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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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35,083Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

$1.88M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 17 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

1,017 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

65% 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

8% of this provider’s 896 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

31% of this provider’s 1,017 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 1,017 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

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $77 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 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

$1.6M

2014

$1.6M

2015

$1.88M

2016

Number of Claims

31,319

2014

31,396

2015

35,083

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 1,311

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,182

prescriptions.

212

patients, 21% of all patients

1 1
FUROSEMIDE 1,221

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,084

prescriptions.

162

patients, 16% of all patients

2 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,085

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,026

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

3 19
LISINOPRIL 949

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

880

prescriptions.

174

patients, 17% of all patients

4 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 940

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

740

prescriptions.

195

patients, 19% of all patients

O 5 7
OMEPRAZOLE 928

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

769

prescriptions.

162

patients, 16% of all patients

6 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 848

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

676

prescriptions.

164

patients, 16% of all patients

7 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 705

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

630

prescriptions.

118

patients, 12% of all patients

8 12
DONEPEZIL HCL 704

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

677

prescriptions.

91

patients, 9% of all patients

9 31
MIRTAZAPINE 686

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

626

prescriptions.

131

patients, 13% of all patients

10 49
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 676

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

624

prescriptions.

121

patients, 12% of all patients

11 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 667

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

628

prescriptions.

130

patients, 13% of all patients

12 3
GABAPENTIN 646

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

513

prescriptions.

123

patients, 12% of all patients

13 10
ALPRAZOLAM 622

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

523

prescriptions.

117

patients, 12% of all patients

14 18
METFORMIN HCL 478

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

107

patients, 11% of all patients

15 9
TRAZODONE HCL 470

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

99

patients, 10% of all patients

16 30
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 455

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

128

patients, 13% of all patients

17 61
TAMSULOSIN HCL 421

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

408

prescriptions.

82

patients, 8% of all patients

18 23
CITALOPRAM HBR 421

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

81

patients, 8% of all patients

18 29
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 420

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

20 26
DULOXETINE HCL 394

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

76

patients, 7% of all patients

21 28
MEMANTINE HCL 391

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

22 79
ALLOPURINOL 387

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

23 27
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 381

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

24 15
TRAMADOL HCL 374

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

83

patients, 8% of all patients

O 25 24
CLOPIDOGREL 370

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

26 20
CARVEDILOL 358

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

72

patients, 7% of all patients

27 21
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 358

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

27 13
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 346

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

29 17
SIMVASTATIN 340

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

30 8
SERTRALINE HCL 320

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

31 22
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 307

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

32 117
LANTUS 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

33 69
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

34 16
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

35 73
NAMENDA XR 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

36 48
FLUOXETINE HCL 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

37 41
RANITIDINE HCL 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

38 51
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

39 115
LEVETIRACETAM 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

39 82
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

41 56
LORAZEPAM 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

42 39
OLANZAPINE 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

P 43 112
BUSPIRONE HCL 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

44 89
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

45 35
FAMOTIDINE* 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

45 53
ATENOLOL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

45 25
GLIMEPIRIDE 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

48 33
XARELTO 175

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

49 80
PREDNISONE 174

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

50 36
ROPINIROLE HCL 164

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

51 60
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 160

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

81

patients, 8% of all patients

A 52 107
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 157

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

53 11
LYRICA 157

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

53 71
HUMALOG 156

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

55 108
ADVAIR DISKUS 153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

56 62
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

57 90
CALCITRIOL 151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

58 199
DIGOXIN 149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

59 102
FENTANYL 147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

O 60 92
CRESTOR 144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

61 54
ONDANSETRON HCL* 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

62 131
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

O 62 47
SPIRONOLACTONE 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

64 52
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

64 37
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

P 66 74
CEPHALEXIN 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

A 66 68
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

A 68 72
NYSTATIN 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

69 116
BACLOFEN 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

70 93
PAROXETINE HCL 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

71 67
CLONAZEPAM 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

72 45
LEVEMIR 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

73 135
JANUVIA 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

74 58
AZITHROMYCIN 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

80

patients, 8% of all patients

A 75 55
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

75 43
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

75 130
TIZANIDINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

78 76
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

78 77
NOVOLOG 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

80 129
RISPERIDONE 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

P 81 95
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

81 50
SPIRIVA 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

83 81
ELIQUIS 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

<11 84 85
OXYCODONE HCL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

O 85 114
VESICARE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

<11 86 158
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

<11 86 134
HYDRALAZINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

88 57
BUDESONIDE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

88 252
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

90 113
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

91 98
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

92 34
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 93 87
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

A 94 176
LATANOPROST 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

95 171
CLONIDINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

96 64
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

96 170
MELOXICAM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

98 32
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

99 88
LACTULOSE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

100 163
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

101 38
VALSARTAN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

101 66
GLIPIZIDE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 101 63
LOVASTATIN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

104 65
CEFDINIR 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

A 104 165
VANCOMYCIN HCL* 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

A 106 312
LOPERAMIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

107 210
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

108 40
OXYCONTIN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 O 109 214
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

110 142
VENTOLIN HFA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

111 91
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

111 132
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

113 46
FINASTERIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

114 84
PROPRANOLOL HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 115 162
MECLIZINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

116 140
ARIPIPRAZOLE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 P 117 169
KLOR-CON M20 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

117 75
METFORMIN HCL ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

117 44
LAMOTRIGINE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 117 143
SUCRALFATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 117 156
AMIODARONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

117 145
LIDOCAINE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

123 155
TOLTERODINE TARTRATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 124 453
RENVELA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 125 206
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

125 105
AMOXICILLIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

A 125 133
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 24, 2011.
  • 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.