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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,545Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 26 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

$1.44M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 48 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

865 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

76% 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

7% of this provider’s 795 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

27% of this provider’s 865 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 27%.

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Opioids

21% of this provider’s 865 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $77 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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

$1.41M

2014

$1.59M

2015

$1.44M

2016

Number of Claims

22,287

2014

23,566

2015

23,545

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 1,286

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,195

prescriptions.

191

patients, 22% of all patients

1 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 962

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

883

prescriptions.

187

patients, 22% of all patients

2 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 608

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

588

prescriptions.

145

patients, 17% of all patients

3 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 604

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

562

prescriptions.

151

patients, 17% of all patients

4 3
OMEPRAZOLE 559

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

503

prescriptions.

135

patients, 16% of all patients

5 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 533

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

486

prescriptions.

106

patients, 12% of all patients

6 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 522

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

487

prescriptions.

122

patients, 14% of all patients

7 12
DONEPEZIL HCL 509

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

475

prescriptions.

85

patients, 10% of all patients

8 31
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 500

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

474

prescriptions.

111

patients, 13% of all patients

9 17
LISINOPRIL 468

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

118

patients, 14% of all patients

10 4
SERTRALINE HCL 448

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

392

prescriptions.

95

patients, 11% of all patients

11 22
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 447

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

115

patients, 13% of all patients

12 15
METFORMIN HCL 447

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

98

patients, 11% of all patients

12 9
GABAPENTIN 443

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

90

patients, 10% of all patients

14 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 399

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

80

patients, 9% of all patients

15 13
WARFARIN SODIUM 378

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

76

patients, 9% of all patients

16 19
CLOPIDOGREL 358

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

17 20
TRAMADOL HCL 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

O 18 24
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

85

patients, 10% of all patients

O 19 7
CARVEDILOL 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

20 21
TAMSULOSIN HCL 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

21 23
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

22 11
DULOXETINE HCL 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

23 28
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

24 34
NYSTOP 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

25 172
NAMENDA XR 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

26 48
HYDRALAZINE HCL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

27 57
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

28 88
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

29 35
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

30 73
MEMANTINE HCL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

31 79
DIGOXIN 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

32 102
ATENOLOL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

33 25
LEVETIRACETAM 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

34 82
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

35 56
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

36 26
NUEDEXTA 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

<11 37 152
NOVOLOG 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

38 129
ALLOPURINOL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

39 27
SIMVASTATIN 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

40 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

41 29
RANITIDINE HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

42 51
MIRTAZAPINE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

43 49
ADVAIR DISKUS 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

44 62
LEVEMIR 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

45 135
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

46 115
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

47 170
JANUVIA 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

48 58
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

49 16
LORAZEPAM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

50 39
ROPINIROLE HCL 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

51 60
FAMOTIDINE* 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

51 53
KLOR-CON M20 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

53 75
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

P 54 74
PREDNISONE 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

55 36
OLANZAPINE 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

P 56 112
MELOXICAM 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

57 32
LATANOPROST 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

58 171
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

59 117
SPIRONOLACTONE 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

59 52
CEPHALEXIN 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

A 61 68
HUMALOG 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

62 108
RANEXA 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

<11 63 204
CLONIDINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

63 64
LANTUS 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

65 69
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

66 40
RIVASTIGMINE* 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

67 192
KLOR-CON 10 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11 67 178
GLIMEPIRIDE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

69 33
AZITHROMYCIN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

A 70 55
NYSTATIN 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

71 116
NEXIUM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 72 124
SYMBICORT 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

72 96
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

74 37
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

75 138
RISPERIDONE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

P 75 95
PAROXETINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

77 67
LOVASTATIN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

77 65
FINASTERIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

79 84
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

79 113
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

A 79 72
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

79 38
SPIRIVA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

83 81
ALPRAZOLAM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

83 18
BACLOFEN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

83 93
BENAZEPRIL HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

86 97
VALSARTAN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

86 66
CLONAZEPAM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

88 45
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

88 87
TRAZODONE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

90 30
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

90 130
CEFTRIAXONE* 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

A 92 246
FENOFIBRATE* 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

92 186
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

94 46
AMITIZA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 95 193
XARELTO 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 96 80
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 96 305
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 96 207
TIMOLOL MALEATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 99 443
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

100 153
TORSEMIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

101 110
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

102 101
BUSPIRONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

102 89
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. 6, 2013.
  • 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.