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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,721Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 51 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

$2.79M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

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

26% 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

46% of this provider’s 751 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 27%.

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Opioids

23% of this provider’s 751 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$141 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $77 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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

$2.65M

2014

$2.8M

2015

$2.79M

2016

Number of Claims

16,530

2014

17,660

2015

19,721

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 831

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

755

prescriptions.

174

patients, 23% of all patients

1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 655

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

557

prescriptions.

153

patients, 20% of all patients

2 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 607

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

561

prescriptions.

143

patients, 19% of all patients

3 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 575

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

109

patients, 15% of all patients

O 4 7
CLOPIDOGREL 511

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

506

prescriptions.

106

patients, 14% of all patients

5 20
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 427

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

113

patients, 15% of all patients

6 15
ALPRAZOLAM 407

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

7 18
FUROSEMIDE 374

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

95

patients, 13% of all patients

8 6
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 367

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

9 83
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 325

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

79

patients, 11% of all patients

10 2
VALSARTAN 322

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

81

patients, 11% of all patients

11 66
GABAPENTIN 310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

12 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 296

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

13 19
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

14 34
CRESTOR 264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

15 54
CEFDINIR 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

139

patients, 19% of all patients

A 16 165
CARVEDILOL 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

17 21
METFORMIN HCL 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

18 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

19 14
SUCRALFATE 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

20 156
TAMSULOSIN HCL 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

21 23
SYNTHROID 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

22 42
LISINOPRIL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

23 4
LEVOFLOXACIN 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

99

patients, 13% of all patients

A 24 70
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

25 13
DULOXETINE HCL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

26 28
TRAMADOL HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

O 27 24
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

27 132
NAMENDA XR 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

29 48
WELCHOL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

30 241
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

31 46
PREDNISONE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

32 36
CELECOXIB 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

32 99
BENICAR 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

34 183
SIMVASTATIN 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

35 8
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

O 36 47
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

37 26
ALLOPURINOL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

37 27
SERTRALINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

39 22
ZETIA 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

40 86
AMIODARONE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

41 145
BUPROPION XL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

42 94
BYDUREON PEN 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

43 351
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

44 12
GLIMEPIRIDE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

44 33
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

46 35
LORAZEPAM 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

47 39
PROAIR HFA 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

47 59
NAPROXEN 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

49 128
AZITHROMYCIN 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

A 49 55
ATENOLOL 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

49 25
LIDOCAINE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

52 155
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

52 17
MOXIFLOXACIN HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

A 54 366
ROPINIROLE HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

54 60
VASCEPA 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

56 281
KLOR-CON M20 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

57 75
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

A 58 72
FLECAINIDE ACETATE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

59 378
CARTIA XT 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

60 151
BYSTOLIC 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

60 106
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

62 159
RAMIPRIL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

63 144
MUPIROCIN* 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

63 179
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

63 134
EDARBYCLOR 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

66 385
CITALOPRAM HBR 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

67 29
ELIQUIS 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

67 85
MECLIZINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

69 140
ADVAIR DISKUS 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

69 62
SPIRONOLACTONE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

71 52
IBUPROFEN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

71 121
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

73 130
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

74 87
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

75 223
NATEGLINIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

76 230
LYRICA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

76 71
MELOXICAM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

76 32
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

79 408
SPIRIVA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

80 81
FENOFIBRATE* 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

81 119
DULERA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 82 300
TEMAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

83 122
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

83 127
LINZESS 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

85 196
FENOFIBRIC ACID* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 85 239
EXELON 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 85 287
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

88 248
DEXILANT 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

88 190
NEXIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

90 124
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

90 11
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

90 277
TRADJENTA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

93 126
AMOXICILLIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

A 93 133
FINASTERIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

93 84
CLONAZEPAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 93 45
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

97 78
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 March 2, 2015.
  • 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.