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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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18,475Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 71 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

$1.07M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 103 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

570 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

35% 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

42% of this provider’s 570 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 27%.

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Opioids

32% of this provider’s 570 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

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $77 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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

$984K

2014

$985K

2015

$1.07M

2016

Number of Claims

18,875

2014

18,590

2015

18,475

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
OMEPRAZOLE 676

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

564

prescriptions.

141

patients, 25% of all patients

1 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 647

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

554

prescriptions.

131

patients, 23% of all patients

2 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 622

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

502

prescriptions.

102

patients, 18% of all patients

3 1
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 533

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

103

patients, 18% of all patients

4 105
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 503

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

435

prescriptions.

114

patients, 20% of all patients

5 16
FUROSEMIDE 495

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

94

patients, 16% of all patients

6 6
ALPRAZOLAM 487

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

83

patients, 15% of all patients

7 18
GABAPENTIN 474

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

90

patients, 16% of all patients

8 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 442

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

9 19
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 440

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

73

patients, 13% of all patients

10 14
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 431

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

89

patients, 16% of all patients

O 11 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 409

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

76

patients, 13% of all patients

12 3
LOVASTATIN 373

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

85

patients, 15% of all patients

13 65
LISINOPRIL 342

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

73

patients, 13% of all patients

14 4
MELOXICAM 330

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

89

patients, 16% of all patients

15 32
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 323

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

16 12
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 321

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

17 15
TRAMADOL HCL 319

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

94

patients, 16% of all patients

O 18 24
RANITIDINE HCL 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

19 51
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

20 13
ALLOPURINOL 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

21 27
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

22 11
SIMVASTATIN 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

23 8
METFORMIN HCL 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

24 9
ROPINIROLE HCL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

25 60
TEMAZEPAM 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

26 122
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

27 34
VALSARTAN 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

28 66
SERTRALINE HCL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

29 22
CLOPIDOGREL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

29 20
SYNTHROID 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

31 42
CLONIDINE HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

32 64
CRESTOR 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

33 54
CARTIA XT 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

34 151
ZETIA 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

35 86
CARVEDILOL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

36 21
GLIPIZIDE ER 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

36 123
CEFUROXIME 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

102

patients, 18% of all patients

A 36 157
BUSPIRONE HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

39 89
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

40 61
LORAZEPAM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

41 39
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

41 50
LIDOCAINE-PRILOCAINE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

43 349
ATENOLOL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

44 25
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

45 130
FLUOXETINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

46 41
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

47 100
HYDRALAZINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

48 57
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

49 90
NAMENDA XR 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

50 48
GLIMEPIRIDE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

51 33
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

51 46
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

53 26
PREDNISONE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

54 36
SPIRONOLACTONE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

54 52
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

56 83
DULOXETINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

57 28
CLONAZEPAM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

57 45
KLOR-CON M20 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

57 75
TIZANIDINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

60 76
BENAZEPRIL HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

60 97
GLIPIZIDE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

62 63
FENOFIBRATE* 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 63 139
MECLIZINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

64 140
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

65 17
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

66 56
DONEPEZIL HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

67 31
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 67 77
MEMANTINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

69 79
CITALOPRAM HBR 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

70 29
LYRICA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 70 71
JANUVIA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

70 58
PROAIR HFA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

73 59
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

73 125
SYMBICORT 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

75 96
MIRTAZAPINE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 75 49
TAMSULOSIN HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

77 23
AZITHROMYCIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

A 78 55
KLOR-CON 10 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 79 178
DIGOXIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 80 102
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

80 132
BYSTOLIC 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 82 106
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 Sept. 7, 2012.
  • 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.