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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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16,116Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 95 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

$1.18M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 79 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

843 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

29% 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

32% of this provider’s 843 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 27%.

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Opioids

26% of this provider’s 843 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

$73 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $77 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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

$976K

2014

$1.06M

2015

$1.18M

2016

Number of Claims

14,508

2014

15,553

2015

16,116

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 824

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

475

prescriptions.

157

patients, 19% of all patients

O 1 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 804

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

679

prescriptions.

154

patients, 18% of all patients

2 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 719

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

564

prescriptions.

155

patients, 18% of all patients

3 1
METFORMIN HCL 623

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

513

prescriptions.

148

patients, 18% of all patients

4 9
ALPRAZOLAM 543

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

96

patients, 11% of all patients

5 18
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 455

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

100

patients, 12% of all patients

6 3
LISINOPRIL 440

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

113

patients, 13% of all patients

7 4
GLIMEPIRIDE 399

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

98

patients, 12% of all patients

8 33
FUROSEMIDE 330

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

83

patients, 10% of all patients

9 6
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 304

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

10 37
MELOXICAM 295

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

76

patients, 9% of all patients

11 32
OMEPRAZOLE 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

12 5
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

13 15
INVOKANA 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

14 173
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

15 13
SIMVASTATIN 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

16 8
CARVEDILOL 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

17 21
GABAPENTIN 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

18 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

19 29
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

20 40
CLONAZEPAM 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

21 45
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

22 11
CLOPIDOGREL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

23 20
TRAMADOL HCL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

O 24 24
SERTRALINE HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

25 22
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

26 17
ALLOPURINOL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

27 27
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

28 14
TAMSULOSIN HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

29 23
PREDNISONE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

30 36
AMOXICILLIN 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

102

patients, 12% of all patients

A 31 133
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

32 46
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

32 77
ATENOLOL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

32 25
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

35 50
DULOXETINE HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

36 28
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

36 34
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

38 100
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

80

patients, 9% of all patients

A 39 72
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

39 12
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

41 26
ADVAIR DISKUS 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

41 62
LORAZEPAM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

43 39
TRAZODONE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

44 30
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

45 16
AZITHROMYCIN 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

A 46 55
BUPROPION XL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

47 94
KLOR-CON M20 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

48 75
FENOFIBRATE* 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

49 119
LANTUS 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

50 69
CRESTOR 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

51 54
FLUOXETINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

51 41
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

51 78
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

54 38
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

55 83
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

56 56
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

57 35
TRULICITY 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 58 222
WARFARIN SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

59 19
FENOFIBRIC ACID* 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

59 239
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 2% of all patients

61 90
ROPINIROLE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 61 60
DONEPEZIL HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

63 31
RANITIDINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

64 51
SPIRONOLACTONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

65 52
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

66 87
VENTOLIN HFA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

67 91
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. 23, 2008.
  • 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.