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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,311Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 22 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

$4.31M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

1,015 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70% Patients 65 Years and Older

52% 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 713 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

10% of this provider’s 1,015 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 27%.

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Opioids

22% of this provider’s 1,015 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$177 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $77 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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

$3.54M

2014

$3.47M

2015

$4.31M

2016

Number of Claims

23,530

2014

22,506

2015

24,311

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 948

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

654

prescriptions.

164

patients, 16% of all patients

O 1 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 926

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

711

prescriptions.

178

patients, 18% of all patients

2 3
OMEPRAZOLE 727

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

473

prescriptions.

155

patients, 15% of all patients

3 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 687

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

504

prescriptions.

152

patients, 15% of all patients

4 2
SIMVASTATIN 595

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

494

prescriptions.

129

patients, 13% of all patients

5 8
SERTRALINE HCL 560

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

100

patients, 10% of all patients

6 22
LISINOPRIL 553

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

114

patients, 11% of all patients

7 4
METFORMIN HCL 522

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

108

patients, 11% of all patients

8 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 469

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

99

patients, 10% of all patients

9 1
GABAPENTIN 439

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

76

patients, 7% of all patients

10 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 431

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

88

patients, 9% of all patients

11 11
FUROSEMIDE 341

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

78

patients, 8% of all patients

12 6
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 315

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

13 13
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

14 15
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

15 17
TRUVADA 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

16 274
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

17 12
BENAZEPRIL HCL 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

18 97
CARVEDILOL 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

19 21
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

O 20 47
PROAIR HFA 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

21 59
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

22 37
ALPRAZOLAM 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

23 18
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

24 34
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

25 35
NORVIR 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

26 288
CHLORTHALIDONE 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

27 141
CLONAZEPAM 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

28 45
WARFARIN SODIUM 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

29 19
TOPIRAMATE 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

30 137
DULOXETINE HCL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

31 28
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

32 138
CRESTOR 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

33 54
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

34 187
FLUOXETINE HCL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

35 41
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

36 16
PREDNISONE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

36 36
SPIRONOLACTONE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

38 52
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

39 46
ALLOPURINOL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

40 27
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

41 61
CLOPIDOGREL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

42 20
GLIPIZIDE ER 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

43 123
MELOXICAM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

44 32
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

44 50
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

46 56
ATENOLOL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

47 25
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

P 48 74
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

49 14
ROPINIROLE HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

50 60
BUPROPION XL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

51 94
REYATAZ 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

52 341
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

53 78
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

53 149
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

55 38
CITALOPRAM HBR 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

55 29
PROMETHAZINE HCL 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

57 154
VENTOLIN HFA 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

58 91
SPIRIVA 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

58 81
ARIPIPRAZOLE 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

P 60 169
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

60 40
TAMSULOSIN HCL 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

62 23
ELIQUIS 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

63 85
CHANTIX 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

10 64 359
EPZICOM 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

65 360
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

65 100
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

67 90
SYMBICORT 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

68 96
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

68 26
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 O 70 148
TIVICAY 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 70 363
PREZISTA 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

70 363
ACYCLOVIR 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

73 325
BACLOFEN 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

74 93
GLIPIZIDE XL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

74 200
ONDANSETRON HCL* 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

74 131
NEXIUM 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

77 124
NAPROXEN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

78 128
TRAZODONE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

78 30
TRIUMEQ 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

78 379
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

A 81 107
PROPRANOLOL HCL ER 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 82 219
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

83 130
IBUPROFEN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

83 121
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

85 77
ATRIPLA 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 85 386
RANITIDINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

87 51
ADVAIR DISKUS 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

87 62
LYRICA 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 1% of all patients

87 71
ISENTRESS 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 90 394
BUMETANIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

91 118
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 92 231
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

93 132
METHOTREXATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

93 195
SYNTHROID 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

95 42
SELZENTRY 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 96 418
KLOR-CON M20 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

97 75
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

97 87
TRAMADOL HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

O 97 24
SUCRALFATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 100 156
INTELENCE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 100 427
NOVOLIN N 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 102 292
LEVETIRACETAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 102 82
DONEPEZIL HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 104 31
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 105 98
DIAZEPAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 106 109
GLIPIZIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 106 63
OXYCODONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 O 108 114
BUSPIRONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 108 89
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 110 205
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 Nov. 10, 2014.
  • 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.