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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,428Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 72 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

$1.5M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 42 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

706 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75% Patients 65 Years and Older

46% 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

2% of this provider’s 531 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

37% of this provider’s 706 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 27%.

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Opioids

27% of this provider’s 706 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$81 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $77 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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

$1.52M

2014

$1.43M

2015

$1.5M

2016

Number of Claims

20,143

2014

18,526

2015

18,428

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 596

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

106

patients, 15% of all patients

O 1 7
FUROSEMIDE 552

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

101

patients, 14% of all patients

2 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 518

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

427

prescriptions.

83

patients, 12% of all patients

3 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 516

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

437

prescriptions.

101

patients, 14% of all patients

4 3
LISINOPRIL 503

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

103

patients, 15% of all patients

5 4
OMEPRAZOLE 476

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

88

patients, 12% of all patients

6 5
GABAPENTIN 451

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

7 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 419

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

84

patients, 12% of all patients

8 2
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 371

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

9 15
GLIMEPIRIDE 332

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

10 33
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

11 13
ALPRAZOLAM 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

12 18
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

13 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

14 16
SIMVASTATIN 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

15 8
CARVEDILOL 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

16 21
TRAMADOL HCL 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

O 17 24
METFORMIN HCL 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

18 9
MELOXICAM 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

19 32
TAMSULOSIN HCL 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

19 23
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

21 17
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

22 26
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

23 11
TRAZODONE HCL 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

24 30
CLOPIDOGREL 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

25 20
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

26 87
WARFARIN SODIUM 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

27 19
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

28 12
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

O 29 47
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

30 50
SERTRALINE HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

31 22
CLONAZEPAM 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

32 45
METFORMIN HCL ER 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

33 44
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

33 37
GEMFIBROZIL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

35 147
ALLOPURINOL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

36 27
ROPINIROLE HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

37 60
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

38 46
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

39 56
LYRICA 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

39 71
LORAZEPAM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

41 39
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

42 40
DULOXETINE HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

43 28
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

44 113
ATENOLOL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

45 25
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

46 78
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

47 35
FLUOXETINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

48 41
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

49 61
PAROXETINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

50 67
SPIRIVA 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

51 81
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

52 127
RANITIDINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

53 51
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

54 34
CRESTOR 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

55 54
PREDNISONE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

56 36
DONEPEZIL HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

57 31
FENOFIBRATE* 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

58 119
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

A 58 72
AZITHROMYCIN 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

A 60 55
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

61 142
SPIRONOLACTONE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

61 52
CITALOPRAM HBR 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

63 29
TEMAZEPAM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

63 122
PROAIR HFA 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

63 59
NEXIUM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

66 124
BUMETANIDE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

66 118
KLOR-CON M10 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

68 194
FAMOTIDINE* 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

68 53
BACLOFEN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

68 93
LANTUS 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

71 69
LACTULOSE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 72 163
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

73 125
BUSPIRONE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

74 89
CEFDINIR 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

A 75 165
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

76 168
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

77 149
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 78 77
MIRTAZAPINE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 79 49
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 O 80 148
JANUVIA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

81 58
FINASTERIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 81 84
CLONIDINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

83 64
SUCRALFATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

83 156
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

85 90
PROPRANOLOL HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 86 162
FENTANYL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 O 87 92
OXYCODONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 O 88 114
BENAZEPRIL HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

88 97
DIGOXIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

88 102
HYDRALAZINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

88 57
XARELTO 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 92 80
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

A 92 107
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 June 22, 2018.
  • 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.