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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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16,423Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 93 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

$1.37M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 51 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

400 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
50% Patients 65 Years and Older

71% 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

30% of this provider’s 199 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

28% of this provider’s 400 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 27%.

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Opioids

58% of this provider’s 400 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

$83 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $77 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

41 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

$1.2M

2014

$1.46M

2015

$1.37M

2016

Number of Claims

12,831

2014

16,663

2015

16,423

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
MELOXICAM 690

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

173

patients, 43% of all patients

1 32
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 653

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

108

patients, 27% of all patients

O 2 7
DULOXETINE HCL 574

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

97

patients, 24% of all patients

3 28
CLONAZEPAM 507

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

79

patients, 20% of all patients

4 45
GABAPENTIN 488

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

75

patients, 19% of all patients

5 10
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 423

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

82

patients, 21% of all patients

P 6 74
OMEPRAZOLE 386

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

85

patients, 21% of all patients

7 5
FENTANYL 379

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

69

patients, 17% of all patients

O 8 92
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 377

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

84

patients, 21% of all patients

9 2
ROPINIROLE HCL 361

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

71

patients, 18% of all patients

10 60
ALPRAZOLAM 322

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

46

patients, 12% of all patients

11 18
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

64

patients, 16% of all patients

12 1
LYRICA 300

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

77

patients, 19% of all patients

13 71
CITALOPRAM HBR 298

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

66

patients, 17% of all patients

14 29
LAMOTRIGINE 293

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

63

patients, 16% of all patients

15 143
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

54

patients, 14% of all patients

O 16 47
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

67

patients, 17% of all patients

17 90
OXYCODONE HCL 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

O 18 114
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

57

patients, 14% of all patients

19 3
LISINOPRIL 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

66

patients, 17% of all patients

20 4
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

O 21 148
TIZANIDINE HCL 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

22 76
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

23 256
TOPIRAMATE 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

47

patients, 12% of all patients

24 137
RANITIDINE HCL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

52

patients, 13% of all patients

25 51
DONEPEZIL HCL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

26 31
OXYCONTIN 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

O 27 214
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

28 88
OLANZAPINE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

P 29 112
FUROSEMIDE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

30 6
METFORMIN HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

31 9
VOLTAREN 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

82

patients, 21% of all patients

32 174
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

33 56
CLOPIDOGREL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

34 20
TAMSULOSIN HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

35 23
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

36 37
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

37 16
SERTRALINE HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

38 22
NAMENDA XR 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

39 48
SIMVASTATIN 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

40 8
TRAMADOL HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

O 41 24
TRAZODONE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

42 30
ARIPIPRAZOLE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

P 43 169
GLIPIZIDE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

43 63
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

45 13
METFORMIN HCL ER 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

46 44
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

49

patients, 12% of all patients

47 61
VYVANSE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

48 376
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

48 46
ZETIA 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

50 86
CARVEDILOL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

51 21
FINASTERIDE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

52 84
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

53 77
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

54 17
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

55 34
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

46

patients, 12% of all patients

56 125
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 57 26
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

58 98
AZITHROMYCIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

A 59 55
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

59 127
LEVETIRACETAM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

61 82
MYRBETRIQ 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 62 218
PROMETHAZINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

63 154
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 63 335
METHADONE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 O 63 229
ALLOPURINOL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

66 27
WARFARIN SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 67 19
BUPROPION XL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

68 94
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

68 117
LATUDA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 4% of all patients

P 70 310
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

70 11
SPIRONOLACTONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

72 52
PREDNISONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

72 36
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 25, 2016.
  • 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.