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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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28,396Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 12 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

$1.82M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 22 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

1,083 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

47% 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

4% of this provider’s 948 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

44% of this provider’s 1,083 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 27%.

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Opioids

25% of this provider’s 1,083 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$64 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

$1.74M

2014

$1.74M

2015

$1.82M

2016

Number of Claims

26,740

2014

26,704

2015

28,396

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,115

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,018

prescriptions.

239

patients, 22% of all patients

1 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,017

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

884

prescriptions.

192

patients, 18% of all patients

2 1
FUROSEMIDE 985

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

908

prescriptions.

181

patients, 17% of all patients

3 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 838

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

795

prescriptions.

154

patients, 14% of all patients

4 14
WARFARIN SODIUM 775

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

759

prescriptions.

72

patients, 7% of all patients

5 19
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 753

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

699

prescriptions.

142

patients, 13% of all patients

O 6 7
LISINOPRIL 653

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

596

prescriptions.

136

patients, 13% of all patients

7 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 616

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

557

prescriptions.

125

patients, 12% of all patients

8 2
OMEPRAZOLE 579

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

516

prescriptions.

129

patients, 12% of all patients

9 5
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 545

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

496

prescriptions.

116

patients, 11% of all patients

10 15
GABAPENTIN 545

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

471

prescriptions.

114

patients, 11% of all patients

10 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 538

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

518

prescriptions.

119

patients, 11% of all patients

12 11
SIMVASTATIN 454

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

110

patients, 10% of all patients

13 8
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 437

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

105

patients, 10% of all patients

14 17
DONEPEZIL HCL 414

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

15 31
CITALOPRAM HBR 386

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

70

patients, 6% of all patients

16 29
METFORMIN HCL 384

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

96

patients, 9% of all patients

17 9
SERTRALINE HCL 354

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

18 22
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 346

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

86

patients, 8% of all patients

19 12
TRAMADOL HCL 336

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

91

patients, 8% of all patients

O 20 24
TAMSULOSIN HCL 334

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

70

patients, 6% of all patients

21 23
PREDNISONE 325

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

134

patients, 12% of all patients

22 36
CEPHALEXIN 297

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

175

patients, 16% of all patients

A 23 68
NAMENDA XR 294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

24 48
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

25 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

26 16
TRAZODONE HCL 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

27 30
CARVEDILOL 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

28 21
ATENOLOL 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

28 25
LORAZEPAM 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

30 39
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

31 26
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

32 73
ALPRAZOLAM 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

33 18
CLOPIDOGREL 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

34 20
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

35 34
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

36 61
AZITHROMYCIN 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

138

patients, 13% of all patients

A 37 55
JANUVIA 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

38 58
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

119

patients, 11% of all patients

A 39 72
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

40 50
FAMOTIDINE* 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

41 53
DULOXETINE HCL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

42 28
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

43 40
ROPINIROLE HCL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

44 60
RISPERIDONE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

P 45 95
ELIQUIS 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

46 85
LEVOFLOXACIN 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

109

patients, 10% of all patients

A 46 70
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

48 38
LEVETIRACETAM 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

49 82
ALLOPURINOL 141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

50 27
GLIPIZIDE 138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

51 63
KLOR-CON M20 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

52 75
SYMBICORT 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

53 96
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

P 54 74
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

55 37
FENTANYL 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

O 56 92
SPIRONOLACTONE 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

57 52
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

58 56
RANITIDINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

59 51
LATANOPROST 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

60 171
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

61 87
LANTUS 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

62 69
FINASTERIDE 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

63 84
BUSPIRONE HCL 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

64 89
MIRTAZAPINE 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

65 49
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

O 66 47
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

67 117
NYSTATIN 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

67 116
XARELTO 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

69 80
GLIPIZIDE ER 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

70 123
FLUOXETINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

71 41
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

72 78
METHADONE HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

O 72 229
BUMETANIDE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

74 118
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

A 75 107
CRESTOR 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

75 54
NYSTOP 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

77 172
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

77 43
MECLIZINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

77 140
ADVAIR DISKUS 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

80 62
PROAIR HFA 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

80 59
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 82 201
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

82 101
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

84 159
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

85 130
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11 86 197
CARTIA XT 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

87 151
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

88 46
GLIMEPIRIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

89 33
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

89 88
HYDRALAZINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

91 57
CLONIDINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

92 64
PRIMIDONE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 93 189
LEVEMIR 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

94 135
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

95 35
BENAZEPRIL HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

96 97
MELOXICAM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

97 32
LOVASTATIN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

98 65
DIGOXIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 99 102
ULORIC 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 100 268
LACTULOSE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 100 163
NOVOLOG 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

100 129
CHLORTHALIDONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 103 141
BYSTOLIC 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 104 106
NEXIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

104 124
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 106 153
NUEDEXTA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 107 152
KLOR-CON 10 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

107 178
CLONAZEPAM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 109 45
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

109 217
OLANZAPINE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 P 109 112
LAMOTRIGINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 112 143
RANEXA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 112 204
BUPROPION HCL SR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 112 167
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 Aug. 6, 2015.
  • 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.