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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,938Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 19 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

$1.86M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 19 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

598 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77% Patients 65 Years and Older

89% 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

12% of this provider’s 460 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

41% of this provider’s 598 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 598 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$75 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $77 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

42 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

$1.48M

2014

$1.66M

2015

$1.86M

2016

Number of Claims

21,416

2014

22,398

2015

24,938

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
FUROSEMIDE 922

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

839

prescriptions.

114

patients, 19% of all patients

1 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 888

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

734

prescriptions.

124

patients, 21% of all patients

2 1
NAMENDA XR 816

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

785

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

3 48
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 671

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

568

prescriptions.

111

patients, 19% of all patients

4 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 669

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

563

prescriptions.

80

patients, 13% of all patients

O 5 7
LISINOPRIL 650

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

476

prescriptions.

105

patients, 18% of all patients

6 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 643

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

508

prescriptions.

117

patients, 20% of all patients

7 2
OMEPRAZOLE 601

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

104

patients, 17% of all patients

8 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 561

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

495

prescriptions.

94

patients, 16% of all patients

9 14
GABAPENTIN 529

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

94

patients, 16% of all patients

10 10
DONEPEZIL HCL 474

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

436

prescriptions.

69

patients, 12% of all patients

11 31
SIMVASTATIN 415

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

69

patients, 12% of all patients

12 8
METFORMIN HCL 401

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

13 9
SERTRALINE HCL 387

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

14 22
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 350

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

15 26
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 345

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

16 12
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 338

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

17 50
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

18 17
WARFARIN SODIUM 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

19 19
TAMSULOSIN HCL 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

20 23
CLOPIDOGREL 264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

21 20
CARVEDILOL 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

22 21
HUMALOG 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

23 108
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

70

patients, 12% of all patients

24 35
MIRTAZAPINE 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

25 49
XARELTO 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

26 80
LANTUS 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

27 69
CEPHALEXIN 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

75

patients, 13% of all patients

A 28 68
DULOXETINE HCL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

29 28
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

30 11
ROPINIROLE HCL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

31 60
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

32 13
LEVETIRACETAM 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

33 82
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

P 34 74
ELIQUIS 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

35 85
TRAMADOL HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

O 36 24
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

37 113
HYDRALAZINE HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

38 57
FENTANYL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

O 39 92
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

39 15
ALPRAZOLAM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

41 18
LEVOFLOXACIN 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

71

patients, 12% of all patients

A 42 70
PROAIR HFA 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

43 59
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

44 153
CITALOPRAM HBR 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

45 29
NUEDEXTA 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

<11 46 152
CLONIDINE HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

47 64
MELOXICAM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

48 32
RIVASTIGMINE* 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

49 192
PREDNISONE 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

50 36
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

50 117
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

52 87
SPIRONOLACTONE 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

52 52
SPIRIVA 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

52 81
CLONAZEPAM 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

55 45
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

A 56 111
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O 57 47
EXELON 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

58 287
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

59 61
KLOR-CON M20 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

59 75
BACLOFEN 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

61 93
ADVAIR DISKUS 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

62 62
MIDODRINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

62 255
OLANZAPINE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P 62 112
AUTOSHIELD DUO PEN NEEDLE 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

65 313
LYRICA 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

66 71
TRADJENTA 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 66 126
JANUVIA 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11 68 58
FAMOTIDINE* 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

68 53
AZITHROMYCIN 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

A 70 55
ALLOPURINOL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

71 27
MEMANTINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

72 79
NOVOLOG 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

73 129
LORAZEPAM 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

74 39
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

74 38
RISPERIDONE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

P 76 95
NAMZARIC 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

76 188
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

78 43
LAMOTRIGINE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

78 143
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

80 16
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

81 100
VENTOLIN HFA 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

82 91
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

83 78
SYMBICORT 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

83 96
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 85 201
FLUOXETINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 86 41
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

87 34
NYSTATIN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

87 116
PRADAXA 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 87 213
ATENOLOL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

90 25
TRAZODONE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

90 30
LEVEMIR 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 92 135
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

A 92 107
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

94 142
GLIPIZIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

95 63
GLIMEPIRIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

96 33
SANTYL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

96 234
RANITIDINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 98 51
SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

98 237
BYSTOLIC 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 100 106
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

101 73
CRESTOR 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 102 54
ZETIA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 102 86
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

104 46
FINASTERIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 105 84
PROMETHAZINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

105 154
BENAZEPRIL HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 105 97
NIFEDIPINE ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 105 146
DIGOXIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 109 102
KLOR-CON 10 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

109 178
CLOTRIMAZOLE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

109 347
PROPRANOLOL HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 112 162
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 Jan. 9, 2018.
  • 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.