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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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13,156Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 146 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

$671K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 267 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

641 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

27% 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

12% of this provider’s 641 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 27%.

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Opioids

10% of this provider’s 641 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $77 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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

$727K

2014

$732K

2015

$671K

2016

Number of Claims

13,259

2014

13,502

2015

13,156

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 1,072

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

1,030

prescriptions.

216

patients, 34% of all patients

1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 697

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

678

prescriptions.

135

patients, 21% of all patients

2 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 601

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

588

prescriptions.

121

patients, 19% of all patients

3 3
OMEPRAZOLE 440

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

435

prescriptions.

101

patients, 16% of all patients

4 5
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 396

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

84

patients, 13% of all patients

5 11
BENAZEPRIL HCL 347

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

69

patients, 11% of all patients

6 97
FUROSEMIDE 341

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

7 6
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 308

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

8 26
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 283

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

9 12
TAMSULOSIN HCL 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

10 23
SIMVASTATIN 259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

11 8
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

12 38
WARFARIN SODIUM 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

13 19
LISINOPRIL 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

14 4
FINASTERIDE 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

15 84
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

16 14
CHLORTHALIDONE 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

17 141
DONEPEZIL HCL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

18 31
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

19 16
METFORMIN HCL ER 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

20 44
METFORMIN HCL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

21 9
ATENOLOL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

22 25
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

23 13
GABAPENTIN 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

24 10
CARVEDILOL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

25 21
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

26 17
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

27 35
ALLOPURINOL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

28 27
SERTRALINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

28 22
BUPROPION XL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

30 94
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

31 15
GLIPIZIDE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

32 63
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

O 33 7
TRAMADOL HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

O 34 24
CLOPIDOGREL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

35 20
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

36 34
SPIRONOLACTONE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

37 52
MIRTAZAPINE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

38 49
VENTOLIN HFA 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

39 91
TRAZODONE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

40 30
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

41 103
CRESTOR 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

42 54
ALPRAZOLAM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

42 18
FLUOXETINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

44 41
SYNTHROID 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

45 42
DULOXETINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

46 28
ROPINIROLE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

47 60
SPIRIVA 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 48 81
ADVAIR DISKUS 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

48 62
GLIPIZIDE ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

50 123
VALSARTAN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

51 66
PROAIR HFA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

52 59
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

53 46
CITALOPRAM HBR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

54 29
QUINAPRIL HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

54 250
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 56 77
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 57 88
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

57 37
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 July 28, 2017.
  • 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.