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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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20,508Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 43 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

$1.37M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 49 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

830 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older

47% 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

3% of this provider’s 655 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

46% of this provider’s 830 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 27%.

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Opioids

27% of this provider’s 830 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

$67 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $77 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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

$1.24M

2014

$1.27M

2015

$1.37M

2016

Number of Claims

18,636

2014

18,795

2015

20,508

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 707

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

617

prescriptions.

143

patients, 17% of all patients

1 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 642

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

486

prescriptions.

138

patients, 17% of all patients

O 2 7
OMEPRAZOLE 612

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

127

patients, 15% of all patients

3 5
LISINOPRIL 597

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

472

prescriptions.

130

patients, 16% of all patients

4 4
GABAPENTIN 512

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

97

patients, 12% of all patients

5 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 401

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

94

patients, 11% of all patients

6 3
FUROSEMIDE 392

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

95

patients, 11% of all patients

7 6
ALPRAZOLAM 384

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

8 18
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 384

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

81

patients, 10% of all patients

8 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 366

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

84

patients, 10% of all patients

10 2
CARVEDILOL 359

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

11 21
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 356

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

80

patients, 10% of all patients

12 14
CLOPIDOGREL 350

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

13 20
GLIMEPIRIDE 325

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

14 33
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 317

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

81

patients, 10% of all patients

15 12
SIMVASTATIN 309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

16 8
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

17 17
METFORMIN HCL 272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

18 9
CLONAZEPAM 264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

19 45
AZITHROMYCIN 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

181

patients, 22% of all patients

A 20 55
WARFARIN SODIUM 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

21 19
TAMSULOSIN HCL 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

22 23
ALLOPURINOL 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

23 27
METFORMIN HCL ER 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

23 44
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

25 13
BUMETANIDE 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

26 118
FAMOTIDINE* 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

27 53
LORAZEPAM 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

28 39
CITALOPRAM HBR 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

29 29
TRAMADOL HCL 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

O 30 24
MELOXICAM 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

31 32
CEPHALEXIN 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

131

patients, 16% of all patients

A 32 68
RANITIDINE HCL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

33 51
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

34 11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

35 16
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

36 37
TIZANIDINE HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

37 76
SERTRALINE HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

38 22
ATENOLOL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

39 25
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

P 40 74
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

108

patients, 13% of all patients

41 125
PROAIR HFA 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

42 59
ADVAIR DISKUS 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

43 62
FLUOXETINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

44 41
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

44 56
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

46 46
PREDNISONE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

47 36
LEVOFLOXACIN 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

A 48 70
ROPINIROLE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

49 60
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

50 38
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

50 87
TRAZODONE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

52 30
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

53 34
PAROXETINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

54 67
XARELTO 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

54 80
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

56 26
NAPROXEN 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

57 128
DONEPEZIL HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

58 31
SYMBICORT 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

58 96
MECLIZINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

60 140
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

A 61 72
MIRTAZAPINE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

62 49
DULOXETINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

63 28
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

64 100
TORSEMIDE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

64 110
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

66 127
CELECOXIB 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

67 99
LANTUS 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

68 69
GLIPIZIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

69 63
DIAZEPAM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

70 109
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

70 134
VENTOLIN HFA 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

72 91
BYSTOLIC 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

72 106
FENOFIBRATE* 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

74 139
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

75 40
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

76 138
GEMFIBROZIL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 77 147
LYRICA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

78 71
ELIQUIS 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

78 85
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

78 35
CRESTOR 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

78 54
SPIRONOLACTONE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

82 52
BUSPIRONE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

82 89
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

84 103
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

84 159
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

O 86 47
LOVASTATIN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

86 65
FENTANYL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 O 88 92
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

89 205
HYDRALAZINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

90 57
BUPROPION XL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

90 94
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 10, 2013.
  • 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.