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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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19,228Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 57 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

$808K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 194 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

991 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

12% 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

1% of this provider’s 931 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

18% of this provider’s 991 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 27%.

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Opioids

15% of this provider’s 991 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$42 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $77 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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

$755K

2014

$695K

2015

$808K

2016

Number of Claims

16,859

2014

17,300

2015

19,228

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 1,383

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,299

prescriptions.

251

patients, 25% of all patients

1 2
LISINOPRIL 974

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

944

prescriptions.

207

patients, 21% of all patients

2 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 795

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

773

prescriptions.

170

patients, 17% of all patients

3 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 789

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

721

prescriptions.

156

patients, 16% of all patients

4 1
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 593

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

565

prescriptions.

126

patients, 13% of all patients

5 16
OMEPRAZOLE 532

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

493

prescriptions.

112

patients, 11% of all patients

6 5
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 522

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

497

prescriptions.

119

patients, 12% of all patients

7 11
SIMVASTATIN 464

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

450

prescriptions.

110

patients, 11% of all patients

8 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 456

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

451

prescriptions.

88

patients, 9% of all patients

9 13
METFORMIN HCL 420

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

91

patients, 9% of all patients

10 9
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 389

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

100

patients, 10% of all patients

11 15
ALPRAZOLAM 362

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

78

patients, 8% of all patients

12 18
FUROSEMIDE 342

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

73

patients, 7% of all patients

13 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 312

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

14 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 308

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

73

patients, 7% of all patients

15 12
WARFARIN SODIUM 304

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

16 19
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 302

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

17 38
GLIMEPIRIDE 279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

18 33
ATENOLOL 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

19 25
CALCITRIOL 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

20 199
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

21 17
TRAMADOL HCL 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

O 22 24
SERTRALINE HCL 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

23 22
CLOPIDOGREL 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

24 20
GABAPENTIN 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

25 10
FLUOXETINE HCL 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

26 41
ALLOPURINOL 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

27 27
TAMSULOSIN HCL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

28 23
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

O 29 7
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

30 43
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

31 35
CARVEDILOL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

31 21
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

33 105
TRAZODONE HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

34 30
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

34 46
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

36 26
CITALOPRAM HBR 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

37 29
PAROXETINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

38 67
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

39 37
SPIRONOLACTONE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

40 52
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

41 98
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

42 88
FAMOTIDINE* 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

43 53
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

44 50
DULOXETINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

45 28
CRESTOR 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

46 54
VALSARTAN 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

47 66
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

O 48 175
GLIPIZIDE ER 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

49 123
CHLORTHALIDONE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

50 141
BUPROPION HCL SR 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

51 167
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

A 51 72
SYNTHROID 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

51 42
KLOR-CON M20 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

54 75
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

55 100
ADVAIR DISKUS 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

56 62
DONEPEZIL HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

57 31
MIRTAZAPINE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

58 49
LOVASTATIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

59 65
JANUVIA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 59 58
GLIPIZIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

61 63
VENTOLIN HFA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

62 91
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

62 125
AZITHROMYCIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

A 64 55
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

65 56
CLONAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 65 45
FINASTERIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

67 84
MELOXICAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

67 32
LANTUS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

69 69
XARELTO 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 70 80
LORAZEPAM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

70 39
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 Sept. 17, 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.