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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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13,069Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 148 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

$769K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 212 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

589 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

34% 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

23% of this provider’s 589 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 27%.

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Opioids

19% of this provider’s 589 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $77 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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

$569K

2014

$767K

2015

$769K

2016

Number of Claims

9,090

2014

12,863

2015

13,069

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 578

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

459

prescriptions.

112

patients, 19% of all patients

1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 529

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

101

patients, 17% of all patients

2 5
LISINOPRIL 466

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

80

patients, 14% of all patients

3 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 396

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

93

patients, 16% of all patients

4 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 382

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

76

patients, 13% of all patients

5 3
SIMVASTATIN 363

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

79

patients, 13% of all patients

6 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 318

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

O 7 7
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

8 11
METFORMIN HCL 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

9 9
GABAPENTIN 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

10 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

11 13
ALPRAZOLAM 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

12 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

13 16
SERTRALINE HCL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

14 22
DULOXETINE HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

15 28
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

16 15
FUROSEMIDE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

17 6
TIZANIDINE HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

18 76
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

18 12
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

20 17
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

21 14
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

22 34
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

23 26
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

24 40
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

25 46
CLONAZEPAM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

26 45
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

27 43
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

28 77
CARVEDILOL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

29 21
TRAMADOL HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

O 29 24
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

31 35
PROAIR HFA 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

32 59
METFORMIN HCL ER 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

32 44
CRESTOR 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

34 54
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

35 37
DONEPEZIL HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

36 31
RANITIDINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

37 51
ATENOLOL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

37 25
LYRICA 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

39 71
GLIMEPIRIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

40 33
TAMSULOSIN HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

41 23
MELOXICAM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

42 32
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

43 83
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

43 38
TRAZODONE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

45 30
WARFARIN SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

46 19
FENTANYL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 O 47 92
FLUOXETINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

47 41
SYNTHROID 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

49 42
DICYCLOMINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

50 150
NAPROXEN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

51 128
SPIRONOLACTONE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

51 52
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

53 105
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

54 90
CLOPIDOGREL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

55 20
PAROXETINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

55 67
BUPROPION XL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

57 94
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

57 61
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

59 88
LOVASTATIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

60 65
LINZESS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 61 196
ALLOPURINOL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 62 27
CLONIDINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 62 64
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 Aug. 2, 2016.
  • 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.