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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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28,041Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 14 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

$1.35M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 54 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

1,155 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

45% 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 1,065 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

29% of this provider’s 1,155 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 27%.

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Opioids

22% of this provider’s 1,155 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

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $77 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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

$1.28M

2014

$1.39M

2015

$1.35M

2016

Number of Claims

26,633

2014

26,793

2015

28,041

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 1,512

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,487

prescriptions.

277

patients, 24% of all patients

1 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,137

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,098

prescriptions.

214

patients, 19% of all patients

2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 971

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

939

prescriptions.

253

patients, 22% of all patients

3 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 821

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

791

prescriptions.

203

patients, 18% of all patients

4 14
WARFARIN SODIUM 743

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

727

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

5 19
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 695

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

664

prescriptions.

209

patients, 18% of all patients

6 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 634

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

621

prescriptions.

183

patients, 16% of all patients

7 12
LISINOPRIL 610

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

599

prescriptions.

146

patients, 13% of all patients

8 4
SIMVASTATIN 588

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

555

prescriptions.

137

patients, 12% of all patients

9 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 583

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

544

prescriptions.

125

patients, 11% of all patients

O 10 7
DONEPEZIL HCL 490

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

490

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

11 31
TRAZODONE HCL 427

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

103

patients, 9% of all patients

12 30
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 418

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

128

patients, 11% of all patients

13 3
TRAMADOL HCL 395

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

106

patients, 9% of all patients

O 14 24
GABAPENTIN 383

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

100

patients, 9% of all patients

15 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 368

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

85

patients, 7% of all patients

16 13
CLOPIDOGREL 357

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

85

patients, 7% of all patients

17 20
TAMSULOSIN HCL 357

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

80

patients, 7% of all patients

17 23
SERTRALINE HCL 339

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

19 22
ALPRAZOLAM 335

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

20 18
NAMENDA XR 332

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

21 48
CITALOPRAM HBR 312

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

73

patients, 6% of all patients

22 29
METFORMIN HCL 310

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

89

patients, 8% of all patients

23 9
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 307

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

73

patients, 6% of all patients

24 15
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

78

patients, 7% of all patients

25 11
MIRTAZAPINE 282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

63

patients, 5% of all patients

26 49
ATENOLOL 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

78

patients, 7% of all patients

27 25
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

94

patients, 8% of all patients

28 61
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

29 56
CARVEDILOL 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

68

patients, 6% of all patients

30 21
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

31 26
HYDRALAZINE HCL 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

32 57
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

33 16
FAMOTIDINE* 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

34 53
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

35 73
LORAZEPAM 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

36 39
ALLOPURINOL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

37 27
RANITIDINE HCL 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

38 51
DULOXETINE HCL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

39 28
GLIPIZIDE 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

40 63
LANTUS 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

40 69
AMIODARONE HCL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

42 145
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

43 50
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

44 17
XARELTO 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

45 80
SPIRONOLACTONE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

46 52
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

47 40
PREDNISONE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

48 36
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

O 49 47
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

86

patients, 7% of all patients

A 50 107
ROPINIROLE HCL 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

51 60
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

76

patients, 7% of all patients

A 52 72
FLUOXETINE HCL 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

53 41
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

54 38
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

55 101
MECLIZINE HCL 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

56 140
BUSPIRONE HCL 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

57 89
LEVOFLOXACIN 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

A 58 70
ELIQUIS 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

59 85
AZITHROMYCIN 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

A 60 55
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

61 153
HUMALOG 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

62 108
NYAMYC 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

63 269
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

63 43
PAROXETINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

65 67
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

66 35
OLANZAPINE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

P 67 112
ONDANSETRON HCL* 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

73

patients, 6% of all patients

68 131
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

P 69 74
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

70 203
LOPERAMIDE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

71 210
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

71 113
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

73 127
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

73 46
VANCOMYCIN HCL* 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

A 75 312
CLONAZEPAM 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

76 45
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

77 37
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

A 77 119
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

77 34
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 80 88
RISPERIDONE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11 P 81 95
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

82 142
CEPHALEXIN 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

A 82 68
FINASTERIDE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

84 84
KLOR-CON M20 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

84 75
ADVAIR DISKUS 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

86 62
MELOXICAM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

87 32
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

88 117
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

89 159
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

90 134
NUEDEXTA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 90 152
RANEXA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

90 204
MEMANTINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 93 79
DICYCLOMINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

93 150
LATANOPROST 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

95 171
LEVETIRACETAM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

95 82
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

97 215
AMPICILLIN TRIHYDRATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

A 98 410
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

98 197
SPIRIVA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

98 81
NITROFURANTOIN* 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

A 101 295
LACTULOSE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

101 163
NYSTATIN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

101 116
LOVASTATIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

104 65
DIGOXIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

105 102
MIDODRINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

106 255
METOLAZONE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

106 202
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

108 166
GLIPIZIDE ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

108 123
RIVASTIGMINE* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 110 192
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 111 138
CRESTOR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

111 54
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 5, 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.