRALINE HCL 666

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

506

prescriptions.

122

patients, 14% of all patients

9 22
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 657

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

509

prescriptions.

149

patients, 17% of all patients

O 10 7
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 654

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

554

prescriptions.

130

patients, 15% of all patients

11 15
WARFARIN SODIUM 637

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

542

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

12 19
GABAPENTIN 582

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

110

patients, 13% of all patients

13 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 556

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

493

prescriptions.

103

patients, 12% of all patients

14 11
ALPRAZOLAM 517

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

96

patients, 11% of all patients

15 18
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 498

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

98

patients, 12% of all patients

16 17
METFORMIN HCL 450

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

89

patients, 10% of all patients

17 9
DONEPEZIL HCL 444

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

444

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

18 31
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 394

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

19 13
DULOXETINE HCL 365

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

20 28
CLOPIDOGREL 353

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

21 20
ATENOLOL 350

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

22 25
GLIPIZIDE 345

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

23 63
SIMVASTATIN 338

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

24 8
ALLOPURINOL 314

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

25 27
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 304

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

26 87
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

27 77
CARVEDILOL 297

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

28 21
TAMSULOSIN HCL 287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

29 23
FAMOTIDINE* 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

30 53
ROPINIROLE HCL 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

31 60
PREDNISONE 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

107

patients, 13% of all patients

32 36
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

32 113
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

34 56
CEPHALEXIN 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

126

patients, 15% of all patients

A 34 68
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

36 26
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

37 40
CEFDINIR 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

136

patients, 16% of all patients

A 37 165
LEVETIRACETAM 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

39 82
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

O 40 47
LOVASTATIN 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

41 65
FLUOXETINE HCL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

42 41
CITALOPRAM HBR 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

43 29
TRAMADOL HCL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

O 44 24
CRESTOR 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

44 54
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

46 50
SYMBICORT 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

47 96
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 157

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

48 16
SPIRONOLACTONE 153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

49 52
KLOR-CON M20 146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

50 75
LORAZEPAM 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

51 39
GLIMEPIRIDE 138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

52 33
NYSTATIN 138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

52 116
LYRICA 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

54 71
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

55 46
ELIQUIS 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

56 85
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

57 61
ADVAIR DISKUS 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

58 62
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

58 88
CLONAZEPAM 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

60 45
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

61 142
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

62 38
DIAZEPAM 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

63 109
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

63 37
OLANZAPINE 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P 65 112
CLONIDINE HCL 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

66 64
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

P 67 74
RANITIDINE HCL 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

68 51
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

69 132
TRAZODONE HCL 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

69 30
CALCITRIOL 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

71 199
PAROXETINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

72 67
BYSTOLIC 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

72 106
PROAIR HFA 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

74 59
KLOR-CON 10 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

75 178
TORSEMIDE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

76 110
GLIPIZIDE ER 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

77 123
RISPERIDONE 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P 77 95
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

79 170
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

80 78
HYDRALAZINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

81 57
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

82 35
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

83 130
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

83 101
MELOXICAM 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

85 32
PROPRANOLOL HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

86 162
LANTUS 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

87 69
BENAZEPRIL HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

87 97
MECLIZINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

87 140
TOPIRAMATE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

90 137
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

90 34
BACLOFEN 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 90 93
VENTOLIN HFA 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

93 91
HALOPERIDOL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 P 94 264
HUMALOG 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

95 108
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

96 205
SPIRIVA 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

96 81
DIGOXIN 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

96 102
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 99 117
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

A 100 111
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

101 159
LITHIUM CARBONATE ER 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 102 337
NOVOLOG 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

103 129
TEMAZEPAM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

104 122
PRIMIDONE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 104 189
XARELTO 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 106 80
LEVEMIR 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

106 135
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

108 134
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

A 109 72
NAMENDA XR 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 110 48
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

111 138
MEMANTINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 112 79
TIZANIDINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 2% of all patients

113 76
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 114 73
VALSARTAN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 115 66
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

115 149
PRADAXA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 117 213
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 Oct. 24, 2016.
  • 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.