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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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13,228Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 140 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

$779K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 207 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

530 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74% Patients 65 Years and Older

49% 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

37% of this provider’s 530 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 27%.

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Opioids

34% of this provider’s 530 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% 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

25 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

$599K

2014

$616K

2015

$779K

2016

Number of Claims

11,797

2014

11,483

2015

13,228

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 566

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

96

patients, 18% of all patients

1 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 435

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

94

patients, 18% of all patients

O 2 7
OMEPRAZOLE 428

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

78

patients, 15% of all patients

3 5
ALPRAZOLAM 387

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

67

patients, 13% of all patients

4 18
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 354

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

63

patients, 12% of all patients

5 1
LISINOPRIL 316

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

61

patients, 12% of all patients

6 4
TRAMADOL HCL 297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

76

patients, 14% of all patients

O 7 24
GABAPENTIN 282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

8 10
FUROSEMIDE 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

9 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

10 3
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

11 13
METFORMIN HCL 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

12 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

13 12
GLIMEPIRIDE 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

14 33
SIMVASTATIN 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

15 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

16 11
CLOPIDOGREL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

17 20
AZITHROMYCIN 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

90

patients, 17% of all patients

A 18 55
DULOXETINE HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

19 28
CITALOPRAM HBR 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

20 29
SERTRALINE HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

21 22
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

22 37
FLUOXETINE HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

23 41
CLONAZEPAM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

24 45
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

24 14
ALLOPURINOL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

26 27
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

27 46
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

28 15
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

29 17
WARFARIN SODIUM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

30 19
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

31 56
LYRICA 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

32 71
SPIRONOLACTONE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

33 52
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

33 100
CARVEDILOL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

33 21
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

36 88
ADVAIR DISKUS 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

36 62
TRAZODONE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

38 30
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

38 34
TAMSULOSIN HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

40 23
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

41 43
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

41 16
LORAZEPAM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

43 39
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

44 40
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

45 98
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

46 26
BUPROPION HCL SR 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 47 167
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 48 77
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

49 35
VENTOLIN HFA 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

49 91
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O 51 47
PROAIR HFA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

51 59
MIRTAZAPINE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 51 49
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 P 51 74
LOVASTATIN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 55 65
SUCRALFATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

56 156
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 57 205
BACLOFEN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

57 93
ONDANSETRON HCL* 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

59 131
PREDNISONE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

59 36
TIZANIDINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

59 76
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

62 168
OXYCODONE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 2% of all patients

O 63 114
DIAZEPAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 64 109
ATENOLOL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

64 25
JANUVIA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 64 58
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

67 125
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

A 67 107
RANITIDINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 69 51
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 70 61
FAMOTIDINE* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 70 53
NEXIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 72 124
LEVOFLOXACIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

A 73 70
TEMAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 73 122
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 May 24, 2011.
  • 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.