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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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7,313Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 374 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

$621K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 293 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

234 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

30% 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

6% 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

38% of this provider’s 234 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 27%.

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Opioids

36% of this provider’s 234 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$85 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $77 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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

$600K

2014

$552K

2015

$621K

2016

Number of Claims

7,291

2014

7,130

2015

7,313

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 344

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

75

patients, 32% of all patients

1 2
TRAMADOL HCL 223

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

50

patients, 21% of all patients

O 2 24
BENAZEPRIL HCL 220

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

50

patients, 21% of all patients

3 97
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 218

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

51

patients, 22% of all patients

4 34
OMEPRAZOLE 216

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

64

patients, 27% of all patients

5 5
TERAZOSIN HCL 183

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

46

patients, 20% of all patients

6 161
ATENOLOL 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

45

patients, 19% of all patients

7 25
CARVEDILOL 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

37

patients, 16% of all patients

8 21
GABAPENTIN 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

47

patients, 20% of all patients

9 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

42

patients, 18% of all patients

10 1
METFORMIN HCL 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

30

patients, 13% of all patients

11 9
FUROSEMIDE 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

40

patients, 17% of all patients

12 6
SERTRALINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

36

patients, 15% of all patients

13 22
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

27

patients, 12% of all patients

14 38
LISINOPRIL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

29

patients, 12% of all patients

15 4
LEVOFLOXACIN 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

73

patients, 31% of all patients

A 16 70
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

40

patients, 17% of all patients

17 236
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

34

patients, 15% of all patients

O 18 211
CRESTOR 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

20

patients, 9% of all patients

19 54
MELOXICAM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

30

patients, 13% of all patients

20 32
RALOXIFENE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

23

patients, 10% of all patients

21 136
SIMVASTATIN 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 9% of all patients

22 8
FINASTERIDE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 9% of all patients

22 84
GLIMEPIRIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

24 33
TAMSULOSIN HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

20

patients, 9% of all patients

25 23
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

O 26 7
CLOPIDOGREL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

20

patients, 9% of all patients

27 20
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

28 3
ALLOPURINOL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

29 27
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

30 50
INVOKANA 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

31 173
NIACIN ER 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 31 290
RAMIPRIL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

31 144
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

34 15
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 34 98
BUMETANIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

34 118
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

37 11
TORSEMIDE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 38 110
ZETIA 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

39 86
TRAZODONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

39 30
DULOXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

41 28
ROPINIROLE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

42 60
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

42 103
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. 2, 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.