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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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18,206Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 76 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

$776K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 209 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

1,031 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

25% 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

19% of this provider’s 1,031 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 27%.

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Opioids

13% of this provider’s 1,031 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

13% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$43 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $77 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 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

$796K

2014

$709K

2015

$776K

2016

Number of Claims

18,155

2014

17,667

2015

18,206

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 907

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

813

prescriptions.

176

patients, 17% of all patients

1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 854

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

751

prescriptions.

182

patients, 18% of all patients

2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 807

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

693

prescriptions.

173

patients, 17% of all patients

3 5
LISINOPRIL 781

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

685

prescriptions.

159

patients, 15% of all patients

4 4
METFORMIN HCL 684

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

561

prescriptions.

121

patients, 12% of all patients

5 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 650

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

602

prescriptions.

134

patients, 13% of all patients

6 3
SIMVASTATIN 531

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

502

prescriptions.

117

patients, 11% of all patients

7 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 430

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

97

patients, 9% of all patients

8 12
ALPRAZOLAM 393

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

78

patients, 8% of all patients

9 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 347

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

78

patients, 8% of all patients

10 16
GABAPENTIN 333

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

11 10
ATENOLOL 332

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

72

patients, 7% of all patients

12 25
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 320

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

78

patients, 8% of all patients

13 15
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 314

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

71

patients, 7% of all patients

14 11
GLIMEPIRIDE 306

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

71

patients, 7% of all patients

15 33
CLOPIDOGREL 302

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

16 20
FUROSEMIDE 285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

17 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

18 19
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

19 13
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

20 17
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

O 21 7
LOVASTATIN 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

22 65
FLUOXETINE HCL 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

23 41
TAMSULOSIN HCL 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

24 23
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

25 14
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

26 43
TRAZODONE HCL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

27 30
CARVEDILOL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

28 21
KLOR-CON M20 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

29 75
TRAMADOL HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

O 30 24
ALLOPURINOL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

31 27
JANUVIA 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

32 58
GEMFIBROZIL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

33 147
SERTRALINE HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

34 22
CITALOPRAM HBR 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

35 29
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

36 98
MELOXICAM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

37 32
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

38 40
MIRTAZAPINE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

39 49
CRESTOR 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

40 54
BUPROPION HCL SR 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

41 167
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

42 105
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

43 38
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

44 35
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

A 44 111
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

46 34
VENTOLIN HFA 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

47 91
BUSPIRONE HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

48 89
VALSARTAN 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

49 66
ADVAIR DISKUS 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

49 62
DONEPEZIL HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

51 31
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

52 46
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

53 37
FAMOTIDINE* 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

54 53
RANITIDINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

55 51
PROAIR HFA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

56 59
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

57 50
PREDNISONE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

58 36
LYRICA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 59 71
ROPINIROLE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

60 60
HYDRALAZINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

60 57
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

62 88
SPIRONOLACTONE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

62 52
METFORMIN HCL ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

64 44
LORAZEPAM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

65 39
DULOXETINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

65 28
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

A 67 72
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

67 56
CLONAZEPAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 69 45
DICYCLOMINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

69 150
GLIPIZIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 71 63
PAROXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

71 67
NIFEDIPINE ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 71 146
CLONIDINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

74 64
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

74 130
SYNTHROID 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 76 42
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 23, 2012.
  • 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.