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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,976Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 498 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

$378K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 472 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

253 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

24% 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

30% of this provider’s 253 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 27%.

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Opioids

11% of this provider’s 253 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$76 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $77 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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

$375K

2014

$341K

2015

$378K

2016

Number of Claims

4,298

2014

4,440

2015

4,976

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 365

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

86

patients, 34% of all patients

1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 239

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

53

patients, 21% of all patients

2 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 153

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

39

patients, 15% of all patients

3 3
LISINOPRIL 153

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

39

patients, 15% of all patients

3 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

O 5 7
METFORMIN HCL 96

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

26

patients, 10% of all patients

6 9
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

7 15
SERTRALINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

8 22
OMEPRAZOLE 78

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

9 5
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

10 77
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

11 13
SIMVASTATIN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

12 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

12 11
GABAPENTIN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

12 10
SYNTHROID 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

15 42
FUROSEMIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

16 6
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

17 26
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

18 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 19 12
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

20 38
TRAZODONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

21 30
ALPRAZOLAM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 22 18
BUPROPION XL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

22 94
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 8, 2007.
  • 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.